5 Healthy and Hearty Mushroom Recipes to Make for Dinner

Mushroom recipes
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Updated Apr 20, 2020 @ 12:01 pm

By Isadora Baum

Mushrooms have a hearty, meaty texture, and that makes them perfect for creating a filling, wholesome meal at the end of the day that will keep hunger at bay throughout the night. Plus, since people are gravitating more towards plant-based eating—working on limiting animal meat and making some healthy plant protein swaps—mushrooms are a great substitute for your favorite meat-inspired dishes.

Mushrooms provide the same meaty texture as would sausage, meatballs, or chicken — and beyond being a good alternative to meat, they also complement meat too, such as in a creamy chicken dish. Here are seven savory, healthy mushroom recipes to make for easy weeknight dinners when you’re pinched for time and need something satiating and satisfying.

One-Pan Zucchini Noodles with Garlic Mushrooms from Paleo Hacks

These zoodles are a good, nutritious swap for pasta, as you are increasing fiber and keeping the dish lower in carbs and sugar. And the mushrooms act as a great replacement for traditional meatballs, while still offering that satisfying, meaty texture. Add in garlic and red pepper flakes for some heat.

Mushroom stir fry
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30-Minute Portobello Mushroom Stir-Fry from Minimalist Baker

Ready in just 30 minutes, this stir-fry couldn’t be any easier for dinner on a busy weeknight. Use ginger, red pepper, tamari, and garlic for a medley of spices and Asian-inspired flavors, and increase the nutrition by adding in more veggies, like broccolini and bell pepper to go with the mushrooms.

Ginger and Spring Onion Egg Drop Soup from A Saucy Kitchen

Egg drop soup is light and fragrant, but also pretty filling, and it is a terrific soup option for busy nights, as it is done in under 20 minutes. The ginger, mushrooms, and ribboned eggs work well together to create a balanced, silky soup that’ll hit the spot.

Baked eggs with mushroom and parmesan
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Baked Eggs With Mushrooms and Parmesan from Kayln’s Kitchen

These baked eggs are hearty from the mushrooms and super savory from strong, sturdy Parmesan. It is a nice breakfast idea, but it can also be a fantastic dinner, since it’s easy to make and tastes rich and hearty—perfect for evening hours. Plus it is done in 30 minutes!

Buttery Garlic Steak and Mushrooms in Foil Packs from Creme de la Crumb

Made with butter and herbs, like parsley, basil, and thyme, this easy to make steak and mushroom dish is packed with flavor and nutrition and is mess-free from the foil packet. Use grass-fed butter to bump up the nutrition even more, if you like.


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