22+ Healthy Recipes with Fresh Mushrooms - Hummusapien (2024)

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It's time to give some love to the humble mushroom! With these easy healthy recipes featuring every variety of mushroom from Baby Bella to Portobello, you can easily incorporate these nutrient-rich vegetables into your diet! With recipe ideas ranging from soups and lasagna to burgers and salads, you'll find tasty recipe to convert even the mushroom haters!

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Mushrooms are one of my absolute favorite ways to add a meaty umami flavor and texture to vegetarian dishes. Bonus? These fungi are also filled with nutrients that have been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects in the body.

I've rounded up a big ole' list of my most loved mushroom recipes to share today! From breakfast to dinner, these recipes are always a win.

What to make with mushrooms

There are so many varieties of mushrooms that you can find a delicious recipe for almost any craving. I love to add fresh mushrooms to soups or stews, egg or pasta dishes, or use them as a meat substitute in tacos. Most mushrooms can be easily swapped for other mushroom varieties — just check the recipe notes for more info!

The texture and flavor of mushrooms are so versatile (and they're in season year-round) that the sky is the limit with healthy mushroom recipes.

How to clean mushrooms

You want to avoid soaking mushrooms in water so they don't get too water-logged.

First things first — take a good look at your mushrooms. Are they covered in dirt? If so, a quick rinse with warm water in a colander should do the trick. Dry them off immediately after they're rinsed.

If they don't look too dirty, the best way to clean mushrooms is to use a paper towel (or pastry brush) to give them a good brush.

Health benefits of mushrooms

As a dietitian, I adore the rich, umami flavor of shrooms and the fact that they're rich in:

  • Zinc
  • Selenium
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin B6
  • And more!

Certain types of mushrooms can also be rich in vitamin D2 — one of the few plant-based sources. Check the label of your mushrooms for "UV-treated" or "vitamin D-enriched" for this benefit.

Healthy mushroom recipes

Cashew Cream of Mushroom Soup with Wild Rice (Vegan)

Restaurant-worthy thick and creamy Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup with wild rice! Loaded with veggies and tons of flavor, this is the ultimate cozy cooler-weather meal (it's a Hummusapien community favorite!). Vegans and carnivores alike love this recipe; you'd never believe it's healthy and dairy free.

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Crazy Flavorful Portobello Fajitas

Flavorful Portobello Fajitas packed with veggies for the perfect healthy weeknight meal the whole family will love. Serve with guacamole, salsa, cheese and crunchy tortilla chips!

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Chickpea Tacos (that taste like taco meat!)

Incredible Chickpea Tacos with a super "meaty" vegan filling made with mushrooms, chickpeas, walnuts, and homemade taco seasoning. A super satisfying and healthy weeknight meal that serves a crowd. Carnivores and vegetarians alike will love these filling and flavorful tacos. Gluten free!

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Creamy Cajun Pasta (Dairy Free!)

Rich and creamy Cajun Pasta packed with veggies in a luxurious, flavor-packed tomato cream sauce. Weeknight dinner just got make more exciting! You'd never guess this pasta is easy to make and dairy free. It has a nice kick but isn't overly spicy.

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Homemade Vegan Lasagna with Tofu Ricotta

With hundreds of 5-star ratings, this easy Vegan Lasagna recipe really is the best ever. Life-changing hummus tofu ricotta makes it taste just like classic cheesy lasagna! Each slice packs 20g of protein. It's kid-friendly and a favorite with all eaters, vegan or not. One of the most popular recipes on my site!

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The Coziest Vegan Gravy

Amazingly comforting vegan gravy that comes together in no time! Amazing over mashed potatoes, shepherd'spie, and beyond! Easily gluten free.

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Portobello Boats with Rosemary Lentil Crumble and Balsamic Apple Glaze

A filling, protein-packed vegan main on the table in just over 30 minutes and bursting with crunchy, chewy textures and savory flavors! Try to select the largest portobellos you can find.

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30 Minute Vegan Lasagna Soup

Vegan Lasagna Soup on the table in 30 minutes and packed with veggies like spinach, zucchini, and cauliflower. With rich tomato sauce and al dente noodles, this simple recipe tastes like hearty lasagna in soup form.

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Spinach, Mushroom and Artichoke Quiche with Spelt Crust

This easy and impressive Spinach, Mushroom and Artichoke Quiche with Spelt Crust makes the loveliest brunch dish! Or enjoy it for dinner with a leafy green salad.

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Portobello Mushroom Burger

This portobello mushroom burger recipe from Love & Lemons will be a hit with vegetarians and meat eaters alike! It's juicy, meaty, and filled with rich, savory flavor.

Mediterranean Vegetable Quiche

Packed with colorful veggies, tangy feta, and fluffy eggs, this delicious Mediterranean Vegetable Quiche is an impressive breakfast, lunch or dinner!The simple crust is foolproof, even if you've never made one. Make it for a holiday morning the whole family will look forward to!

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Cozy Vegan Shepherd's Pie

Hearty and filling Vegan Shepherd's pie, packed with veggies and topped with creamy mashed potatoes. Cozy comfort food at its finest! Serve with Cozy Vegan Gravy.

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Roasted Potato, Mushroom, and Lentil Kale Salad

This Roasted Potato, Mushroom, and Lentil Kale Salad makes the ultimate filling salad. A beautiful vegetarian main course that makes amazing leftovers! Vegan and gluten-free.

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Healthy Vegan Green Bean Casserole (tastes like the classic!)

Add some nourishment to the table with this satisfying Vegan Green Bean Casserole! Made with savory cashew cream mushroom sauce and homemade crispy onions, everyone raves it's the best. It tastes like the classic and is the star of the Thanksgiving table every year.

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15-Minute Mushroom Pasta

This 15-Minute Mushroom Pasta from Making Thyme for Health is bursting with flavor from fresh mushrooms, parmesan, and lemon; you only need 6 ingredients to make this quick and easy pasta dish!

Vegan Basil Hummus Stuffed Mushrooms

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms with Basil Hummus..the perfect healthy holiday party appetizer! Super flavorful, easy, and amazing for a crowd.

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Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole

Creamy, comforting Healthy Tuna Noodle Casserole made from scratch! Packed with veggies like mushrooms and peas and just as satisfying and flavorful as the original. Serves a crowd and makes great leftovers. Dairy free!

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Sautéed Mushrooms

Addthese Sautéed Mushrooms from Well Plated by Erinto your go-to side dish list. They cook quickly, taste buttery, herby, and garlicky (a.k.a. DELISH), and have total steakhouse vibes that will make you feel fancy when you serve them.

Healthy Vegan Meatballs with Chickpeas

Hearty and filling Vegan Meatballs made with nourishing ingredients like chickpeas, mushrooms, and walnuts for the plant-based Italian dinner of your dreams! Gluten-free option and kid-friendly. These freeze beautifully, too! Serve with spaghetti and your favorite red sauce for the perfect weeknight dinner.

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Broccoli & Mushroom Breakfast Strata (Make-Ahead!)

Lightened-up Broccoli & Mushroom Breakfast Strata is a hearty, tasty breakfast! Great for a crowd and is made ahead of time for easy prep.

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Spinach and Mushroom Herb Stuffing

Vegetarian Spinach and Mushroom Herb Stuffing full of color, texture, and savory flavors that will have everyone coming back for seconds, meat-eaters and vegetarians alike! Make ahead instructions included.

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Crockpot Mushroom, Barley, & Lentil Soup

This cozy soup is nourishing, hearty, and SO easy to make. Just throw the ingredients in the crockpot and 3 hours later...a delicious vegan soup!

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About Alexis Joseph

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Oh HEY there! I'm Alexis Joseph, food writer, blogger, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), new mama, and co-founder of local restaurant group, Alchemy. I use my passion for cooking and wellness as fuel to help others ignite a more freeing and happy relationship with food. Learn more about Alexis!

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