10 Recipes for Enjoying Mushrooms at Every Meal

Mushrooms are great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

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10 Recipes for Enjoying Mushrooms at Every Meal

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Mushrooms are not only earthy and delicious, they’re also a great addition to a healthy diet. Many people only eat them at dinner time — as a garnish for steak, in gravy for mashed potatoes, or sliced raw in a salad — but this fungus can be used for so much more. Utilize your mushrooms for every meal — breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Bacon and Shiitake Mushroom Bake

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This savory egg bake can be assembled the night before you want to bake it, making it a delicious solution for brunch or a quick weeknight dinner. The beauty of this dish is that you can use any ingredients you have on hand — replace the rosemary bread with leftover sourdough, swap mozzarella cheese for the Cheddar, or use shallots in place of the onion — use what works. — Kristie Collado

For the Bacon and Shiitake Mushroom Bake recipe, click here.

Chicken and Mushrooms

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For a quick but impressive dinnertime recipe, make this dish with sautéed chicken and mushrooms.

For the Chicken and Mushrooms recipe, click here.

Mini Mushroom Burgers

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These mini burgers show off the simple beauty of a grilled Portobello mushroom with the smokiness of the grill and the tang of a balsamic marinade. Top with red onion and tomato and you’ll practically forget you’re eating a vegetarian burger. — Meatless Monday

For the Mini Mushroom Burgers recipe, click here.

 

Mushroom Calzone

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Calzones are the perfect option for weekend lunch. If you have time, make the dough from scratch, but the store-bought version works just fine for this recipe. Stuff your next calzone with a delicious mushroom and carrot mixture — you won’t be sorry.

For the Mushroom Calzone recipe, click here.

Mushroom Couscous

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This recipe is every lazy chef's constant friend — assuming all lazy chefs really like mushrooms and couscous, according to special contributor Nicole Campoy Leffler. It takes just $6.39 and a few simple ingredients to make.

For the Mushroom Couscous recipe, click here.  

Mushroom Burgers with Fried Egg and Truffle Oil

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We’ve heard of mushroom burgers as a vegetarian alternative, but have never thought of adding mushrooms to the beef of a burger. Cooking mushrooms with garlic, thyme, and red wine will make you feel as if you’re creating a luxurious French dish, but what results is a flavorful, healthy burger topped with a fried egg and a truffle, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and arugula mixture. Oh, and, the mayonnaise-mustard-ketchup condiment is not to be overlooked either. — Crave Cooking Light Cookbook

For the Mushroom Burgers with Fried Egg and Truffle Oil recipe, click here.

Mushroom Purée with Chips

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Mushroom stems are the first thing to go into the trash when prepping mushrooms, but they actually yield a lot of that deep earthy flavor that people love. This mushroom chip recipe makes use of the entire mushroom, and is a healthy alternative to a serving of potato chips and dip. — David Burke

For the Mushroom Purée with Chips recipe, click here.

Mushroom Tacos

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Need to make a meal out of next-to-nothing? Poof! It’s all in the magic of the mushrooms. This recipe couldn’t be easier to put together and you can use just about any type of hearty mushrooms. The original recipe calls for chanterelles, but cremini mushrooms also work well. — Patricia Conte

For the Mushroom Tacos recipe, click here.

Perfect Omelette with Watercress and Roasted Mushrooms

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Here you have a fluffy omelette for a crowd that gets topped with watercress and roasted mushrooms — it's a complete breakfast or hearty brunch dish. Serve with a side of roasted potatoes and green beans for the perfect finish. — Tyler Florence

For the Perfect Omelette with Watercress and Roasted Mushrooms recipe, click here.  

Warm Wild Mushroom Salad

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Try this easy-to-make salad featuring your choice of assorted seasonal wild mushrooms. —Maryse Chevriere

For the Warm Wild Mushroom Salad recipe, click here.