Here are all the best baby bella mushroom recipe to make with this tasty variety! Essentially a mini portobello, it’s also known as cremini.
Baby bella mushrooms are some of the most versatile fungi to use in your cooking. Why? Well, they’re like the common button mushroom…but tastier! Baby bella mushrooms, also known as cremini mushrooms, are small edible fungi with a round brown top and a robust savory flavor. They’re actually the same variety as white button mushrooms, but a stage older: so their flavor is more developed. They’re also a younger version of a portobello mushroom, the most meaty and savory mushroom of them all.
Here are all the best baby bella mushroom recipes to use this special type of mushroom! It’s one of our favorite varieties to include in recipes, and there are infinite ways to enjoy them. Try them sautéed, roasted, in soup, pasta, pizza, and more!
Hold on to your hats. This is the best sauteed baby bella mushrooms recipe! They’re tender, juicy, and meaty with a brightness at the finish. Fresh thyme and oregano give an herby punch. Take one bite and you’ll exclaim “Wow!” This recipe is plant based with not a lick of meat or dairy, but it has the feel of taking a satisfying bite of meat. It also takes only 10 minutes to make!
It's a toss up though: our other favorite baby bella mushrooms recipe has them baked in the oven! Yes, these roasted mushrooms can convert even mushroom haters into die-hard fans. Tender and meaty, topped with fresh herbs, you might not be able to stop eating them. (We inhale them in just a few minutes.)
Here’s a pretty darn perfect side dish: baby bella mushrooms and onions! This recipe is truly exceptional. The amount of savory umami flavor you get from cooking mushrooms and onions with a little butter and Worcestershire sauce…it’s out of this world. Pair it with almost anything for an outstanding meal. They’re just as good in a vegan rice bowl as with steak!
Here's another exceptional baby bella mushroom recipe: this mushroom pasta with goat cheese! It is so seriously good: it pairs savory mushrooms with bright lemon, Parmesan cheese, and garlic butter. And it’s done in less than 30 minutes. Boom! Mushroom lovers: you’re not going to know what to do with yourself.
Baby bella mushrooms are perfect in pasta...and soup! What’s better than a steaming cup of mushroom soup to warm your insides? This one delivers with flavor: the umami of the mushrooms against the creamy broth is absolute magic. It's a variation on our fan favorite wild rice soup (also with baby bellas) and it’s every bit as satisfying.
Of course...don't forget pizza as a prime baby bella mushroom recipe! This one's a white pizza, so no red sauce here! It’s covered with mozzarella cheese, goat cheese, and 'shrooms sauteed with fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon. Perfection!
This baby bella mushroom recipe gives the humble quesadilla a fancy upgrade! The mushrooms are sauteed with fresh herbs, then nestled into a tortilla with gooey Brie cheese, arugula, and honey. The savory sweet combination is incredibly good. It's an elegant recipe that takes no time at all to whip up.
Here's another great soup starring baby bella mushrooms: mushroom barley soup! This one is full of flavor: it uses both dried and fresh mushrooms for earthy savoriness. And it’s got a warming broth and nutritious veggies. Whole grain barley infuses each bite with a pasta-like chewy texture. It’s perfect for desk lunches in a thermos or enjoying a big steaming bowl after a long day.
This farro with mushrooms is bursting with flavor from the savory baby bella mushrooms, garlic, and fresh thyme and oregano. Add a spritz of fresh lemon juice and some grated Parmesan cheese and well, its pretty heavenly. It's a fantastic side dish, or perfect for lunches with fresh veggies.
Last up in our baby bella mushroom recipes: grilled mushrooms! You can get big flavor with no need to marinate: just toss them with olive oil, lemon juice and herbs. Throw them on skewers and grill until tender, and they’re one of the best summer side dishes: hands down.
More mushroom recipes
Want more inspiration? There are so many more great mushroom recipes, from baby bella to portobello to more unique varieties. Here are some of our favorites: