In case you hadn’t noticed, mushrooms are fantastic. Despite having their own unique flavors, they are highly adaptable and have the ability to perfectly compliment a wide range of different flavors. They’re also a delicious and healthy meat substitute that can round out almost any meal. So whether you’re a seasoned mushroom fan or looking to expand your culinary horizons, check out the following recipes to see how you can add some fungus you actually want to your life.
1. Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms
Why complicate things? Quick, simple and delicious. Also, bonus garlic!
2. Caramelised Mushroom and Onion Biscuits
More generally referred to as a savory scone in my motherland, these delicious morsels are perfect if you enjoy your mushrooms with a side of carbs. I know I do.
3. Light Mushroom Lasagna
Tired of the same old lasagna recipe? Mix it up with this mushroom filled substitute! The best part is that it’s vegetarian-friendly.
4. Bacon and Mushroom Potato Gratin
What does mushrooms with cheese, bacon and potato equal? If you replied with “heaven” or “my future spouse” we can remain friends. Glorified potato bake has never been so tasty.
5. Mushroom Burger with Avocado Slaw
This is another fantastic option for vegetarians who still want to chow down on a burger with substance.
6. Mushroom, Corn and Cheddar Pancakes
Who said pancakes had to be sweet? If the idea freaks you out too much, try pouring some maple syrup over the top and report back.
7. Wild Mushroom Tart
Who are you calling a wild tart?
8. Bonkers Awesome Mushroom and Onion Shells and Cheese
Admittedly I was initially drawn to this recipe due to the crazy name, but upon closer inspection it also proved to be delicious. If you don’t believe me, I have four words for you: Three. Kinds. Of. Cheese. I’ll let that idea settle in for a minute.
This dish reinvents tired old mac n’ cheese and makes it, well, bonkers!
9. Turkey, Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup
I figured that everyone would be expecting a ‘cream of mushroom soup’ recipe, so I decided to mix things up a bit. This light soup isn’t only a unique rival to the traditional ‘chicken and corn’ soup, it is also the perfect solution for leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
10. Mushroom and Lemongrass Chicken Stir Fry
If you’re a fan of stir fries, you’ll love this recipe. The flavors are simple, yet fresh and vibrant. What more could you want?
11. Mushroom, Leek and Lemon Risotto
The perfect answer to a cold winters night, this comforting dish is best enjoyed on the lounge with the fire or heater going. It will literally warm your belly.
12. 5 Minute Enoki Mushroom & Shallot Omelette
They had me at ‘5 Minute.’
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