Are you a mushroom lover? Here are the most delicious mushroom recipes to liven up your table.
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.
Popular mushroom types: a quick overview
What types of mushrooms are used in these recipes? Here’s a brief overview of the mushroom types you’ll see: you should be able to find most of them at your local grocery:
- Baby bella (cremini): Small mushrooms with a brown top and savory flavor. They’re a younger version of the portabello mushroom, and older version of a white mushroom. You can substitute the white button mushroom if you can’t find baby bella mushrooms, but they’re worth seeking out since they have a more robust flavor!
- 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 roasted or grilled.
- Shiitake: Small umbrella shaped mushrooms with skinny stems and a very meaty flavor. Often used in Asian cooking. Make sure to discard the tough stems before cooking.
- Oyster: The caps of these elegant mushrooms look like a fan. The flavor is nuanced and savory; we like to add these to a mix of baby bella and shiitake for different textures.
- Porcini (dried): Toadstool-like mushrooms used in Italian recipes. They’re often available dried: you’ll rehydrate them in water by soaking them before making the recipe.
Mushrooms! They’re so versatile. They’re just as at home in an Italian pasta dish as they are in a Japanese-inspired soup, and they’re delicious every time. Here are some of our favorite best mushroom recipes.
All the Best Mushroom Recipes in One Spot!
Raise your hand if you are a fan of mushroom dishes! I know we sure are. So naturally, we’ve created many great recipes utilizing them and this is our favorite time of year to pull them out and cook them on repeat.
Our favorite thing about mushrooms is how truly versatile they are and we hope this Best Mushroom Recipes Round-Up proves just that. Here are amazingly diverse ways to use mushrooms. All different, and all completely delicious.
This list is full of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that will have you wishing you could taste them all! Let’s get started.
Pan-seared Garlic Mushrooms are a staple side in any restaurant, bistro, pub or steakhouse, and a huge favorite in homes all over the world. BUT, over the years I have made a few changes and added a couple of extra ingredients to regular garlic mushrooms to get the BEST flavor!
Now, this is technically a side dish – the easiest side dish you will ever have to make – but I won’t judge you if you make this into the main entree. I also won’t judge you if you start slurping on that creamy sauce. You certainly don’t want that sauce to go to waste!
Sauteed Mushrooms are one of my all-time favorite veggies (along with Bacon Wrapped Asparagus), they add such a deliciously earthy rich flavor to dishes and are ready in just minutes. Fried Mushrooms with garlic are the perfect side dish or make a great topping for Pork Tenderloin or burgers!
Thai Coconut Curry Noodles Are Basically Millennial Comfort Food, and We’re Fine With That.
Actually, we’re more than fine with that. Comfort foods come in as many flavors and formulas as do the people who love them, and there’s room for all of them at our table.
Our rendition of this pizza is pretty different from the original, but it tastes fantastic: and looks just like the one we had there! It’s a white pizza — meaning no tomato sauce — and of course, we couldn’t resisting adding tangy goat cheese dollops.
Are you a big fan of mushrooms? Packed with antioxidants, B vitamins, and a host of amazing nutrients, mushrooms are a treasured ingredient in Japanese cuisine.