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Shiitake bacon

Shiitake Bacon

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: About 1/2 cup (4 small servings) 1x


Cravings for smoky and salty are satisfied in this shiitake bacon recipe! Use this genius vegan mushroom bacon to top soups, salads, and more.



  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil (like grapeseed, canola or sunflower)
  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (pimentón)
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or liquid aminos
  • 1 pinch flaky sea salt (or substitute kosher salt)


  1. Thinly slice the mushrooms. In a small bowl, stir together the oil, mushrooms, smoked paprika and cayenne.
  2. Heat a dry skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook 3 minutes on medium until soft, stirring occasionally. Stir in the soy sauce and sprinkle with the salt. Cook an additional 5 minutes on low without stirring, until bottom side is dry and slightly blackened.
  • Category: Garnish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan (Plant Based)

Keywords: Shiitake Bacon