Mushrooms naturally contain a lot of water, so they steam well and stay juicy in the microwave. Add butter and thyme to infuse rich, earthy flavor into mushrooms while they cook.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time. 

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


Cook Times


2 cups (120g) 7-9 mins
4 cups (240g) 12-14 mins
6 cups (360g) 22-24 mins


  1. Slice mushrooms. Place in an Anyday dish.
  2. Cook uncovered in the microwave for the time listed in the table, or until mushrooms are soft.

Cooking Tips

  • Add more time if you prefer your mushrooms slightly browner.
  • For the most even cooking, stir halfway through the cook time.
  • Toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper for a quick side dish.