Mushrooms are a great choice for cooking, whether you’re looking for a main dish or just aside. They have a meaty texture and can be stuffed with all sorts of delicious ingredients. In this post, we’ll give you some recipes to get started with, including both savory and sweet dishes. So why not add some mushrooms to your next meal? You won’t regret it!
1. Mushroom Risotto
This dish is creamy and comforting, perfect for a winter evening. It’s also quite easy to make, despite the long cook time. Just sauté some mushrooms and onion in butter, then add rice and chicken broth. Let it all simmer until the rice is tender, and you’ve got yourself the perfect mushroom risotto. This dish is originally from Italy, and there are many different ways to make it. But this is our favorite recipe.
2. Mushroom Stroganoff
This dish is a Russian classic, and it’s perfect for a hearty winter meal. It’s made with mushrooms, beef, and a sour cream sauce. It’s usually served over noodles or rice, but you can also use penne pasta if you’d prefer. It may take some time to cook, but we can assure you it’s well worth the wait.
3. Baked Ziti with Mushrooms
If you want something a bit lighter than traditional stroganoff, this baked ziti is a great option. It’s made with mushrooms, ricotta cheese, and mozzarella, all mixed together with penne pasta for a delicious baked dish. Although the recipe does call for some cream sauce, you can easily make it without if you’d prefer. This dish is straightforward to make and perfect for a quick weeknight meal.
4. Mushroom Casserole
This casserole is packed full of cheesy goodness. You start by sautéing onions and mushrooms separately in butter or olive oil until they’re nice and softened up. Then you add them to a baking dish along with cheeses, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and herbs like thyme or rosemary. The whole dish is baked in the oven until it’s nice and golden brown on top. It may not be the healthiest dish, but it’s definitely delicious – perfect for a special occasion or Sunday dinner.
5. Mushroom Cobbler
This cobbler is made with a savory biscuit crust and loaded with mushrooms, leeks, and arugula. It’s also topped off with an egg for extra richness. As you can see from the photo above, this dish isn’t particularly pretty to look at – but we promise that it tastes amazing! If you want something a bit lighter than usual, this mushroom cobbler would be a great option. Plus it makes plenty, so you’ll have leftovers for the week.
6. Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers
These burgers are a great vegetarian option, and they’re perfect for summer grilling. Each portobello mushroom is marinated in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, and herbs, then grilled until tender. They’re served on a bun with vegetables and any other toppings you like – we recommend avocado, tomato, and onion. These burgers are hearty and satisfying, even meat-eaters will enjoy them!
7. Fried Rice with Mushrooms
This dish is a delicious way to use up leftover rice. It’s packed with mushrooms, veggies, and spices for a savory, filling dish. The recipe calls for egg, but you can leave it out if you’d prefer to make it vegan. This dish is also quite simple to put together – all you need to do is cook up the rice and veggies, then add them all together with some soy sauce or tamari.
8. Bulgur Pilaf with Mushrooms
This bulgur pilaf is made with mushrooms and zucchini and tastes deliciously served either hot or cold. It’s packed full of herbs like thyme and rosemary as well as onions, garlic, and even dried cranberries! If you have time, it’s best to let the ingredients marinate overnight before cooking. This gives the flavors a chance to really meld together. But if you’re short on time, it will still taste great made with fresher ingredients.
9. Mushroom Risotto
As we mentioned before, risotto is a classic Italian dish that can be made in many different ways. This version is made with both white and shitake mushrooms and flavored with chicken broth, white wine, and Parmesan cheese. It’s important to use Arborio rice for this dish, as it has a higher starch content which makes for a creamier risotto. This dish may take some time to make, but it’s well worth the effort – especially if you’re impressing guests!
10. Creamy Mushroom and Leek Pasta
This pasta dish is a deliciously creamy alternative to traditional stroganoff. It’s made with penne pasta, leeks, garlic, mushrooms, and a few other ingredients for flavor. The recipe calls for sour cream but you can use vegan cream cheese instead if you prefer – just make sure it’s not too watery when mixing it in! This dish tastes great served hot or cold the next day.
11. Mushroom Pot Pie
Pot pies are comfort food at its best – savory pastry loaded with filling and baked until golden brown on top. You can add all kinds of different fillings to these little pies, such as chicken, beef, or vegetables. This recipe uses mushrooms, potatoes, carrots, and green peas in a creamy sauce. The whole thing is then topped with a puff pastry crust and baked until golden brown. Serve hot with a side of steamed veggies for a complete meal.
12. Mushroom Pizza
If you’re looking for a vegetarian pizza option, this one is definitely worth trying! It’s made with both white and portobello mushrooms, as well as onions, garlic, and herbs. You could also add some veggie sausage crumbles if you want a bit more protein on your pizza. This pizza dough recipe makes enough for two 12-inch pizzas, so you can either freeze half of the dough for later or make two pizzas and have leftovers.
13. Shepherd’s Pie with Mushrooms
This shepherd’s pie is made with both ground beef and mushrooms, as well as peas, carrots, and onions in a savory gravy. It’s then topped with mashed potatoes and baked until golden brown on top. This dish is hearty and filling and makes for great leftovers the next day. Serve it with a side of steamed veggies or a green salad for a complete meal.
14. Mushroom Quiche
This quiche is made with a mixture of mushrooms, onions, garlic, and Gruyere cheese – it’s absolutely delicious! The recipe also calls for a homemade crust, but you can use a store-bought one if you prefer. You could also try using vegan cheese instead of the Gruyere for a dairy-free version. This quiche makes for great leftovers too – just keep it in the fridge and reheat as needed.
15. Pan Fried Gnocchi with Mushrooms
This gnocchi dish is vegan-friendly and ready in 30 minutes! It’s made with both white and porcini mushrooms, garlic, onions, thyme, kale, and even some nutritional yeast flakes for a cheesy flavor! If desired, you can leave out the kale to make it more traditional or add in your favorite greens instead (spinach goes really well). Serve this dish with a side of crusty bread for dipping into that delicious sauce.
With these recipes in your repertoire, you’ll never have to worry about what else to cook with mushrooms again. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or entertaining guests, there are plenty of options here for everyone!