In honor of National Mushroom Month, #Fall4Mushrooms, I am posting a few ideas on using mushrooms. Not exactly a hard thing for me to do.
As I have incorporated more vegetables into our meals, mushrooms have been an easy addition to many dishes. Here are just a few tips for slipping that versatile veggie in:
Spaghetti Sauce: I make a double batch of spaghetti sauce at least once a month and freeze it to use for spaghetti, lasagna, and pizza sauce. I saute onions, garlic, and mushrooms together, then add tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and seasonings. Let simmer for a few hours (works great in the crockpot), and voila! you got yourself a healthy, preservative-free spaghetti sauce.
Stir Fry: Clean out your veggie drawer and saute with a little oil to whip up a quick and easy dinner. You can add mushrooms at the beginning, where they will be well-cooked, or at the end, where they will be steamed. Either way, they rock a stir fry.
Meatloaf/Hamburger: If you have a squeamish eater who thinks mushrooms are gross, you can finely chop the mushrooms and add to ground meat recipes, like meatloaf or hamburger patties.
Hamburger topper: Speaking of hamburgers, I love sauted mushrooms on my hamburger with a slice of cheese melted over the top. Yummmm.
Sauteed: And speaking of sauteing, I love mushrooms sauteed in a little butter all by them lonesomes. Yummm again!
Pizza: Is there such a thing as pizza without mushrooms? I hope not.
Chicken: Another favorite dish for us is grilled chicken with sauteed mushrooms over the top. Kind of the leaner version of the hamburger.
Enchiladas: My favorite enchiladas have a sour cream/mushroom filling with verde sauce. Seriously good.
Quiche: Chop up a couple mushrooms and add to whatever your favorite additions are. So easy.
Stew: Reduce the meat. Add the mushrooms. Lower the fat. Raise the Vitamin D.
Tacos: As in veggie tacos! Of course, you can add it to taco meat, but I love veggie tacos, too. My personal favorite is roasted potatoes, diced avocado, sauteed mushrooms, and pico de gallo.
Okay, I need to stop. I’m getting hungry.
Do you have any mushroom faves? Dish ’em up!
By posting a series of posts on mushrooms, I am eligible to win one $250 gift card grand prize or one of five $50 gift card runner-up prizes + a mushroom inspired apron! This in no way alters my opinion of mushrooms.