34 Mushroom Recipes You’ll Make Again and Again

Pick your favorite mushroom from cremini to portobello and add it to dinner tonight.

March 18, 2022

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The Do-It-All Ingredient

Maybe you’re going plant-based and looking for a good meat substitute. Or you’ve just learned how to grow mushrooms at home and have plenty to use up. Or maybe you simply love the earthy flavor of these tasty little toadstools. Whatever your reason for having a bunch on hand, you’ll find that it’s not difficult to put your mushrooms to good use; they’re one of the most versatile ingredients in your kitchen. With the right recipes they’re easily transformed into meatless mains, savory sides, crowd-pleasing apps and more. (Plus, you can always freeze your extras.) Ready to start cooking? Try this delicious take on stroganoff. Meaty portobello mushrooms and tender shiitakes make this a dish that is both comforting and filling. Serve it with buttered egg noodles for a meal your family will enjoy any night of the week.

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Mushroom Mapo Tofu

Though this Sichuan dish is traditionally made with ground pork, the real stars are the spicy bean paste, soft tofu and, of course, Sichuan peppercorns, which have a citrus flavor and a signature numbing effect. So switching out the meat for mushrooms is easy and delicious. Our version (which also happens to be vegan), calls for dried shiitakes so you can use the mushroom soaking liquid as stock. If you can't find dried, use fresh shiitakes or creminis and your favorite vegetable stock (or even water). Enjoy this quick meal over white rice to soak up all the tingling sauce.

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Cheesy Mushroom Stacks

These cheese-smothered mushroom stacks are a perfect lower-calorie side dish with a piece of grilled chicken or pork tenderloin. They can be thrown together quickly and completely cooked under the broiler in a few minutes.

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Mushroom Bacon

Caramelized, crispy mushrooms take on the meaty flavor of bacon in this recipe. Put a few slices on toasted bread with sliced tomato and crisp lettuce for a vegetarian BLT. Or serve alongside a bowl of oatmeal for a great breakfast to jumpstart your day.

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Barbecue Mushroom Pizza

The key to this meatless version of BBQ chicken pizza is to get the mushrooms nicely browned and crisp before adding the BBQ sauce. Be sure to cook them undisturbed for the first 5 minutes to initiate the browning. This will keep the mushrooms from being soggy and will create a meaty, crispy topping for the pizza.

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Shiitake Mushroom Adobo

Adobo is a Filipino household staple usually made with chicken or pork. This vegetarian version swaps in dried shiitake mushrooms, which give it a meaty texture and deep satisfying flavor. Dried shiitakes also make it a pantry meal that can be prepared in just about an hour. Use organic sugar or agave nectar to make it vegan.

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Lemon-Pepper Mushrooms

Buying pre-sliced fresh mushrooms instead of canned saves time-making this a super-quick fix for low calories and full flavor. Serve these mushrooms on their own as a side or on top of chicken, pork or fish.

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Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms stuffed with garlicky, cheesy breadcrumbs make a perfect appetizer for parties and gatherings. Best of all, there's no need for pots, pans or an oven!

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Diamond-Scored Mushroom Steaks

The natural umami of these mushrooms paired with a savory red wine sauce makes this dish a very steak-like experience with zero meat. King trumpet mushrooms get their name for a reason: They’re the largest in the oyster mushroom family, making them hefty enough for knife-and-fork eating. Scoring them with a crosshatch pattern before cooking helps the marinade penetrate and gives them a steakhouse appearance.

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Stuffed Mushroom Dip

This creamy dip has all the sausage-and-mushroom flavor of stuffed mushroom caps — perfect for any gathering.

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Mushroom Polenta

Creamy polenta topped with sautéed mushrooms is a classic heart-warming side dish. We’ve upped the umami flavor here by cooking the polenta in a mushroom broth, creating a delicious and rich version for the mushroom-lover in everyone.

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Stuffed-Mushroom Skewers

Stuffed mushrooms are an all-time favorite appetizer. Slide them onto a skewer and pop them on the grill for your next outdoor gathering. For a zesty spinoff, try substituting fresh chorizo and cilantro for the sausage and parsley.

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Mushroom Gravy

This easy but flavorful gravy made with mixed mushrooms and vegetable broth is perfect for eaters of any stripe.

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Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup

Ina uses a trio of mushrooms to round out the flavor of her rich and creamy mushroom soup.

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Stuffed Mushroom Casserole

Save yourself the hassle of stuffing individual mushrooms and make this casserole instead. You get all the flavors of the classic dish with a fraction of the prep time.

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Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Fresh mushrooms caps make these savory, stuffed chicken breasts even more hearty and delicious. Unsure which variety to choose? Button and cremini work best; their delicate flavor pairs perfectly with the spinach and shallots in the filling.

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Striped Bass With Mushrooms

Pour a cream sauce over sauteed white mushrooms and serve with crispy skinned striped bass for an elegant dinner that only *looks* like it took more than 35 minutes to make.

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Stuffed Mushrooms

What’s not to love about these bite-size mushrooms, piled high with Italian cheeses and golden, toasted breadcrumbs?

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Old-Fashioned Beef Stew with Mushrooms

We love a good, old-fashioned recipe that easily adapts to whatever you have on hand — like this filling beef stew that works well with any of your favorite mushrooms.

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Spaghetti With Sausage-Mushroom Sauce

Add sweet Italian sausage to browned mushrooms and tomatoes for a hearty spaghetti sauce.

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Green Beans with Mushroom and Shallots

Ellie knows how to keep things simple, healthy and delicious. She adds an assortment of gently browned mushrooms to cooked green beans for a nutritious side dish with lots of flavor.

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Mushroom Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Mild cremini mushrooms soak up all the smoky, salty flavor of the bacon that they’re cooked with — to make the perfect filling for juicy pork tenderloin.

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Portobello Mushroom Lasagna

This oven-baked mushroom lasagna is every bit as satisfying as its meaty counterpart thanks to the addition of Portobello mushrooms.

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Pork Chops with Mushroom Gravy

Pan-fried pork chops get an instant upgrade with the addition of a quick, flavorful mushroom and garlic gravy.

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Cheesy Mushroom and Broccoli Casserole

The secret to the sauce that coats the mushrooms in this casserole? The roux. Make sure you cook the butter and flour until deeply golden — for extra toasty flavor and a rich, creamy texture.

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Salisbury Steak With Mushrooms

This is ground beef and buttered egg noodles at their best — smothered in a savory, brown mushroom sauce.

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Mushroom Barley

Mushrooms and barley are a classic duo. We’re giving them a new spin by tossing the pair with sweet, caramelized onions and fresh, fragrant dill.

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Swiss Mushroom Burgers

These juicy burgers have a delicious surprise; there’s a whole pile of sliced mushrooms underneath the melted cheese!

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Spinach, Mushroom and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

The beauty of this dish is that it can be made ahead. Assemble the casserole the day before you want to serve it and pop it in the oven when you’re ready to eat. Great for breakfast — or breakfast-for-dinner!

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The Sliced Chicken and Mushroom Rachael

A "Rachael" is a Reuben made with turkey or smoked turkey rather than corned beef. Add sauteed baby portobello mushrooms for even more flavor.

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Baked Mushroom Rigatoni with Kale Gremolata

Giada’s unique gremolata (of kale, lemon zest, cheese, smoked almonds and breadcrumbs) adds layers of flavor to this pasta and mushroom casserole.

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Sausage-and-Mushroom Dutch Baby

A Dutch baby is a giant, puffy pancake that deflates within seconds of leaving the oven. Then, it’s topped with something delicious. This one features sausage, grated cheese and sautéed mushrooms.

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Ricotta-Taleggio Ravioli With Wild Mushroom Sauce

Anne adds mushrooms to a pan of crispy pancetta and cooks with chicken stock and butter before pouring over homemade ravioli.

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Mushroom and Burgundy Stew

Rachael's cremini mushroom and vegetable stew is served over egg noodles.

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