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Crockpot Ranch Mushrooms

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Delicious and tender, Crockpot Ranch mushrooms are a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth side dish recipe.

And with prep only about 5 minutes long, your trusty slow cooker does the heavy lifting, making this mushroom recipe an absolute breeze.

serving 4 ingredient mushrooms in a bowl.
Sprinkle on some parsley for a little color in the bowl.

4 Simple Ingredients

  • fresh mushrooms, cleaned
  • Stick of unsalted butter, cubed
  • dry ranch seasoning *dry ranch dressing mix
  • chicken broth

How to Clean White Button Mushrooms

Before we get cooking, it’s essential to start with clean mushrooms.

  1. Gentle Brushing: Gently brush the mushrooms with a soft-bristle brush or a paper towel. This will help remove any loose dirt or debris from the mushrooms.
  2. Trim the stems: If the mushroom stems are dry or have tough ends, trim them with a knife. You want to keep the tender part of the stem while discarding any tough bits.
  3. Avoid Soaking: It’s important not to soak button mushrooms in water. Mushrooms are like sponges and can absorb excess moisture, affecting their texture and flavor. Instead, use a damp paper towel or cloth to wipe the caps and clean up any remaining dirt.
clean white button mushrooms
Make sure to clean the debris off of mushrooms.

How to make Crockpot Ranch Mushrooms

Layer butter and mushrooms:

Start by placing half of the cubed butter at the bottom of your slow cooker. Arrange the cleaned mushrooms on top of the butter layer.

Top with the remaining butter and sprinkle with ranch mix.

Add the remaining cubed butter on top of the mushrooms. Evenly distribute the dry ranch seasoning over the white mushroom and butter mixture.

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Cover and cook on high.

Put the lid on your slow cooker and set it to high heat. Let the mushroom recipe cook for 2 hours with the lid on.

Stir and add chicken broth.

Uncover the slow cooker after the initial 2 hours and gently stir the mushrooms. Pour in the chicken broth.

Continue Cooking on High:

Cover the slow cooker again and continue the cooking process for 2 hours on high heat.

ranch mushrooms in a crockpot
Ranch mushrooms are a great side, steak topper, or even a mushroom appetizer.

Bonus: Mix up the flavors and try this same recipe with an Italian dressing mix packet, or season with salt, garlic cloves, black pepper, or regular Italian seasoning. Mixing up the flavors can produce other delicious versions like tuscan butter mushrooms.

Top with fresh parsley leaves for color or some grated parmesan cheese for additional flavor.

How to serve Slow Cooked Mushrooms

Once the Crockpot Ranch mushrooms are ready, serve them hot and watch as they disappear from the plate. You can enjoy them alone, top them with your favorite meats, or even savor them as an irresistible appetizer.

Easy side dishes never go out of style!

Topping for Steaks:

Elevate tender, juicy steak bites by spooning these delicious mushrooms over the top. The savory ranch flavor complements the meat perfectly, creating a mouthwatering combination for the most yummy mushrooms.

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Steak bites are a great option to serve with mushrooms. Click for the recipe.

As a Perfect Side Dish:

Serve crock pot mushrooms as an easy side dish alongside your favorite meals. Their buttery texture and ranch seasoning make them a hit at any dinner table.

In a sandwich or wrap:

Add a unique twist to your sandwiches or wraps by including a generous helping of Crockpot Ranch mushrooms. They add flavor and a creamy element to your handheld meals.

On a Baked Potato:

Transform a simple baked potato into a savory masterpiece by piling on these ranch-seasoned mushrooms. They make for a fantastic, hearty topping that’s both indulgent and delicious.

baked potatoes in an air fryer
Top Air Fried baked potatoes with mushrooms. Click for the recipe.

As a party appetizer idea:

Impress mushroom lovers by serving slow cooked mushrooms as a delightful party appetizer. Skewer them on toothpicks for easy snacking, and watch them disappear as everyone enjoys their irresistible flavor. 

Warming up leftover mushrooms is easy!

Microwave:

  • Place the desired portion of the mushrooms in a microwave-safe dish.
  • Cover the dish to prevent splatters and microwave on medium heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Keep an eye on them to avoid overcooking, as mushrooms can become rubbery if reheated too long.

Stovetop:

  • Heat a skillet or pan over medium heat.
  • Add some butter or oil to the pan for flavor and moisture.
  • Transfer leftover mushrooms to the pan and stir-fry for 3-5 minutes or until heated. Stir occasionally to ensure even heating.
large white bowl serving up mushrooms for an appetizer dish.
Mushrooms are more than just a side. Serve with toothpicks for an appetizer.
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Crockpot Ranch Mushrooms


Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Discover the secret to perfectly cooked white button mushrooms infused with the irresistible flavors of ranch seasoning. Our easy slow cooker recipe will have you savoring every bite. Appetizer, side dish, topping.

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb. White Button Mushrooms cleaned
  • 1 stick butter sliced or cubed
  • 2 oz. Ranch Seasoning Packet most dry ranch seasoning is 1 oz packet, just buy 2 packets.
  • ½ cup Chicken Broth

Instructions

  • Begin by placing half of the butter in the bottom of your slow cooker.
  • Layer the button mushrooms on top of the butter.
  • Distribute the remaining butter over the mushrooms.
  • Top white mushrooms with packets of ranch seasoning mix evenly.
  • Cover the slow cooker and set it to high heat for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours, remove the cover and stir the contents well.
  • Pour in the chicken broth and continue cooking on high for an additional 2 hours.
  • Serve mushrooms hot as a side dish, topping for steak, or an easy side dish.

Notes

See the full article on tips on how to clean white button mushrooms before slow cooking.

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