When it comes to adding vegetables to dinner, there are two camps: the ones I pick in an effort to feel like I'm doing something good for myself (aka all the green things), and the ones that can really bring some oomph to a recipe. Small but mighty mushrooms fall solidly into the second camp. They're rich and savory, with a hearty texture that makes meat-free meals feel more substantial.
If the comforting mix of caramelized mushrooms, juicy chicken, tender white beans, and sun-dried tomatoes doesn't instantly win you over, the fact that this weeknight-friendly dinner comes together in a single skillet will do the trick.
When meaty portobellos meet smoky poblano peppers, you're in for a Taco Tuesday guaranteed to please vegetarians and carnivores alike.
On the nights I don't feel like cooking, I keep this recipe nearby in part because it comes together in a flash, but mostly because it makes me feel like a dinner hero. Seared cremini mushrooms and a spoonful of umami-rich miso paste are all you need to take your standard buttered noodles from passable to totally amazing.
If you like chicken marsala, you'll definitely want to add this recipe to next week's meal plan. Thanks to a glug of chardonnay, it's lighter and brighter than traditional marsala and goes heavy on the mushrooms.
Just a handful of ingredients and 15 minutes are all you need to turn mushrooms into a cheesy, herby side that goes with everything.
Mushrooms and steak are a natural pairing, but what makes this one so special is the glossy, salty-tangy sauce that brings dinner together.
Inspired by the classic brothy soup from the deli counter, this hearty vegetarian soup is pure comfort and warmth. It relies not just on fresh mushrooms, but also on the richness and big flavor of dried porcini mushrooms.
This casserole was made for cold winter Meatless Mondays. Pair mushrooms with lentils and brown rice and you have a meat-free meal that is hearty and totally satisfying.
I tell you from experience that once you make this recipe you will be totally smitten. Simple popover batter is baked in a trusty 9x13-inch dish, then loaded with earthy mushrooms, red onions, and tangy goat cheese. It is pure bliss.
This is exactly the kind of dinner I like to keep in my meal plan. It's so quick and easy to pull together yet it feels kind of fancy, thanks to the buttery white wine sauce, mushrooms, and herbs.