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Mushrooms make a great addition to many dishes and they can even be the star of the show. Here you will find some of our Best Mushroom Recipes from main courses to appetizers with a few tips along the way!

Mushroom recipe collage.
The Best Mushroom Recipes

What This Post Includes

  • What are Mushrooms
  • Quick Facts About Mushrooms
  • How To use Mushrooms
  • 17 Recipes with Mushrooms
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Mushrooms
  • More Recipe Collections

What are Mushrooms?

Although many consider mushrooms to be a vegetable, technically they are not. They are actually part of the fungi kindgom. They do share characteristics with plants. They are very low in calories, have almost no fat, are very versatile in cooking and quite tasty!

garlic mushroom in a skillet
Garlic Mushrooms Recipe

Quick Facts About Mushrooms

  • Mushrooms Are The Fruit of a Fungus.
  • They grow all over the world generally in grassy, wooded and/or damp areas.
  • There are literally thousands of varieties of mushrooms!
  • Mushrooms are a source of fibre and protein.
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Mushroom Recipes

Great Mushrooms For Cooking

Here’s a pretty good list of mushrooms that you’ll probably find in most supermarkets that are great for cooking, adding to Soups, Salads and much more!

  • Button / White Button Mushrooms
  • Cremini /Italian Brown Mushrooms.
  • Portobello
  • Shiitake
  • Oyster
  • Porcini
  • Morel
close up of the easy garlic musrhooms recipe
Garlic Mushroom Recipe

Mushroom Appetizers

Mushrooms make fantastic appetizers! Here you’ll find a few Appetizers from site including my all time favourite Italian Stuffed Mushrooms!

Creamy Mushroom Puff Pastry Braid

This Creamy Mushroom Puff Pastry Braid makes a great starter to a fancier dinner! A creamy mushroom filling made from sauteed garlic mushrooms with herbs, cream cheese and parmesan cheese. Then wrapped up in golden puffed pastry for a beautiful presentation!
Check out this recipe
Mushroom pastry braid with a tea towel.

Garlic Mushrooms

This Garlic Mushroom Recipe is one you're going to want to file in favourites for an easy dinner side dish. Fresh button mushrooms sauteed with lots of fresh thinly sliced garlic, olive oil and finished off with sea salt.
Check out this recipe
over head view of the Garlic Musrhooms

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

Why not kick off your next get together at home with these Italian Stuffed Mushrooms. Mushrooms stuffed with peppers, onions, herbs and topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Check out this recipe

Mushroom Side Dishes

Add mushrooms as a side dish to any meal. They are great in rice dishes, salads, on Bruschetta or just sauteed down on their own!

Mushroom and Leek Wild Rice

This Mushroom & Leek Wild Rice is a wonderful side dish that can be enjoyed all year long. Made with long grain wild rice, leeks, fresh button mushrooms, vegetable broth and a few seasonings.
Check out this recipe
Mushroom wild rice on a white plate.

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

This Creamy Mushroom Sauce is the perfect comfort food for all your needs this fall. An easy stove top sauce made by making a Roux Sauce with white wine, Dijon mustard, earthy mushroom and lots of black pepper. 
Check out this recipe
mushroom sauce in a bowl with mushrooms and parsley

Parmesan Topped Mushroom & Leek Stir Fry

This Parmesan Topped Mushroom & Leek Stir Fry would make a great mid week dinner or even lunch. Lightly stir fried mushrooms and leeks in garlic and olive oil. Then topped with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese for the perfect finished touch.
Check out this recipe
close up of the parmesan topped mushroom and leek stir fry

Mushroom Main Courses

Mushrooms can easily be the star of the show as seen in dishes like my Amazing Portobello Mushroom & Spinach Risotto or the mouthwatering Mushroom Alfredo Pizza!

Portobello Mushroom & Spinach Risotto

A creamy and fresh Italian favourite, risotto. This dish has the heartiness of a winter meal yet fresh enough for warmer spring days. This Portobello Mushroom & Spinach Risotto will have you going back for seconds.
Check out this recipe
mushroom risotto in a bowl.

Mushroom & Leek Risotto

A creamy and fresh Italian favourite, risotto. This dish has the heartiness of a winter meal yet fresh enough for warmer spring days. This Mushroom & Leek Risotto is full of earthy and fresh flavours and is a perfect dinner for mid week meals or weekend entertaining.
Check out this recipe
Mushroom and Leek Risotto in a bowl

Mushroom and Ricotta Pasta

Dive into this decadent Mushroom and Ricotta Pasta dish any night of the week. A quick and easy pasta dish made with sauteed mushrooms and leeks in a creamy ricotta sauce topped with fresh grated parmesan cheese!
Check out this recipe

Garlic Mushroom Spagehtti

Get dinner on the table in a hurry with this Easy Garlic Mushroom Spaghetti. Using fresh button mushrooms, grated parmesan and garlic to bring this dish to life. Make it for you next weeknight dinner!
Check out this recipe
close up of teh Easy Garlic Mushroom Spaghetti

Spinach Ricotta & Mushroom Lasagna

I'm a huge lasagna fan, all kinds. And this Spinach Ricotta and Mushroom Lasagna did not disappoint. Creamy layers of spinach with ricotta and mushrooms layered between deliciously soft pasta. Your perfect comfort food.
Check out this recipe
Close up of spinach and ricotta lasagna.

Mushroom and Caper Pizza

Make this Mushroom and Caper Pizza for your next pizza night in! A crispy thin crust using homemade Pizza Dough with a rich tomato Marinara Sauce. Then topped with sweet caramelized onions, earthy mushrooms, tangy capers and fresh mozzarella cheese.
Check out this recipe

Mushroom Alfredo Pizza

Why not combine your favourite Alfredo sauce with sauteed mushrooms, mozzarella cheese piled on top of a crisp pizza base! This Mushroom Alfredo Pizza just might have to go on your dinner rotation soon!
Check out this recipe
Mushroom pizza sliced on a pizza board.

Mushroom & Parmesan Omelette

Why not try out this Mushroom & Parmesan Omelette. A great way to start out a busy day or a lazy Sunday. Packed with so much goodness.
Check out this recipe
Mushroom Omelette

Turkey and Mushrooms in a Creamy White Wine Sauce

Tender turkey cutlets in a delicious creamy white wine sauce. Quick enough for weeknight dinners and fancy enough for company!
Check out this recipe
creamy turkey on a plate.

Creamed Spinach & Mushroom Chicken

This Creamed Spinach & Mushroom Chicken is dish is easy, tasty, relatively quick and all done in one pan. A great comfort food for chilly days and would go great alongside some basic roasted vegetables or even mashed potatoes.
Check out this recipe

Grilled Salmon & Mushroom Wild Rice

Tender salmon over mushroom wild rice. Perfect for weeknights or even entertaining.
Check out this recipe

Frequently Asked Questions

How to you store mushrooms?

Mushrooms are best kept in the fridge for optimal freshness. Try to store them in a container lined with paper towels to absorb moisture. Additional moisture will cause the mushrooms to get soggy and spoil quicker. Mushrooms stored in the refrigerator will easily last a week to 10 days.

How do you know if mushrooms have gone bad?

It is generally pretty obvious when a mushroom has gone bad. They will often feel slimy, they may be wrinkled, will be soft, have a strong smell, sometimes have mold, appear darker in colour and have developed dark spots. If your mushrooms have any of these appearances, you should toss them out.

Do you need to wash mushrooms before use?

No, you do not need to wash mushrooms before consuming or cooking. In fact washing mushrooms will possibly make them soggy. It’s best to just brush off obvious dirt and trim the stems.

Can you freeze mushrooms?

It is not recommended to freeze fresh mushrooms. Mushrooms have a high water content and when defrosted the mushrooms will be soggy. However, you can successfully freeze cooked mushrooms. They will last in the freezer for about two months.

Mushroom recipe collage.
Mushroom Recipes



Best Mushroom Recipes

Mushrooms make a great addition to many dishes and they can even be the star of the show. Here you will find some of our Best Mushroom Recipes from main courses to appetizers with a few tips along the way!
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: mushrooms
Servings: 17 recipes
Author: Julia Pinney

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Notes

Recipes included in this post are listed below.  You can find the recipe links for each recipe in the post next to the photos.
  1. Creamy Mushroom Puff Pastry Braid
  2. Garlic Mushroom Recipe
  3. Italian Stuffed Mushrooms
  4. Mushroom & Leek Wild Rice 
  5. Creamy Mushroom Sauce
  6. Parmesan Topped Mushroom & Leek Stir Fry
  7. Portobello Mushroom & Spinach Risotto
  8. Mushroom & Leek Risotto
  9. Mushroom and Ricotta Pasta
  10. Easy Garlic Mushroom Spaghetti
  11. Spinach Ricotta and Mushroom Lasagna
  12. Mushroom and Caper Pizza
  13. Mushroom Alfredo Pizza
  14. Mushroom & Parmesan Omelette
  15. Turkey and Mushrooms in a Creamy White Wine Sauce
  16. Creamed Spinach & Mushroom Chicken
  17. Grilled Salmon and Mushroom Wildrice

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By on February 5th, 2024
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