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Mushroom Side Dish Recipes

This list of delicious mushroom side dishes are a tasty way to make the most out of your fresh mushrooms. These easy recipes are perfect to serve alongside steak, chicken, pasta dishes and many more of your favorite mains. Find pan-fried, oven baked and air fryer recipes that are great for your everyday weeknight dinners, as well as those special occasions like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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When it comes to veggie side dishes, mushrooms are hard to beat, their umami flavor and meaty texture makes them a favorite in our house! Simple to prep and full of goodness, they are an easy way to add some interest to a plate.

You are sure to find a new favorite recipe on this ‘best of’ list of mushroom side dishes, all quick and simple to make from scratch at home. If you’ve got some fresh mushrooms to use up, then you’ll find something here you’ll want to try ASAP!

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to find some delicious mushroom mains too!

How to Store Mushrooms

To extend the life of your fresh mushrooms, it’s best to store them in your fridge and remove them from any plastic packing that they came in from the store. Place them in a paper bag to store so that they can breathe. Storing them this way will extend the shelf life for up to a week. If you store them at room temperature, they are best used in a day or two, and keeping them wrapped in plastic can cause mold.

How to Prepare Mushrooms

You will need to clean the mushrooms to remove any loose dirt before cooking them. Mushrooms re very absorbent, so it’s best to wipe them clean rather than submerge them in water. Make some kitchen paper or cloth damp, not soaking, and wipe over each mushroom to clean it. If you soak the mushrooms in water, they can become soggy when cooked.

Frequently Asked Questions

What mushrooms are best to cook with?

The list of recipes below all use fresh mushrooms and you can easily use different varieties to give a slightly different flavor. All will require the same prep and cooking methods. The most common mushroom varieties are:

White Mushrooms: Also known as button mushrooms. Very common in stores and they have a woodsy but fairly mld flavor.
Crimini Mushrooms: Also known as brown mushrooms. These have a more intense and earthy flavor copared to white mushrooms.
Portobello Mushrooms: These are large flat mushrooms and have a very meaty texture.
Shitake Mushrooms: These have a soft and spongy texture and a very woodsy flavor.
Oyster Mushrooms: Oyster mushrooms are milder in flavor and have a velvety texture.

When are mushrooms in season?

Mushrooms are available all year round in stores. The main harvesting seasons are Spring and Fall, but different varieties can be foraged all year round.

Are mushrooms healthy?

Mushrooms are fat free, low sodium, low calorie and loaded with fiber vitamins and minerals. Rich in antioxidants, B vitamins and potassium, they are great to include in a well balanced diet. You can find out more about their nutritional properties here.

Serving Suggestions

These mushroom side dish recipes are great everyday recipes, and a lot can easily be served as appetizers due to their punchy flavor. Mushrooms work great with steak and beef dishes and are a great way to liven up some chicken. Try them with some of these favorites:

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Easy Mushroom Side Dishes

Air Fryer Garlic Mushrooms
Easy and quick to make, these air fryer garlic mushrooms are so flavorful! Simple to make with few ingredients, they are a great side dish for steak!
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Air fryer garlic mushrooms on a white serving plate.
Creamy Tarragon Mushrooms
Deliciously rich and creamy, these easy to make tarragon mushrooms come together quickly and easily with just a few basic ingredients.
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Tarragon mushrooms and cream in a skillet with a wooden spoon.
Spinach Mushroom Rice
Bold in flavor, this spinach mushroom rice recipe is a great accompaniment to almost any meal! With hints of garlic, this side dish will be the star of the show!
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Spinach and mushroom rice in a silver skillet ready to serve..
Creamy Garlic Mushroom Dip
Rich and creamy, this delicious garlic mushroom dip recipe is made for sharing. Simple and quick to make, it's perfect for all of your dipping needs!
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Creamy garlic mushroom dip in a small bowl topped with fresh basil.
Creamy Basil Mushrooms
Easy to make, these simple basil mushrooms are served in a rich and creamy sauce for a delicious side dish for steak or as a sit down appetizer.
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Close up of creamy mushrooms topped with fresh basil.
Garlic Butter Roasted Mushrooms
Quick and easy to make with just a few simple ingredients, these roasted mushrooms are coated with a garlic butter for a flavorful side dish.
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Garlic roasted mushrooms in a blue bowl garnished with fresh thyme.
Easy Mushroom Gravy From Scratch
This simple mushroom gravy recipe is simple to make all in one pan. Rich, earthy and so delicious, it's an easy way to add flavors to meals.
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Mushroom garvy in a white boat next to fresh thyme ad rosemary sprigs.
Creamy Garlic Mushrooms
Easy and delicious, these creamy garlic mushrooms can be served as an appetizer or side. Simple to make in one pan and vegetarian and gluten-free.
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Close up of creamy garlic mushrooms ready to serve garnished with fresh parsley

I hope these easy and delicious mushroom side dish recipes have given you some inspiration for the kitchen! If you give any of them a go, be sure to drop me a message below and let me know what you thought!

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