We love using whole food ingredients to replace meat in recipes and one that we find ourselves using again and again is mushrooms.
They're much cheaper than processed faux meats and they work in so many recipes--slice them as an alternative to steak, chop them finely and combine them with cooked lentils for the perfect ground beef substitute, or simply grill them as-is and put them on a bun for a meaty (but meatless!) sandwich.
Here are some of our favorite recipes that replace meat with mushrooms.
17 Vegetarian Recipes That Replace Meat With Mushrooms
This lentil-mushroom combination is one of our favorite substitutes for ground beef.
Topped with pepita relish and vegan chipotle crema, these tacos are sure to be a hit at any barbecue.
A vegetarian version of beef bourguignonne in convenient pot pie form!
Meaty mushrooms and lentils take the place of ground beef in these slow cooker cabbage rolls.
Instead of chicken, we use mushrooms and chickpeas in this classic Hungarian dish.
The meatiness of portabellas make them a perfect candidate for replacing the steak in fajitas.
A rich wine glaze takes these grilled portabellas to the next level.
There's no chicken in these enchiladas--they're stuffed with mushrooms and spinach instead.
Vegetarian salisbury steak? Yup! You have to try it to believe how close these are to the real thing.
Mushroom "meat" and fresh vegetables take these nachos from snack to meal.
These vegan meatballs have become a staple in our freezer.
Traditional muffuletta ingredients top a grilled portabella.
We skip the minced meat and use mushrooms to fill these crispy baked wontons.
Mushrooms add substance to this simple pasta sauce.
This creamy soup calls for mushrooms instead of turkey or chicken.
These cheesesteaks are one of our most popular recipes and it's easy to see why!
No more sad, bare mashed potatoes!
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