30+ of Our Best Mushroom Recipes to Try ASAP

updated Apr 12, 2021
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Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Stylist: Cyd McDowell

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 mushrooms are a powerhouse, adding serious meatiness and deep, rich flavor everywhere they’re added. You can count on this regardless of variety. Shiitakes, oysters, trumpet, and morel mushrooms always get high marks, but even basic button mushrooms have a lot to offer up.

The first step in cooking up a totally irresistible mushroom recipe is picking up good-quality mushrooms at the grocery store or farmers market. That means choosing mushrooms that are smooth and plump with no gooey or mushy spots, and avoiding mushrooms with excessive browning on the caps. While they’ll keep for about a week at home (keep them in the original packaging in the fridge, or a paper bag for wild mushrooms), it’s worth cooking them up sooner than later.

It’s time we pay homage to the meaty, mighty mushroom! From savory soup to a creamy sauce, we’ve compiled more than 30 totally irresistible mushroom recipes put mushrooms front and center, where they belong.

Sautéed Mushroom Recipes

The best part about a skillet of sautéed mushrooms is while they make for a great side dish, they can also be served over cooked grains or on toast for an easy main dish.

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15-Minute Parmesan-Thyme Mushrooms
Just 15 minutes and a handful of ingredients are all you need to bring these hearty Parmesan mushrooms to the table.
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The Best Stovetop Mushrooms
Here's how to prepare mushrooms on the stovetop so good that you'll want to eat them all on their own.
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Garlic Mushrooms
Button mushrooms are cooked in browned butter, garlic, and fresh thyme for the easiest fancy side dish.
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15-Minute Buttered Balsamic Mushrooms
This recipe takes everyday mushrooms and transform them into a vegetable side that feels decidedly elegant.
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Garlic Butter Mushrooms
Cooked in an herby garlic butter, these mushrooms are the ultimate side dish.
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Mushroom Pasta Recipes

Mushrooms and pasta are truly a perfect match. The vegetable lends meaty richness to your bowl, plus soaks up just about any sauce.

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One-Pot Creamy Mushroom Pesto Pasta
In this 20-minute vegetarian dinner, vibrant pesto and creamy mascarpone cheese combine to create a silky sauce that clings to the noodles.
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Slow Cooker Lentil and Mushroom Bolognese
In this "meaty" vegetarian alternative to classic bolognese, baby bella mushrooms and protein-packed green lentils stand in for ground beef.
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One-Pot Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Orzo
Orzo pasta meets mushrooms, spinach, and plenty of Parmesan cheese in this crowd-pleasing dinner.
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Meaty Mushroom Lasagna
This recipe calls for less meat and makes up for it with a generous dose of mushrooms. It's hearty, satisfying, and you can 100% make it the night before!
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Creamy Wild Mushroom One-Pot Pasta
In this fast and easy one-pot pasta recipe, you'll add linguine, chicken broth, and heavy cream directly to a pot with sautéed mushrooms, then boil until the noodles are al dente and the liquid has thickened into a silky sauce.
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Miso-Buttered Mushrooms & Noodles
Reach in the back of your fridge for that tub of miso paste, because it will singlehandedly treat you to the best buttered noodles you have ever tasted.
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Drunken Chicken and Mushrooms
This one-pan recipe for chicken breasts sautéed with mushrooms in an aromatic white wine sauce is best served over spaghetti or linguine.
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Mushroom and Garlic Spaghetti Dinner
A fast and easy recipe for spaghetti tossed in a sautéed mushroom, garlic, and butter sauce.
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Crispy Skillet Ravioli with Garlic Butter Mushrooms
You don't even have to boil a pot of water to make this quick and easy, and totally satisfying, one-pan pasta dinner.
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Mushroom Soup

A steaming bowl of earthy mushroom soup is always wildly comforting, whether you add a splash of cream to it or not.

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Toasted Grain Soup with Crispy Mushrooms and Kale
This vegetarian soup is supremely satisfying, thanks to a winning combination of veggies, herbs, beans, and grains.
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Mushroom and Barley Soup
This soup relies not just on fresh mushrooms, but also on the richness and big flavor of dried porcini mushrooms.
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Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup
This soup is earthy and rich thanks to two types of mushrooms, fortified wine, fresh herbs, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
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Wild Mushroom & Farro Soup
This soup can simply be made ahead (and even frozen!) and reheated just before serving.
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Soba Noodle Broth Bowl with Miso-Butter Mushrooms
This satisfying soba noodle bowl is packed with savory miso-butter mushrooms, crisp-tender edamame, and a jammy egg.
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Healthy Mushroom Recipes

Mushrooms love to be the center of attention, especially in a wholesome main dish like vegetarian tacos or a simple Instant Pot chicken dinner.

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Roasted Mixed Mushroom and Garlic Farrotto
Swap farro in for rice when making risotto and you have something deliciously hearty and flavor-packed.
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Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken with White Beans and Mushrooms
This freezer-to-Instant Pot chicken dinner is light, fresh, and inspired by the flavors of Tuscany.
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Roasted Mushroom and Poblano Tacos
These vegetarian tacos are filled with roasted portobello mushrooms and poblano peppers, then topped with creamy goat cheese.
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Savory Sourdough French Toast with Mushrooms
This savory French toast, topped with a simple salad made with arugula, radishes, and seared mushrooms, is the most delicious way to enjoy breakfast for dinner.
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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
These roasted portobello mushrooms are stuffed with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and cheese.
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Pulled Mushroom BBQ Sandwiches
Super-savory, flavor-absorbing mushrooms take the place of meat in this vegetarian riff on a pulled pork sandwich.
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Creamy Mushroom Recipes

Can mushrooms be luxurious? When you doctor them up with a bit of heavy cream, they absolutely can.

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Creamy Parmesan Garlic Mushroom Chicken
This creamy Parmesan garlic mushroom chicken skillet is inspired by cream of mushroom soup, and comes together in 30 minutes.
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Creamy Mushroom Dip
A creamy dip made with chopped mushrooms, vegetable or chicken broth, and tangy sour cream, and thickened with a roux.
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Creamy Mushroom Garlic Sauce
A simple three-ingredient sauce that's made in one pan and in less than 30 minutes.
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Creamy Mushroom Smothered Pork Chops
Brown and juicy pork chops are covered in a creamy rosemary and mushroom sauce for an impressively easy stovetop dinner.
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Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushrooms
A simple recipe for sautéed mushrooms in a rich and creamy garlic Parmesan sauce.
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Slow Cooker Beef Tips With Mushroom Gravy
A creamy, comforting beef stew loaded with seared beef and savory mushrooms.
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Creamy Balsamic Chicken and Mushrooms
This easy skillet dinner partners seared chicken breast with buttery sliced mushrooms and a creamy sauce spiked with sweet and tangy balsamic vinegar.
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Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms
A filling of lump crab meat, Parmesan cheese, lemon, and chives makes these stuffed mushrooms extra special and festive.
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