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30 Easy Vegan Portobello Mushroom Recipes (Healthy!)

If you’re looking for the best vegan portobello mushroom recipes, you’re in the right place. 30+ easy, tasty and healthy meals that are high in plant protein and even higher in deliciousness.


Health Benefits of Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms are a low-calorie, nutrient-dense mushroom rich in fiber, B vitamins, and minerals. They are incredibly versatile as a meat alternative, salad topper, stir fry addition, and any sauce, casserole, or dish that needs a boost of umami flavor.

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Vegan Portobello Mushroom Recipes

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1. Grilled Portobello Mushroom Steaks

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Steaks
Photo: Vegan Huggs

Giant, meaty portobello mushroom caps are crazy delicious when marinated and grilled. Be warned that mushrooms suck up marinade like a dry sponge. That is actually a good thing. Marinated and grilled portobello steaks are juicy and smoky. You can grill them over a flame or on an indoor grill pan.


2. Mushroom Pasta

Mushroom Pasta
Photo: The Almond Eater

Baby bella mushrooms are what you want for this quick vegan mushroom pasta dish. It is reminiscent of mushroom alfredo but without the dairy. The end result is a creamy plant-based sauce with an abundance of earthy mushrooms. It’s a perfect weeknight supper for the busy home cook.


3. Teriyaki Mushroom Rice Bowls

Teriyaki Mushroom Rice Bowls
Photo: Not Enough Cinnamon

Meaty mushrooms are roasted in homemade teriyaki sauce until caramelized and shiny with a teriyaki glaze. Top cooked rice with mushroom slices and roasted broccoli florets for a hot dinner or to take to work or school the next day for lunch.


4. Portobello Fajitas

Portobello Fajitas
Photo: Vegan Huggs

Your favorite Mexican-inspired fajitas have never tasted this good. These sizzling beauties are spicy, smoky, and saucy. There is no way anyone at the table is going to miss the meat with a generous portion of beefy seared portobello slices and bell peppers.


5. Marinated Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Marinated Portobello Mushroom Burgers
Photo: Budget Bytes

It’s time to fire up the grill. Once you taste a grilled portobello mushroom, you might not go back to any other vegan burger. Serve them on hamburger buns with lettuce and tomato slices for your next BBQ outing.


6. Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms
Photo: Flora and Vino

It is pretty hard to make a case not in favor of the combination of spinach and artichokes. Here we have the perfect duo combined with quinoa, pine nuts, tomatoes, and nut cheese stuffed into baked portobello mushroom caps for an elegant entrée on date night. Don’t forget a bottle of good Cabernet Sauvignon!


7. Portobello Philly Cheesesteak

Portobello Philly Cheesesteak
Photo: The Nut-Free Vegan

Let’s go to Pennsylvania for the best Philly cheesesteak! Only, this one you will be making at home with mushroom meat strips. Of course, you also need the essential fixings of onions, peppers, and vegan provolone cheese.


8. Grilled Portobello Mushrooms

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
Photo: Cooktoria

Grilled portobellos are sweet and tangy with a balsamic glaze. They get awesome char marks and a smoky flavor. If it is too cold to deal with your charcoal or gas grill, these are still awesome on an indoor grill pan or even a contact grill.


9. Portobello Mushroom Fettuccine

Portobello Mushroom Fettuccine
Photo: Natt Eats

You don’t have to twist my arm to make fettuccine with mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. I love that this recipe has rosemary and red pepper flakes. A small cup of white wine and a healthy splash of balsamic vinegar bring the dish together.


10. Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup
Photo: Lavender and Macarons

Isn’t mushroom soup one of the absolute best comfort foods? It is thick, rich, and full of body. This soup has a Hungarian bent with the addition of sweet paprika. Coconut milk is what makes the soup so creamy.


11. Portobello Mushroom Panini

Portobello Mushroom Panini
Photo: Crowded Kitchen

Dust off your panini press because we are making mushroom grilled sandwiches with melty vegan cheese for lunch. I mean, who can resist a toasty sandwich with grill marks ready in less than 30 minutes? Mushrooms sautéed with shallots and garlic are the meat of this gluten-free sammy.


12. Mushroom Bruschetta

Mushroom Bruschetta
Photo: Contentedness Cooking

How many ways can you make bruschetta for a party? I am guessing hundreds. How about nixing the traditional bread and spinning the narrative with grilled mushroom caps filled with tomatoes and basil? Your keto and paleo vegan friends are going to sing your praises.


13. Vegan Bulgogi (Korean BBQ)

Vegan Bulgogi (Korean BBQ)
Photo: Contentedness Cooking

Korean BBQ is calling. I find many Korean BBQ dishes to be complex in a crazy good way – meaty, sweet, savory, sour…… While following a vegan lifestyle, Korean BBQ needs a bit of a tweak. Bulgogi is commonly prepared with premium beef cuts. Mushrooms work just as well for this vegan take served over rice.


14. Stuffed Miso Butter Mushrooms

Stuffed Miso Butter Mushrooms
Photo: The Foodie Takes Flight

Stuffed mushrooms aren’t just for party snacks anymore. Large portobello mushroom caps are the perfect vehicle for making a hearty main course for dinner. Choose your preferred plant-based ground meat to fill the mushrooms and make this super easy entrée with epic umami essence from miso butter.


15. Portobello Mushroom Tacos

Portobello Mushroom Tacos
Photo: Short Girl Tall Order

If you want substantial tacos without beef, portobello mushrooms are the preferred main ingredient. Intensely seasoned mushroom slices are pan-sautéed or roasted. Place them inside flour tortillas with shredded cabbage and avocados. Spoon bright and herbaceous chimichurri over it all and enjoy.


16. Mushroom Curry

Mushroom Curry
Photo: Happy Veggie Kitchen

An Indian-inspired cremini mushroom (baby bellas) and tomato curry is just the main dish you want to share with friends around a big communal table. A variety of bowls of curry, basmati rice, vegan saag paneer, naan bread, and pickled veg make for a warming and satisfying meal.


17. Portobello Mushroom Gyros

Portobello Mushroom Gyros
Photo: Live Eat Learn

It only takes 15 minutes to make the best vegan gyros. Stuff pitas with Mediterranean spiced mushrooms, cucumbers, lettuce, radishes, and tomatoes. Top it all with the simplest homemade tzatziki sauce. This is one of the freshest sandwiches you will ever have for lunch.


18. Grilled Mushroom Burger

Grilled Mushroom Burger
Photo: Veggies Don’t Bite

Do you get excited about grilling and eating outside as soon as the sun starts to set later in the evening? There is nothing quite like the smell of the grill with a variety of veggies getting a little charred. These mushroom burgers are marinated in homemade steak sauce overnight for optimal BBQ flavor.


19. Pesto Mushroom and Artichoke Sandwich

Pesto Mushroom and Artichoke Sandwich
Photo: Herbivore’s Kitchen

Roasted portobellos and artichokes on a layer of basil and pine nut pesto make for elegant open-faced sandwiches. Ciabatta bread is the perfect base for the pesto to nestle into.


20. Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Ricotta and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
Photo: Happy Kitchen

Are you a gluten-free vegan? If so, you will really want to make these cheesy stuffed mini portobello mushrooms with spinach and garlic. No breadcrumbs are needed for this substantial and good-for-you filling. These will be a hit at your next party.


21. Portobello Mushroom Bacon

Portobello Mushroom Bacon
Photo: Veganosity

A good BLT sandwich is sometimes hard to come by on a plant-based diet. That is no longer the case with portobello mushroom bacon as the star. There is no way you are going to miss that salty, sweet, and smoky bacon flavor.


22. Portobello “Pizzas”

Portobello "Pizzas"
Photo: Consciously Vegan

Pizza night can be fun and healthy without all the carbs. Margherita portobello pizzas are bursting with flavor, fiber, and vitamins in every bite. Simply top mushroom caps with tomatoes, vegan mozzarella, and fresh basil leaves. Bake and enjoy with a nice glass of chianti.


23. Roasted Veggie Quinoa Wrap with Portobello Mushrooms

Roasted Veggie Quinoa Wrap with Portobello Mushrooms
Photo: Stacey Homemaker

A good veggie wrap is a super convenient lunch that you can make ahead and seal in a sheet of kitchen paper to keep until ready to eat. These mushroom, pepper, quinoa, and hummus wraps pack a lot of plant-based protein and dietary fiber.


24. Pulled Portobello BBQ Sandwiches

Pulled Portobello BBQ Sandwiches
Photo: Vanilla and Bean

You absolutely can enjoy smoky BBQ dishes while living a meat-free lifestyle. Pulled BBQ mushroom sandwiches are the quintessential example. Smoky roasted mushrooms are bathed in tangy bourbon BBQ sauce and piled high on hamburger buns. Don’t forget the napkins!


25. Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms
Photo: Every Last Bite

Paleo, Whole30, and GAPS followers can rejoice with these pesto and roasted tomato-stuffed mushrooms. A good portion of broccoli or spinach pesto is spooned into cooked mushroom caps. That is the bed for roasted cherry tomato halves and a drizzle of syrupy balsamic reduction.


26. Vegan Cassoulet

Vegan Cassoulet
Photo: Connoisseurus Veg

The base of a traditional cassoulet is long-simmered legumes. However, it also has a good amount of fatty animal protein. Vegan cassoulet is lightened up with mushrooms and carrots. It still slow-cooks until the beans are nearly falling apart. It is soft and soothing deliciousness.


28. Balsamic Portobello Mushroom Sandwich

Balsamic Portobello Mushroom Sandwich
Photo: The New Baguette

I love a good sandwich and this one is right up there with the best of them. First, there are the beefy mushrooms. Add to that peppery arugula greens, smooth and rich hummus, and ripe tomato slices. This is a lunch that will sustain you throughout the rest of your day.


29. Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Pizza

Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Pizza
Photo: It’s All Good Vegan

If you follow a macrobiotic vegan diet, you probably know that caramelized onions and mushrooms are a favorite combination. A chewy and crisp homemade pizza crust is topped with caramelized veggies, spinach, and dairy-free cheese. This is the ultimate white pizza in my book.


30. Raw Burger

Raw Burger
Photo: This Rawsome Vegan Life

Who needs a bun when you have portobello mushroom caps? Raw vegan burgers are prepared with marinated mushroom buns filled with cashew cheese, tomatoes, and herbs. It might be the cleanest burger you will ever enjoy. And yes, raw can be delectable.


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vegan portobello mushroom recipes

30+ Easy Vegan Portobello Mushroom Recipes (Healthy!)

If you're looking for the the best vegan portobello mushroom recipes, you're in the right place. 30+ easy, tasty and healthy meals that are high in plant protein and even higher in deliciousness.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 350kcal
Author: Mira M.


  • portobello mushrooms
  • soy sauce
  • garlic
  • chives


  • Choose your favorite meal from the list.
  • Click on the name to get to the recipe.
  • Get to cooking!



Calories: 350kcal
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Vegan Portobello Mushroom Recipes FAQ

Can you eat the black gills of a portobello mushroom?

Yes, you can eat the black gills of a portobello mushroom. However, this part of the mushroom can be bitter, so it’s best to remove it with a knife or the sharp edge of a spoon prior to cooking for the best flavor and texture in your recipe.

Can you eat the brown inside of a portobello mushroom?

Yes the entire portobello mushroom is edible, including the brown flesh underneath the gills. While the stem and gills tend to be tough and bitter, the mushroom cap is tender, meaty, and full of earthy, umami flavor that adds complexity to any vegan recipe.

Can you eat raw portobello mushroom?

Yes, it’s okay to eat portobello mushrooms raw, but they don’t have the best taste and texture when consumed this way. The tastiest ways to enjoy portobellos are grilling, pan frying, and roasting, which bring out their complex flavors. For eating raw, other mushrooms like shiitake and porcini are best.

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