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Sauteed Mushrooms and Spinach with Spicy Garlic Sauce

Up your veggie side dish game with a top-rated recipe for Sautéed Mushrooms and Spinach with Spicy Garlic Sauce.
4.94 from 15 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 3 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups sliced mushrooms, such as shitake or portabello
  • 4 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves


  • Add the sesame seeds to a small sauté pan set over medium-low heat. Cook the seeds, moving them around frequently in the pan, until golden brown and toasted.
  • Transfer the sesame seeds to a cutting board and use a heavy knife to crush them into smaller pieces.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the crushed sesame seeds with the garlic, scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil, red pepper flakes and sugar. Set the mixture aside.
  • Add the olive oil to a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the mushrooms and cook until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes, then add the spinach.
  • Pour the sauce over the mushrooms and spinach and cook an additional 5 minutes then serve.
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