12 Amazing Mushroom Recipes – Earthy, meaty, flavorful, versatile, and incredibly varied, but can mushrooms do it all? I do believe they can. They also make the perfect meat replacer for vegetarian dishes and add a fabulous touch to even the meatiest of meals.
Even people who don’t love veggies are usually willing to eat mushrooms. That could be because they’re not typically a veggie. And there are so many varieties, from the traditional white and portabello mushroom to the more exotic oyster and lion’s mane.
Mushrooms can make any recipe better, at any time and for all types of people. So here is how I enjoy mushrooms; I hope you find the inspiration you’re looking for!
Frequently Asked Questions
Although we use them as a vegetable, they’re actually a fungus. Even microscopic fungi like bakers’ yeast are part of the family.
These babies are a low-calorie delicacy that gives you loads of nutrition. Vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants are just a few benefits we get from eating mushrooms. So go ahead and pile them on your pizza.
Well, can and should don’t mean the same thing. I’ve seen raw mushrooms on a salad bar, but honestly, you really should cook them first. Just think about what they grow in.😬
Mushroom Entree Recipes
1. Cube Steak and Mushroom Onion Gravy
Cube steaks are inexpensive cuts of meat that have been beaten into tender submission. Then add a thick mushroom and onion gravy for simple perfection. Better yet, this recipe with mushrooms takes less than half an hour from kitchen to table.
2. Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Garlic Sauce
For a quick chicken dinner, mushrooms are the perfect companion. Evaporated milk, chicken broth, a fistful of mushrooms, and your favorite spices make an unforgettable meal your family will be begging to put on the weekly rotation. So this recipe is the answer to what’s for dinner in 45 minutes.
3. Stuffed Pork Loin Roast with Mushroom Bacon Stuffing
If you’ve never stuffed a pork loin roast, then it’s time you try this super easy recipe. This stunning dish will be a welcome addition to your holiday or family gathering menu. While you can stuff a boneless pork loin with almost anything, mushrooms and bacon have to be the best.
4. Beef Wellington with Mushroom Duxelles
This recipe might be the fanciest way to make the most out of mushrooms. The classic dish has a legendary status, and although the flaky pastry and beef filet is pure heaven, I like the duxelles (a well-seasoned mushroom puree) layer most. And don’t let this recipe scare you because it’s really quite easy.
5. Chicken ala King
Mushrooms can also flavor comforting, home-cooked meals that require little effort. Chicken ala king is a meal fit for royalty, but it’s also what I make when I don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen (40 minutes from start to finish). Chicken, mushrooms, carrots, and cream sauce are all you need.
Mushroom Side Dishes and Appetizers
6. Creamy Mushroom Pasta
A cream sauce with savory spices and Parmesan cheese smother linguine for a hearty dinner in just over 30 minutes. Top that with sautéd mushrooms, and you have a meal so fancy you could fix it for your special date night. Talk about the perfect vegetarian entree; you won’t even miss the meat.
7. Mushroom Risotto
Risottos are sexy Italian dishes with a deliciously creamy texture and amazing flavor. This mushroom risotto recipe may scare off a lot of people, but I’ve made this one so easy it will soon become your go-to meal, even for a regular weeknight meal.
8. Cream of Mushroom Soup
Do you love making everything from scratch instead of buying the canned ones? This homemade soup is so much more flavorful, and it’s ready in 20 minutes. The key to how fast it comes together is evaporated milk and heavy cream. You can also add a bit of white wine to really tempt your tastebuds.
9. Sautéed Mushrooms
This versatile mushroom recipe is the perfect side for fish or chicken. These flavorful fungi are ready in an impressive five minutes. I sauteed them olive oil and seasoned them with Immaculatebites Creole seasoning, garlic, onion, and herbs, but you can use butter because that makes them even better.
10. Mushroom Rice
Rice and mushrooms were just made for each other. Add some onions and bacon, and you have a recipe worthy of special honor. Even better, it takes less than an hour to prepare, so it’s super easy and perfect for special occasions.
11. Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms
I have to admit; stuffed mushrooms are also my favorite appetizers. And if you stuff them with crab, cream cheese, and Gouda, the experience goes up quite a few notches. So you can impress your guests and hear them sing your praises in just 35 minutes.
12. Creamy Orzo
Let’s end this list of mushroom recipes with a creamy dish that’ll have you sighing with satisfaction. Creamy orzo with spinach and mushrooms is so awesome. It’s as creamy as risotto but starchier, and I love that. Better yet, it’s ready in half an hour. Win-win!
Mushroom Recipe Wrap Up
Not only are mushrooms good for you, but they’re also downright delicious. If you’re in a rush, sauteed mushrooms are so fast to throw together. But if you have more time, Beef Wellington is a must-try special-occasion meal. Which one are you going to try first? Comment below and let me know how it goes.