10 Things You Should Do with Mushrooms

Packed with vitamins and minerals, it's plain to see why mushrooms should be a part of your diet. Here's how to put the "fun" in fungi!

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Add lemon and garlic

There are few things in life as delicious as lemon and garlic. It should come as no surprise that when you add ’em to mushrooms, it creates a serious flavor sensation. Just mix lemon juice, fresh parsley, olive oil and garlic to make a heavenly mushroom marinade.

Get the lemon garlic mushrooms recipe.

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Homemade Grassfed Mushroom and Swiss Cheese Hamburger with Fries
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Top your burger

Tucking into a delicious burger? There’s a simple way you can level up this classic American dish. Sautéed mushrooms and onions make the perfect burger-topper, and so does a large portobellp mushroom cap. Scrape out the inside of the mushroom before grilling. (You can even use the mushroom cap to replace your burger bun.)

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Creamy wild mushroom soup diner with garlic toast
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Cook a mushroom soup

Nourishing and delicious – there are oh-so-many reasons to enjoy a classic cream of mushroom soup. To make this dish extra indulgent, add cream to the soup along with butter and chicken broth for a taste that you’ll never forget. Serve it up with some crusty bread on the side.

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Brussels sprouts with mushrooms and bacon
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Sauté with bacon

Bacon and mushroom is a classic combo and should not be overlooked. You can serve this dish up as a potluck appetizer, side dish or tapas plate. They’re a real crowd-pleaser! Be sure to add some garlic and Brussels sprouts to the pan for that extra special something.

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Stuff them

For a light bite, you can’t go wrong with this idea. Bacon-stuffed mushrooms, spinach artichoke stuffed mushrooms and sausage stuffed mushrooms are all top-rated recipes.

(Don’t miss these recipes for mushroom lovers.)

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Roasted mushrooms with onion in frying pan over wooden background
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Add a kick of chili

For a New Mexico-inspired twist, give your mushrooms a spritz of chili pepper. Sauté the mushrooms with onions, soy sauce, chili powder pepper and corn flour for the best results. In restaurants, this dish would be deep-fried, but you can make it in a shallow cast iron skillet instead.

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Lemon-Pepper Tilapia with Mushrooms
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Serve with seafood

When you think of mushrooms, seafood may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But you should give this unique flavor a try. Lemon-pepper tilapia with mushrooms will be on the table in 25 minutes, so it’s the perfect quick dinner.

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Put them on a skewer

You might be trying to come up with some unique options for the grill. Luckily, we’ve got just the thing. Popping mushrooms on a skewer along with mixed vegetables could be the answer.

For anyone who loves food-on-a-stick, here’s our most clever kabob recipes.

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Swiss mushroom loaf
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Bake into bread

Pretty much anything like Swiss mushroom loaf will be the ultimate guilty pleasure. This melty, cheesy bread is impossible to resist, whether it’s served with spaghetti or as an appetizer. The pull-apart goodness makes it ideal for dinner parties and small potlucks.

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fresh mushroom stew with vegetables and raw mushrooms on the background
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Slow-cook to perfection

Is there anything you can’t put in a slow cooker? Mostly, nope! Just put mushrooms, broth and herbs in a slow cooker and let your best-loved kitchen appliance do its thing. Serve with a roast and mashed potatoes for a hearty dinner.

Get the slow cooker mushrooms recipe.

Charlotte Grainger
Charlotte Grainger is a creative feature writer, with a flair for food, health and lifestyle pieces. Her work has been seen in a number of national publications including Beyond Words Magazine, Reader's Digest and Psychologies. When she’s not typing away, you can find her trying out new recipes or binging Netflix shows— sometimes simultaneously.