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Meatless Meals: 21 Ways to Eat Mushrooms as a Main Dish

With a mission to eat more plant-based foods, many families are adding Meatless Monday’s to their weekly meal plan, which offers an approachable way to try on a vegan or vegetarian diet. While there are many meat replacements, mushrooms can be one of the most satisfying ways to enjoy a meal. Naturally hearty and easy to imbue with incredible flavor, mushrooms are a meat-free mainstay for many meals. Try any one of the 21 incredible ways to enjoy Mushrooms and a Main Dish and you may never need meat again!


  • Stuffed Portabellas 1 of 21
    Why eat a plain old mushroom when you can stuff a portabella and enjoy a whole meal?!
    Get the recipe for Grilled Portabella Mushrooms
  • Smoky Mushroom Melt Veggie Burgers 2 of 21
    Mushroom Veggie Burgers are a satisfying, healthy way to enjoy a dinner!
    Get the recipe for Mushroom Melt Veggie Burgers
  • Healthy Mushroom Nuggets 3 of 21
    Swap out those chicken nuggets for Sunny Mushroom nuggets. A healthy way to give your kids what they really want for dinner!
    Get the recipe for Sunny Mushroom Nuggets
  • Mushroom Kale Rice Bowl 4 of 21
    Mushrooms pair beautifully with kale in this delicious rice bowl!
    Get the recipe for Mushroom Kale Rice Bowl
  • Mushroom Spinach Stirfry 5 of 21
    The flavors of mushroom and spinach are rich and satisfying and terrifically deicious in this easy recipe!
    Get the recipe for Mushroom Spinach Stir Fry
  • Portabella Mushroom and Pesto Panini 6 of 21
    Bulk up your dinner the healthy way with this Portabello Mushroom and Basil Pesto Panini! Scrumptious!
    Get the recipe for Portabello Mushroom and Basil Pesto Panini
  • Smoky Mushroom Avocado Kale Wrap 7 of 21
    Smoky Mushrooms taste splendid with cool avocado in this simple, vegan wrap!
    Get the recipe for Smoky Mushroom and Avocado Wrap
  • Roasted Portabella Fajitas 8 of 21
    Try out Roasted Portabello Fajitas, and you'll never even miss the steak!
    Get the recipe from Cheeky Kitchen
  • Portabella Mushroom Burgers 9 of 21
    Stuff a portabella mushroom with gooey cheese, roll it all in panko, and you'll have this unbelievable vegetarian dish. Delicious in every way!
    Get the recipe from Cheeky Kitchen
  • Mushroom Veggie Ragu 10 of 21
    Mushrooms take the place of meat in this delicious Italian dish!
    Get the recipe from Betty Crocker
  • Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms With Roast Tomatoes and Goat Cheese 11 of 21
    A beautiful flavor combination, portabello mushrooms are stuffed with tomatoes and goat cheese in this delicious dinner.
    Get the recipe from A Food Centric Life
  • Mixed Green Salad with Roasted Portabella 12 of 21
    Enjoy a green salad topped with rich and savory roasted portabellos.
    Get the recipe from A Couple Cooks
  • Mushroom Lasagna 13 of 21
    Lasagna doesn't need noodles when a mushroom is used to hold all the flavors together!
    Get the recipe from Pink Parsley
  • Marinara Sandwiches 14 of 21
    Marinara Sandwiches become a healthy indulgence when made with mushrooms!
    Get the recipe from My Food Diary
  • Tomato Braised Butter Beans 15 of 21
    Tomato Braised Butter Beans get a flavor kick with the addition of mushrooms. Try this dish for dinner tonight!
    Get the recipe from The Corner Kitchen Blog
  • Mushroom Stuffed Crepes 16 of 21
    Coconut crepes are filled with gorgeously simple mushroom filling in this delicious dish!
    Get the recipe from Olives for Dinner
  • Vegan Mushroom Pizza 17 of 21
    Vegan Mushrooms and a creamy sauce top this incredible pizza!
    Get the recipe from Veggieful
  • Japanese Mushroom 18 of 21
    Tender Japanese mushrooms create a gorgeous risotto with this remarkably simple recipe!
    Get the recipe from Flourishing Foodie
  • Mushroom Shepherds Pie 19 of 21
    Everyone loves Shepherds Pie! And now your body will love this classic, comfort food dish with a twist! Mushrooms take the place of meat and transform this meal into a splendidly delicious, vegetarian dinner.
    Get the recipe from Feasting at Home
  • Wild Mushroom Gravy 20 of 21
    Wild Mushroom Gravy makes eating vegetarian a blast!
    Get the recipe from Oh My Veggies
  • Mushroom Lasagna 21 of 21
    This mushroom lasagna recipe make just take the place of your families favorite meaty lasagna. It's that good!
    Get the recipe from Brown-Eyed Baker

Article Posted 4 years Ago

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