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10 Budget-Friendly Mushroom Recipes

Mushrooms are so versatile and can be used in soups, on chicken, as a side, and more. Get inspired with this list of budget-friendly mushrooms recipes.

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I’m a big fan of mushrooms. Not only are they inexpensive, but if you cook them down with the right seasoning, they actually mimic steak, like in our Philly Cheesesteak recipe. I use the quite a bit, and finally got a chance to sit down and put together this Budget-Friendly Mushroom Recipes list.

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10 Budget-Friendly Mushroom Recipes

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Each of the mushroom recipes has the best mushroom for that recipe listed under it. So, after the recipes, we have a bit of information about each type of mushroom, so be sure to read that too.

Grilled Mushrooms.

Grilled Mushrooms

Grilled mushrooms are one of the easiest side dishes, especially if you’re already grilling chicken or burgers.

All you need to make this is mushrooms, butter, and seasoning. Grill them to perfection in just a couple minutes. You can serve them on their own, or you can use them as a topping for grilled steak.

This recipe works on either a charcoal or a propane grill.

Best type of mushroom for this recipe: Baby bella or white mushrooms

Mushroom and rice casserole.

Mushroom And Rice Casserole

This mushroom and rice casserole is such an easy set it and forget it meal. You cook the mushroom and onions down first, then mix them into a casserole pan with rice, seasoning, and a few other ingredients.

Top it with cheese and bake for about 90 minutes. That’s it.

The casserole is really warm, hearty, and filling. It’s sure to please even meat lovers. You don’t have to tell them that there’s no meat in it and they won’t even miss it.

Best type of mushroom for this recipe: Baby bella, white, or shiitake mushrooms

Cheesy Bacon And Mushroom Chicken.

Cheesy Bacon And Mushroom Chicken

Mushrooms are one of the toppings in this cheesy bacon and mushroom chicken. But if you skipped the mushrooms, you wouldn’t have as good of a dish. You need the soft rustic flavoring from the mushrooms to compliment the salty bacon.

You only need 4 oz. of mushrooms for this recipe, so canned mushrooms (which come in 4 oz. packages) work well. If you want, you could buy fresh mushrooms, and those would be delicious too, but you’d only need half the pack. So you’d have to find a way to use the other half of the pack.

Best type of mushroom for this recipe: Canned mushrooms

Portabella Mushroom Pizzas.

Portabella Mushroom Pizzas

If you’re cutting out carbs, but you’re hungry for pizza, this portabella mushroom pizza recipe is for you.

Does it taste like pizza? Kind of. Does it have all the elements of pizza? Absolutely.

There’s a crust — although that is a mushroom — sauce and cheese, plus seasoning.

These are a really fun dinner idea when you’re looking for something like a snack dinner. You’re able to pick these mushroom pizzas up with your hands and eat them that way, which is pretty fun.

Best type of mushroom for this recipe: Portabella mushrooms

Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms.

Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Button mushrooms are the perfect mushroom to make stuffed mushrooms because they are wide enough to fit a lot of the filling but small enough to keep them as a one-bite appetizer.

I have made this recipe with baby bella mushrooms before, mostly because they were on sale. Baby bella and white mushrooms would work in this recipe, but those mushrooms are pretty tiny and get tinier when they cook. So, if you decide to make this recipe with those mushrooms, be sure to make more than you anticipate eating. They’re super poppable.

Best type of mushroom for this recipe: Button mushrooms

Mushroom And Feta Bisque in a bowl with the words "Mushroom And Feta Bisque" digitally written above it.

Mushroom And Feta Bisque

This mushroom and feta bisque is one of my favorite soup recipes. It’s so good.

You chop the mushrooms tiny and then cook them down, but you don’t use an immersion blender to pulverize them, so every bite of soup has these delicious bites of mushroom. So good.

The feta melts perfectly too and adds a creaminess to this soup. Make a double batch because you’ll definitely want leftovers.

Best type of mushroom for this recipe: Baby bella or white mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Eggplant.

Sausage Stuffed Eggplant

Stuffed eggplant is delicious. And while mushrooms are not the focus of this recipe, they’re definitely needed. The mushrooms add such a great depth of flavor to the sausage, onion, and marinara sauce mixture that they’re cooked into.

What’s also great about this recipe is the eggplant skin is the “bowl” of the meal. When you’re done, just throw the bowl away.

We often make extra of this stuffing and mix the leftovers into pasta for an easy dinner the next day.

Best type of mushroom for this recipe: Baby bella or white mushrooms

Portabella Philly Cheesesteak.

Portabella Philly Cheesesteak

Sliced portabella mushrooms cook down so well, they actually have a similar taste and mouthfeel to steak used in Philly cheesesteaks. So this recipe is the perfect vegetarian dupe.

The secret? A splash of soy sauce added to the pan while the mushrooms are cooking down. It adds to the color and to the taste.

I’ve been to Philly countless times, solely for cheesesteaks, and I honestly like this version better.

Best type of mushroom for this recipe: Portabella mushrooms

Egg In A Hole with mushrooms and spinach.

Egg In A Hole with mushrooms and spinach

This Egg In A Hole is such a hit every time I make it for brunch. Personally, I think it’s a little heavy for breakfast, which is why I make it for brunch. But you can make it for either meal. Or for dinner. Go crazy.

The key is really cooking the mushrooms down so they’re really soft. They taste great and mesh well perfectly with the wilted spinach and fried egg.

If you’re looking for a keto-friendly or Weight Watchers-friendly brunch idea, this is it.

Best type of mushroom for this recipe: Baby bella or white mushrooms

Shell pasta, kale, and ricotta cheese in a pan with the words "Mushroom & Kale Pasta Casserole" digitally written on top.

Mushroom And Kale Pasta Casserole

Shell pasta, kale, and ricotta cheese combine with mushrooms to make this easy Mushroom & Kale Pasta Casserole. You can serve it like it is above or you can add a marinara sauce to it to give it a completely different flavoring. Either way, this recipe is a hit.

The flavors in this dish are really strong, but the mushrooms do stand out and are a necessity for this recipe.

Best type of mushroom for this recipe: Baby bella or white mushrooms



Setsubun is a Japanese holiday that represents the day before spring (in the traditional calendar). The day is filled with many rituals, and one is eating known as ehō-maki, also known as futomaki.

It’s filled with seven fillings, representing the seven deities of good fortune. You’re meant to eat it in silence in while facing the year’s lucky compass direction. That’s why it’s also known as the “lucky direction roll.”

One of the seven fillings is shiitake mushrooms, so this is a good way to eat some mushrooms and gain some good luck.

Best type of mushroom for this recipe: Shiitake mushrooms

Mushrooms sliced and in a pan.

Types Of Mushrooms

Baby Bella: Also know as cremini mushrooms, these mushrooms grow to become portabella mushrooms.

Beech Mushroom: These are also known as clamshell mushrooms. They’re tiny and grow in clumps.

Button Mushroom: These are larger white mushrooms.

Chanterelle Mushrooms: These mushrooms look like fans.

Enoki Mushroom: These really long, thin mushrooms are found often in Japanese food, like ramen.

Maitake Mushroom: These are really common in ramen since they’re found in Japanese and Chinese culture.

Morel Mushrooms: These honeycomb-textured mushrooms are really popular in French cuisine.

Oyster Mushroom: These fan-like mushrooms are mostly used in Japanese cooking. There’s also a “king” version of this mushroom.

Porcini Mushrooms: These tiny mushrooms are found in Italian cooking.

Portabella Mushrooms: These are really popular in Italian cooking and are a good meat substitute.

Shiitake Mushroom: These long-stemmed mushrooms are usually in Asian food.

White Mushroom: These are young versions of baby bella mushrooms.

The Mushroom Cookbook.

Mushroom Cookbooks:

If you’re looking for even more mushroom recipes, check out these cookbooks dedicated to mushrooms:

Which of these Budget-Friendly Mushroom recipes will you try first? Let us know in the comments.