Mushrooms make a great addition to the plant-based diet. As well as being a great source of Vitamins D and B, mushrooms have been linked to a healthier gut and stronger immune system.
When someone says they don’t like mushrooms, there is a strong chance that they just had a bad experience. The truth is, there are dozens of edible mushroom species, varying in size, texture, and flavor. This is especially evident in Asian cuisine, which often features gourmet mushrooms such as shiitake, enoki, and king oyster mushrooms.
Easy to store and to cook, mushrooms are a versatile ingredient that can be used to enhance various dishes, from pasta dishes and soups to tacos and burgers.
From hearty soups and stews to satisfying main dishes and sides, you’re going to love every one of these vegan mushroom recipes.
1. One-Pot Vegan Mushroom Stew
This hearty vegan stew features mushrooms as a way to create a meaty texture and a deep umami flavor.
Made using just one pot, this mushroom stew is a great option for a family dinner or a meal prep dish.
This delicious stew can be served on its own or paired with your side of choice, including potatoes, rice, or bread.
2. Cream of Mushroom Soup
For many people, cream of mushroom soup is the epitome of a comfort meal.
You wouldn’t believe this cream of mushroom soup is made entirely from whole-food plant-based ingredients! Creamy and indulgent, this soup only takes half an hour to prepare.
Best of all, this vegan mushroom soup only requires eight ingredients in total, making it a perfect option for a quick and affordable lunch or dinner.
3. Mushroom Gravy
If you’re looking for a perfect addition to a classic Thanksgiving dinner, this vegan mushroom gravy is a safe bet.
Featuring very few ingredients, mushroom gravy is easy to make even for beginner cooks!
Deep-flavored and creamy, this vegan mushroom gravy makes a perfect companion to traditional Thanksgiving sides, such as mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, savory pies, or vegan stuffing.
4. Mushroom Stroganoff
This vegan mushroom stroganoff is a spin on a classic pasta dish.
Although it originated as a meat-free alternative to beef stroganoff, mushroom stroganoff is widely beloved by vegans and omnivores alike.
This vegan mushroom stroganoff recipe features four different types of mushrooms, complemented by leeks, garlic, and a creamy sauce made with tahini and coconut milk.
Drawing the deep flavor from the mushrooms, this stroganoff sauce tastes amazing over cooked noodles.
5. Mushroom Risotto
This vegan mushroom risotto is a hearty and comforting dish that successfully brings the mushroom flavor to the forefront.
The mushrooms are paired with onion, garlic, asparagus, and spinach to create a creamy rice dish inspired by traditional Italian cuisine.
This vegan mushroom risotto recipe is allergy-friendly (gluten, soy, and nut-free), as well as being low in fat and free of refined sugar.
6. Mushroom Pasta
Sometimes, the secret to success is simplicity. This mushroom spinach pasta is incredibly easy to make, and it comes together in just 15 minutes.
Nevertheless, this recipe is filling and nutritious, not to mention bursting with flavor. This mushroom pasta is sure to leave you wanting more.
It is perfect for beginner cooks, busy professionals, and anyone who doesn’t like spending too much time in the kitchen.
7. Mushroom Burger
If you’ve never tried portobello mushrooms, this mushroom burger recipe is a great place to start.
It perfectly mimics the meaty, juicy texture of a traditional burger, while only using whole-food ingredients.
Most importantly, using a portobello mushroom in place of a burger patty is a simple and elegant solution. Truly, this is a recipe that anyone can make!
8. Mushroom Sauce
This vegan mushroom sauce is an indulgent creamy side dish, perfect for a Thanksgiving feast or a family dinner.
It can be served with other sides, including mashed potatoes or steamed vegetables, as well as pairing beautifully with main dishes such as nut roast or lentil loaf.
Combining cremini mushrooms with aromatics and coconut cream, this vegan mushroom sauce is delicious, healthy, and easy to prepare.
9. Stuffed Mushrooms
If you are looking for a perfect appetizer for a dinner party, these stuffed portobello mushrooms fit the bill. Easy to make and a pleasure to look at, they tick every box of a fancy party dish.
These vegan stuffed mushrooms are filled with a delicious mixture of spinach and walnuts, with some red bell pepper added for a pop of color.
Even better, this dish is free from soy, gluten, and refined sugar.
10. Mushroom Tacos
Another great way to use portobello mushrooms is to baste them with chipotle marinade and turn them into a delicious taco filling.
This taco recipe pairs portobello mushrooms with warm tortillas, vegan cilantro cream, pickled onions, and refried beans.
These vegan mushroom tacos are perfect for anyone who loves sheet pan dinners and the smoky and spicy flavors of Mexican cuisine.
11. Mushroom Meatballs
Did you know that you can use mushrooms to make tender and succulent vegan meatballs?
This recipe combines mushrooms, walnuts and oats to create the characteristic meaty texture, as well as using dried herbs and aromatics to craft a beautiful flavor profile.
These mushroom meatballs make a perfect comfort dish and a great addition to pasta dishes, casseroles, and sandwiches!
12. Mushroom Barley Soup
This vegan mushroom barley soup uses two types of mushrooms, which creates a comforting dish full of flavor.
This recipe is made with healthy whole-food ingredients, yet the dish is affordable and accessible to any household.
Best of all, you can make several servings of this delicious mushroom barley soup in a single Dutch oven pot!
13. Mushroom Wellington
An ideal centerpiece of any holiday dinner, this mushroom wellington is a fantastic vegan alternative to the traditional beef wellington roast.
The flaky, crisp puff pastry is filled with a hearty mixture of portobello mushrooms, onions, and spinach.
With only a few simple ingredients, you can build a rich and flavorful dish that will have your guests asking for seconds.
14. Mushroom Sandwich
One of the things I struggled with since becoming vegan is finding a good sandwich filling that doesn’t involve a store-bought meat replacement. This mushroom and onion sandwich was a revelation.
The combination of mushrooms, onions, and vegan cheese creates a flavor reminiscent of French onion soup.
The sandwich recipe itself is so quick and simple, that you will learn it by heart!
15. Wild Rice Mushroom Soup
The tell-tale signs of a good soup are quality ingredients, rich and flavorful broth, and the feeling of utter satisfaction it leaves behind. This wild rice mushroom soup fits all of the criteria on that list.
This vegan mushroom soup is beautifully creamy, nourishing, and most importantly, easy to make.
A bowl of this wild rice mushroom soup is guaranteed to quench your hunger and warm your soul.
16. Fried Chicken Mushroom
If you ask me, oyster mushrooms don’t get enough credit, especially in the Western cuisine.
The truth is, the meaty texture of oyster mushrooms makes them an incredible chicken substitute in vegan and vegetarian cooking.
This fried chicken mushroom recipe takes advantage of this fact. The combination of vegan buttermilk and spices make oyster mushrooms taste exactly like fried chicken!
17. Mushroom Bourguignon
This mushroom bourguignon is a vegan-friendly spin on a traditional French dish. In this hearty stew, the mushrooms are paired with aromatic herbs, root vegetables, and full-bodied red wine.
This combination of flavors creates a perfect meal for a romantic night in.
Serve your mushroom bourguignon with mashed or roasted potatoes, savory biscuits, or a hefty slice of fresh sourdough.
18. Mushroom Bacon
Despite being vegan, you might find yourself craving the smoky, salty flavors that in the past could only be satisfied by bacon.
Thankfully, this mushroom bacon recipe has the same crispy, savory quality as its meaty counterpart. And it’s incredibly easy to make!
This mushroom bacon will make an amazing addition to your breakfast. It also makes a great topping for pizzas and salads, or a sandwich filling!
19. Hungarian Mushroom Soup
This creamy vegan mushroom soup is inspired by a popular dish in Hungarian cuisine.
While every Hungarian family may have their own signature recipe, this vegan version perfectly captures the comforting nature of Hungarian mushroom soup.
A batch of 4-5 servings takes an hour from start to finish, making this Hungarian mushroom soup ideal for meal prep or a family night in.
20. Mushroom Pulled Pork
This mushroom pulled pork recipe makes an unparalleled filling for a sandwich or an amazing topping for a vegan nacho platter. The secret? Oyster mushrooms.
When it comes to texture, shredded king oyster mushrooms bear remarkable resemblance to pulled pork (jackfruit pulled pork is pretty darn good, too).
With the right seasoning and a healthy dose of BBQ sauce, you’ve got yourself a delicious vegan alternative to pulled pork.
22. Mushroom Bolognese
While this mushroom-packed vegan bolognese is a deviation from the classic Italian recipe, it is nonetheless delicious and comforting.
To help the sauce develop a rich, complex flavor, the mushrooms are paired with aromatic vegetables, canned tomatoes, red wine, and soy sauce.
The best way to serve bolognese is, of course, with a hearty serving of spaghetti noodles for the ultimate satisfaction.
23. Mushroom Potato Soup
Another utterly indulgent, yet easy-to-make recipe, this mushroom potato soup is like a plant-based version of a comforting, creamy chowder.
Made with commonly available ingredients, this mushroom potato soup is the embodiment of rustic cuisine we all love for its simplicity.
To amplify the flavors, why not serve this soup with sourdough bread, croutons, or toasted pumpkin seeds?
24. Mushroom Loaf
This mushroom walnut loaf with ketchup glazeIf is a great meat-free alternative to meatloaf. Made with wholesome, nutrient-rich ingredients, this vegan meatloaf is healthy, filling, and packed with flavor.
This dish is a perfect option for vegans and vegetarians who miss the comforting quality of meatloaf. And trust me, non-vegans will love this meatless loaf as much as you do!
For a chickpea-based alternative, be sure to check our our own easy vegan meatloaf recipe.
25. Mushroom Alfredo
Another stellar mushroom pasta recipe, this vegan alfredo is an amazing combination of creamy, silky texture, deep savory flavor, and an aroma that will make your head spin.
Laced with strong flavors of cremini mushrooms, garlic, and herbs, this alfredo sauce is simply phenomenal.
Believe it or not, it only takes ten ingredients and can be whipped up in less than an hour.
26. Mushroom Chili
The vegan answer to the traditional chili dish, this recipe uses mushrooms to create the characteristic texture and flavor of beef chili.
This mushroom chili is packed with healthy, whole-food ingredients, resulting in a dish that is high in fiber, low in fat, and naturally gluten-free.
Easy to make and seasoned to perfection, this is the ultimate vegan chili recipe!
27. Mushroom Lasagna
If you love lasagna, you’re going to love this twist on a classic Italian dish.
Layers of pasta, interspersed with marinated portobello mushrooms, creamy garlic sauce and fresh spinach… Are you sprinting to the grocery store yet?
The prep only takes 15 minutes, and the majority of the cooking process is hands-off. This mushroom lasagna is an excellent option for a family dinner or your meal prep for the week.
28. Mushroom Pie
As much as I love pie, I’m usually too lazy to make one. That is, until I came across this delicious vegan mushroom pie recipe.
There is nothing better than tender, succulent, aromatic portobello stuffed with caramelized onions and encased in rich, buttery pie crust.
This pie recipe comes in individual portions, perfect alongside potatoes, steamed veggies, and gravy.
28 Best Vegan Mushroom Recipes
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Cat Harvey is a recipe creator, food photographer and writer with keen interest in wellness, movement, and environment. Since the start of her freelance career in 2017, Cat has been helping people transition to a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. Read more about Cat.