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.
Earthy and savory, mushrooms are an incredibly versatile ingredient. We love to use them in everything from soups—like mushroom-chickpea pozole and two-mushroom velouté—to breakfast omelets, paired with shallots, pea shoots, and tangy goat cheese. And when thinly shaved with a mandoline, they make a perfect simple salad with pecorino cheese and a light dressing. Tempted? Read on for those recipes, as well as more mushroom dishes we love.
With their deep, earthy flavor, mushrooms are one of our favorite ingredients. So much so that we once sent our correspondents to investigate the strange alien planet that grows half of all the mushrooms in America. From wild mushrooms to shiitakes to morels, mushrooms take many forms, making them a versatile ingredient for your dishes no matter the season. Whether you’re looking for a mushroom-infused cocktail or a creamy pasta with shrooms tossed in, our best mushroom recipes will make you want to add some fungi to your diet right now.
Sure, they technically are grown from fungus, but that’s no reason to shy away from a shroom! Mushrooms are crazy versatile — set aside their many nutritional benefits (they’re immune-boosting, full of antioxidants and packed with Vitamin D), the real magic is in their flavor. Eat them as a filling topping on salads and pizza. Serve them stuffed, sliced, grilled or fried on their own. You could even use them as a sub for meat to lend a — dare we say? — rich and beefy flavor to veggie dishes. Really, there’s no wrong way to get your shroom on and to prove it, here are best mushroom recipes.