Roasted Shiitake Mushroom

Get ready for a flavor-packed delight with my Roasted Shiitake Mushroom recipe! Perfect as a healthy snack or appetizer, these mushrooms, roasted to perfection and paired with a zesty ginger ponzu sauce, offer a satisfying and nutritious experience. It’s an effortless way to enjoy fresh shiitake mushrooms that pairs seamlessly with your favorite Japanese meals!

Oven baked shiitake mushrooms in a bowl, side shot.

Why I Love This Recipe

As a lover of Japanese cuisine, I can’t get enough of my Roasted Shiitake Mushroom recipe! I created this recipe to provide a delightful twist on roasted mushrooms, featuring oven-roasted shiitake mushrooms paired with a zesty ponzu-based sauce inspired by traditional Japanese flavors. What sets my dish apart is how it is inspired by my mother’s cooking and combines my perfected oven-roasting technique from my Japanese Style Roasted Garlic Bulb with the flavorful ponzu sauce from my Sauteed Shiitake Mushrooms recipe!

With just a simple prep of destemming and slicing the mushrooms, a quick roast, and a zesty ginger ponzu sauce, you’ll be treated to an umami-rich shiitake experience like no other. Whether you’re serving it as a side dish or appetizer, this recipe is sure to impress. Don’t wait any longer – give it a try and elevate your Japanese-inspired meal today!



  • Shiitake Mushrooms – fresh shittake muhsrooms cleaned and washed.
  • Ponzu – a citrus flavored soy sauce found in most Japanese supermarkets, Mizkan brand preferred.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred.
  • Ginger – freshly grated ginger.

🍄 Shiitake Mushroom Note

For the best results, ensure you use only Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms for this recipe. Dried shiitake mushrooms are not suitable and will not yield the desired outcome.

Oven baked shiitake mushrooms in a bowl, side shot.


Step 1 To start, clean and de-stem the shiitake mushrooms, leaving only the mushroom caps. Slice the mushrooms, place them on a baking rack in a single layer, and lightly sprinkle with salt. Roast at 325°F for 5-7 minutes until slightly browned.

Sliced shiitake mushrooms on a baking rack.

💡 Baking Pro Tip

For optimal results when baking, ensure the mushrooms are arranged in a Single Layer on the baking rack, Avoiding Overcrowding to allow for proper airflow. Make sure the mushrooms are not touching each other to ensure even cooking.

Step 2 Combine ponzu mixed with grated ginger to make the dipping sauce and serve with roasted shiitake mushrooms.

Roasted shiitake mushroom served with ponzu sauce.

🍽️ Serving Pro Tip

Enjoy the roasted shiitake mushrooms immediately after cooking while they are still Warm and flavorful. They can be served as a standalone dish or as a tasty addition to salads, pasta, or rice bowls.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair my Roasted Shiitake Mushroom recipe with Japanese stir-fry favorites like Shishito Pepper Stir Fry or Bean Sprouts and Pork Stir Fry. Serve alongside Japanese Miso Eggplant Stir Fry and rice, accompanied by Japanese Mushroom Soup for a satisfying meal.

Oven roasted shiitake mushroom being picked up with a pair of chopsticks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are shiitake mushrooms healthy for you?

Absolutely! Shiitake mushrooms are highly nutritious, offering a range of health benefits. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, known for their immune-boosting properties, potential cancer-fighting effects, and ability to support heart health.

Can you eat the stems off of shiitake mushrooms?

While it is possible to eat the stems of shiitake mushrooms, they tend to be tough in texture, so it is recommended to remove them before cooking for a more desirable texture.

How long should I roast the mushrooms for optimal flavor?

For optimal flavor, roast the mushrooms for about 5-7 minutes. This duration allows enough time for the water in the mushrooms to evaporate, concentrating their flavors, while ensuring they don't become too hard in texture.

Can I make this recipe without ginger?

Yes, you can still make this recipe without ginger. The ginger adds an extra layer of flavor, but the recipe will still be delicious without it.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate. They will remain fresh for 3 to 5 days.

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Oven baked shiitake mushrooms in a bowl, side shot.

Roasted Shiitake Mushroom

Discover the savory goodness of my Roasted Shiitake Mushroom recipe. Learn how to roast shiitake mushrooms to perfection, ideal for a delightful snack or appetizer. Elevate your culinary repertoire with this simple and satisfying dish!
5 from 4 votes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: roasted shiitake mushrooms
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
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Calories: 10kcal



  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients for roasted shiitake mushrooms.
  • Preheat oven to 325F.
    Preheated oven.
  • Wash, de-stem the fresh shiitake mushrooms and slice into 1/2 inch size. Note - don't cut them too thin, otherwise they will dry out.
    Sliced shiitake mushrooms.
  • Place shiitake mushrooms onto a baking rack over a baking pan and sprinkle salt. Transfer cooking rack to the center of the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes until lightly browned
    Sliced shiitake mushrooms on a baking rack.
  • In the meantime, combine ponzu with grated ginger,
    Ponzu ginger dipping sauce in a mixing bowl.
  • Transfer mushrooms to serving plate and serve hot with along ginger ponzu dipping sauce.
    Roasted shiitake mushroom served with ponzu sauce.


Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 316mg | Sugar: 1g
*Values Based Per Serving
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