24 Wildly Delicious Vegetarian Mushroom Recipes

updated Nov 15, 2023
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fettuccini and bolognese are mixed together in a large cooking pot
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There’s no question that mushrooms tend to be a go-to food for vegetarian recipes: they’re delicious, nutritious, and relatively affordable. But they’re also something of culinary chameleons, meaning they can be just as at home in a delicate crepe as they are in a rich and creamy pasta dish — no meat necessary. Not sure where to start? We’ve rounded up a bunch of our favorite ways to weave mushrooms into vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Garlicky Mushroom Bolognese
A savory, one-pot recipe for vegetarian mushroom bolognese with fettuccine.
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Brown Rice Congee with Shiitake Mushrooms and Greens

This Asian-style rice porridge is a simple, comforting dish for breakfast or any time of day.

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Portobello Mushroom Burger
Not only are they seriously satisfying and packed with flavor, but the mix of color and texture will keep you coming back for more.
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Wild Mushroom Tart
This savory, 5-ingredient tart boasts ultra-flaky puff pastry blanketed with layers of nutty Gruyère and a medley of wild mushrooms.
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How To Cook Mushrooms on the Stovetop
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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Wild Mushroom Stuffing
This stuffing is packed with in-season wild mushrooms and an earthy blend of herbs, and is so cozy and comforting it will warm you right up.
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Creamy Vegan Mushroom Lasagna
Here's how to make a hearty and satisfying lasagna that's 100% plant based. With mushrooms and a rich cashew cream, there's nothing to miss!
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Falafel-Spiced Crispy Mushrooms
Crispy, golden-brown mushrooms coated in a medley of ground coriander, cumin, and cayenne; topped with quick-pickled cabbage, fresh veggies, and a minty yogurt sauce.
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Creamy Vegan Polenta with Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Spinach
When you add coconut milk to the cooking liquid and whisk in miso at the end, you get an ultra-creamy, slightly “cheesy” polenta.
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Sautéed Oyster Mushroom
Oyster mushrooms have a mild flavor with a tender, meaty texture.
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Air Fryer Mushrooms
Bite-sized garlic-butter mushrooms are savory with crispy edges, all thanks to the air fryer.
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Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
A quick marinade gives these hearty mushroom caps tons of flavor.
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Mushroom Shawarma Bowls
Inspired by shawarma, these plant-based bowls feature a mix of meaty mushrooms, crunchy romaine, warm plum tomatoes, and tangy pickled onions.
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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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Cold Ramen with Quick-Pickled Mushrooms, Celery, and Ginger
Pickled vegetables and chewy ramen noodles combine for a mighty yet simple cold noodle salad.
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Quesadilla de Quelite y Champiñón (Mushroom and Purslane Quesadillas)
Earthy mushrooms, tender verdolaga (purslane), and herbaceous epazote star in these super satisfying vegan tacos.
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Caramelized Mushroom Galette
This hearty savory tart features a nutty whole-wheat crust, rosemary-scented mushrooms, and lots of melty Brie 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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Creamy Wild Mushroom One-Pot Pasta
In this creamy and delicious pasta, everything comes together in one pot.
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Creamy, Satisfying Mushroom Soup
This soup treats you to a double dose of mushrooms, plus a silky, mushroom-infused vegetable broth with just a touch of cream for just a hint of richness.
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Portobello Mushroom Lasagna
Flavorful Portobello mushrooms transform this vegetarian lasagna into a substantial main entree, but it can also be served as a side dish with a roast.
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Umami Garlic Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms and Broccolini
Mì Xào Tỏi, a longstanding Viet-American favorite got its start in the late 1970s, where it was served with roasted crab and giant prawns.
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Mushroom Rice Pilaf
This creamy mushroom and herb-flecked skillet makes the perfect side to anything you're cooking for dinner, or better yet, top it with a yolky poached egg for a creamy bite.
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