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5 ideas with mushrooms

From subtle nuttiness to robust earthiness, mushrooms come in all shapes, textures and flavours and can enhance so many dishes – or be the star of the show! We’ve rounded-up our favourite recipes using this versatile ingredient, from speedy midweek meals to relaxed weekend food.

  1. Chipotle mushroom tacos with avocado smash recipe

    Mushrooms and Mexican food is a match made in heaven and in this tacos recipe the mushrooms absorb the smoky chipotle sauce to create a flavour-packed dish that veggies and non-veggies will love. The whole dish takes less than half an hour to make, so it’s perfect for midweek eating or a speedy weekend treat.

    Chipotle mushroom tacos with avocado smash recipe
  2. Creamy mushroom open pie recipe

    This attractive open pie will raise some ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ when you bring it to the table and, using ready-made pastry, it’s suitable for beginner cooks (and more experienced cooks in a hurry!). The creamy mushroom filling is a wonderful contrast to the crumbly shortcrust pastry – serve with some peas or a crisp salad for a delicious midweek meal or enjoy instead of your usual Sunday roast.

    Creamy mushroom open pie recipe
  3. Mushroom and leek spaghetti recipe

    This pasta recipe is all about interesting texture – with melt-in-the-mouth mushrooms and leeks, crispy breadcrumbs and creamy spaghetti. The zesty lemon topping is a delicious finishing touch. This dish is vegan, but everyone will love it, especially the cook as it’s on the table in just 20 minutes.

    Mushroom and leek spaghetti recipe
  4. Crispy chicken with creamy mushrooms and braised leeks recipe

    When you’re after a gastro pub-style recipe that’s a fraction of the cost of a meal out, this chicken recipe ticks all the boxes. The mushroom sauce makes the dish look and taste extra special and again, texture plays a big part here with the combination of crispy chicken, creamy mushrooms and soft braised leeks. This recipe is totally freezable, making it a great choice for easy entertaining.

    Crispy chicken with creamy mushrooms and braised leeks recipe
  5. Vegan spaghetti Bolognese recipe

    Mushrooms, along with aubergines and lentils, lend rich texture and flavour to this tasty Bolognese recipe that happens to be vegan and healthy too. The Italian influence comes from simple storecupboard ingredients – you can even swap out the red wine for more stock – and you can freeze the sauce, making it ideal for batch cooking midweek meals.

    Vegan spaghetti Bolognese recipe