7 Tasty Mushroom Recipes for Kids

One of the foods I always struggle to get my daughter to try is mushrooms. She is extremely skeptical of their look and umami flavor. However, I find if I can hide them in certain dishes like orzo or risotto she will come around. It is not always enthusiastically, but she will give them a try. One of the keys to getting kids to eat mushrooms, I think, is to make them into a dish they usually love. As I mentioned, pasta and orzo, a creamy soup for dunking sandwiches, or soft risotto all fit the bill. If you are trying to find new ways to serve mushrooms to your children here are a few great ideas!

  • 7 Tasty Mushroom Recipes for Kids 1 of 8
    7 Tasty Mushroom Recipes for Kids

    If you want your children to try mushrooms try making them one of these delicious recipes!

  • Mushrooms with Orzo 2 of 8
    mushrooms with orzo

    A simple pasta with cheese and mushrooms is always a nice comforting way to eat mushrooms. Stew a little into their favorite orzo to introduce them to the flavor and texture!

    Photo: Jaime

  • Buckwheat Crepes with Mushrooms and Swiss 3 of 8
    Mushroom Crepes

    These amazing crepes are great for kids. They'll love seeing pancakes stuffed with cheese and a few mushrooms. The form looks familiar but the flavor is different and perfect for children to try.

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

  • Flatbread Pizza 4 of 8
    Flatbread Pizzas

    What kid doesn't love pizza?! Try making these savory pies with your kids at home. Give them mushrooms as one of the options and watch them enjoy their newfound favorite food!

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

  • Surf & Turf Foil Packs 5 of 8
    surf and turf foil packs

    This awesome foil pack is so much fun for kids. Get them involved in making it for their dinner. They can stuff it full of all sorts of things and have a blast cooking it over the campfire!

    Photo: Brooke McLay

  • Cream of Mushroom Soup 6 of 8
    Cream of Mushroom Soup

    A simple cream of mushroom soup always hits the spot on a cold day. Try swapping out their favorite tomato soup for this easy version. You can even give them a grilled cheese for dunking!

    Photo: Brooklyn Supper

  • Portobello Mushroom Burgers 7 of 8
    Portobello Mushroom Burgers

    If your children like burgers than why not try giving them a portobello burger! This meaty mushroom burger is rich and satisfying. It is perfect for a new twist on an old classic.

    Photo: Average Betty

  • Mushroom and Pesto Panini 8 of 8
    mushroom pesto panini

    This fabulously cheesy panini is great for both kids and adults. It is fresh new twist on grilled cheese and is a great way to encourage children to try the exciting new flavor of mushrooms.

    Photo: Angie McGowan

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