There’s no denying that sometimes as a vegan, you still want something that can provide that meaty texture in your foods.
Still, obviously, you don’t want something that comes from an animal, and you might not want to use substitute meat either, which is where the humble mushroom comes in!
Mushrooms are an incredibly versatile ingredient and can be used and added to so many different dishes, whether it’s a curry, pasta, or even a wholesome winter stew, there are multiple different ways to make use of mushrooms in your cooking.
So, for 15 of the most amazing vegan mushroom recipes that any can make at home, keep reading on!
When it comes to cooking dinner, no chef, amateur or professional, enjoys spending loads of time preparing and cooking, which is why this delicious recipe is loved by so many people, because it only takes 25 minutes to cook!
It is super fragrant and smells simply incredible, and yet it is only made up of a few simple ingredients that you can find at any grocery store!
Although you’re always welcome to add in any additional ingredients in order to really make this dish your own!
If you’re looking for an easy and delicious side dish, then look no further than this amazing mushroom rice.
It has a rich taste and an incredible texture, but you don’t have to worry about it overpowering your main dish either.
In this recipe, you’ll find fresh onions, plenty of herbs, vegan butter to help elevate the creaminess, and of course, mushrooms!
This is another great recipe where you can remove and add ingredients as you’d like, but one way we’d recommend adding some spicy fresh red chillies into the mix to give this recipe an unsuspecting kick.
One of the issues many vegans face is the like of convenience meals, dishes that can be made incredibly quickly that make use of simple ingredients that leave little mess behind to be dealt with after.
Thankfully, this recipe provides you with exactly that!
This stir fry is completely vegan and provides a meal that is quick and easy to make, whilst still being hearty enough to fill you up.
The taste created by the combination of seasonings found in this stir fry will have anyone under the illusion that it took longer to make than the actual cooking time of 10 minutes, and whether you decide to use fried rice or noodles is entirely up to your preference!
If you’re looking to create a delicious sauce that is both full of flavor whilst remaining vegan, then why not try making this amazing vegan mushroom sauce to accompany your meals?
Sauces can sometimes be complicated to make, but this one is easy in our opinion, which is perfect if you’re making it alongside a main dish.
Another thing that’s great about this sauce is that it’s also healthy too, so it’s great if you’re trying to cut out the unhealthy foods from your diet.
Adding this sauce to one meal will soon make you want to add it to every meal you have, so don’t be afraid to make a large portion to save for another day!
A traditional bolognese is an incredibly meaty dish, which is why mushrooms make the ultimate natural substitute when trying to remake this classic in vegan form!
So if you’re a fan of this pasta dish and have recently converted to veganism then we’re sure you’ll appreciate this recipe.
The red sauce of the bolognese is complimented well by the meaty nature of the mushrooms, and because it’s so easy to make, it makes for an excellent dish to make in larger portions to meal prep with!
Good vegan lunch recipes can sometimes be few and far between, which means that this vegan mushroom Pâté will be a welcome addition to your lunchtime recipe book.
Pâté is usually brimming with meaty flavors, and the mushrooms provide the perfect substitute for this, and the texture of Pâté is replicated perfectly too, so it provides a truly authentic taste.
So for a nutty and earthy lunchtime spread, try this Pâté out soon!
Considering it has cream in the name, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this recipe included dairy products, however, this recipe instead uses some amazing ingredients in a very smart way to ensure that this soup is entirely vegan whilst maintaining that well-known creaminess that makes this soup so universally loved!
So whether you decide to make it for a winter’s lunch, as an appetizer for guests or as the main attraction, we’re sure that everyone will be asking for seconds once they’ve cleared their bowl!
An iconic side dish that is pungent with flavor, these garlic mushrooms are incredible and will have everyone’s mouth watering as they wait for them to be dished out!
The meatiness of the mushrooms is complimented so well by the fragrance and taste of the garlic and it’s a great way of substituting for the lack of meat in your main dish!
The only thing you have to worry about is making sure that there’s enough for everybody.
For a savory mushroom meal that is packed with a load of different flavors, you really can’t go wrong with this excellent mushroom couscous.
This dish is truly perfect for the summertime thanks to the inclusion of some zesty lemons as well as plenty of herbs too.
So for the perfect salad accompaniment at your next barbecue, you should definitely make up a big batch of this mushroom couscous.
If you’re a vegan who has an array of both vegan and meat-eating guests visiting, trying to cook a dish that will appease both diets can be rather difficult, especially the meat-eaters, however making this mushroom wellington is a safe bet in our opinion.
With flaky pastry and an incredible savory mushroom filling, even the staunchest of meat lovers are going to be asked for a second portion of this incredible dish, so try it out at your next dinner party!
11. Mushroom Stew
If you’re trying to warm yourself up on a cold winter’s day, nothing quite does the trick like an amazing stew.
But whilst many stews will tell you to add heaps of meat in order to make the stew more filling, we’re telling you that you don’t need the meat at all, instead, just use some fresh mushrooms!
You can add whatever vegetables you’d like to this stew, and the versatility of the stew is why it’s such a popular dish.
The real key ingredient to this dish alongside the mushrooms is the inclusion of fresh dill, which really gives it a hearty and wholesome flavor perfect for even the bleakest day in the winter.
Upon initially converting to veganism, the lack of meat can be somewhat difficult to adjust to in the beginning, and if you’re desperately fighting any cravings, then there’s ways of satisfying your desires without having to buy any animal products!
Try out these succulent baked portobello mushrooms, which have the meaty flavor and texture you might be craving early on in your vegan journey, and if you want to make it really special, the addition of some Chipotle Adobo sauce to garnish the mushrooms is going to change the way that you look at this fungi forever.
A rather fancy dish to impress dinner guests with, this hearty mushroom bourguignon is an excellent dairy and meat free alternative to the traditional version, and yet it tastes just as good, if not better than the original ever did!
We recommend serving this alongside some mashed potatoes or rice to help soak up the juices, but you can have it with whatever you’d like.
As a vegan, you might sometimes miss making your way to your favorite drive-thru to pick up a bucket of greasy fried chicken, and if you do have those cravings, ditch the Colonel behind and make these fried oyster mushrooms for yourself!
You can serve them alongside any number of your favorite vegan sauces and they’ll have the exact same crunch and tear that you’ve been missing.
An alternative for the former steak fans, this recipe makes for a great steak night vegan alternative, and you can serve it alongside the same side dishes you usually would have!
We hope you’ve enjoyed this compilation of amazing vegan mushroom recipes, and hopefully, you’ll find a use for them sometime in the near future, just be sure to let us know how you got on!