Arugula and Mushroom Sauté


Serves: 4 as a side dish


By Alysha Melnyk


After enjoying many glorious days of leftover mashed potatoes, stuffing, and gravy, I am definitely craving something lighter on the menu. This arugula and mushroom sauté with a hint of red chili flakes is just the ticket. Warm, nourishing, and simple, it’s the perfect quick and easy side dish for your morning eggs or chicken dinner. Happy eating!

A detail shot of Arugula and Mushroom Sauté


  1. Add your oil to a sauté pan and heat on medium heat for a few minutes.
  2. Next, add in portabella mushroom pieces and sauté around 5 minutes until tender.
  3. After that, add in your minced garlic and cook for an additional 7 to 10 minutes until garlic and mushrooms are lightly browned.
  4. Add in half of the arugula, cook for a few minutes until wilted, and then add second half of the arugula. Mix and toss this occasionally while cooking for an additional 5 to 7 minutes until most residual liquid cooks off.
  5. Mix in chili flakes, salt and other seasonings as desired and serve.

Alysha Melnyk is the Founder and Content Creator of The Kitchenologist©, a food blog dedicated to healthy eating and kitchen experiments. Alysha combined her background in biology with her passion for making food delicious, eye-catching, and accessible. When she’s not cooking in the kitchen or dreaming up a recipe, Alysha works full time as an Implementation Specialist at ECRI, an international medical nonprofit located in suburban Philadelphia that is dedicated to improving patient safety worldwide. Alysha finds her many career passions revolve around the power of knowledge and that equipping people with the right tools and resources will help them make better informed decisions.

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