Crispy Smashed Mushrooms with Gremolata


Mushrooms get tender in the oven before they're smashed and broiled, creating crispy edges. An herbaceous, bright gremolata completes these tasty mushrooms.

Crispy Smashed Mushrooms with Gremolata
Photo: Photography / Dera Burreson, Styling / Lauren McAnelly / Holly Rabikis
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 1 pound large mushrooms (12-14)

  • 2 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 cup lightly packed parsley leaves

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1 small clove garlic, grated


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 475°F.

  2. Wipe mushrooms clean and trim stems flush with caps. Score a 1/4-inch X across the cap of each mushroom. Toss the mushrooms, oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper together in a large bowl until the oil is absorbed. Arrange the mushrooms on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast on the lower rack until browned and very soft, about 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, chop parsley. Add lemon zest, garlic and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to the parsley on the cutting board and continue chopping until finely chopped.

  4. When the mushrooms are done, remove them from the oven and turn the broiler to high. Turn the mushrooms stem-side up on the pan and use the bottom of a mason jar or other sturdy glass to flatten each mushroom. Broil on the upper rack until crisp on the bottom and edges, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve topped with the gremolata.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
9g Fat
6g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 3 mushrooms
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 1265IU 25%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Potassium 599mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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