Add Mushrooms to Your Holiday Menu

Bring family and friends together this year with these holiday recipes with mushrooms 

The holidays are right around the corner and that means holiday parties! From Friendsgiving potlucks to sit-down Christmas feasts, there is so much cooking to be done this season. Let mushrooms help! When preparing your holiday spread, add mushrooms to the menu. Mushrooms are flavorful, hearty, versatile and nutritious – making them a fantastic addition to menus of all kind.

Going full-vegetarian this year? Hearty mushrooms are satisfying and packed with umami – making them the perfect replacement for meat. Looking to impress holiday guests? Blend chopped mushrooms into traditional meat dishes (we’re looking at you, stuffing) for a “wow” factor that will have everyone asking for your secret (it’s called ‘The Blend’!).

Whatever you’re making, mushrooms can help make your holiday menu one to remember.

Holiday Recipes with Mushrooms

Mushroom Gravy

Mushroom Gravy
Complement everything from Thanksgiving tofurky to Christmas ham with this veggie mushroom gravy.

Blended Sausage and Mushroom Stuffing

Sausage & Mushroom Stuffing
Blend Italian sausage, shiitake mushrooms and diced veggies for a savory stuffing that’s anything but a side dish.

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tart

Onion, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tart
Combine caramelized onions, decadent mushrooms and rich goat cheese in this delicious (and simple!) tart hors d’oeuvre.

Blended Mushroom Chicken Parmesan Hand Pies

Mushroom Chicken Parmesan Hand Pies
Extra pie crust on hand? Use it to make these flaky hand pie appetizers – stuffed with a blend of lean ground chicken and chopped mushrooms.

Mushrooms with Long Grain and Wild Rice

Mushrooms with Long Grain and Wild Rice
Looking for a holiday side dish that’s quick and easy to pull together? Buttery mushroom and wild rice is sure to please!

Sausage and Mushroom Stuffed Acorn Squash
Get your holiday feast on: blended sausage and mushroom stuffed acorn squash topped with brown sage butter.

Score with Game Day Mushroom Recipes

Touchdown: Score Big With Your Team With Delicious Game Day Mushroom Recipes

No game day is complete without a full spread of delicious snacks. As you cheer on your favorite football team this season, switch up your standard spread and add some of these creative mushroom dishes to the menu. Mushrooms’ inherent umami flavor and nutritious profile make them a great addition to your go-to game day bites.

Replace meat for mushrooms to create delectable vegetarian dishes, or blend mushrooms with meat to enhance savory flavors. Below are winning mushroom recipes that are guaranteed to score your points are your tailgate or homegate parties.

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Game Day Mushroom Recipes

Garlic Bacon Mushroom Bites

Garlic-Bacon Mushroom Bites
These mushroom bites cooked in melted, paprika-spiked butter are so scrumptious, so savory and so simply delicious.

Blended Beef and Crimini Queso

Blended Beef and Crimini Queso
This queso is a winning recipe. Mix a blend of savory beef, meaty mushrooms and creamy cheese, and then serve it warm with tortilla chips for dipping.

Mushroom and Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos

Mushroom and Cheese Stuffed Jalapenos
Pumpkin spice lattes? How about mushroom spiced jalapenos! Ooey, gooey and delicious.

Italian Turkey Sausage Sliders

Italian Turkey Sausage Sliders
Score major points at your next gathering with bite-sized Italian-style blended sliders.

Loaded Veggie Nachos

Loaded Veggie Nachos
Gear up for a guilt-free game-winning snack: nachos with mushrooms, avocados, tomatoes, pepper and a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Bacon Honey Bourbon Chicken Meatballs

Bacon Honey Bourbon Chicken Meatballs
These meatballs simmer in an out-of-this-world honey bourbon barbecue sauce. Perfect as an appetizer or to serve on sandwiches.

Watch Live: ‘Shroom Cam

Watch Live: ‘Shroom Cam Sheds Light on Mysterious Mushroom Growing Process 

This National Mushroom Month, we’re opening the gates to one of our mushroom farms to show you the unique mushroom growing process through our ‘Shroom Cam!

Tune in throughout the month as our ‘Shroom Cam captures the fascinating way that mushrooms grow. Grown indoors? You bet. Doubling by size every day? You heard (saw!) it here first.

Grab some popcorn (or your favorite mushroom snack) and get comfortable as we settle in to watch our favorite fungi make their way from spore to store (or store ready, that is). Don’t miss out – ‘Shroom Cam Live will only be around for National Mushroom Month!

Live: ‘Shroom Cam

All of this action got your stomach rumbling? Whip up one of our favorites: Blended Cheeseburger Quesadillas.

Leave a comment below with your mushroom questions – or if you see something cool throughout the month!

6 Varieties, Recipes and Fungi Facts to Celebrate Mushroom Month

It’s our favorite month of the year: Mushroom Month! To celebrate, here are a few fungi facts to remember why we have “mushroom” in our hearts for nature’s hidden treasure:

  • Mushrooms are full of umami – the fifth basic taste after sweet, salty, bitter and sour. Umami is derived from the Japanese word meaning “delicious.”
  • From crunchy enoki to meaty portobellos, mushroom varieties offer a range of flavors and textures.
  • Mushrooms are the only source of vitamin D in the produce aisle. One serving of UV-exposed crimini mushrooms can provide you with 1086 IU of vitamin D.
  • All mushrooms deliver beneficial nutrients such as copper, selenium and B vitamins, but did you know that different mushroom varieties offer different health benefits?
  • Mushrooms are gentle on the planet: Up to one million pounds of mushrooms can be grown on just one acre of land.
  • Mushrooms + Meat = The Blend – one of the easiest ways you can make your favorite meals more delicious, nutritious and sustainable.

What’s your favorite mushroom variety and recipe? The six recipes below each feature a different variety – try them all this Mushroom Month!

LIVE ‘Shroom Cam for Mushroom Month


This National Mushroom Month, we’re opening the gates to one of our mushroom farms to show you how mushrooms are grown. Visit ShroomCam.com to watch the mysterious mushroom growing process in action!

6 Recipes for Mushroom Month

Olive and Feta Stuffed Mushrooms

Olive and Feta Stuffed Mushrooms
Use white button mushrooms, hummus and olives to create umami-packed stuffed mushrooms.

Mexican Mushroom Meatball Soup

Mexican Mushroom Meatball Soup
Blend crimini mushrooms with beef and pork to create savory meatballs in this hearty, full-bodied Mexican-inspired soup.

Grilled Portobello Burger

Grilled Portobello Burgers
Portobello mushroom burgers are marinated in a homemade barbecue spice mix and grilled until tender.

Beef and Maitake Mushroom Meatball Burger with Tomato Butter Sauce

Beef and Maitake Mushroom Meatball Burger
This blended burger combines maitake mushrooms with ground beef and bacon, smothered in buttery tomato sauce.

Enoki Miso Soup

Enoki Miso Noodle Soup
Keep it simple and delicious with this no-fuss, 6-ingredient enoki mushroom and noodle soup.

Beef, Shiitake and Snow Pea Stir Fry

Beef, Shiitake and Snow Pea Stir Fry
Dinner is served with this easy Asian stir-fry that combines shiitakes, steak and snow peas.

Dinner Dilemmas Solved with ‘Shrooms

Mushrooms make dinner easy in these family-friendly recipes.

School is back in session and fall schedules are hectic! From carpool to homework, soccer practice to ballet, who has time to enjoy family dinner when you are being pulled in so many different directions? Solve your dinner dilemmas with mushrooms.

The Blend, or the act of combining mushrooms with meat, is one guaranteed way to get nutritious vegetables on the dinner table in a quick, easy and tasty way. If you only have minutes to get dinner on the table, prep the blended mushroom and meat mixture ahead of time and store it in the fridge (up to 1-2 days*) until ready to use. This is one simple way to incorporate low-calorie, low-sodium mushrooms into all of your dinner favorites – from burgers and tacos, to spaghetti and sloppy joes.

*Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Family-friendly recipes to add to the dinner menu:

Mushroom Pizza Rolls

Mushroom Pizza Rolls
These easy vegetarian pizza rolls make for an extra fun dinner! Store rolls up to four days in the refrigerator, then reheat in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds or enjoy cold/room temperature.

Turkey Mushroom BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Turkey & Mushroom BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
A blend of lean ground turkey and white button mushrooms creates a hearty filling in sloppy joes or to top on tender sweet potatoes. Skip the oven and simply microwave the potatoes until tender for an extra quick dinner.

Classic Blended Burger

Classic Blended Burger
Give the family what they want with this scrumptious burger. Mushrooms boost the juicy, umami flavor as well as vitamins and nutrients. Win-win.

Mushroom and Beef Tacos
Add a flavorful twist to taco night by blending half the beef with finely chopped mushrooms. Put out everyone’s favorite toppings for a fun DIY taco bar!

Blended Chili & Macaroni
This beef and mushroom chili is quick, easy and kid-approved. Add in elbow macaroni for a delicious, one-pot meal.

Mushroom Steak Sandwich with Cheese Whiz

Mushroom “Steak” Sandwich with Whiz
Mushrooms have a “meaty” texture and are a great alternative to beef in this creative and tasty take on the traditional steak sandwich.