7 Dishes Featuring Our Secret Ingredient — Mushrooms

These dinners are all made with a blend of ground meat and finely chopped mushrooms (you can use any kind of mushroom). It's an easy way to get extra veggies on your plate!

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Photo By: Mike Garten

Photo By: Mike Garten

Photo By: Mike Garten

Photo By: Mike Garten

Photo By: Mike Garten

Photo By: Mike Garten

Photo By: Mike Garten

Mushroom-Beef Taco Salad

"When I was growing up, my dad would make tacos once a week, and taco salad is still one of my favorite dinners. Using mushrooms in the mix is a great way to lighten it up."

—Jessica D'Ambrosio, recipe tester

Get the Recipe: Mushroom-Beef Taco Salad

Mushroom-Lamb Kofta

"These kebabs are traditionally made with ground lamb or beef, and they're loaded with meaty, juicy flavor. In this version, rich oyster mushrooms add even more flavor and juiciness."

—Steve Jackson, test kitchen director

Get the Recipe: Mushroom-Lamb Kofta

Mushroom Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

"My teenage son, Eli, is a huge cheeseburger fan, so I try to channel those flavors into other dishes. I love that I can add a vegetable to the mix by using mushrooms!"

—Amy Stevenson, recipe developer

Get the Recipe: Mushroom Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

Mushroom-Turkey Stuffed Peppers

"Mushrooms are perfect in a stuffed pepper: They add umami, like meat, and they also enhance the flavor of the dish. It's a win-win!"

—Khalil Hymore, recipe developer

Get the Recipe: Mushroom-Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Mushroom-Pork Lion's Head Meatballs

"A perfect meatball has great flavor and balanced texture. Shiitakes add depth and complexity—plus they make the meatballs more tender."

—Richmond Flores, recipe developer

Get the Recipe: Mushroom-Pork Lion’s Head Meatballs

Beef-Mushroom Picadillo

"I love picadillo because it's full of bright contrasting flavors: sweet raisins, salty-briny olives. Swapping in mushrooms for some of the beef lightens the dish without compromising the taste!"

—Melissa Gaman, recipe developer

Get the Recipe: Beef-Mushroom Picadillo

Beef-Mushroom Smash Burger

"Who doesn't love a smash burger? The thin patties get slightly charred, which creates the best texture. And mushrooms are the perfect addition—they have a savory flavor that blends well with beef."

—Kardea Brown, host of Delicious Miss Brown

Get the Recipe: Beef-Mushroom Smash Burgers