30 Mushroom Recipes Full of Health-Boosting Benefits
Mushrooms are trending this year — and for good reason. Reap the benefits with these mushroom recipes.
Our best healthy mushroom recipes
In one portobello mushroom, at only 18 calories, you get four percent of your daily fibre and two grams of protein – a combination that helps keep you full without making a caloric dent.
Research has praised mushrooms for their possible role in helping to manage cholesterol, control blood sugar and even help reduce the risk of breast cancer. Plus, mushroom recipes are becoming popular as a source of vitamin D. Mushrooms synthesize vitamin D2 from the sun, similar (albeit a bit less potent) to the D3 version that our skin manufactures in UV light.
Scroll down to check out our most popular mushrooms recipes and reap the health benefits of this nutritional powerhouse.
Lentil and Mushroom Vegetarian Bolognese
Canned lentils are budget-friendly, busy-family weeknight warriors and a dinnertime saviour when paired with pre-made tomato sauce.
Barley and Mushroom Whole Grain Risotto
Barley makes a delicious, satisfying whole-grain risotto, and the slow cooker makes it effortless. Plus, mushrooms are filling and a great source of fibre.
Mushroom and Swiss Cheese Mini-Quiches
Given that they’re crustless, these savoury vegetarian mini-quiches will make a pretty addition to your sandwich tray.
Rustic Portobello Mushroom Soup
The earthy flavour of the large, dark mushrooms in this soup are given a lift thanks to garlic and parsley.
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Spring Vegetables and Oyster Mushroom Duxelles
A versatile, satisfying, vegetarian dish worth serving to impress your guests.
Butter-Free Mushroom Quinoa Risotto
This risotto boosts fibre and protein by swapping arborio rice for a whole grain. The addition of mushrooms adds flavour and fibre.
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Mushroom Salad with Quail Eggs
Full-flavoured shiitake mushrooms are poached with delicate chanterelles and oyster mushrooms, then tossed with herbs and topped with softly poached quail eggs.
Creamy Mushroom and Quinoa Salad
High in protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals, this quinoa salad is highly nutritious, with a mild flavour.
Knife and Fork Mushroom Burger
Eating this burger with a knife and fork means you’ll take more time to enjoy it. Button mushrooms promote immune function and are a good source of B2 and B3 vitamins. Plus, unlike a pan-fried meat burger, this bun-less option is low in saturated fat and high in fibre.
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This simple, no-crust mushroom quiche is the perfect combination of protein and vegetables to satisfy your appetite.
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These mushrooms are filled with a delicious mixture of finely chopped zucchini, spinach and hazelnuts, then topped with grated Parmesan cheese.
Mushroom and Cheese Macaroni
This well-loved macaroni dish is delicious with mushrooms, peas and red pepper added.
Mushroom and Beef Burger with Curried Yogurt Sauce
Swapping out half of the beef in these burgers for the “meaty” consistency and taste of mushrooms results in a hefty calorie savings.
Beefed-Up Blue Cheese Burger
For a slightly different mushroom burger, try this Beef and Mushroom Blue Cheese Burger.
White Truffle Risotto with Cauliflower
Make this dish when wild mushrooms become available at your local farmers’ market. The greater the variety of mushrooms, the more flavour your risotto will have.
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Mushroom Soup with Peppers
This lovely one-pan mushroom soup with peppers is on the table in a matter of minutes.
Barley Mushroom Ragout
More filling than soup, this vegetarian ragout will stick to the ribs.
Seafood and Mushroom Pie
Serve this seafood and mushroom pie with a colourful medley of steamed vegetables, such as snow or sugar snap peas, carrots and baby corn.
Mushrooms taste wonderful piled on top of whole-grain toast spread with ricotta cheese and sprinkled with thyme.
Mushroom and Fresh Herb Pasta
This simple pasta dish features a variety of mushrooms as its key flavour, with fresh herbs as an accent.
Mushroom and Fennel Soup
Sweet anise-flavoured fennel and earthy mushrooms make a delicious combination in this smooth vegetable soup.
Portobello Mushroom Sliders
This portobello mushroom burger makes a tasty meat-free option for vegetarians at your next dinner party or summer gathering at the cottage.
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Mushroom Pasta Bake
Using a variety of fresh and dried mushrooms combined with tasty artichoke hearts, this pasta bake dish gives off an exotic flavour.
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The fresh mushrooms add texture, while the dried mushrooms come to life with a rich, earthy flavour once they’ve been rehydrated.
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Rotini with Asparagus and Portobello Mushrooms
Boost your vegetable and fibre intake with this healthy and delicious asparagus and mushroom pasta recipe.
Mushrooms with Camembert Cheese and Pine Nuts
When it comes to party apps, this mushroom recipe is a crowd-pleaser. These stuffed mushrooms are topped with slices of creamy cheese and sprinkled with pine nuts. Want to make them a meal? Serve on toast for a smart, no-fuss light lunch or supper.
Grilled Polenta with Mushrooms
Flavoured with Gruyère cheese and topped with a savoury mixture of mushrooms, walnuts and herbs, this is a sophisticated appetizer worth trying.
Liver, Bacon and Mushroom Pie
Nothing beats the smell of a pie baking in the oven, and this one is even more aromatic than most with its rosemary-flavoured crust.