Keto Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions

These keto sauteed mushrooms and onions are the perfect topping or side dish for any number of meals. They are easy to make and super delicious!

Keto Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions
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WHAT ARE KETO SAUTÉED MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS?

Keto sautéed mushrooms and onions are cooked over high heat along with avocado oil and butter. The heat helps to make the mushrooms softer and slightly caramelizes the onions.

The combination of fat, salt, and a slight amount of sugar from the caramelized onions makes this dish incredibly delicious.

KETO SAUTÉED MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS INGREDIENTS

Before you set out to make this recipe, make sure you have the following ingredients on hand.

After you have everything on this list, you are set and ready to go!

HOW TO MAKE KETO SAUTÉED MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS

  1. Begin by slicing the onion half into slices
  2. In a cast iron skillet, combine avocado oil, onions, mushrooms, and fresh ground black pepper
  3. Place the skillet over high heat (or on your outdoor grill)
  4. Stir every few minutes
  5. As the mushrooms and onion begin to soften, add the butter
  6. Continue to stir occasionally to coat the mushrooms and onions in butter
  7. Remove from heat and salt to taste
  8. Serve and enjoy!
Keto Sautéed Mushroom and Onions

CAN I USE ANY OTHER SAUCES, FLAVORINGS, OR INGREDIENTS IN THIS RECIPE?

Sure, there are several options for ways to enhance the flavor of this dish. They are very simple and require almost no extra effort.

Here is a short list of some options you might consider.

  • Liquid aminos
  • Lime juice
  • Lemon juice
  • Shot of bourbon (make sure to let the alcohol burn off)
  • Minced garlic
  • Diced jalapeno peppers

Keep in mind to keep track of anything you add to your sautéed mushrooms and onions. Just because these add flavor doesn’t mean they also add extra carbohydrates.

ARE ONIONS CONSIDERED TO BE KETO?

On the surface, no, onions are not a keto-friendly food item. They have no natural fat content, like all vegetables, and (nutritionally) are mostly carbohydrates.

For reference, an average large onion contains 0g of fat, 14g of carbohydrates, and 2g of protein. Again, not a keto-friendly food due to the high carb content.

However, it’s how the onion is used that makes it keto or not. Caramelized by itself, it’s not keto. However in a dish like this that adds plenty of added fats, it is acceptable.

And, using only half an onion across several servings lowers the carb count per serving even lower.

Keto Sautéed Mushroom and Onions

WAYS TO USE SAUTÉED MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS

There are plenty of ways to incorporate this delicious recipe into other dishes you might fix. They are great as a topping, side, or by themselves!

Here are a few quick and easy ways to use this recipe as part of your next meal!

WITH A STEAK…

One of the ways you might find sautéed mushrooms and onions most commonly used in restaurants is on a steak.

If this sounds good to you, simply cook a steak of your choice to your desired level of doneness. Then, ladle a serving of these mushrooms and onions overtop.

To make things even easier, the melted butter from the mushrooms will add extra flavor (and fat) to your steak.

Perfect combo!

WITH A HAMBURGER…

This is more commonly referred to a hamburger steak, but it’s really just… a hamburger with extra toppings.

If you don’t have (or want) a proper steak, a nice hamburger will make the perfect meat for these mushrooms and onions.

If you don’t have a pre-made patty, make your hamburger patty from ground beef. 70/30 beef is the perfect beef to use for this thanks to its higher fat content.

Cook the hamburger in the way you prefer (stovetop, griddle, grill, etc.). Then, just like the steak, spoon the sautéed mushrooms and onions overtop.

Voila! Another delicious meal!

WITH CHICKEN…

One of the often overlooked meats to serve this recipe on is chicken. Chicken is an excellent option that is juicy and delicious, especially with mushrooms and onions added.

Use a cut of chicken of your choice. If you’re only concerned with low-carb, then chicken breast will do just fine. Otherwise, for a juicier, fattier cut, use chicken thigh.

Cook the chicken on a grill or stove and ladle this recipe overtop. Buttery and delicious!

Keto Sautéed Mushroom and Onions

WHAT TO SERVE SAUTÉED MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS WITH

There are tons of great ways to use keto sautéed mushrooms and onions. They are perfect topping for just about any meat and even make a great side dish.

But, if you’re looking for some recipe ideas, here are a few to get you started.

For more ideas, you can check out our recipe index, or check out all of our main course recipes.

TOOLS TO MAKE KETO SAUTÉED MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS

Click on the links to see the items used in making this recipe. You can also find these products linked in the recipe below.

  • Cast Iron Skillet – Cast iron cookware is some of the most versatile yet durable cookware on the planet. A cast iron skillet provides more depth than comparable cookware, allowing for plenty of room to stir and cook. Ten inches is a great size, too, and is the size we recommend in a lot of our recipes that utilize cast iron cookware. If you don’t have a piece of cast iron, why not invest in one?
Keto Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions


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Keto Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions

Keto Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions

Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These keto sauteed mushrooms and onions are the perfect topping or side dish for any number of meals. They are easy to make and super delicious!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Begin by slicing the onion half into slices
  2. In a cast iron skillet, combine avocado oil, onions, mushrooms, and fresh ground black pepper
  3. Place the skillet over high heat (or on your outdoor grill)
  4. Stir every few minutes
  5. As the mushrooms and onion begin to soften, add the butter
  6. Continue to stir occasionally to coat the mushrooms and onions in butter
  7. Remove from heat and salt to taste
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 5 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 149 Total Fat 15g Carbohydrates 3g Protein 1g
Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from an online food databse. All carbohydrate counts are calculated as net carbs instead of total. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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