15 Best Mushroom Recipes

Are you a mushroom lover? Here are the most delicious mushroom recipes to liven up your table, from pasta to pizza to portobello burgers.

Cremini mushrooms

Are you a mushroom lover? Mushrooms bring incredible flavor to any dish: they’re filled with umami, the fifth flavor that’s meaty and savory. Actually a fungus, not a vegetable, mushrooms may help with heart health and disease prevention. But the best reason to eat them: they’re darn delicious. Take it from me, a previous mushroom hater: once I opened my mind to the juicy portobello: I never went back.

Here’s a list of the most delicious mushroom recipes! There’s our fan favorite mushroom pasta, featuring tender mushrooms with fresh herbs and creamy goat cheese. Or try our mushroom barley soup, which features both dried and fresh mushrooms and chewy barley in a savory broth. And our portobello burgers…well, let’s just get to the recipes! (PS see below for an overview on mushroom types.)

And now, our best mushroom recipes!

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Sauteed mushrooms

Sauteed Mushrooms (& More Recipes!)

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Looking for the best mushroom recipe? Here’s THE perfect sauteed 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


  1. Meanwhile, rinse the mushrooms and wipe off dirt. Then slice them. Chop the fresh thyme and oregano.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.)
  4. 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; do not substitute dried. 

**Step it up and add a richness with butter if you’d like!

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Mushroom Recipes, Sauteed Mushrooms

Last updated: December 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

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

Cookbook Author and photographer

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.

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