Are you wondering what to make with mushrooms? It’s the eternal question!
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You can do so much with tender mushrooms. From soup to casseroles to side dishes, there are easy mushroom recipes for every occasion.
From simple mushroom recipes such as burgundy mushrooms to elegant mushroom meals like mushroom and wild rice soup, we’ve got you covered in this list of 21 easy mushroom recipe ideas.
Not sure which fresh mushrooms are which? Scroll down to the very bottom for an overview of the most common types of edible mushrooms you will find at the grocery store.
Now, let’s dive into these delicious mushroom dinner recipes.
If you’re looking for healthy mushroom recipes, you can’t go wrong with these delicious burgundy mushrooms.
You get not just healthy mushrooms, but also a nice dose of antioxidant-rich burgundy wine.
We’ve eaten burgundy mushrooms a lot at steakhouses, but they’re just as delicious as a side dish for any meal.
To make these mushrooms, use white button mushrooms or small portobello mushrooms (baby bella mushrooms).
This delicious mushroom side dish is perfectly seasoned with Worcestershire sauce, fresh dill weed, black pepper, and garlic.
Beef bouillon soaks into the mushrooms. You can use beef broth or beef stock.
When meat lovers start eating a vegan or vegetarian diet, one of the foods they miss most is bacon.
What if you could find a “bacon” that is vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free?
This recipe for crispy shiitake bacon is absolutely what you might be looking for.
Besides being a great crispy snack, this shiitake bacon is also perfect as a garnish for pasta dishes and kale salad.
To get the smoky flavor, use smoked paprika and liquid smoke. Meanwhile, maple syrup adds the sweetness we love in bacon and tamari brings a delightful salty kick.
Quesadillas are so easy to make and you can use nearly anything in your fridge to make this classic Mexican food.
We love it when we see creative recipes using diverse ingredients in quesadillas.
This recipe uses mushrooms, corn, and brie cheese to make a yummy quesadilla.
Also, you can use whichever types of mushrooms you like for this quesadilla, including button mushrooms, cremini, oyster mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, and more.
With spices like cumin seeds, chili powder, and black pepper, these quesadillas are perfectly seasoned.
A staple of the Midwest and states like Minnesota and Wisconsin, mushroom and wild rice soup is one of the most beloved and best mushroom dishes.
It’s so amazing to have a steaming pot of mushroom and wild rice soup cooking on the stove.
With this super filling wild rice and mushroom soup, you won’t even miss the meat.
You can use any type of mushrooms to make this soup, including portobello, cremini mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, or even maitake mushrooms.
The list of ingredients for this soup is long and includes tomato paste, vegetable broth, shallots, dry white wine, soy sauce, and heavy cream.
Roasted mushrooms make an excellent side dish for steak and chicken meals. However, this recipe is perfect for a plant-based meal on its own.
These delicious mushrooms look gorgeous and as they cook, they create a savory sauce of their own.
This mushroom dish is great for keto diets, and this recipe is also low carb and vegetarian.
The mushrooms are tossed with melted butter, olive oil, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, parsley, thyme, and garlic.
Serve these roasted mushrooms as a side along with mashed potato dishes or a baked potato.
This elegant side dish is surely one of the easiest and best mushroom recipes.
Part of the beauty of mushrooms is that while mushrooms have their own subtle flavor, they also do a great job of soaking up the flavors of the other foods you cook them with.
That quality is what makes this recipe for sauteed mushrooms with garlic so exceptional.
For this recipe, you can use either brown or white mushrooms. Also, this is an excellent recipe for cremini mushrooms.
Soy sauce, fresh thyme, garlic, butter, and chives, add tons of flavor.
Sometimes we crave a nice brown mushroom gravy for mashed potatoes or rice, and this is the mushroom gravy recipe we turn to.
The flavor in this mushroom gravy is so incredibly rich and savory that even the most diehard meat lovers will find it satisfying.
You can use any type of mushroom for this gravy, and garlic and shallots are a must.
Soy sauce or tamari gives this gravy its perfect flavor. Use tamari if you want to make sure you’re making a gluten free gravy.
When you need the perfect side dish to go with a rotisserie chicken or a delicious veggie topping for a beef steak, these sautéed mushrooms and onions and mushrooms really hit the spot.
This recipe for sautéed mushrooms has just six ingredients and it comes together more quickly than you would think.
To make these mushrooms and onions, you need butter and Worcestershire sauce to sautee the onions and mushrooms in.
The only seasoning you need for this delicious side dish is minced garlic, sea salt, and black pepper.
When it comes to one-dish meals, nothing beats a savory, creamy risotto recipe.
This recipe is made with risotto rice, which is traditionally made with the short-grained Arborio rice from Italy.
Arborio rice has an excellent starchiness that really makes this risotto recipe special.
For the mushrooms, you can use any type you like. The recipe calls for chanterelle mushrooms, but you can also try crimini mushrooms, Hen of the Woods mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, white button mushrooms, and even shiitake mushrooms.
Butter, garlic cloves, fresh thyme sprigs, dry white wine, chicken stock (or vegetable stock), heavy cream, fresh lemon juice, and dry white wine all make this mushroom recipe the stuff of dreams.
Whether you’re a vegetarian or a dedicated meat lover, you will enjoy this savory and meaty portobello mushroom burger.
A marinade made with balsamic vinegar and tamari gives this burger its savory, tangy flavor. Meanwhile, extra virgin olive oil makes the savory mushrooms tender and moist.
Be sure your portobello mushrooms are super clean. Use a damp clean rag to wipe them off, then thoroughly dry them with paper towels.
Serve your portobello mushroom burger with french fries and all of the burger fixings. Think sliced tomato, sliced red onion, lettuce, and melty cheese.
Anytime we find a recipe that calls for goat cheese, we know it’s going to be a delicious dinner.
This recipe for mushroom and goat cheese pasta is absolutely loaded with solid goodness.
From the whole wheat farfalle pasta to the garlic to the spinach, there is so much to love about this pasta dish.
You can get creative with your mushrooms for this dish. Use shiitake if you like, but you can also enjoy some cremini mushrooms in your pasta dish.
The goat cheese and parmesan cheese add tons of cheesy flavor, and heavy cream makes this dish super creamy.
When you’re craving Tex-Mex food or Mexican food, maybe you think of fajitas.
Well, we have a recipe for fajitas that can liven up your Meatless Monday.
These yummy sizzling fajitas are made with portobello mushrooms and they’re completely vegan or vegetarian.
Use fresh lime juice for these mushroom fajitas and give them lots of color with red onion, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper.
Serve these fajitas with flour tortillas, guacamole, cilantro, and some sour cream.
Because of their shape, mushrooms are particularly well-suited to cooking on the grill and grilled mushrooms are delicious.
To make the perfect grilled mushrooms, you need a mushroom that has a nice round shape like white button mushrooms.
Button mushrooms are gently threaded onto skewers and brushed with olive oil, black pepper, and sea salt.
Once the mushrooms are finished cooking, you’re going to brush them again, this time with an herb and garlic butter.
You can also add other veggies to your skewers, including red onion, zucchini, bell pepper, and cherry tomatoes.
Our list of the best mushroom recipes wouldn’t be complete with one of our favorite healthy mushroom recipes.
This farro salad with parmesan cheese and roasted mushrooms can be either a light lunch or dinner, or it can be an excellent side salad.
The fresh lemon juice gives this farro salad a wonderful zing and lightness, and you can use any type of wild mushrooms.
Instead of grated parmesan, it’s amazing if you use crumbled parmesan in this dish. The texture really is over the top.
When you want an excellent appetizer, these bite-sized stuffed mushrooms can be your new go-to crowd-pleaser.
Stuffed mushrooms are easy to pull together and prepare, and it seems like everyone who tries them absolutely adores them.
You can use white button mushrooms to make this appetizer or go with baby portobello mushrooms.
The best part is that you don’t waste the mushroom stems. Delicious chopped mushrooms (stems) make up most of the stuffed mushroom filling.
The filling also has onion, garlic, parmesan cheese, and panko breadcrumbs.
Spices are lemon zest, sea salt, chopped Italian parsley, and crushed red pepper flakes.
If you’re looking for a delicious chicken dinner, you can’t go wrong with these scrumptious stuffed portobello mushrooms.
This hearty mushroom dinner has cooked chicken breast, red bell pepper, shredded cheddar cheese, garlic, and red onion.
The mushroom gills are tossed in olive oil with red onion, red pepper, an egg, breadcrumbs, half the shredded cheddar cheese, and garlic.
Once you fill your mushroom caps, just sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley flakes.
For seasoning, all you need is fresh parsley and salt and pepper.
When you’re craving a vegan lasagna, turn to mushrooms for inspiration and flavor.
This vegan lasagna is loaded with spinach and sliced mushrooms, and it has four decadent layers of creamy vegan “ricotta” cheese, sauteed veggies, savory marinara, and ribboned noodles.
You can even use a jar of marinara sauce to make this recipe easier and quicker. We love Classico Riserva because of its low sugar count.
With onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes, this vegan lasagna has a lot of surprising flavors.
Other spices are dried parsley and dried oregano.
Mushrooms are absolutely delightful in soup, and this mushroom barley soup recipe is delicious.
Just imagine this wonderful pot of soup simmering on your stove. The aroma of garlic, yellow onion, and coriander is divine.
This mushroom recipe is perfect for the Mediterranean diet and it’s also vegan or vegetarian.
Mushroom and barley soup is a super hearty soup, and it contains chopped carrot, canned tomatoes, smoked paprika, cumin, and black pepper.
To keep this soup vegan, use vegetable broth. Alternatively, you can also use chicken broth or beef broth to make this mushroom soup.
When you want a guilt-free pizza, just turn to portobello mushroom pizza.
To make these portobello mushroom pizzas, you use the caps of the portobello mushrooms to make your pizza crust.
We love the mini pepperoni used to make this pizza and sliced cherry tomatoes really make the flavors pop.
Lighten up this portobello mushroom pizza with reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese.
Spices include dried oregano and dried basil. You can also use Italian seasoning.
Oh, and these portobello mushroom pizzas take just 10 minutes to make. This pizza is a win on so many levels!
Thanks to this yummy and creative mushroom tacos recipe, your family can enjoy Taco Tuesday even if you’re vegetarian or vegan.
You can use any type of mushrooms for this recipe, but they are perfect with portobello mushrooms.
These mushroom tacos taste very similar to traditional tacos because of all of the delicious Mexican spices and ingredients.
To bring out the flavor, the portobello mushrooms are sauteed in olive oil.
Serve your tacos with pico de gallo, salsa, and guacamole.
You can also serve them with chopped onion and cilantro for a truly authentic Mexican food feast.
Are you looking for creative and healthy mushroom dishes that will satisfy the entire family? You can’t go wrong with mushroom pizza!
However, this taleggio mushroom pizza made with fresh herbs is far from ordinary.
What we love about this mushroom pizza is that you can use so many different types of mushrooms, including shiitake mushrooms, portobellini mushrooms, crimini mushrooms, or oyster mushrooms.
The herb topping consists of sage leaves, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, garlic, fresh parsley, and a splash of white wine.
Top this pizza with mozzarella cheese and drizzle with truffle oil.
To make this homemade pizza, you can make the easy pizza dough or use a store-bought pizza crust.
Different Types of Mushrooms
Do you need a quick and easy primer on which mushrooms are which? Here you go!
- White Button Mushrooms: Button mushrooms are the ones you are accustomed to seeing at the grocery store in handy little eight-ounce packs. They are usually available either whole or sliced. Button mushrooms are actually the young stage of portobello mushrooms and have a very subtle flavor.
- Shiitake Mushrooms: These unique mushrooms are native to the continent of Asia. Shiitake mushrooms have a savory flavor that has earthy notes. Their shape is delicate and shiitake mushrooms are delicious in stir-fry dishes, ramen noodles, and sauteed.
- Maitake Mushrooms: In terms of size, maitake mushrooms are some of the smaller edible mushrooms. Maitake mushrooms are excellent roasted or sauteed. They have a peppery and earthy flavor and their edges are feathered.
- Portobello (also called portabello mushrooms or portabella mushrooms): Usually, portobello mushrooms are the largest meaty mushroom available at the supermarket. The portobello mushroom is actually a matured version of cremini mushrooms. These large mushrooms have a unique flavor that is almost meaty. Their large size makes them perfect for grilling or stuffing.
- Cremini or Baby Bella: Cremini mushrooms have a savory and robust flavor. These mushrooms are small and have a brown top. Cremini mushrooms are just slightly older than button mushrooms, but they’re younger than portobello mushrooms.
- Enoki Mushrooms: Common in Japanese dishes, Enoki mushrooms are long-stemmed and white. They look similar to long strings.
- Oyster Mushrooms: Oyster mushrooms got their name because of their light and savory seafood flavor. These mushrooms are cluster-shaped.
- King Oyster Mushrooms: Because of their large size, king oyster mushrooms are excellent hearty mushrooms to use as a meat substitute.
- Lion’s Mane Mushrooms: We’ve been seeing lion’s mane mushrooms in nootropics (smart brain supplements) and even roasted in coffee to help people focus. However, lion’s mane mushrooms are also delicious when they’re sauteed or layered on a sandwich. Lion’s mane mushrooms have a tender, juicy, delicate, and meaty flavor. In appearance, lion’s mane mushrooms are white with a texture that looks like hair (like a lion’s mane, actually).
Want to be an expert on edible mushrooms? Watch the video below to learn how to pick the perfect mushroom for every single recipe.