Are you a mushroom lover? Here are the most delicious mushroom recipes to liven up your table, from pasta to pizza to portobello burgers.
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.)
Hold on to your hats. This recipe truly makes the best sauteed mushrooms. 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!" (Yep, we promise. We did.) 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.
Next up in our best ever mushroom recipes: mushroom pasta with goat cheese! This might actually convert mushroom haters to a new way of life! It's become a fan favorite recipe because of the big flavor that's possible in under 30 minutes. Imagine: creamy goat cheese, savory mushrooms, fresh thyme and oregano and a bright squeeze of lemon. An absolute showstopper!
Here’s a recipe that doubles as a meatless dinner or a stunning side dish: and it couldn’t be more delectable. Try these spinach artichoke Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms! It combines the deliciousness of spinach artichoke dip with the meaty, savory goodness of a baked portobello mushroom. Top it off with crunchy Italian breadcrumbs, and you’ll amaze everyone at the table!
Here's another fantastic mushroom recipe: throw them on a pizza! And this one is incredible. It's a white pizza, so no red sauce here. It’s covered with mozzarella cheese and goat cheese, then topped with tender mushrooms sauteed with fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon. It makes for one seriously savory, hearty pizza. Another option? Try this Truffle Pizza.
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. Roasted mushrooms are easy to make: the longest part of cooking them is simply waiting for the oven to preheat! They come out just as good as sauteed mushrooms, but the process is totally hands off.
Oh, hello. Meet: your perfect portobello mushroom burger. This giant meaty mushroom is irresistible on is own. But add it to a burger bun and pile it high with toppings and special sauce, and it’s downright outrageous! So you can make it in any season, cook it using either two methods: grilled or roasted.
Looking for a great healthy appetizer recipe for entertaining? Try this simple stuffed mushrooms recipe! These little bites have everything going on: they’re savory, meaty, and herby, with a tender exterior and a crunch in each bite. The method is incredibly easy: no need to sauté filling ingredients. Chop them up, fill, and bake!
Here’s a quick and easy mushroom recipe perfect for weeknights: try these Mushroom Tacos! Portobello mushrooms have enormous savory flavor: throw them in a skillet with some punchy seasonings and they make plant-based magic. This recipe is for when you have just a few minutes to throw together a meal: combine those portobellos with creamy refried beans and the quickest slaw, and you’ve got dinner!
Here’s a mushroom recipe that’s the definition of cozy: wild rice mushroom soup! What’s better than a steaming cup of wild rice soup to warm your insides on a gray day? This one delivers with flavor: the gentle smokiness of the rice, umami of the mushrooms, and savory Parmesan cheese make absolute magic. We could eat it for every meal! This one’s a variation on our fan favorite wild rice soup, and it’s every bit as satisfying.
Here’s a deliciously creamy, cozy mushroom recipe that’s ideal in any season: Mushroom Risotto! It's full of robust earthy flavor and the best canvas for any type of mushroom you have on hand. Throw them together with Parmesan cheese, white wine and if you like, a homemade mushroom broth. You won’t believe the silky, irresistible flavors!
Here's a tasty way to make a mushrooms into a side dish recipe: farro with mushrooms! It's bursting with flavor from the savory mushrooms, garlic, and fresh thyme and oregano. Add a spritz of fresh lemon juice and some grated Parmesan cheese and it's pretty heavenly.
Portobello mushroom pizza sounds like mushrooms are the toppings, right? Well, meet the new best way to use portobellos on pizza: as the crust! There’s no veggie that’s not delicious with pizza on top, and mushrooms are no exception. These meaty giant fungi make the perfect personal pizza size for all your favorite toppings.
This 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.
Looing for a fun dinner idea? Try a Mushroom Galette! This free-form French tart isn’t just for dessert. This one stars meaty mushrooms, layered over a fluffy smear of ricotta and Parmesan cheese and scented with garlic and fresh thyme. It’s all packed into a flaky, buttery crust and baked to perfection.
Try these insanely delicious sauteed 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!
The savory, meaty flavor of mushrooms is made even more perfect by one thing: grilling them! Of all of the grilled vegetables, these fungi might be the very best. You can get big flavor from grilled mushrooms with no marinading time: 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.
Here's another great way to use mushrooms: in soup! This mushroom barley soup recipe uses both dried and fresh mushrooms for earthy savoriness. 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 healthy desk lunches in a thermos or enjoying a big steaming bowl after a long day.
Here’s a soup that’s ultra cozy and deliciously hearty: Vegan Mushroom Soup! You won’t believe how delightfully creamy the case is…without the use of dairy! Add to that spices, lots of veggies and whole grains, and it’s the perfect canvas to highlight deliciously savory mushrooms.
Did you know you can make plant based bacon out of mushrooms? This mushroom bacon recipe makes magic with shiitake mushrooms. Saute them in neutral oil, then add soy sauce, smoked paprika, and flaky sea salt. The small "bacon" slivers are perfect for sprinkling on potato soup, adding to pizza, or throwing into a Cobb salad.
Mushrooms are great in a plant-based gravy recipe! This one is creamy and thick, full of savory mushrooms. It’s got just the right bite from a good dose of black pepper. And it's so good you’ll want to pour it on just about everything! Use it on our tasty Vegan Biscuits and Gravy or mashed potatoes. Or even try it on fries as a version of pourtine!
Portobello mushrooms are the perfect meaty addition to fajitas! Everyone loves these sheet pan fajitas, full of big flavors and loaded with veggies. It’s a great way to make a fun healthy dinner where no one notices there’s no meat! Roast up lots of veggies on a sheet pan with spices, and serve with refried beans and guacamole.
Last up on our list of mushroom recipes: lasagna! This vegan lasagna is intensely flavorful: incredibly tasty without cheese. The secrets? Hummus brings a savory creamy layer, and crushed cashews make a "Parmesan" topping. The filling? Savory sauteed mushrooms mixed with cashews make for a meaty texture, along with sauteed spinach. Covered tangy marinara sauce, it's one of our fan favorite recipes.
Calling all mushroom lovers! Here’s the meal for you: this Mushroom Pasta with Garlic Butter Sauce! It’s creamy and savory, harnessing the power of lemon, butter and Parmesan cheese. It makes the most of the intense umami of mushrooms: one of the most powerful ingredients in all of cooking.
Here’s a slam dunk for mushroom lovers, or anyone looking for a meaty vegetarian sandwich. Try this Portobello Sandwich! It’s modeled after a steak sandwich, but instead the filling is juicy roasted portobello mushrooms, seasoned with garlic, soy sauce and smoked paprika. Add to that crunchy pickles and onions, and the kicker: a horseradish sauce that smothers it all with a creamy, spicy tang.
Types of mushrooms
There are many types of mushrooms! Most of the recipes above use cremini or portobello, but there are many more varieties. Here’s a little overview of types of mushrooms you’re most likely to encounter at the grocery store:
Button mushrooms (white): A small mushroom that’s easy to find at the grocery. It’s a young stage of a portobello and has the most subtle flavor.
Baby bella or cremini: Small mushrooms with a brown top and a robust savory flavor. They’re a stage older than button mushrooms and a younger version of the portobello mushroom.
Portobello (portabella or portabello): The largest mushroom that’s available at grocery stores, it’s a mature version of the cremini! It has a uniquely meaty flavor and is fantastic stuffed or grilled.