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Parmesan Ranch Mushrooms in Slow Cooker Recipe
On Saturday, I tried a new recipe I found on Food.com for Parmesan Ranch Mushrooms for the slow cooker. It was AMAZING and we all loved it! As many of you know, I adore mushrooms and I could seriously eat this recipe every single day. Forever. I embellished the recipe just a bit by adding some fresh basil from our herb garden. If you like mushrooms, you will love this recipe!
16 oz fresh mushrooms ( I actually used 24 oz of mushrooms because, well, I love mushrooms)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 ounce ranch dressing mix (I used 1 packet of store brand ranch dressing/dip mix seasoning)
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese (or more, if desired)
Rinse the mushrooms and then put them in the slow cooker.
Melt butter in a bowl and then add the Ranch Dressing Packet to the melted butter.
Mix well and pour over mushrooms in the slow cooker. Mix mushrooms so they are covered in the butter/seasoning mix.
Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese. (I used about 2 tablespoons and then a little more just before they were served.)
Cook in slow cooker on low for 4 hours. (I cooked them on high for 2.5 hours)
These were fabulous as a side dish but would be perfect on steak, grilled chicken, baked potatoes, or really just about anything.
My thoughts: Although I added an additional 8 oz of mushrooms, I did not change the amount of butter or seasoning. It was perfect. The basil I added gave it a wonderful flavor and I will include that in the recipe the next time I make it. There was a bunch of leftover buttery mushroom sauce so I let it cool and then put it in the fridge. The next night, I warmed it back up and served it as a dipping sauce for crusty bread. It was fabulous. You can see the recipe and tips from other people who have made the recipe on Food.com.
Meatless Monday: Alfredo pasta with Boca veggie chicken, salad, fruit
Tuesday: Beef roast and mushrooms in slow cooker, baked potatoes, steamed carrots with butter and parm
Wednesday: Salmon, wild rice, sauteed veggies including zucchini, mushrooms and onions
Thursday and Friday: One night we are going out to dinner to celebrate the success my girls have had in school this year and one night we are having leftovers. Not sure which night we are going out yet, but at least both nights will be easy ones for cooking!