Mushrooms are a severely underrated vegetable. They're often hiding in the background, playing the supporting role instead of having their time in the limelight. But not anymore. These 10 wildly popular mushroom recipes put mushrooms front and center, where they belong.
It's time we pay homage to the meaty, mighty mushroom!
1. Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Mushrooms from Damn Delicious
In about 20 minutes you can have this easy side dish on your table. Just toss some cremini mushrooms with butter, garlic, lemon, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper and roast them until golden-brown.
These mushrooms are also a quick side dish! They require a bit more hands-on work than the ones above, as you have to sauté them on the stovetop instead of letting them do their thing in the oven, but they're still super easy.
3. Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Skillet from The Recipe Critic
This one-pan meal is the fast and fancy dinner you've been looking for. I mean, can you really go wrong with chicken, mushrooms, bacon, and cream? I'm not going to lie and say this isn't a rich dish, but the balsamic vinegar and fresh parsley garnish do help to cut it a bit.
We already know that when you sauté or roast mushrooms you've got a winning side dish, but what happens when you add butter and balsamic vinegar? Pure magic. With a sprinkle of fresh herbs, a touch of brown sugar, and a drizzle of soy sauce, these are sure to be the most complex-tasting mushrooms you've ever had.
5. Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushrooms from The Recipe Critic
One bite of these creamy garlic Parmesan mushrooms and you'll be convinced that vegetables can be truly decadent. With butter, heavy cream, cream cheese, and Parmesan, this side dish will make a mushroom-lover out of anyone.
Steak tips are an inexpensive cut of beef that expertly soak up marinades, like this soy and balsamic one. Throw some mushrooms into the pan after the meat's ready, add more vinegar and a touch of butter, and you've got dinner gold.
7. Portobello Mushroom Galette with Butter Gruyere Crust from How Sweet Eats
A galette is pie's laid-back cousin. And while galettes can be sweet or savory, it's not every day that you see a mushroom-filled galette. But it makes perfect sense — the rich, buttery crust, and the creamy mushroom filling are a match made in heaven. A slice of this with a cold glass of wine sounds absolutely divine.
This meal comes together in 20 minutes, but it tastes like it cooked for way longer. That's all thanks to browned mushrooms and a rich miso butter sauce, which give the dish great umami flavor.
The next time you have a craving for cream of mushroom soup, skip the canned kind and go the homemade route instead. With the help of the slow cooker, I promise it's almost as easy as opening a can — and the results are far better.
This is how you get a risotto-esque dish without standing at the stove stirring constantly. The dish just so happens to be vegan, but between the meaty mushrooms and savory caramelized onions you wouldn't even know. If you do eat dairy, a dollop of sour cream or mascarpone on top really seals the deal.