Mushrooms are a type of fungi that humans have consumed since the dawn of our species. There are many different types of mushrooms, some edible, while others are not.
Some of the most popular edible mushrooms today include portobellos, shiitake, oyster, crimini, and button mushrooms.
Because of the sheer variety of different mushrooms around the world, it can be overwhelming when you look at the sheer amount of recipes that contain them.
If you find yourself unable to pick the perfect mushroom recipe for your family meal, then don’t panic! You’ve come to the right place!
In this article, we’re going to give you a comprehensive list of the 27 best mushroom recipes that we could find.
We’ve also included a short FAQ that answers questions to do with cooking with mushrooms.
So let’s get right into it!
Risotto is one of the most simplistic Italian foods to make, and mushrooms have long been a key ingredient in this classic.
It’s best to go with a white risotto when working with mushrooms, and this recipe will give you a creamy texture and short-grain rice.
Make sure to top with parmesan cheese for a perfect finish.
For the second and last (we promise) risotto on our list, we have this recipe that uses red wine to imbue the dish with a rich taste.
You might have to spend a little more to get the perfect wild mushrooms, but the quality of those you pick are going to make all the difference in the delicate tastes of this recipe.
Mushrooms have long been the savior for vegetarians looking for a good substitute for meat.
It might surprise you to hear that – if prepared correctly – portobello mushrooms can be a great substitute for beef patties.
This recipe uses some American classic ingredients to make a burger that will be big, juicy, and with all the works.
Another classic use for mushrooms is within soup. Mushroom soup has been a worldwide favorite for a long time, and there is nothing better than a warm bowl on a cold winter’s night.
This recipe will work equally well for more formal dinner scenarios, and a small portion can work great as a starter.
Mushrooms and pasta go very well together, but you have to make sure to be careful when cooking with these two ingredients to make them really shine.
This recipe adds garlic butter parmesan for a rich, thick texture. Just make sure you blend it all together delicately and don’t overload on the sauce.
Mushrooms are a perfect breakfast/brunch ingredient. They’re delicate enough to stomach in the early morning and pair very well with other classics like eggs and spinach.
This recipe mixes those all together to make something that is light and fragrant and will be a perfect way to start your day (or early afternoon).
Gnocchi is a type of pasta that originated in Italy. It’s a small potato dumpling that is boiled and then baked. It’s similar to a ravioli, but gnocchi is much smaller.
It’s a great side dish to add to any meal. You can eat them plain, or you can put sauce on top.
Mushrooms are very frequently included, and this recipe showcases the best of this aspect of Italian cuisine.
You might not think of mushrooms as a good topping for a jacket potato, but if you’re looking for a good meat substitute they can work quite well.
This recipe is a series of jacket potatoes stuffed with mushrooms and onion. They are then baked for around 15 minutes and come out all crispy and perfect.
This is a great, quick mushroom recipe you can make during a break from work.
This Mushroom sauce recipe can go with a variety of different dishes. We like it most of all as a sauce to go with steaks (see also ‘20 Of The Best Sauces That Pair Perfectly With Your Steak’), but there are a lot of different places you can put it.
Mushroom sauce is a versatile topping that is easy to make, but requires a bit of careful consideration when adding ingredients.
Check this recipe out for something that is thick, creamy, and packed with flavor.
Chicken and mushroom pie is an incredible dish that has warmed nations since its creation. It’s cheap to make and pairs well with a variety of different vegetables and carbohydrates.
The pairing of chicken and mushroom is an incredible mix that always goes well.
This recipe uses puff pastry to make a gorgeous lid and a great mix of chicken and mushroom in a creamy sauce.
This takes a bit of work to cook, but if you’ve ever had a well-made pie before then you’ll know it’s worth the effort!
If you don’t like the idea of mixing eggs with mushrooms, there is a more simplistic mushroom recipe that you can eat for breakfast (see also ‘26 Breakfast Recipes You Can Eat For Dinner‘).
Mushrooms on toast seem too simple at first, but the small additions of certain ingredients found within this recipe make all the difference.
What you end up with is a delicate, delicious creamy topping to spice up your morning toast!
12. Mushroom Omelet
Another great way to combine mushroom and egg is to make them into an omelet. It can be easy to overcomplicate this type of recipe, so we’ve decided to go with something simple.
This recipe is nothing but mushrooms, eggs, butter, olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh chives.
These ingredients blend together perfectly to make a light and easy omelet that you can make on sleepy mornings.
You can also serve with rocket salad and crusty bread, but these are completely optional.
You’ve probably heard of stuffed peppers before, but what about stuffed mushrooms?
This recipe takes around 45 minutes in total and adds a series of ingredients to large mushrooms to pack them with flavor.
The mushroom here is used as the base and is a great low-carb option (see also ‘32 Recipe Ideas For Delicious Low-Carb Dinners‘) if you’re looking to ditch the bread.
Beef stroganoff is well known, but this recipe switches out the beef with mushroom to make it suitable for vegetarians.
If you’re looking for something simple and hearty, then this is a great pick for you.
If the list of ingredients is a bit too much for you, then you can take out some of the herbs and spices to make something more simplistic.
There are lots of different ways to make a vegetarian version of bolognese, and most vegetarians choose to go with soya mince substitutes.
But mushrooms are a great, non-processed way of getting the same kind of textures as beef and it doesn’t take too much to get right.
This recipe blends mushrooms and lentils together to create an easy, delicate Italian feast.
16. Mushroom Ravioli
Ah, ravioli! One of the most iconic Italian dishes, and one that has used mushrooms for a long time. These little pasta pockets come packed with a soft, mushroom filling.
Now we know ravioli (see also ‘36 Of The Tastiest Ravioli Fillings You Need To Try (+A Few Extra Recipes!)‘) can be difficult to make, but this recipe gives you a few different tips and options that will help you on your way.
17. Mushroom Lasagne
Lasagne is often seen as the ultimate comfort food. There’s nothing like layers of cheese, sauce, and pasta to make you feel cozy (see also ‘40 Cozy Recipes To Warm You Up On A Rainy Day‘).
This recipe adds a spicy twist to the recipe to give you an extra taste.
The oyster and chestnut mushrooms are the perfect ingredients to pair with chili, and once your creation is complete you’ll be amazed by the deepness of the flavors.
18. Mushroom Chilli
We’re going through all the favorites here, and you’ve probably noticed how good of a substitute mushroom is for beef.
That’s not to say you can’t add beef mince as well as mushrooms, but we found this recipe works just as well with or without.
This one is recommended to serve with brown rice, but you’ll find it works well with whatever you have in your pantry.
19. Mushroom Stirfry
Now we move on to some Asian recipes (see also ‘20 Simple And Easy Asian Soup Recipes‘), and we’re first going to show this Chinese-style mushroom stirfry. It includes peas and green onions and comes dressed in a sweet and spicy sauce.
Stir fries are notoriously quick and easy to cook, and this one’s few simple ingredients mean that it’s something you can throw together without much difficulty.
We recommend not skipping the sesame seed topping, since they really add that extra Asian touch.
20. Mushroom Ramen
Ramen is one of those foods that is incredible, but a pain to make. This meal simplifies the usually difficult process and narrows it down to just a few simple ingredients.
The most difficult part to make is the broth, but once you have that part nailed you’ll find the rest easy enough to prepare.
Shiitake mushrooms are a must here, and will make the difference between good ramen and a great one!
This recipe includes a mix of beans and various mushrooms to create a hearty stew for you to enjoy.
You can make it in either an oven or a slow cooker depending on what you have at hand, and uses a few simple herbs to create a mix of flavors including oregano, thyme, fennel seeds, garlic, and parsley.
22. Roast Mushrooms
This is mostly a side dish, but it is an incredible addition to any meal you might be serving.
The best thing about this recipe is that it’s incredibly simple, requiring only button or cremini mushrooms, salt, pepper, a few herbs, and olive oil (see also ‘12 Best Olive Oil Subscriptions‘).
It takes around 50 minutes to roast so you can easily make it at the same time as a larger meal.
Sourdough is thought by many to be the ultimate variation of bread. If you want a different way to have mushrooms on toast, then this is a great recipe to try.
It includes a few simple ingredients including wild mushrooms, butter, garlic, lemon juice, and the best sourdough bread you can find.
24. Mushroom Pizza
This is a controversial topping for pizza (see also ‘Top 20 Tasty Pizza Toppings‘), but if you’re a mushroom lover then you have a lot of options when it comes to pizza.
For this recipe, we’ve chosen a pizza that comes packed with a lot of flavors. Don’t skip out on the herbs and spices here, since you’ll miss out on all of the different tastes.
25. Mushroom Polenta
This is a simplistic parmesan polenta (see also ‘30 Polenta Recipes That Are Sinfully Easy‘) that uses a series of different mushrooms as a topping.
We picked this recipe because it’s a great vegetarian option that is simple to make and extremely tasty.
There are quite a few ingredients, but it only takes around 50 minutes to make and requires minimal cooking skills.
Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. This recipe uses caramelized onion, mushrooms, and classic elbow macaroni to make something that will warm you on sad days or long winter nights.
The mix of parmesan and sharp cheddar is essential for this recipe so don’t skip out on them!
27. Mushroom Strudel
We thought we’d end with something a little different – did you know that you can make strudel with mushrooms?
This recipe can be difficult to get right, but if you can follow the steps carefully then you’re going to end up with a series of delicious savory strudels that will wow any guests that you’re entertaining and have them asking for the recipe.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do You Need To Wash Mushrooms?
Mushrooms should always be washed before eating. Even if they look clean, they may still have dirt or sand stuck to them.
Washing mushrooms removes any dirt or debris that could make you sick. If you’ve picked wild mushrooms, you need to make sure they are properly cleaned before being used in cooking.
Can I Pick My Own Mushrooms?
Mushrooms are fungi and they are everywhere! Mushrooms are some of the easiest edible wild foods to harvest. You don’t need any special equipment to gather them.
All you need is a good pair of shoes and a basket. If you’re lucky enough to live near a forest, you’ll find plenty of mushrooms right outside your door.
But if not, you can still find them at local farmers’ markets and grocery stores.
However, this comes with a warning. There are all kinds of inedible mushrooms that can make you sick or even pose a risk to your life if you’re not careful.
Make sure to only ever consume mushrooms that you know are safe to eat. If you’re not sure, it’s always best to take care.
What Mushrooms Are Edible?
There are two types of mushroom consumption: wild-harvested and cultivated. Wild-harvested mushrooms are gathered directly from the environment without any cultivation.
Cultivated mushrooms are grown under controlled conditions in order to produce larger yields.
Wild-harvested mushrooms can be found in abundance throughout the United States.
Many people enjoy eating them raw, while others prefer to cook them. You may find some mushrooms sold at grocery stores, but these are often not edible.
So there you have it! Those were 27 different innovative mushroom recipes that you can make for family dinners.
We hope that this article has given you some good ideas, and showed you all of the wonderful recipes you can make with something as simple as mushrooms.
There are some things you’ll want to keep in mind when cooking with mushrooms, so keep reading for our extensive FAQ section on this issue.
We wish you the best of luck in your next culinary creation and hope it comes out delicious!