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.

Mushroom Grilling Tips for National Grilling Month

Brush up on your basic mushroom grilling tips

Summertime means grilling time! As you settle into summer, and National Grilling Month (July), turn to this alternative form of cooking. The heat from the grill helps enhance the meaty, umami-qualities of your favorite mushroom varieties, while also giving you added nutrients. Larger-capped mushrooms, like Portabellas and shiitakes are optimal for grilling, given their inherent hearty taste and texture.

Mushroom Grilling Tips 101

  • Lightly brush caps and stems with oil to keep them moist and season with salt and pepper.
  • Grill or broil 4 to 6 inches from heat source for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, brushing once or twice.
  • Try brushing with your favorite dressing or sauce instead of oil.

Watch these basic mushroom grilling tips from Chef Billy Parisi:

 

Looking for recipe inspiration? Try this satisfying grilled Portabella Satay: