Here are our 20 best easy, healthy, and quick mushroom recipes. You can find mushroom sides, weeknight dinners with mushrooms, and mushroom appetizer ideas.

All of these recipes are vegetarian and veganfriendly and well-suited for families.

Mushroom recipes

1. Sauteed mushrooms

Sauteed mushrooms and white spoon

Here’s how to make perfect sauteed mushrooms on the stovetop with a few easy-to-find ingredients in about 15 minutes.

You can use most mushroom varieties for this recipe. We use white button and portobello mushrooms, widely available in most supermarkets.

2. Roasted mushrooms

Roasted mushrooms and spoon

All roasted mushrooms must get tasty and meaty with saltgarlic, olive oil, and a high oven temperature.

Upgrade them with an extra flavor boost with an easy condiment; try chimichurri, salsa verde, and quick chili oil.

3. Air fryer mushrooms

air fryer mushrooms and wooden spoon

To make these 15-minute air fryer mushrooms, you’ll only need a few pantry staples and much less time than roasting mushrooms in the oven.

You can eat them as a vegetable side dish, as a starter on crostini or bruschetta, or add them to pasta saladfarro saladrice saladcouscous salad, and more.

4. Easy mushroom gravy

Mushroom gravy on potato mash

Mushroom gravy is easy to make! You’ve got to try this creamy sauce on mashed potatoes or as a side for a beautiful holiday meal with friends and family.

You can make it in less than 20 minutes with simple pantry staples. It tastes so good you won’t believe it’s meatfree.

5. Mushroom risotto

creamy mushroom risotto

With your favorite mushrooms, you can make this mushroom risotto in one pot.

Finish it with butter and parmesan cheese, or if you want the recipe to be vegan, use vegan butter and cheese instead. It’s a creamy, earthy, and Italian dinner idea.

6. Vegan mushroom pasta

vegan mushroom pasta in a bowl

Vegan mushroom pasta is creamyaromatic, a little garlicky, and so delicious you’ll go for a second portion. The recipe is quick and straightforward, perfect for weeknights.

Thanks to its rich and gourmet-like flavors, it’s also great if you have guests, mainly vegan or vegetarian.

7. Hummus pasta with mushrooms

mushrooms in hummus pasta

Chickpea hummus and pasta are a tasty and nutritious combination; to make this hummus pasta dish even more delicious, we like to add sauteed mushrooms.

Sprinkle with fresh parsley on top, freshly cracked black pepper, and good quality olive oil, and your delicious, quick, and easy hummus pasta is ready.

8. Barley salad w. roasted vegetables

Barley salad with feta and fresh herbs

Barley salad is a vibrant and healthy grain bowl, perfect for bringing to a potluck, but also delicious as a healthy lunch.

Mix cooked barley with roasted carrots, zucchini, mushrooms, and drizzle with a lemon vinaigrette – a perfect meal-prep-friendly dinner!

9. Tofu mushroom cutlets

tofu mushrooms in a pan

Tofu mushroom cutlets are an easy plant-based dish with satiating protein.

It’s ready in 20 minutes and perfectly replaces mushroom chicken with chewy and fried tofu cutlets.

10. Mushroom bolognese

Mushroom Bolognese with fork

You can make this mushroom ragu with simple and affordable ingredients such as mushroom, olive oil, onion, celery, carrot, rosemary, tomato paste, salt, and pepper.

This pasta has become our go-to quick dinner sauce when we feel like eating an earthy and flavorful pasta dish.

11. Mushroom Alfredo

mushroom alfredo

Mushroom Alfredo is a luscious vegetarian dinner idea.

Sautéed mushrooms add a rich, earthy flavor to the creamy Alfredo sauce that pairs well with fettuccine or tagliatelle pasta.

TIP: Make it dairy-free by substituting dairy-free/vegan heavy cream, butter, and parmesan for their dairy counterparts.

12. Savory crepes with mushrooms

savory crepes on a plate

Savory crepes are French-style pancakes you can fill with filling of your liking.

Make them with an easy and nutritious chickpea flour batter, chewy sautéed mushrooms, kale, or spinach, and an easy white sauce filling.

13. Mushroom risotto cakes

mushroom risotto cakes

Have you got leftover risotto in your fridge? These risotto cakes are easy and quick; in less than 30 minutes, you’ll have the tastiest leftover dinner you’ve ever made.

The best way to cook risotto cakes is by frying them in oil or an air fryer. Oven-baking them is also possible for a hands-off and easy dinner meal.

14. Braised tofu

Braised tofu with scallions

Our braised tofu is a Chinese-inspired recipe with a beautiful dark sauce.

It’s somewhat similar to our Kung Pao Tofu and Stir Fry Tofu; it’s straightforward to make with surprisingly simple ingredients, and it’s one of our family’s favorite tofu dishes.

15. Tofu stir fry

tofu stir fry with noodles

You’ll learn to make tasty Asian-inspired tofu stir fry in less than 30 minutes without pressing the tofu.

There’s no need for a wok or unusual ingredients, just seasonal veggies and spices.

16. Sweet potato gnocchi in mushroom sauce

sweet potato gnocchi with mushroom sauce

Sweet potato gnocchi brings a touch of sweetness to a creamy mushroom alfredo sauce; it’s a hearty fall-friendly dinner.

The balance of savory and sweet makes a comforting and indulgent meal, and it’s easily made dairy-free to accommodate all eaters.

17. Tofu soup

Tofu soup with frozen peas and mushrooms

Tofu soup with broccoli, shiitake, and button mushrooms has an Asian blend of flavors and textures.

The richness of shiitake mushrooms complements the mild tofu, creating a comforting and nutritious dish. Best of all, this savory soup takes only 20 minutes to make.

18. Mushroom Wellington

mushroom wellington in slices

Mushroom Wellington combines earthy lentils, fresh herbs, crunchy walnuts, and grated mushrooms into a savory, textured filling.

Wrapped in golden puff pastry, it’s the plantbased centerpiece for any special occasion or a hearty comfort meal.

19. Lentil Bolognese

Lentil Bolognese with a silver fork

Lentil Bolognese with grated mushrooms is a vegetarian interpretation of a classic Italian favorite sauce.

The combination of hearty lentils and finely grated mushrooms makes a rich, meaty, satisfying texture that pairs well with pasta and lasagna.

20. Tofu scramble

Tofu scramble with mushrooms

The last recipe on this roundup is a delicious tofu scramble with sautéed mushrooms; a quick and nutritious 10minute breakfast.

Tofu’s creamy texture blends perfectly with charred mushrooms, creating a satisfying and proteinpacked morning meal—season with your favorite herbs and spices for a flavor-packed start to your day.

How to choose mushrooms

Most of these recipes are tested with the most affordable fresh mushrooms we could find at the supermarket, and they turned out delicious.

The most common and affordable varieties are:

  • White button mushrooms
  • Cremini mushrooms
  • For extra flavor, you can add a few fresh shiitake mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, wild mushrooms, porcini mushrooms, or portobello mushrooms.

You can get the mushrooms pre-chopped or chop them yourself at home.

Portobello mushrooms

A note on dried mushrooms

Dried mushrooms add a ton of flavor to mushroom-based recipes. They are a natural umami booster and pack an intense mushroom flavor that fresh supermarket mushrooms often lack.

Dried mushrooms are easy to find in most supermarkets. 

A small pack will go a long way, and you can make many other recipes with them, such as our mushroom pastatofu soupmushroom risottosavory chickpea crepes, and seitan steaks.

They must be soaked for 10 minutes in ⅓ of a cup of hot water to release their intense flavor, which the other mushrooms will absorb.

soak dry mushrooms

If you don’t have dried mushrooms, you can replace them with a couple of tablespoons of soy sauce.

For many more 30-minute meal ideas, check out our 30-minute meal category page.

Healthy Mushroom recipes

20 Mushroom Recipes

By: Nico Pallotta
5 from 3 votes
These mushroom recipes are easy, tasty, and juicy. Take your pick from easy sides, pasta, soups, salads, and appetizers.
Sauteed mushrooms have a rich flavor and juicy texture with notes of garlic and parsley. We'll guide you through the best method for making this easy mushroom recipe.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Course: Appetizer, Side dish, Topping
Cuisine: American


  • 1 large skillet, 11-inch or 28 cm or more, stainless steel, enameled cast iron, cast iron, nonstick


Basic Ingredients

  • 1 pound mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped

Optional Ingredients

  • 1 – 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon butter or dairy free butter


  • If necessary, clean mushrooms before cutting them.
    You can brush the dirt off with a damp paper towel if the mushrooms are not soiled.
    If they are soiled rinse them under cold water.
    Chop the mushrooms into ⅙ to ⅛ inch slices (4 mm).
    Chop mushrooms
  • Warm up the olive oil in a large skillet. You can use non-stick, cast iron, enameled cast iron, or stainless steel.
    When the oil is hot, add the mushrooms, season with salt and black pepper, and stir.
    Mushrooms in skillet
  • Saute mushrooms on medium-high heat for about 12 to 15 minutes, stirring every 2 to 3 minutes.
    The mushrooms will first release their juices.
    Browned mushrooms
  • Keep cooking them until all liquid has gone, the pan is dry, and the mushrooms start to squeak and brown.
    Browning builds taste, so it's essential you allow them to get some color.
    browned mushrooms in skillet
  • Optional step: when the mushrooms are almost done, lower the heat, add the butter or dairy-free butter and the grated garlic.
    Stir for one to two minutes until the butter melts, and you can smell the garlic fragrance.
    Sauteed mushrooms and butter
  • Turn the heat off, add finely chopped parsley, give it a final stir and serve.
    Fried white and portobello mushrooms
  • Arrange sauteed mushrooms on a serving platter and serve them as a side dish.
    Sauteed mushrooms and white spoon
  • To have them as an appetizer, add them on top of bruschettacrostini, or focaccia bread, and drizzle with good quality extra virgin olive oil.
    Sauteed mushrooms on bruschetta


Pasta with Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes


Nutrition information is an estimate for 1 portion of sauteed mushrooms out of four, with dairy-free butter and garlic.
If you double the recipe is best to cook 1 pound of mushrooms at a time to ensure even browning. 


Calories: 83kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Potassium: 371mg, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 85IU, Vitamin B6: 0.1mg, Vitamin C: 4mg, Vitamin E: 1mg, Vitamin K: 21µg, Calcium: 7mg, Folate: 21µg, Iron: 1mg, Manganese: 0.1mg, Magnesium: 11mg, Zinc: 1mg
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