From pastas to pizzas and everything in between, we’re sharing our 41 favorite mushroom dinner ideas that highlight the delicious versatility of mushroom recipes!
I didn’t use to be like this. I never like mushrooms. But one day, something just clicked into place and suddenly I was down the delicious rabbit hole of loving mushrooms in all sorts of recipes.
I don’t even remember what mushroom recipe it was, honestly (but I suspect oyster mushrooms may have had something to do with it). So whether you love mushrooms or are still on the fence about them, let these 41 mushroom dinner ideas inspire your cooking!
Types of mushrooms
For the most part, we’re using button mushrooms in these dinner recipes because of how easy they are to find. Occasionally we’ll use oyster or portobello mushrooms. Grab our full guide to mushroom varieties here!
Do you need to peel or wash mushrooms?
It’s generally recommended to clean mushrooms rather than peel them. Peeling mushrooms is not a common practice because many of the flavor and nutrients are found in the skin. Here’s how you can clean mushrooms:
- Brushing: Use a soft-bristle brush or a mushroom brush to gently remove any dirt or debris from the surface of the mushrooms. This is the preferred method, as it prevents the mushrooms from absorbing excess moisture.
- Damp Cloth or Paper Towel: You can also wipe the mushrooms with a slightly damp cloth or paper towel. Again, this helps avoid saturating the mushrooms with water.
- Rinsing Quickly: If the mushrooms are particularly dirty, you can rinse them briefly under cold running water. However, do this quickly and avoid soaking them, as they can absorb water and become soggy.
- Trimming Stems: Trim the very end of the stem if it appears dry or discolored.
Remember, it’s best to clean mushrooms just before you’re ready to use them, as they tend to absorb moisture, which can affect their texture and flavor.