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Earthy, meaty and flavorful, mushrooms offer a plethora of uses in the kitchen! Plus they taste delicious and are highly nutritious!

This collection of our 40 Best Mushroom Recipes features our favorites from around the globe. From full-on mushroom dinners to mushroom soups & salads and everything in between, we hope you find some creative inspiration here.

Mushroom lover’s Dinners

These hearty dinners all feature mushrooms front and center. Whether you are cooking with wild mushrooms or tame mushrooms, these healthy mushroom recipes will satisfy you.

Mushroom recipes: Mushroom risotto

Mushroom Risotto with Frizzled Leeks

Mushroom Risotto with rosemary, garlic and frizzled leeks- a satisfying, elegant vegetarian dinner, perfect for special occasions, date nights or entertaining.

our favorite mushroom dinner: mushroom bolognese

Turkey Mushroom Bolognese

Slow Cooker Turkey Mushroom Bolognese- a lightened-up version that is packed with flavor and depth. Simple, easy healthy recipe!

vegan Mushroom recipes: Mushroom tacos

Chipotle Portobello Tacos

Sheet-Pan, Chipotle Portobello Tacos – smoky, spicy and “meaty”  – these VEGAN tacos are sure to satisfy even the most diehard meat lovers!  Make them in 30 minutes!

Holiday recipes with mushrooms: mushroom beef roast

Rosemary Garlic Beef Roast with Wild Mushrooms

Rosemary Garlic Beef Roast with Wild Mushrooms- a simple, elegant recipe perfect for a special gathering or the holiday table.

Mushroom recipes: mushroom toast

Mushroom Toast

Dinner can be as simple as this; Mushroom Toast with Spinach, Garlic, Thyme and Lemon zest. Serve it as a meal with a hearty salad, or top it with an egg for extra protein and richness.

Best mushroom meal: spaghetti squash with mushrooms

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms, Garlic & Sage

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with mushrooms, garlic and sage- a flavorful and healthy low-carb meal that feels like a comforting pasta dish! Perfect for fall! Keep it vegan or add grated Romano cheese!

Chicken recipes with mushrooms: Chicken marsala

Chicken Marsala

A classic recipe for Chicken Marsala with double the mushrooms! An Italian-inspired dinner served over creamy polenta. A delicious weeknight dinner idea! Vegetarian Adaptable- see notes. 😉

Mushroom recipes: mushroom Wellington

Mushroom Wellington with Rosemary and Pecans

Mushroom Wellington with Rosemary and Pecans – a simple, tasty vegan main dish, that can be made ahead, perfect for holiday gatherings!

Best Mushroom Recipes: Chicken with mushrooms

Gorgonzola Chicken with Mushrooms & Sage

Creamy Gorgonzola Chicken with Mushrooms and Sage is flavorful, decadent, and perfect for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries or Valentine’s day. The creamy gorgonzola sauce is dreamy and delicious.

Best Mushroom Recipes: Portobello Mushroom Burger

Spicy Miso Portobello Mushroom Burger (Vegan)

This Asian-style, vegan portobello mushroom burger is full of delicious umami flavor! It’s slathered with Asian-style Guacamole and topped with a cool cucumber ribbon salad and crunchy carrot slaw. Healthy, delicious and really satisfying. AND totally vegan!

Best Mushroom Recipes: vegan shepherds Pie

Vegan Shepherds Pie

The BEST Vegan Shepherds Pie with mushrooms and root vegetables- topped with vegan mashed potatoes. A delicious vegan main dish -perfect for the holidays! Updated 11/2021

Mushroom Polenta

Polenta with Wild Mushrooms, Garlic and Sage

Here is one of my favorite dinners. Polenta with Wild Mushrooms, Garlic and Sage. It can be made in under 30 minutes. Comfort food that is healthy, vegan adaptable and gluten-free! |

mushroom + Pasta = Love!

These mushroom pasta recipes are homey and comforting, perfect for date nights or cozy evenings at home. All of these are vegetarian and many are vegan or vegan-adaptable.

Best Mushroom Recipes: Mushroom stroganoff

Instant Pot Mushroom Stroganoff

Instant Pot Mushroom Stroganoff – a simple, easy vegetarian weeknight dinner that is creamy, hearty and full of delicious depth and flavor!  Vegan Adaptable! See Stovetop version below!

Best Mushroom Recipes: mushroom pasta

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Artichoke Pasta

Vegan Mushroom Pasta with roasted sunchokes and a creamy vegan artichoke heart sauce ( use canned or frozen artichoke hearts) that can be made in under 30 minutes! Delicious, healthy, nut-free and totally vegan.

Best Mushroom Recipes: mushroom pasta with morel mushrooms

Spaghetti with Morels and Miso Brown Butter Sauce

Spaghetti with Morel Mushrooms and Miso Brown Butter Sauce, and simple delicious meal highlighting morel’s special flavor.

Best Mushroom Recipes: baked ziti with mushrooms

Baked Ziti with Mushrooms & Spinach (No Boil!)

No-Boil Baked Ziti with Spinach, Mushrooms and Ricotta – a simple, healthy one-pot meal with only 15 minutes of hands-on time before baking in the oven. Vegan and GF adaptable!

Best Mushroom Recipes: gnocchi with mushrooms and spinach

Gnocchi with Fennel, Spinach and Mushrooms

Caramelized fennel, sautéed mushrooms and wilted spinach combine perfectly with pa-seared potato gnocchi and topped with creamy goat cheese. Savory rich flavors, yet simple to put together!

Best Mushroom Recipes: Vegan lasagna with mushroom bolognese

Vegan Lasagna Bolognese

This Vegan Lasagna is made with a robust mushroom-spinach bolognese sauce, fresh basil, vegan ricotta and no-boil lasagna noodles topped off with a creamy marinara sauce, drizzled with Arugula Basil Pesto. Vegan comfort food at its best! READ NOTES.

Best Mushroom Recipes: vegan pasta Alfredo with mushrooms

Zesty Vegan Pasta with Cashew Alfredo Sauce

Date night Vegan Alfredo for two, tossed in a delicious cashew (or hemp) cream, with sauteed mushrooms, Meyer lemon zest and a secret ingredient that gives this extra complexity, flavor and depth. Can be made in under 30 minutes! Try this with Smoked Mushrooms for extra WOW factor!

Creamy Mushroom soup

Mushroom Soup for the soul

We love the depth and umami that mushrooms bring to soups and stews. So meaty, savory and earthy! Here are a few of our favorite mushroom soup recipes we think you will love.

Best Mushroom Recipes: Creamy mushroom soup recipe

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Creamy Mushroom Soup with Rosemary and Garlic – a delicious easy recipe that is Keto friendly and perfect for special gatherings or simple enough for weeknight dinners! Serve this with crusty bread for a simple hearty meal! GF and Vegan adaptable!

Best Mushroom Recipes: Curry tofu with mushrooms

Coconut Curry Tofu with Turmeric & Shiitakes

Coconut Curry Tofu with Turmeric & Shiitakes, a quick vegan and gluten-free meal with detoxing turmeric. Can be made in 20 minutes!

Best Mushroom Recipes: kimchi soup with mushrooms

Kimchi Soup with Shiitakes, Tofu and Kale (Vegan)

A non-traditional version of Kimchi Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms, Silken Tofu and Kale that is vegan and gluten-free adaptable. Spicy, hot and sour, serve over rice, noodles or on its own, with a drizzle of sesame oil.

Best Mushroom Recipes: vegan ramen with mushrooms

Vegan Ramen with Miso Shiitake Broth

Vegan Raman with Miso Shiitake Broth – a simple delicious recipe for making the most flavorful bowl of vegan ramen soup!

Best Mushroom Recipes: mushroom soup

Wild Mushroom Sunchoke Soup

Wild Mushroom Sunchoke Soup with Truffle oil. A cozy vegan soup that is luxurious and decadent yet simple to make- perfect for fall.

Best Mushroom Recipes: tom aha Gai with mushrooms

Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)

Learn how to make authentic Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup) with this simple delicious recipe. Can be made in an Instant Pot or on the stovetop. Gluten-free and vegan adaptable! Updated 3/20 ( see notes)

Best Mushroom Recipes: wild rice and mushroom soup

Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup w/ Spinach & Mushrooms

Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup with mushrooms and spinach- a healthy vegetarian soup recipe that is easy, fast and vegan adaptable! Gluten-free! (Inspired from Pinch of Yum)

Mushroom Lentil stew: Best Mushroom Recipes

Mushroom Lentil Stew with Fennel and Sage

This recipe for Mushroom Lentil Stew with Fennel and Sage is earthy, hearty and richly spiced.  So satisfying and vegan!

Miso mushroom soup: Best Mushroom Recipes

20-Minute Miso Soup with Leeks, Mushrooms and Greens

20-minute Miso Soup Recipe with leeks, shiitake mushrooms, wilted greens, and tofu makes for a fast and easy weeknight dinner. Full of flavor and nutrients it is highly nourishing while remaining light and lean. Vegan and GF adaptable.

30-Minute Mushroom recipes

These simple weeknight dinners can be made in under 30 minutes. Made with your choice of protein- tofu, chicken or shrimp, they are versatile and easy.

Best Mushroom Recipes: mushroom stirfry with tofu and broccoli

Tofu Stir-Fry with Broccolini and Mushrooms

Flavorful recipe for Tofu Stir-Fry with Broccolini and Mushrooms – this can also be made with shrimp or chicken -simple, flavorful vegan and gluten free, fast and easy!

Best Mushroom Recipes: mushroom Brussel sprouts tofu stirfry

Stir-fry Tofu, Brussels Sprouts & Mushroom Bowl

Stir-fry Tofu, Brussel Sprouts and Mushroom bowl with sesame seeds, scallions and Sriracha – a quick healthy dinner.

Best Mushroom Recipes: mushroom asparagus stir fry

Asparagus Mushroom Stir-Fry

Vegan Asparagus Mushroom Stir-fry with Tofu (or chicken or shrimp) – a spring inspired, vegan stir fry that can be made in 20 minutes flat!

Mushroom Bowls

These hearty flavorful Buddha Bowls feature mushrooms front and center.

Miso Mushroom bowl: Best Mushroom Recipes

Miso Mushroom Bowl

This plant-based Miso Mushroom Bowl is served over a bed of warm brown rice, topped with healthy veggies and drizzled with the tastiest Sesame Miso Ginger Dressing (that you’ll want to put on everything)!  Vegan & Gluten-Free.

Best Mushroom Recipes: Mushroom Barley bowl

Roasted Sunchoke and Mushroom Barley Bowl

Roasted Sunchoke and Barley Bowl with mushrooms, parsnips and kale, drizzled with a  Zaatar Tahini Sauce –  a healthy vegan plant-based bowl, perfect for fall!

Mushroom Salads

We love serving earthy mushrooms in salads. A great way to feature maitake mushrooms, morels and oyster mushrooms!

Best Mushroom Recipes: Grilled romaine salad with maitake mushrooms

Grilled Romaine Salad with Maitake Mushrooms

Grilled Romaine Salad with Maitake Mushrooms and Furikake Caesar Dressing -a Japanese-Inspired Caesar salad that comes together in 20 minutes! Vegan adaptable!

Best Mushroom Recipes: asparagus mushroom pasta salad with morel mushrooms

Spring Pasta Salad with Asparagus & MOrel MusHrooms

A flavorful Spring-inspired Pasta Salad with Spring Vegetables and a Zesty Lemon Parsley dressing.

Best Mushroom Recipes: Oyster mushroom salad recipe

Thai Oyster Mushroom Salad

Thai Oyster Mushroom Salad with Tofu is a simple, delicious recipe infused with fresh Thai flavors- lemongrass, shallot, mint, cilantro, and fresh lime juice. A light and healthy meal-all in one dish! 

Best Mushroom Recipes: Portobello Salad recipe

Grilled Portobello Salad with Avocado

A hearty, delicious Grilled Portobello “Steak” Salad, entree-sized and perfect for eating outdoors in the summer.

Mushroom Sides

These mushroom side dishes will elevate any meal!

Best Mushroom Recipes: Smoked mushrooms on the stovetop.

Smoked Mushrooms (on your stovetop!)

How to smoke mushrooms on your stovetop! Elevate your vegan and vegetarian mains with Smoked Mushrooms! This simple easy technique requires no special equipment and can be made on your stovetop. Add flavor, complexity and depth to dishes you are already making, in 15-20 minutes!

Best Mushroom Recipes: Sautéed mushrooms

Simple Sautéed Mushrooms

These simple Sautéed Mushrooms can transform even the humblest of meals into a feast! Quick, easy and full of nutrients, a delicious healthy side dish that pairs with many things!

Best Mushroom Recipes: The best mushroom Gravy

Easy Mushroom Gravy Recipe

Truly the best mushroom gravy recipe! It’s super easy, vegan-adaptable & gluten-free adaptable, and soooooooooo full of flavor, depth and complexity with the addition of miso! Use this on mashed potatoes, turkey or stuffing!

Mushroom Appetizers

These light and savory appetizers are a beautiful start to any meal.

Best Mushroom Recipes: Mushroom lettuce wraps

Teriyaki Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

Delicious Vegan Lettuce Wraps are filled with Teriyaki Mushrooms and brown rice- an easy Asian-inspired lunch idea or appetizer that is healthy, vegan and satisfying. Gluten-free Adaptable! Made with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce.

Best Mushroom Recipes: Mushroom Bruschetta

Mushroom Bruschetta with Triple Cream Brie, Sage and Truffle Oil

Mushroom Bruschetta with Triple Cream Brie, Sage and Truffle Oil – a surprisingly easy appetizer that tastes amazing and looks elegant! Perfect for holiday gatherings. Vegan adaptable! See notes.

Mushroom Powder!

Mushroom powder in a jar.

Wild Mushroom Powder

Easy to make in under 10 minutes, flavor-boosting Mushroom Powder has many uses in the kitchen adding delicious umami flavor to soups, stews, stir-fries, tacos, eggs, beans, and sauces!

Mushroom FaQs

Are mushrooms healthy?

Mushrooms are low in both calories and carbs, while providing a wealth of macro and micronutrients – B vitamins, selenium, zinc, Vitamin D, and copper.
Mushrooms are high in antioxidants, particularly ergothioneine and glutathione, which may protect cells from damage.

What are the best ways to cook mushrooms?

Mushrooms can be sauteed, grilled, roasted or simmered, all with great results.

What are the most popular mushrooms to cook with?

Button, cremini, portobello, shiitake, oyster, morel, chanterelle, porcini, enoki and maitake.

What is the best way to store mushrooms?

Mushrooms’ high moisture content makes them very perishable. Store them in a paper bag or container with airflow to allow air circulation. Mushrooms can also be wrapped in a paper towel and placed in an opened plastic bag. Mushrooms can last up to 10 days in the fridge if stored properly.

What is the best way to clean mushrooms?

Use a brush or rough towel to brush away any loose debris, keeping mushrooms dry instead of washing them in water. If mushrooms are very dirty and must be washed, make sure to towel dry or air dry them on a sheet pan before cooking.

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40 Best Mushroom Recipes: Cacio e Pepe with sautéed mushrooms

Our 40 Best Mushroom Recipes


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Earthy, meaty and flavorful, mushrooms offer a plethora of uses in the kitchen! Here are our 40 Best Mushroom Recipes from around the globe: Mushroom Cacio e Pepe 


Ingredients

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  • 8 ounces linguini, spaghetti or bucatini
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black peppercorns, more to taste
  • 1/21 cup freshly shredded pecorino romano
  • Optional: garnish with olive oil, chili flakes or aleppo pepper, parsley or basil.

Sauteed Mushrooms

  • 8 ounces mushrooms- cremini, button, shiitake, portobellos, chanterelles, morels, porcini, oyster
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, rough chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, sage, or rosemary
  • optional: splash white wine, red wine, marsala wine, sherry wine, ruby port, etc.
  • optional additions: truffle oil, soy sauce, fresh flat-leaf parsley.

Instructions

Saute the mushrooms: 

  1. Clean mushrooms using a dry brush or towel. If very dirty, wash or soak in water, pat dry and allow to fully dry on the counter or on a sheet pan in a warm oven. Key is to start with DRY mushrooms. 
  2. Cut or tear to a similar size- roughly 1/2 inch thick. 
  3. Heat oil and butter in a large saute pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Saute until just beginning to brown about 5 minutes. 
  4. Lower heat to medium or medium-low. Add shallots, garlic and thyme, continue sauteeing until fragrant and mushrooms release their liquid, and cook this off, another 5-7 minutes. 
  5. Add a splash of wine if you like, to deglaze the pan. Cook this off.
  6. Taste and adjust salt and pepper. Add a few drops of truffle oil to elevate ordinary mushrooms, or a few drops of soy sauce if seeking deeper umami flavors. The key is to use a light hand. For brightness a little fresh parsley is nice. Set aside. 

Make the pasta: 

  1. Cook Pasta in 8 cups of water with 1 teaspoon of salt– according to package directions to al dente.  Drain, reserving the pasta water.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat a  large skillet over medium heat. Add the fresh peppercorn and toast for 1 minute, stirring, until fragrant. Add 1/2 cup pasta water and lower heat to a gentle simmer. Add more pasta water as needed to keep about 1/2 cup liquid in the pan.
  3. Grate the pecorino cheese and place in a bowl. Add enough hot pasta water, mix to create a thick paste or slurry (1/4- 1/2 cup pasta water). Set aside.  
  4. When the pasta is aldente, add it to the pepper-water, stir for a couple minutes, to help pasta release starch and create a creamy base.  Add more water as needed, if it gets dry. You want it kind of loose!
  5. Once pasta is cooked to perfection,  grated pecorino “paste”, and stir well,  adding more pasta water to loosen and get it a little saucy. Taste for salt and pepper, adjust to taste. 
  6. To serve, divide among bowls, top with the sauteed mushrooms and drizzle with olive oil.

Notes

Store-bought grated parmesan will clump and not dissolve well here. Best to either grate your own pecorino cheese or buy it finely “ground”.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 1/4 cups
  • Calories: 368
  • Sugar: 2.9 g
  • Sodium: 903.5 mg
  • Fat: 13.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.2 g
  • Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 15.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 29.8 mg

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  1. Can’t wait to try all of these. Made the Mushroom Stuffing for Thanksgiving and everyone fought over the leftovers.

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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