Mushroom “peanuts” revisited

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
9 min
6 min
3 min
Once upon a time, Weight Watchers members who craved nuts were encouraged to make so-called Roast Peanuts by spreading canned mushrooms on a baking sheet and baking them for an hour in a slow oven. But we gave that recipe an update: broiling our mushrooms and flavoring them with garlic and herbs, and the results were addictive. You can experiment by swapping in your favorite herbs and spices to create endless flavor combinations for this quick and easy recipe. Eat them hot out of the oven as a snack or toss them with pasta or grain salads. They’re also delicious layered in sandwiches or as a pizza topping.


Mushroom caps

7 cup(s), sliced

Olive oil

2 Tbsp

Low sodium soy sauce

2 tsp


1 Tbsp, or thyme chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried

Garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

Black pepper

tsp, freshly ground, or to taste


  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Spread the mushrooms in a broiler pan or large roasting pan. Whisk together the oil, soy sauce, rosemary or thyme, and garlic in a small bowl, then drizzle over the mushrooms. Toss well, then let stand for 15 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
  3. Broil 5 inches from the heat until the tops of the mushrooms are crisp, about 2 minutes; turn the pieces with a spatula and broil briefly to crisp the other sides. Sprinkle with the pepper and serve at once. Yields 3/4 of a cup per serving.