These Hearty & Healthy Mushroom Recipes Are So Satisfying
August 31, 2021
By Tami Weiser
Mushrooms are incredibly nutritious. Rich in B vitamins, bursting with antioxidants, and packed with fiber and probiotics, mushrooms are the only plant-based source of vitamin D. They’re also the key to incredible satisfying dinners. Simply put, mushrooms are umami bombs. They make any dish deeper, bolder, and more savory — that’s one of the reasons why portobellos, shiitakes, and creminis are so often used meat-free meals.
Rich, dark portobellos take the place of meat in this super-simple stir-fry. Feel free to riff on the ingredients with whatever veggies you have on hand.
2. Healthy Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff from Bowl of Delicious
Greek yogurt provides the creaminess and just a touch of tartness, but when it comes to overall taste, this recipe is all about the intense meatiness of mushrooms. Pasta never had it so good.
3. Farro Risotto with Mushrooms and Peas from The Mediterranean Dish
An ancient grain with a terrific chewy texture and plenty of nutrients, farro adds even more comforting heft to this mushroom and pea risotto.
4. Quinoa Bowl with Miso Mushrooms, and Crispy Broccoli from The Kitchn
Miso and mushrooms are a pair made in umami heaven. This creative, Korean-influenced bowl also calls for kimchi, roasted broccoli, and quinoa, for a gluten-free, protein-packed meal that tastes as good the next day for lunch.
This recipe swaps zoodles for pasta and mushrooms for traditional meatballs, but still offers that satisfying, meaty texture. If you want, add some red pepper flakes for some heat.
Mushrooms works well with ginger and ribboned eggs to create a balanced, silky soup that’s light and fragrant, but also pretty filling.
7. Martha Rose Shulman’s Scrambled Eggs With Mushrooms from The New York Times
Hearty mushrooms make this traditional breakfast dish worthy of dinner. It’s easy to make and tastes rich and hearty, i.e. perfect for busy weeknights.