Sauteed Morels

Simple Sautéed Morels

The recipe and photography for this post were provided by our friends at Foods in Season.

This is a very quick and basic recipe for morels that easily adapts to almost any other kind of mushroom. It serves as a base for numerous other preparations like a quick bruschetta, a pasta sauce or an accompaniment to chicken, pork, beef and seafood. To clean morels, use a soft brush to loosen any pine needles and forest debris. Trim stems off.

Winter Orchard Morel Mushrooms whole and raw

Simple Sautéed Morels


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced thin
  • 1 pound morel mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons chopped herbs sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • lemon juice


  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook till golden brown, about one minute.
  2. Add trimmed and cleaned morels and cook over high heat till done, about five minutes. The morels should be soft.
  3. Add chopped herbs and season with sea salt and pepper and a small squeeze of fresh lemon juice. To make a bit more creamy, add a splash of water or chicken stock and let cook for a few seconds.
  4. For the herbs, we recommend using fresh parsley, thyme and rosemary. We encourage you to experiment and find the flavors you love.

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