Mushrooms are loved worldwide and a primary staple in many different cuisines. It’s easy to see why because the possibilities are endless! With countless varieties, textures, and flavors, mushrooms come in all shape and sizes. They also happen to be an amazing meat substitute for those looking to add more veggies to their diet. We dove right into the Food Monster App and found 15 dishes where mushrooms are the star.

1. Creamy Mushroom and Dumpling Soup
Vegan Creamy Mushroom and Dumpling Soup

This Creamy Mushroom and Dumpling Soup is the result of the cold temperatures and longer nights. Think of it as a cross between a creamy mushroom soup and a French onion soup; topped with dumplings! It’s filled with all the good stuff, yet prepared in under an hour.


2. Oyster Mushroom Steaks With Miso Gravy
Vegan Oyster Mushroom Steaks With Miso Gravy

These Oyster Mushroom Steaks With Miso Gravy is an easy yet very delicious vegan-friendly main course. And, if you’re still trying to make plans for what you’re making for the holidays, we’ve got you covered. These meaty mushrooms are served over warm polenta and drizzled with a miso gravy that adds a unique and nostalgic.

3. Hot and Hearty Mushroom Curry
Vegan Hot and Hearty Mushroom Curry

This Hot and Hearty Mushroom Curry is a little sweet, nicely spicy and packed with meaty mushrooms. The all-veggie sauce is easy to make and brimming with authentic Indian flavor.

4. Garlic and Thyme Pan-Seared Mushrooms
Vegan Garlic and Thyme Pan Seared Mushrooms

The key to delicious Garlic and Thyme Pan-Seared Mushrooms is to cook them over medium heat until they release their water and start to crisp up a bit. At that point you can add lots of chopped garlic, a splash of white wine if you like, and a generous pinch of thyme. Salt and pepper to taste and they’re ready to devour!

5. Portobello Mushroom Steaks With Cheesy Rosemary Polenta
Vegan Portobello Mushroom Steaks With Cheesy Rosemary Polenta

Does this Portobello Mushroom Steaks With Cheesy Rosemary Polenta sound absolutely divine? These meaty mushrooms are drizzled with a balsamic reduction, sit atop a bed of cheesy, creamy homemade polenta. Pair it with some zesty roasted carrots or sweet potatoes, kale salad, and a glass of wine for a sweet and complete date night or Christmas dinner.


6. Bouef Bourgignon Végétalien
Vegan Bouef Bourgignon Vegetalien

This Bouef Bourgignon Végétalien is not a pale imitation of the beloved traditional French dish and deserves all the respect and admiration that the original dish gets. It’s rich, hearty, and delicious. Julia Child would be proud!

7. Easy Marinated and Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
Vegan Easy Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

These Easy Marinated and Grilled Portobello Mushrooms are the go-to vegan substitute for several grilled meats, steaks, and burgers. This simple recipe teaches you how to make them packed with umami flavor without using too many ingredients or putting in too much effort! These mushrooms are incredibly versatile; serve them on skewers, over rice, on a burger, and more.

 8. Mushroom and Garlic Tart
Vegan Mushroom and Garlic Tart

Whoever said tarts had to be sweet? This savory Mushroom and Garlic Tart is filled with umami flavor, onion-y goodness, and herbs. If you thought a succulent, dairy-free crust was an impossible feat, you will be wowed by this recipe. Absolutely mouthwatering!

9. King Oyster Skewers With Spicy Peanut-Ginger Sauce
Vegan King Oyster Mushroom Skewers With Spicy Peanut Ginger Sauce

Food on sticks: we’re into it. We pressed, sliced, marinated, skewered, grilled, and then smothered these gorgeous King Oyster Skewers With Spicy Peanut-Ginger Sauce. This is a wicked easy and delicious way to use this type of mushroom! King Oyster mushrooms are one of our favorite shrooms for their versatility and meaty texture. Slice ’em and you’ve got plant-based scallops. Bread and fry these beauties for a beautiful appetizer. Slice them the other way, and you’ve got something to thread onto a skewer for a perfect, plant-based shroom dish.


10. Premium Patty Melt With Mushrooms and Special Sauce
Vegan Premium Patty Melt With Mushroom and Special Sauce

This awesome Premium Patty Melt With Mushrooms and Special Sauce sandwich consists of vegan burger patties, melty vegan cheese, and mushrooms sandwiched between two slices of grilled rye bread. It’s paired with a special sauce to add even more ooey, gooey creaminess and to give the sandwich a bit of tang to off-set the sweetness from those fine caramelized onions.

11. Pecan and Mushroom Wellington
Vegan Pecan and Mushroom Wellington

This deliciously flaky and warm Pecan and Mushroom Wellington is a gorgeous dinner treat for any time of the year. A pastry sheet is filled with a savory and herbed mixture of mushrooms and pecans, topped with a lattice layer of strips, and then baked until golden brown. The crispiness of the pastry is so tantalizingly tasty, and pairs wonderfully with a fresh salad or roasted vegetables. 


12. Savory Walnut and Mushroom Bolognese
vegan savory mushroom and walnut bolognese

This comforting, meat-free Savory Walnut and Mushroom Bolognese is a quick, easy dish that cooks in just 30 minutes. Mushrooms stand for the richness and are backed by the flavor of toasted walnut, which brings a familiar texture to this classic dish. Serve over a bed of your favorite spaghetti with a generous amount of vegan Parmesan.

13. Garlicky Barbecue Mushroom Kebabs
vegan garlicky mushroom kebabs

These Garlicky Barbecue Mushroom Kebabs make a great addition to any party. Ready in no time, these skewered mushrooms are a delicious side to any veggie burger or other grilled vegetables. It’s easy to make a big batch of these and take them along to a potluck to be used as a side, or make a big batch and serve the leftovers cold throughout the week in sandwiches, salads, or antipasti plates.

14. Manhattan Clam Chowder
Vegan manhattan clam chowder

Manhattan Glam Chowder is the red, tomato-based soup found on diner menus all over the city. Mushrooms bring the perfect texture and flavor to this vegan version of the iconic New York City soup.

15. Maultauschen: German Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli
vegan german mushroom ravioli

Maultauschen are German pasta pockets similar to ravioli that are traditionally filled with meat but can easily be made vegan! These ones are stuffed with the very traditional flavors of spinach and nutmeg. Pasta making made easy.


For more meaty alternatives, you should also check out different ways to use seitan in your dishes. The Food Monster App is an incredibly awesome tool to find all kinds of dishes from all over the world, you never know what you’re going to find! With over 10,000 recipes, it’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Portobello Mushroom Steaks With Cheesy Rosemary Polenta