Who doesn’t love mushrooms? With their earthy flavor, and the fact that they are so low-calorie, it’s easy to make so many great recipes with them and you’ll find the all here in this easy vegetarian mushroom recipes collection.
In this carefully curated list we’ve included all types of mushrooms such as portobello, chestnut, porcini, shiitake, and more, to create fragrant delicious dishes.
Try out new recipes, vegetarian twists on family favorites, meatless curries, and more. We promise you, any meat lovers in your house will have nothing to complain about and be converted into mushroom lovers!
I’ve tirelessly trawled through hundreds of tasty recipes to bring you the finest selection, and have also broken them down into recipe sections so you can more easily find the mushroom fix you fancy.
Check out the categories below and click to jump to where you want to be, or scroll on down to enjoy all the mushroomy goodness!
(Pssst don’t forget that the best way to prepare mushrooms for cooking is to just wipe them with a clean damp cloth or paper towel and cut off any hard dried discoloured edges such as the base of the foot. Never “wash” them as they’ll absorb a ton of water)
Who doesn’t love a good curry? Hearty mushrooms bring an extra layor of umami flavor to these dishes. Check out these delicious recipes ranging from creamy mushroom masala to Sri Lankan mushroom curry. Pair with some fluffy homemade naan bread and this delicious five-minute onion raita.
A gluten-free nut-free semi-dry thick creamy curry that uses yogurt and makes for a perfect quick healthy weeknight dinner.
Mushrooms are often relegated to being garnish or a side dish but these filling main dishes will change your mind. Here we’ll find recipes combining with flaky pastry for a pot pie or a rich sauce for a good bouguignon.
A tried and true favorite for a reason, oozy gooey creamy mushroom risotto is a famous and beloved vegetarian dish that's included on many menus. Try this gorgeous homemade version and you'll swoon in delight.
Quick, easy, and super satisfying, these mushroom fajitas are the perfect family-friendly midweek dinner or fun lunch. Add the toppings to the table in small bowls and everyone can customize theirs to their personal preference.
Mushroom Pasta Dishes
Whittling down the best mushroom pasta dishes was a painstaking process but well worth is when you gaze upon these delicious noodle-y beauties! Here you’ll find vegetarian versions of old classics like bolognese, tagliatelle al funghi, and more creamy delicious pasta dishes with mushrooms.
This delicious ragu features a mix of fresh and dried mushrooms and lentils simmered in a rich tomato and garlic sauce with a splash of red wine.
Get in some of your grams of dietary fiber by adding some mushrooms to your sarnie (or sambo, as we say in Ireland). Whether you just want to perk up your grilled cheese or have a hankering for a full-on burger, you’ll find your mushroom sandwich of choice right here (or for vegans take a peek at our vegan sandwich recipes collection).
A hearty vegan hamburger sandwich with homemade mayonnaise, caramelized onions , tomato, and a juicy portobello patty.
Mushroom Side Dishes
Upgrade any meal with these yummy mushroom side dishes, some can even double up as appetizers! Whether you want to wow everyone with fried morels with lemon crema or homemade mushroom dumplings, or simply put together a quick healthy side like garlic mushroom quinoa, you’ll find all these recipes and more in this section.
Ajillo mushrooms are a popular vegetarian (and vegan) tapa in Spain where I live. One bite of this delicious recipe and you'll be able to see why. Make it in just ten minutes with simple fresh ingredients.
I used to always beg for these any time we got a takeaway when I was a child, the hot juicy garlicky mushrooms pair so well with the crunchy exterior and a cool dip like the creamy chive one included here.
This easy mushroom spread (or pate) is a scrumptious vegetarian alternative to regular spreads and/or pates. Slather thickly over crisp crackers or melba toast to a gorgeous appetizer or pair with crusty bread for a nice side dish.
Ready in less than 20 minutes, this simple one-pot garlic mushroom quinoa is the perfect clean-eating side dish.
Mushroom Soups and Stews
There is nothing more comforting than a creamy mushroom soup or hearty stew. They’re so versatile and can be made on the stovetop, with an Instant Pot or pressure cooker, but my favorite has to be in a slow cooker.
Enjoy as a light meal or make it more filling by serving soups with some sour cream and chives on top and a side of buttered garlic bread, or serve stews over polenta and sprinkle with veggie parmesan.
A meaty portobello avocado-crema filling perfect for tacos or serve leftovers with beans and rice for another delicious and filling meal.
Stuffed mushrooms are perfect as starters or side dishes and also make amazing party food with their tiny individual servings. Unlike most other stuffed vegetables, mushrooms require very little preparation in order to stuff, and shrink less, making them the perfect stuffable ingredient!