Mushrooms are one of the most unique foods available commercially because they come in so many different varieties. Each of these varieties have their own unique flavor profiles and textures giving tons of creative opportunities in the kitchen as well as unique health promoting benefits. The earthiness and umami flavor of mushrooms makes them great replacements for meat as displayed in the recipes below.
If you want to store mushrooms to be cooked later, check out our guide to freezing mushrooms.
Given the nature of the soup, they allow the cook to embed a great deal of complex and deep flavors and textures. This makes mushrooms the perfect candidate to craft vegan soups that are unbelievably sophisticated in taste, even if the recipe is simple. We promise that if you start experimenting with some of these recipes, you'll never be bored of vegan cuisine ever again!
Vegan Kale Mushroom Miso Soup by Kara Lydon
Tom Ka Gai Vegan Inspired Mushroom Soup by Lexi Bites
Intensely Mushroomy, Mushroom Soup by Poppy and the Beas
Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup by Nutrition Refined
Delectable Cream of Mushroom Soup by Plantiful Wellness
Creamy Mushroom Soup by Petit World Citizen
Vegan Buckwheat Mushroom Soup by Nutriholist
Vegan Lentil Mushroom Soup by Namaste Green
Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup by Be Nice or Leave Thanks
We like to think of gravy as the kind of "ice cream on the cake" of savory cooking. Sure, you can make a mean batch of mashed potatoes, but topping it with the right gravy will just take everything to the next level. Much like for soups, mushrooms are the perfect way to make vegan gravies that will knock your socks off!
Vegan Mushroom Gravy by Hope Foods
Check out this vegan starter kit
Vegan Mushroom Gravy by Nikki Dinki Cooking
Also check out: What do Oyster Mushrooms Taste Like?
For most people living in Western cultures, meat is always the "main dish". However, once you start exploring plant based options, you start to realize that this is awfully limiting and often downright boring and un-creative. These recipes show you just how easy it is to make a complete main course with mushrooms and no meat whatsoever.
Stuffed Italian Mushrooms by Catherine of Veg Charlotte
Golden Polenta with Cannellini Beans and Mushroom Sage Gravy by Letty's Kitchen
Vegan Spinach Mushroom Rolls by Leslie Durso
"Cheezy" Mushroom Portabello Burger by Barefood'n Happy
Cauliflower Cilantro Smash with Simple Mushroom Gravy by Karma Chow
Vegan Mushroom Risotto by The Vegan Edit
Vegan Mushroom Satay Skewers by Primal Gourmet
Kimchi Mushroom Burgers by My Goodness Kitchen
Sweet and Sour Vegetables with Mushrooms by Vegan in Athens
Have a vegan mushroom recipe that you feel was unjustly left of the list? Please let us know and we'll check it out and get it added!
READ ALSO: Take a look at our options for the best container for kimchi if you need more info about storing it in your refrigerator.
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