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Italian Marinated Mushrooms

The Oklahoma State Fair is here and that means rides, gluttonous food, and exhibits for two straight weeks in central OKC.

Rob and I braved the crowds and went to the fair on Saturday. It was everything you could imagine: sparkly lights, loud noises, sweat-dripping-down-your-back fun. We stayed out there for several hours soaking in all the great fair goodness…

…and that includes food.

I had a whole list of things I wanted to check off, but didn’t even get a quarter of the way down the list. I still felt like Templeton from Charlotte’s Web, though.

I started off with a corndog (classic) and followed that up with the Cowboy Nachos. That was a whole lot of waffle fries, pulled pork, cheese, sour cream, and a boatload of jalapenos. Yum.

Rob ended up getting pizza on a stick (not scorpion flavored either, FYI).

For dessert, we went for this year’s Great Taste of the Fair winner: the Ultimate Minneapple Pie. It’s a deep-fried apple pie with vanilla and cinnamon flavored ice cream and a apple syrup on top. It was okay; the best part was the cinnamon ice cream.

Fair food is now a distant memory. It’s back to eating healthy, going keto, and getting back on track. I spent the entire day yesterday in the kitchen meal prepping for this week, and I’m ready to go. Let’s do this thing!

One of the several side dishes I made this weekend is this marinated mushroom recipe. I usually spend way too much money at the grocery store on already-made, pre-packaged marinated mushrooms–so I thought why not make them myself? The end result tasted EXACTLY like the pre-made stuff. It’s tangy, juicy, and a great snack or side-dish, especially if you’re on the keto diet.

Warning: CHECK THE LABEL! Most Italian dressings have sugar in them, but this Newman’s Own version I got was zero carbs and had no sugar in the ingredient column. Make sure you flip the dressing over and check the ingredient list/nutritional facts before buying.

Enjoy!

Italian Marinated Mushrooms

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Zesty Italian-dressing marinated mushrooms that are perfect for sandwiches or by itself as a side or snack.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 TBS. butter
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup Italian dressing

Directions

  1. In a deep skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Add onions, bell pepper and mushrooms and saute until mushrooms are browned and onions are tender, about 5-6 minutes.
  2. Stir in dressing, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Keep in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to a week. You can serve these mushrooms cold or warm.

Step-By-Step Instructions

In a deep skillet, melt butter over medium high heat. Add onions, bell pepper and mushrooms and saute until mushrooms are browned and onions are tender, about 5-6 minutes.

Stir in dressing, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool.

Keep in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to a week. You can serve these mushrooms cold or warm.

10 thoughts on “Italian Marinated Mushrooms

    1. I hope you try them! Salad dressings always sneak in a bunch of sugar…But it can be a pain to make them yourself…so I try to find the “light” versions at the grocery store! This Newman’s Own one was pretty good and worth it.

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