Savory Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms With Cheese

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer, try these Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms with Cheese! I’m sure you will love this delicious side dish!

Roasted shiitake mushrooms with cheese served on a plate.

I am in love with these tasty roasted shiitake mushrooms!! They are versatile and can be served as a delicious snack or a great addition to any party platter.

Making them is a breeze – place the shiitake caps on a baking sheet, drizzle them with soy sauce, add some cheese on top, then let them cook in the oven. I hope you will enjoy it!

    This recipe is for you if:
  • You love shiitake mushrooms.
  • You are looking for an easy roasted shiitake mushrooms recipe.
  • You are looking for shiitake mushroom recipes.

Let me show you how to make this tasty side dish. If you want to check the recipe immediately, please visit the link below. Let’s get started!

About This Recipe

  • Japanese shiitake mushroom recipe
  • Simple side dish
  • Only three ingredients required
  • Vegetarian-friendly recipe

📋 Ingredients

Here are the ingredients (amounts are in the recipe card below).

Ingredients for roasted shiitake mushrooms with cheese.
  • Shiitake mushrooms – See the details below.
  • Soy sauce – is a liquid condiment made from soybeans, wheat, salt, and water. It is a fundamental ingredient in Japanese cooking, which add umami flavor to various dishes.
  • Cheese – I use shredded mozzarella cheese, but you can use cheddar, parmesan, or any other type of cheese that you like.
  • Fresh herbs or dried herbs – Optional.

Shiitake Mushrooms

shiitake mushrooms.

Shiitake mushrooms are popular mushrooms in Japan. They are round, thick, and have a meaty texture similar to portobello mushrooms. Shiitake mushrooms have a distinctive earthy flavor, often described as savory or umami.

Fresh shiitake mushrooms are versatile and can be used in various dishes. In contrast, dried shiitake mushrooms are a key ingredient in Japanese cuisine, particularly in making dashi stock, commonly used as a base for soups and sauces.

Shiitake mushrooms and other varieties of mushrooms are a nutritious choice as they are high in dietary fiber and contain vitamin D. They may also offer some health benefits and help support the immune system. If you are seeking a healthy food option, adding shiitake mushrooms is excellent!

🔪Instructions

The instructions are straightforward. All you need to do is drizzle soy sauce on the shiitake mushrooms, then top them with cheese and bake them in the oven. I’ll walk you through the steps!

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 356°F (180°C).

Step 2

shiitake mushrooms caps on a sheet pan.

Remove the shiitake stems (save them for sauteed shiitake mushrooms), and place the caps on a sheet pan. Then drizzle the mushroom caps with soy sauce.

Step 3

shiitake mushroom caps with cheese on a sheet pan.

Place the shredded cheese over the mushrooms, covering them evenly.

Step 4

shiitake mushroom caps with cheese in a oven.

Place the sheet pan in the preheated oven and bake for 6 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown on top and the mushrooms are tender.

Step 5

Roasted shiitake mushrooms with cheese on a sheet pan.

You can add fresh herbs or dried herbs on top of the cheese. This will add extra flavor and aroma to the dish.

Serve and enjoy!

Roasted shiitake mushrooms with cheese served on a plate.

Helpful Tips

  • You don’t need to clean the mushrooms with water. They quickly absorb moisture and can lose their flavor and aroma if washed. If there is light dirt, you can easily remove it by wiping them with a paper towel.
  • Don’t discard the tough shiitake stems! You can use them for sauteed shiitake mushrooms or creamy shiitake mushroom soup.
  • When roasting shiitake mushrooms in the oven, you can place a sheet of parchment paper on a pan before arranging the mushrooms. This can help to prevent the mushrooms from sticking to the pan and make for easier clean-up afterward.

How To Pick Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms

shiitake mushroom

To select tasty shiitake mushrooms, check their shape and color. Follow these guidelines for choosing the best ones:

  • Look for thick, brown, and glossy caps that are not entirely flat but have a domed shape.
  • Check that the back of the cap is whitish and the pleats are firm.
  • Ensure the stem is thick and short.

Avoid choosing shiitake with brown backs, as this indicates they are not fresh. Avoid choosing them altogether if you notice a sour smell, as they may have gone bad.

Variations

Roasted shiitake mushrooms with cheese served on a plate.

Roasted shiitake mushrooms make for a simple and delicious side dish, and there are endless ways to customize this dish to your liking! Here are some variation ideas!

  • Oil – You can drizzle extra virgin olive oil, sesame oil, or melted butter over the shiitake mushrooms and cheese before baking them in the oven. This will enhance the dish’s richness and add depth to the flavors.
  • Vinegar – You can drizzle them with a tablespoon of white wine or balsamic vinegar before roasting them in the oven. This will add a tangy and acidic note to the dish.
  • Garnish – Sea salt, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, lemon juice, and lime juice.

What To Serve With

Roasted shiitake mushrooms can make a great side dish to accompany many different dishes. Here are some ideas for healthy lunch:

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Savory Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms With Cheese

5 from 3 votes
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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Juri Austin
If you're looking for a quick and easy appetizer, try these Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms with Cheese! I'm sure you will love this delicious side dish!

Ingredients

  • 6 pieces Shiitake Mushrooms
  • A little Soy Sauce
  • Shredded Cheese, As much as you like
  • Dried Herbs, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 356°F (180°C).
  • Remove the shiitake stems and place the caps on a sheet pan. Then drizzle the mushroom caps with soy sauce.
  • Place the shredded cheese over the mushrooms, covering them evenly.
  • Place the sheet pan in the preheated oven and bake for 6 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown on top and the mushrooms are tender.
  • Add fresh herbs or dried herbs on top of the cheese.

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Notes

  • You don’t need to clean the mushrooms with water. They quickly absorb moisture and can lose their flavor and aroma if washed. If there is light dirt, you can easily remove it by wiping them with a paper towel.
  • Don’t discard the tough shiitake stems! You can use them for sauteed shiitake mushrooms or creamy shiitake mushroom soup.
  • When roasting shiitake mushrooms in the oven, you can place a sheet of parchment paper on a pan before arranging the mushrooms. This can help to prevent the mushrooms from sticking to the pan and make for easier clean-up afterward.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 108kcal
Course: Side
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: roasted shiitake mushrooms
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