Autumn has arrived and with it some of the tastiest and most comforting foods of the year. The last remaining CSAs and Farmers Markets are abundant with winter squashes and cold weather crops like kale, parsnips, and leeks. But the star of the markets and your home growing efforts are the wild and homegrown mushrooms. That’s right folks, it’s mushroom season and we have some of the best Autumn Mushroom Recipes. Time to get cooking!
Recipes for the autumn mushroom connoisseur
If you are the mushroom aficionado amongst your peers; the one who hunts out mushrooms on the menu like a truffle pig, or the one who has been ardently trying to grow the elusive morels at home, despite their notoriously difficult nature, these recipes are for you:
If you are really looking to impress a crowd, and are fan of veal, try this mushroom and truffle rich delight amps up the wow factor in a major way.
Just because wild mushrooms are used in this recipe doesn’t mean you can’t use your own farm-raised. Many “wild mushrooms” are grower-friendly in the right conditions, and having a nice staple comfort food to utilize your harvest is key to any farmer’s kitchen.
Rye, Kale, Mushroom, and Pumpkin Seed Stuffing from Epicurious
Looking to really WOW your guests this Thanksgiving? This mushroom-rich stuffing is sure to impress with all of its abundant fall flavors. Using a mix of maitake (hen-of-the-woods,) oyster, and crimini mushrooms add depth of flavor and celebration of the harvest in every savory bite.
Recipes for the mushroom dabbler
You like mushrooms, but don’t know enough about them to call yourself an expert. Your growing or tasting experience is limited to what you can get at your grocery store or grow easily in your basement. That’s okay. Buttons, Criminis, and Portobellos are wonderful all-around crowd-pleasing mushrooms–that’s why they sell them at the grocery store.
Looking for the ultimate comfort food this fall? Something hot, savory, and loaded with creamy goodness? Look no further.
Beef Barley Soup with Wild Mushrooms and Parsnips from Epicurious
There is nothing more soothing than a hot bowl of soup on a wet autumn eve. This delight is full of robust beef, veg, spicy parsnips, and crimini and oyster mushrooms. Despite “wild” being used loosely in the title, this soup is great for the everyday mushroom lover.
Simple to make, yet overflowing with umami-rich ingredients, these portobello caps are a real crowd-pleaser for any party. Easy to make yet rich in flavor, this recipe is simple enough for a weeknight dinner too.
For the new mushroom eater
So, you’re new to this. That’s okay! Every mushroom lover is a former beginner. These recipes are recipes that you may be familiar with, amped up by incorporating fresh mushrooms to the recipe.
We are all familiar with the creamy concoction that comes from a can that sits on every dining room table at Thanksgiving. But what is there was a better way? Guess what…there is!
Risotto might be a labor of love, but for the new mushroom eater, an adventure worth embarking on. Warm, creamy, filling–the definition of comfort food, this risotto features easy to grow shiitake mushrooms.
There is nothing better on Christmas morning than warm, flavorful strata. This version highlights the humble button mushroom–accessible everywhere and easy to grow.
Think you might want to give growing your own mushrooms a go? Hop on over to our shop to get started with everything you need. Want to grow but still have questions? Contact one of our knowledgeable representatives to help get you started.