By Tami Weiser
Mushrooms are incredibly nutritious. They’re rich in B vitamins, bursting with antioxidants, packed with fiber, and the only plant-based source of vitamin D. They are also packed with prebiotics, championed in scientific studies as part of a gut-healthy diet. And yes, they’re the key to incredible satisfying dinners. Simply put, mushrooms are umami bombs. They make any dish deeper, bolder, and more savory. It’s why portobellos, shiitakes, and creminis are so often used in hearty dishes — like these satisfyingly-filling mushroom dinners.
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.
This recipe uses nutritional yeast in lieu of traditional parmesan, and fiber rich, brown rice instead of white rice for a hearty, filling meal. Look for short grain brown rice for the creamiest risotto.
An ancient grain with a terrific chewy texture and plenty of nutrients, farro adds comforting heft to the chicken and mushrooms. Since mushrooms love their green veggies, pair this dish with some simple roasted broccoli, broccolini, or Brussels sprouts.
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.
Meaty 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.
Ginger, mushrooms, and ribboned eggs work together to create a balanced, silky soup that’s light and fragrant, but also pretty filling.
Hearty mushrooms and Parmesan cheese make this traditional breakfast dish worthy of dinner. It’s easy to make and tastes rich and hearty, i.e. perfect for busy weeknights.
Use grass-fed butter and steak, fresh herbs, and organic mushrooms to take this super-simple, mess-free dinner even better.