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!
And now…the best baby bella mushroom recipes!
More mushroom recipes
- Vegan Walnut Taco Meat Make vegan taco meat with…walnuts and baby bella mushrooms!
- Broccolini Salad Try baby bellas raw in this tasty salad.
- Vegan Biscuits and Gravy Go savory with biscuits and mushroom gravy.
- Stuffed Portobellos, Portobello Mushroom Burger or Grilled Portobello Mushrooms These massive and meaty mushrooms are mighty delicious.
- Oyster Mushrooms, King Oyster Mushrooms, Lion’s Mane Mushrooms or Enoki Mushrooms All worth finding at your local grocery!
Attention, mushroom lovers: here’s THE perfect sautéed baby bella mushrooms recipe! It brings out the best savory flavor with lemon and fresh herbs.
- 16 ounces baby bella (cremini) mushrooms
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh thyme and oregano*
- 3 tablespoons olive oil**
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Fresh ground pepper
- Clean the mushrooms, then slice them. Chop the fresh thyme and oregano.
- In a saute pan or skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often (the mushrooms will start to release their liquid at this point).
- Add the herbs and kosher salt and pepper and cook another 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is cooked out and the mushrooms are tender. (Taste to assess doneness.)
- Turn off the heat and add lemon juice and stir. Taste and add another pinch salt as necessary.
*We highly recommend using fresh herbs here for the best flavor!
**Step it up and add a richness with butter if you’d like!
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Sauteed
- Cuisine: Mushrooms
Keywords: Baby bella mushroom recipes
About the Authors
Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.