Nutrition

10 Innovative Mushroom Recipes to Get Ahead of This Nutrition Trend

The fungi is projected to be one of the biggest trends in 2019—right after celery juice.


Mushrooms are projected to be one of the biggest trends for 2019—and for good reason. The fungi contains healthy amounts of B vitamins, selenium, riboflavin, complex carbohydrates, potassium, and more. There is also increasing research about the role mushrooms play in cancer prevention and immune system support.

Besides being good for you, they’re also extremely versatile. Their meaty texture makes them a great choice for vegans or vegetarians and they can be cooked in a variety of different ways. To help bring the mushroom trend to your kitchen, we found ten mushroom recipes that are perfect for any meal.

1. Portobello Mushroom Bacon
Via Veganosity

Make the perfect vegan BLT with this bacon substitute. Make sure you let the mushrooms marinate for at least 15 minutes to get the most flavor. 

2. Mushroom Paté
Via Domestic Gothess

The next time you have a dinner party, serve this spread on your charcuterie board. Made with a base of dried porcini mushrooms and chestnut mushrooms, this garlicky spread is best served on top of bread or crackers. 

3. Vegan Pulled Mushroom Tacos
Via Lazy Cat Kitchen

These mushrooms tacos imitate meat with a pulled texture. For the best tasting filling, stew the mushrooms with the seasoning first, then bake them until crispy.

4. Mediterranean Stuffed Mushrooms
Via Complete Recipes

Add some Mediterranean flavor to your typical stuffed mushrooms with this recipe. If you have leftover stuffing, you can use it on top of larger portabella mushrooms for a quick weeknight meal or side dish.

5. Shiitake & Oyster Mushroom Dumplings
Via Blissful Basil

This simple dumpling recipe swaps meat filling for mushrooms and scallions. You can find dumpling wrappers at an Asian food store, such as H Mart.

6. Zucchini Noodles with Mushrooms and Parmesan Cheese
Via Apples for CJ 

The next time you’re craving pasta, swap the noodles for zucchini noodles for more nutrients and fewer calories. In this recipe, sautéed mushrooms and parmesan make for an easy but flavorful noodle topping.

7. Chunky Portobello Mushroom Burgers
Via The Kitchen Whisperer

These veggie burgers get their meaty texture from mushrooms and black beans. Because mushrooms have a high water content, sauté the mushrooms first so that the burgers won’t be too watery.

8. Healthy Mushroom Soup
Via Inspiration Kitchen

Warm up this winter with this soup, full of mushrooms, leeks, carrots, and celery. If you want to add some protein to this recipe, try using white beans, lentils, or chicken.

9. Medicinal Mushroom Hot Cocoa
Via Nitty Gritty Life 

Red belted polypore, a type of medicinal mushroom, is believed to help with inflammation and stimulate the immune system. This mushroom is mixed with cacao, cinnamon, milk of choice, and maple syrup for a healthier hot chocolate. For not so healthy, but delicious, hot chocolate around town, click here.

10. Low Carb Mushroom & Spinach Cauliflower Rice
Via Stylish Cravings 

This simple cauliflower rice recipe incorporates mushrooms and spinach for a healthy side dish. You can either rice your own cauliflower or buy the frozen version, whichever you prefer.