In the past, food was something that was eaten, and mushrooms were something that grew in the woods. Today, however, mushrooms are a staple in many of our favorite dishes—and they’re becoming more and more popular as we learn about their benefits and versatility.
More than 60% of Americans have never tried mushrooms before, but once they do they’re often surprised at how delicious they can be. Mushrooms are rich in nutrients like selenium and riboflavin (vitamin B2), making them a great addition to any diet.
Mushrooms are also versatile: you can cook them on their own or add them to soups and sauces for an extra flavor boost! You can even use them as a replacement for meat in some dishes! The possibilities are endless when it comes to using mushrooms in food preparation.
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All the Best Mushroom Recipes in One Spot!
Raise your hand if you are a fan of mushroom dishes! I know we sure are. So naturally, we’ve created many great recipes utilizing them and this is our favorite time of year to pull them out and cook them on repeat.
Our favorite thing about mushrooms is how truly versatile they are and we hope this 20 Best Mushroom Recipe Round-Up proves just that. Here are 20 amazingly diverse ways to use mushrooms. All different, and all completely delicious.
This list is full of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that will have you wishing you could taste them all! Let’s get started.
Mushroom Recipes Everyone will Love.
- This Wild Mushroom Galette looks impressive, but is deceptively simple. It makes a great appetizer, breakfast, lunch, or dinner! It also happens to be one of our favorite chanterelle mushroom recipes of all time.
- You’re going to love the rich, classic flavors in this recipe for easy Rigatoni with Mushroom Sauce. It’s the perfect mushroom pasta recipe for any day of the week.
Please Pass the Mushroom Soup.
- Every year it seems that the dismal weather inspires delicious food like this Hungarian Mushroom Soup. We can’t say that we mind the rain all that much when it means we get to slurp down this soup on repeat.
- Fragrant with fresh thyme and studded with earthy mushrooms, we know you will love this Lentil Soup with Quinoa and Mushrooms. A heady drizzle of balsamic vinegar to finish takes this vegan mushroom recipe over the top.
Mushrooms All Day, Every Day.
- Need even more mushroom soup recipes? We are here for you. This Coconut Curry Ramen has a velvety broth that sings with Thai flavors—and you guessed it, is studded with mushrooms.
- Whether we’re spooning them over grilled burgers, tossing them into a mushroom pasta recipe, or gobbling them straight out of the pan, this Dry Sautéed Mushroom recipe is as easy as they come.
- This Spinach Mushroom Strata makes a perfect meal any time of day.
Mushroom Season is Here and we Couldn’t be Happier.
- This Creamy Mushroom Sauce is so simple to make and takes everything pasta and veggies from ordinary to over-the-top delicious. Hello favorite vegetarian mushroom recipe!
- Whether you scoop it onto a toasted hoagie to make a delicious sandwich, or eat it as-is, this easy Philly Cheese Steak Skillet is a mushroom lovers dream dinner, and it’s ready in 30 minutes.
- If you’re fortunate enough to score some seasonal chanterelles, you’ll definitely want to make this Wild Mushroom Chowder with Bacon and Leeks.
Warm & Comforting Fall Favorites.
- Make these Creamy Brussels Sprouts with Wild Mushrooms in place of the green bean casserole…you’ll thank us later.
- You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love and appreciate this Vegetable Pot Pie.
Are you Drooling Yet?
- Did you know you can make macaroni and cheese in a crock pot? Mmm. This Slow Cooker Mushroom Mac and Cheese has us drooling.
- This Coconut Chicken Soup is the result of many years of trial and error. It is rich and beautifully balanced, rivaling any Thai restaurant soup we’ve had.
Mushrooms go with ALL The Things.
- There’s nothing in the world that smells better than beef braising slowly in the oven. If you agree, then you must give this Wine Braised Beef with Mushrooms a try.
- ALL the cheese and ALL the mushrooms in this 4 Cheese and Mushroom Rolled Lasagna. It makes for one incredible meal.
- This classic French Coq au Vin dish is a simple, one-pot wonder full of layered, rich flavors that are perfect for your next family meal or dinner party. It also happens to be one of our favorite chicken and mushroom recipes ever.
You Can Never Have too Many Mushroom Recipe Ideas.
- These Pork Chops with Mushroom Cream Sauce are a favorite way to eat a pork chop. It’s a rich and hearty dish that makes a weeknight dinner feel like a special occasion.
- Let this Wild Mushroom Risotto recipe prove to you that Risotto is a tremendously easy labor of love!
- Not only is this Pecan Stuffed Mushroom recipe completely delicious, they’re also healthy and easy enough to make for a crowd.
simple mushroom recipes
buttery garlic mushrooms with a flavour twist! the herb garlic butter sauce is so good, you’ll be serving these mushrooms with everything!
Pan seared Garlic Mushrooms are a staple side in any restaurant, bistro, pub or steakhouse, and a huge favourite in homes all over the world. BUT, over the years I have made a few changes and added a couple of extra ingredients to regular garlic mushrooms to get the BEST flavour!
You will love this easy and delicious 10-minute side dish that pairs with anything! Low carb and Keto approved!
Melt-in-your mouth garlic mushrooms can be enjoyed at breakfast (think Sheet Pan Full Breakfast With Garlic Butter Mushrooms), as a side to Roast Chicken, Pork Roast with Crackle or with a juicy Steakhouse Steak. They are so versatile, you can even stuff mushrooms inside chicken breasts! Or keep it simple and serve them on your toasts (or garlic bread).
Normally, garlic mushrooms are cooked in butter and garlic, hence the name of the recipe. However, you will love the extra ingredients we add even more! Because an extra kick of flavour never hurt anyone!
how to make garlic mushrooms
For my recipe, you only need a handful of ingredients:
- Unsalted butter — use unsalted to control the amount of salt added.
- Olive oil — just a little oil added to the butter gets them nice and crispy on the outer edges and prevents the butter from burning.
- Garlic — please use fresh where you can.
- Herbs — we love parsley and thyme, but you can use oregano, rosemary, basil, etc.
- Salt and pepper.
Onion — green, red, yellow or white! This is an optional ingredient BUT I find it enhances the garlic flavour.
Dry white wine — also optional. If you’ve never added wine to your garlic mushrooms, you won’t regret trying it.
That’s it! The two additional (and optional) ingredients of white wine and onion is what makes this recipes stand out from regular garlic mushrooms — in a good and tasty way!
how to clean mushrooms
Wipe each mushroom over with a damp paper towel for soft pastry brush if needed to remove loose dirt and debris. Work one at a time.
Lightly rinse under cold water and thoroughly pat dry with paper towel.
Avoid soaking mushrooms as they will absorb water like a sponge and won’t brown during cooking.
what to serve with garlic mushrooms
Pretty much anything goes…especially for mushroom lovers. Garlic mushrooms are perfect with steak, ribs, salmon, chicken and pork chops. Or serve them as an appetizer alongside an epic Cheeseboard!
Size: Find mushrooms that are about the same size to ensure even cooking.
Type: We use button mushrooms as pictured here, or you can use Cremini (Swiss brown) or wild mushrooms. Choose a mushroom type you are familiar with!
Rinse mushrooms before slicing and when you are ready to cook to prevent them from getting slimy.
more side dish recipes
Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots
Creamy Broccoli and Bacon
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
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Buttery Garlic Mushrooms with a mouth watering herb garlic butter sauce! You will love this 10-minute side dish that goes with anything! PRINT SAVEPREP:5 MINSCOOK:10 MINSTOTAL:15 MINSSERVES: SERVES
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 an onion chopped (optional)
- 1 pound (500 g) Cremini or button mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons dry white wine* (optional)
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the butter and oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
- Sauté the onion until softened (about 3 minutes).
- Add the mushrooms and cook for about 4-5 minutes until golden and crispy on the edges.
- Pour in the wine and cook for 2 minutes, to reduce slightly.
- Stir through thyme, 1 tablespoon of parsley and garlic. Cook for a further 30 seconds, until fragrant.
- Season generously with salt and pepper (to your taste).
- Sprinkle with remaining parsley and serve warm.