45 Magical Mushroom Recipes for Fungus-Loving Foodies

Hello and welcome to this thing we’re doing where we help you figure out what you’re gonna put in your mouth this week. Some of these are recipes we’ve tried, some of these are recipes we’re looking forward to trying, all of them are fucking delicious. Tell us what you want to put in your piehole or suggest your own recipes, and we’ll talk about which things we made, which things we loved, and which things have changed us irreversibly as people. Last week, we munched on quesadillas.

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There are two kinds of people in the world: the kind who love mushrooms and the kind who loathe them. Luckily, I am life-partnered to a fellow mushroom lover, because I don’t know that our love could survive without ‘shrooms.

The best thing about mushrooms is you can eat them for every freaking meal of the day. You can eat them raw or cooked. You can eat them here or there. You can eat them in a boat or with a goat. There are a gazillion types of mushrooms, from all across the world, in various shapes and sizes, different textures, from the inexpensive white cap mushrooms you can buy in bulk to the $1000 variety.

One promise to y’all before we delve in: none of these recipes are for simple sautéed mushrooms or a simple portobello burger because, while delicious, there are much more interesting ways to eat mushrooms. We can do better! #TeamShroom #YesAllMushrooms


1. Perfect Mushroom Risotto

perfectmushroomrisotto


2. Mushroom Tikka

mushroom-tikka


3. Mushroom and Walnut Stew with Cheesy Cobbler Topping

cheesymushroomstewcobblertopping


4. Vegan Sausage and Mushroom Etoufee

mushroom sausage etoufee


5. Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Portobellos

SpinachArtichokeStuffedMushrooms


6. Leek and Wild Mushroom Stew

leek_and_wild_mushroom_stew_recipe


7. Green Bean Mushroom Tart

green bean mushroom tart


8. Three Mushroom Tagliatelle With Garlic Sauce

Tagliatelle-with-Mushrooms


9. Ginger Beef, Mushroom and Kale Stir-Fry

Ginger-Beef-Mushroom-Kale-Stir-Fry


10. Cauliflower Mushroom Curry (Gobi-Mushroom Curry)

Cauliflower-Mushroom-Curry


11. Mushroom Bourguinonne

mushroom bourguinonne


12. Creamy Three Mushroom Chicken Casserole

creamy chicken mushroom


13. Mushroom, Spinach and Feta Quiche

mushroom spinach and feta quiche


14. Mushroom, Farro and Fontina Salad

Mushroom-Farro-and-Fontina-Salad


15. Enchilada Stuffed Mushrooms

enchilada stuffed mushrooms


16. Roasted Garlic Mushrooms with Brie

roasted-garlic-mushrooms-brie


17. Lasagne with Slow Roasted Mushrooms and Goat Cheese

lasagne mushrooms goat cheese


18. Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Parmesan

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19. Vegetarian Caramelized Onion & Chanterelle Mushroom Stuffing

Vegetarian-Stuffing-Recipe


20. Stuffed Fontina Portobello Skillet

stuffed fontino portobello


21. Mushroom Empanadas

mushroom empanada


22. Buffalo and Blue Cheese-Stuffed Button Mushrooms

buffalo blue cheese mushroom


23. Roast Mushroom & Bread Salad

mushroom bread salad


24. Cashew Cream of Mushroom Soup

cashew cream of mushroom soup


25. Swiss Pan Burgers with Rosemary-Mushroom Pan Sauce

Swiss-Pan-Burgers-with-Rosemary-Mushroom-Sauce


26. Clear Mushroom Soup

clear mushroom soup


27. Stuffed Portabella Pizza in a Cashew Basil Cheese Sauce

mushroom pizza cashew basil


28. Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Frittata

wild mushroom frittata


29. Korean Enoki Mushrooms Pancakes (Paeng-ee Beosut Jeon)

Korean Enoki Mushrooms Pancakes (Paeng-ee Beosut Jeon)


30. Vegan Mushroom Stifado

mushroom stifado


31. Tofu and Mushroom Miso Soup

tofu-mushroom-miso-soup-recipe


32. Black Bean, Spinach, Mushroom, and Soy Chorizo Quesadilla

Black Bean, Spinach, Mushroom, and Soy Chorizo Quesadilla


33. Bruschetta and Avocado with Artichoke and White Truffle Tapenade

avocado-bruschetta-with-artichoke-and-truffle-tapenade


34. Creamy Mascarpone Polenta with Mushrooms

creamy-mascarpone-polenta-with-mushrooms


35. Mushroom Artichoke Mac and Cheese

artichoke-and-mushroom-mac-and-cheese


36. Mushroom Tofu Skin Roll

Mushroom Tofu Skin Roll


37. Vegan Tofu Mushroom Quiche


tofu mushroom quiche


38. Fiddlehead Fern and Morel Mushroom Pasta

fiddlehead-morel-mushroom-pasta


39. Shiitake Nigiri and Eringi Nigiri

mushroom sushi


40. Raw Mushroom Curry with Parsnip Rice Spiced Mango Chutney

raw-food-recipe-curry-mushroom


41.Italian Deep Fried Mushrooms

italian deep fried mushrooms


42. Venison Shank and Chestnut Mushroom Suet Pudding

Venison Mushroom


43. Lentil Mushroom Meatballs

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45. Candy Cap Mushroom Panna Cotta

mushroom panna cotta


45. Mushroom Cardamom Rice Pudding with Dulce de Leche

mushroom rice pudding


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23 Comments

    • Good question! I did some googling for you because I love you.

      So it seems like mushrooms are technically, biologically, neither plant not animal. Someone call Scully and Mulder because we have an x-file on our hands here!!!

      But in terms of where to chart them on the food pyramid, they would be checked off under the fruits and veggies section. Even though they are neither. Creepy, delicious mushrooms…

      • Yes, I know they’re neither plant nor animal – but that still begs the question of what makes something technically a “vegetable”? I have heard that vegetables must be either a leaf, stem, flower, or seed – and the part of the mushroom that we eat is a the above-ground part, or the fruiting body, which I suppose doesn’t really have a stem or leaf, just a stalk and cap. So I suppose it isn’t a vegetable, if this is the logic we’re using.

        And so, tomatoes and mushrooms can stand in solidarity as misunderstood non-vegetables. Not to mention spirulina, which is not a plant nor animal nor fungus, but cyanobacterium….And then there’s seaweed, which is an algae, which may be considered to be a plant or a protist, depending on which textbook you look at.

        Isn’t food and biology and diversity awesome? How many kingdoms have YOU eaten? 😀

  1. I stopped eating mushrooms and cheese combo for a few years, can’t remember why I stopped or when I started back again, but now as a vegan, mushrooms are a real delight. Specially seared mushroom steak. I may have to make that etuofee this weekend. Thank you!!!

  2. My entire family went vegetarian last year, so for Thanksgiving we got to have three mushroom lasagna, and it was infinitely better than any of the various meats we’ve had in the past. It’s interesting how much more flavor everything has now that meat isn’t stealing the spotlight.

  3. YUMMMM I’m so excited about these recipes! I’ve been really into mushrooms lately, I’ve bought them the last 5 times I went to Kroger and it’s time for some more exciting ideas although I did just make 2 delicious pizzas that included mushrooms.

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