5 Mushroom Recipes for Fall, So Good They’re Magical!

As the scorching summer gradually gives way to the delightful weather of Fall (but it's always summer here in Florida and we aren't complaining!), our hearts naturally turn to comfort food.

It’s the time to fully embrace the autumn season, making the most of its offerings and relishing its delights before the icy breath of winter descends.

This remarkably versatile season presents a plethora of experiences. Beauty abounds in every direction you turn.

The crisp, invigorating air; the gentle, warm glow in the sky; the soothing rustle of autumn leaves underfoot; and the rich hues of amber and crimson that surround you—all of these combine to fill your heart with pure joy.

Yet, there is another indispensable element that captures the essence and earthy charm of fall: Mushrooms!

When the briskness in the air serves as a reminder that the cold grasp of winter is fast approaching, mushrooms introduce a touch of enchantment to your recipes, providing warmth and a sense of coziness.

Even as spring and summer become distant memories, mushrooms stand as a reminder that autumn offers ample opportunities to elevate your culinary journey.

Prepare yourself to embrace the uniqueness of this autumn season with the following collection of five exquisite mushroom-infused recipes.

Culinary Mushroom Benefits: A Brief Overview

People have cherished mushrooms for centuries, both as a delicacy and as medicine. The earthy-tasting, edible fungi have been a part of our regular diet for a long time.

What sets mushrooms apart is their versatility. Their earthy taste and texture impart a unique flavor to our dishes. Moreover, their nutritional composition promises several health benefits.

The impressive taste, texture, nutritional profile, and medical properties of mushrooms have secured a place in our lives, from the past to the present and into the future.

Mushrooms are among the very few edible items that manage to be both flavorful and healthy. They serve as an excellent source of fiber and protein while being remarkably low in calories.

Bursting with nutrients, particularly vitamins and minerals such as riboflavin, pantothenic acid, niacin, and more, mushrooms play a crucial role in energy metabolism within the body.

The water-soluble fiber in mushrooms plays an equally important role in supporting gut health, aiding digestion, and facilitating nutritional absorption.

Thanks to their low-calorie status, mushrooms find a place in most weight-loss and weight-management diets.

People select ingredients not solely for their nutritional value, but also for the flavors they impart to the food.

Mushrooms are often incorporated into recipes for their umami flavor, the elusive fifth taste sensation.

Umami provides a rich, savory depth to the taste profile of your preparations. The savory flavor experienced upon biting into a piece of mushroom is due to the presence of glutamate and guanosine monophosphate in it.

Whether added to sauces, stir-fries, or soups, mushrooms contribute uniqueness and flavor to any dish they grace.

Beyond tantalizing the taste buds, mushrooms are renowned for their medicinal properties, particularly their immune-boosting attributes.

Numerous mushroom species, including Shiitake, Maitake, and Reishi, contain compounds that showcase antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-boosting effects. All of these mushrooms can be found in our Mushie DEFEND formula!

By bolstering the immune system, mushrooms fortify the body against harmful pathogens, while antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals and shield the body from oxidative stress.

The combined nutritional and medicinal prowess of mushrooms mitigates the risk of chronic diseases and promotes overall well-being.

Elevate Your Autumn with These Five Delectable Mushroom Recipes


Recipe 1: Creamy Mushroom and Thyme Soup: The Ultimate Taste of Autumn Comfort

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 4 servings

The crisp embrace of autumn beckons for the exquisite warmth found in a steaming bowl of Creamy Mushroom and Thyme Soup.

This hearty dish not only nourishes the body but also envelops the soul in comfort. The earthy essence of mushrooms, combined with the aromatic touch of thyme, truly encapsulates the spirit of the fall season.


Fresh Sliced Mushrooms: 1 lb

Onion: 1 (chopped)

Garlic: 3 cloves (minced)

Vegetable Broth: 4 cups or 1 liter

Heavy Cream: 1 cup or 240 ml

Butter: 2 tablespoons

Olive Oil: 1 tablespoon

Fresh Thyme Leaves: 1 teaspoon

Pepper: to taste

Salt: to taste

Freshly Chopped Parsley


Begin by placing a dry pot over medium heat. Melt the butter and pour in the olive oil. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing the mixture until they attain translucency.

As the aroma of this medley wafts through, introduce the sliced mushrooms. Stirring diligently, allow the mushrooms to release their moisture, filling the air with their earthy fragrance.

Once the mushrooms achieve a golden brown color, sprinkle in the crushed thyme leaves and season the mixture. Add just the right amount of pepper and salt to elevate the flavors of the ingredients.

Following a few more stirs, introduce the vegetable broth all at once. Alternatively, you can opt for chicken broth if that aligns with your preference.

Allow the entire content to reach a boil and slowly dull the heat. Let the soup simmer for 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

At this juncture, the soup embodies the rich essence of earthy mushrooms and aromatic thyme, ready to enthrall your palate.

For a velvety texture, enhance the soup by gently blending the cream in small batches. Once all the cream is seamlessly integrated, allow the soup to simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

Finally, give a finishing touch to the soup by garnishing it with freshly chopped parsley. With this step completed, carefully ladle the contents of the pot into individual soup bowls. Enhance the experience into a hearty feast by pairing the soup with a slice of crusty bread.


Recipe 2: Wild Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan

Indulge in the luxurious flavors of perfectly cooked short-grained rice, transformed into a creamy masterpiece using earthy wild mushrooms and a touch of Parmesan cheese.

This renowned Italian dish takes your taste buds on a journey of rich umami, making it an ideal protein-packed meal that can stand alone or harmonize flawlessly with your choice of meat.

Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Serving Size: 4 servings


Arborio rice: 2 cups

Wild mushrooms: 1 cup (sliced) (Shiitake, Oyster, or Chanterelle)

Parmesan cheese: ½ cup (grated)

Vegetable broth: 4 cups or 1 liter

White wine: 1 cup (dry)

Onion: 1 (small size and chopped)

Garlic: 3 cloves (minced)

Butter: 2 tablespoons

Olive oil: 2 tablespoons

Pepper: to taste

Salt: to taste

Parsley: fresh and chopped


Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet. Once the oil reaches the right temperature, introduce the sliced mushrooms. Sauté them until their moisture is fully released and they exhibit a golden brown color. Once achieved, remove the skillet from the heat and set it aside.

In a separate pan, blend a tablespoon of olive oil with a tablespoon of butter. As the butter melts into the olive oil, add the chopped onion and minced garlic.

Sauté them until the onion takes on a rich golden color. Introduce the Arborio rice to the mix, stirring until the grains intermingle with the translucent aromatics and fats.

Pour the dry white wine into the rice mixture and continue stirring until the rice has absorbed the wine’s essence.

Gradually introduce the vegetable (or chicken) broth, one ladle at a time. After each addition, stir diligently and allow the rice to soak up the broth before adding the next ladle. This patient process yields a pan of velvety, tender risotto.

Once the risotto reaches its full glory, transfer the contents of the skillet into the risotto pan. Sauté the content until the earthly essence of the mushrooms envelops every single grain of risotto.

Season the dish with the perfect touch of salt and pepper. Introduce the grated Parmesan cheese, stirring it in until the risotto evolves into a sumptuous, creamy texture.

In the warmth of the risotto, add the final tablespoon of butter and a generous sprinkling of freshly chopped parsley. Your Wild Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan is now ready to dazzle.


Recipe 3: Balsamic Roasted Mushroom Medley

Here’s a recipe that combines simplicity and elegance to elevate the humble mushroom to new heights.

The Balsamic Roasted Mushroom is the perfect side dish to infuse flavor and refinement into any main course of a Fall meal.

The tangy balsamic vinegar and aromatic herbs work their magic on the mushrooms, enhancing the rich flavors of this side dish and elevating the entire meal.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 4 servings


Mushrooms: 1 lb (sliced)

Balsamic vinegar: 3 tablespoons

Olive oil: 2 tablespoons

Garlic: 2 cloves (minced)

Thyme: 1 teaspoon (dried and crushed)

Pepper: to taste

Salt: to taste

Parsley: fresh and chopped


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) to prepare for cooking.

In a large bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar with the other ingredients. Mix in the olive oil, minced garlic, black pepper, dried and crushed thyme, and salt. Use a whisk to thoroughly combine all these ingredients.

Add the cleaned and sliced mushrooms to the vinegar mixture. You can opt for a single variety of mushrooms or use 2-3 different types to enhance the texture and flavor of the recipe. One suggested combination is Shiitake, White Button Mushroom, and Cremini.

After adding the mushrooms, gently mix everything and allow it to marinate for 10-15 minutes.

While the oven heats up, prepare a baking tray by lining it with a baking sheet. Transfer the contents of the mixing bowl onto the baking sheet, ensuring that the mushrooms are spread out without overcrowding or overlapping.

Roast the mushrooms in the oven for 20 minutes. Pause after 10 minutes to stir the mushrooms, ensuring even cooking. Continue roasting until the mushrooms turn golden brown.

Once cooked, transfer the contents of the baking tray to a serving dish. Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley over the mushrooms and serve alongside meat, salad, or rice.

The earthy richness of the mushrooms, combined with the tangy touch of vinegar, will complement any fall meal beautifully.


Recipe 4: Portobello Mushroom and Butternut Squash Tacos

As the crisp and chilly breeze begins to nip at your skin, indulge in the warmth of this saucy and spicy mushroom recipe that promises an insanely delicious experience.

The autumn season brings forth a bountiful harvest of fruits and vegetables, with butternut squash taking the spotlight.

Similar to mushrooms, butternut squash boasts both a delectable taste and nutritional benefits. The Portobello Mushroom and Butternut Squash Tacos recipe is a delightful amalgamation of colors, flavors, and textures.

Preparation Time: 40 minutes

Serving Size: 4 servings


Large Portobello Mushrooms: 2 nos. (sliced)

Butternut Squash: 2 cups (peeled and cubed)

Olive Oil: 1 tablespoon

Cumin: 1 teaspoon

Paprika: 1 teaspoon

Pepper: to taste

Salt: to taste

Small Tortillas: 8 nos.

Red Cabbage: 1 cup (thinly shredded)

Avocado: 1 (sliced)

Feta Cheese: ½ cup (crumbled)

Cilantro Leaves: for garnish (fresh)

Lime wedges (optional)


Begin by transferring the cubes of butternut squash into a bowl. Add olive oil, salt, pepper, and paprika, and gently toss until each cube is thoroughly coated.

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees Fahrenheit). Spread the contents of the bowl onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper, ensuring the squash cubes are evenly spaced to prevent overlapping.

Place the baking tray in the oven and roast the squash until it becomes tender and develops a slight caramelized edge. This should take approximately 25 minutes.

While the oven works its magic, warm a tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the cleaned and sliced mushrooms, sautéing them until they achieve a golden brown color.

As the mushrooms cook, sprinkle in a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the mushrooms release their moisture and it fully evaporates.

Gently warm the tortillas in a dry, heated pan.

Arrange the tortillas in preparation. Place a generous spoonful of roasted butternut squash and sautéed mushrooms at the center of each tortilla.

Next, add slices of avocado, a portion of shredded red cabbage, crumbled feta cheese, and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro leaves.

Carefully fold the tacos in half, embracing the flavorful contents within.

For an added zesty kick, serve the tacos with lime wedges on the side.


Recipe 5: Blue Cheese and Mushroom Gougeres

Here is a savory twist on the famous cheese puffs. Our Blue Cheese and Mushroom Gougères are the perfect party recipe.

Try this delicious appetizer this fall, so it becomes a regular feature at parties during the holiday season.

The crunchy exterior with a soft, flavorful filling made with mushrooms and blue cheese will make these puffs irresistible to your party guests.

Another advantage of this recipe is that you can prepare them ahead of the party. Simply cook them up to 80%, freeze and store the puffs, and bake the gougères to perfection just before the party.

Preparation time: 50 minutes


Mushrooms: 8 ounces (finely chopped)

Blue Cheese: ¾ cup (crumbled)

All-purpose flour: 1 cup

Eggs: 4

Unsalted Butter: ½ cup

Shallots: 2 (finely chopped)

Milk: ½ cup

Ground Pepper: to taste

Salt: to taste


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius or 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

While the oven preheats, prepare the filling by melting a small portion of butter in a skillet. Once the butter is melted, add shallots, salt, and chopped mushrooms. Sauté the mixture for 5 minutes or until the mushrooms turn brown and tender. Remove the skillet from the heat and set it aside.

To make the dough, heat a saucepan and melt the remaining butter. After the butter has melted, add milk, ground pepper, and salt. Let the mixture in the saucepan simmer for a few minutes.

Gradually add the all-purpose flour to the saucepan, stirring continuously until the mixture forms a paste that doesn't stick to the pan.

Transfer the dough to a bowl. After a couple of minutes, add the eggs one at a time, beating the mixture after each addition. Once all the eggs are added, transfer the contents of the skillet into the bowl.

Incorporate the mushroom and blue cheese mixture into the dough. Use a teaspoon or tablespoon to scoop portions of the mixture and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Leave about an inch of space between each scoop on the tray.

Place the baking tray in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. The Blue Cheese and Mushroom Gougères should be golden brown when they come out of the oven.

Serve them plain or with a suitable dipping sauce.

Final Thoughts

As the vibrant colors of Fall surround us, it is time to make this magical season even more special by embarking on a culinary journey.

The five mushroom recipes you find here are brimming with the essence of autumn. Feel free to experiment with these recipes, but our connection shouldn’t end here.

We eagerly await feedback on our recipes and invite you to share your mushroom-infused creations. Let’s embrace the rich flavors of mushrooms and spread the joy and magic of the autumn season!