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23 Best Shiitake Mushroom Recipes to Try

These scrumptious shiitake mushroom recipes are bound to make mushroom fans even more obsessed.  

They’re meaty, savory, and amazingly versatile. What’s not to love?

Even better than their great taste, shiitake mushrooms have a ton of health benefits.

They’re packed full of antioxidants and are a major immunity booster. 

Fried Shiitake Mushrooms and Broccoli
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Shiitakes are super popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisine (and on my dinner table). It’s all down to that wonderful umami flavor. 

From noodle soups to vegetarian bacon, there are so many ways to take advantage of these mighty, meaty treasures. 

Are you hungry yet? Check out these shiitake mushroom recipes!

1.  Shiitake Mushroom Pasta

Let’s start this list with a dish everyone loves; creamy, mushroom pasta. I mean, how could you not?

This recipe is a meat-free version of an Italian pasta dish: tagliatelle alla boscaiola (woodman’s tagliatelle).

It’s traditionally made with Italian sausage. But this creamy pasta skips the meat and puts the focus on those meaty shiitakes.

Now, that perfectly highlights the versatility of shiitake mushrooms. It’s so good you won’t miss the meat. Not one bit.

2. Baked Shiitake Mushrooms

If you’re looking to serve up the perfect easy-to-make side dish, look no further.

These baked shiitake mushrooms pair beautifully with chicken, steaks, or even eggs. 

You can have them hot and ready on the table in under 30 minutes. 

Not only are these quick and easy to make, but they’re also wonderfully hearty and oh-so-delicious.

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3. Crispy Shiitake BLT Sandwich

Like I said, when cooked, shiitake mushrooms have an incredible meaty texture. Of course, that means they are a fantastic substitute for meat.

This plant-based take on a sandwich classic is crispy, smoky, and surprisingly juicy.

Between the fresh veggies, crusty bread, and crunchy fakin’ bacon, this truly is the ultimate sandwich.

It’s light, tasty, and easy-to-make, perfect for summer lunches or for on the go.

4. Stuffed Pasta Shells with Ricotta, Spinach, and Mushrooms

Baked pasta dishes are always so warm and comforting.

There’s nothing better than coming home to a big bowl of filled pasta shells on a long day.

Part of what makes this dish so hearty are those umami-packed shiitake mushrooms.

They add a savory, meaty texture to this vegetarian Italian meal.

Best of all, these decadent pasta shells will keep you full all day long.

5. Sauteed Mushrooms

Sometimes, the simplest things are the best.

And this simple sauteed mushroom recipe is a great way to really highlight the complex flavor and texture of meaty shiitakes. 

With only eight ingredients, this easy-to-make dish makes for the perfect side dish. And it only takes 15 minutes to whip up. Yep, it’s that easy! 

6. Stir-Fried Szechuan Green Beans And Shiitake Mushrooms

The main dish doesn’t always steal the show. Especially if you serve up these mean green bad boys.

And let me tell you, it’s for good reason. Green beans and shiitake mushrooms are stir-fried in a savory, sweet, and sticky sauce.

This sauce is so yummy, it’s practically liquid gold. 

Full of flavors, this veggie side dish pairs perfectly with meat or fish. But honestly, it’s tasty enough to eat on its own!

7. Caramelized Shiitake Mushroom Risotto

Craving carbs and comfort? This risotto is the ultimate dish for you.

Caramelized shiitake mushrooms are what make this recipe can’t-stop-eating levels of delicious. 

Trust me; one bite and you’ll be licking the bowl clean. And how could you not? It’s cheesy, hearty, and oh-so-creamy. Mmm!

8. Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

On a cold and rainy day, cook yourself up a steaming bowl of this mushroom goodness. You won’t regret it.

I find myself wishing for a gloomy day just so I have an excuse to make this soup. It’s that good. 

Pair this hearty soup with a nice crusty bread and your favorite pair of pajamas. You can’t beat homemade comfort!

9. Moo Shu Chicken

Save some money and swap the Chinese takeout for this sizzling stir-fry.

Even with the juicy chicken and fluffy eggs, the meaty shiitakes are the veggies that steal the show.

This flavor-packed dish is tied together with an umami-rich sticky sauce. 

And it’s easier to whip up than you might think. I mean, we all know how to scramble eggs, right?

10. Stuffed Shiitake Mushrooms 

Pyogo beoseot-jeon, or stuffed shiitake mushrooms, are a popular Korean festive holiday food. And for good reason!

They’re packed full of healthy proteins and tasty goodness.

So, what’s the stuffing? It’s a mix of tofu, beef mince, and yummy seasonings.

The result is savory little meaty bundles that you won’t be able to get enough of. Yum!

11. Soba Noodle Stir-Fry

Okay, now this dish is the perfect savory stir-fry to satisfy all your noodle cravings. 

If you’ve never tried soba noodles before, you’re missing out.

They’re Japanese noodles made from buckwheat, and they have a nutty flavor. They’re sure to become your new obsession.

Those meaty mushrooms give this stir-fry a heartiness you’ll love. I know I do!

12. Sticky Rice with Chinese Sausage

This is another delectable Southeast Asian dish to add to your Asian-themed dinners.

It’s filling, slightly sticky, and packed full of nutritious shiitake mushrooms. 

Interestingly, this recipe uses rehydrated dried shiitake mushrooms instead of fresh mushrooms.

Dried mushrooms can make the umami flavor more concentrated and intense. That means even more yummy mushroom taste. Delish!

13. Authentic Thai Larb Salad with Tofu and Mushrooms

Here’s another great recipe for the veggie lovers out there.

Plus, it’s entirely vegan, making it the perfect side for plant-based dinners or a healthy lunch.

Tangy, spicy, fragrant, bright, and fresh, there are so many ways to describe just how good this salad is. I can’t get enough of it!

Packed with leafy greens, meaty mushrooms, and fragrances, it’s practically irresistible. 

14. Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms

One of the best things about shiitake mushrooms is their versatility.

And this roasted shiitake recipe demonstrates the many ways you can eat those meaty gems.

Top these over salads, stews and soups or serve them as a side or tasty appetizer.

In fact, they can even be eaten as a healthy snack. So, enjoy these beauties however you like! I know I will. 

15. Shiitake Wonton Soup

Is there anything better than a steaming hot bowl of wonton soup? Not for me!

It’s especially the case when the wontons are packed with meaty, yummy mushrooms.

Brimming with fragrant flavors, savory shiitake stuffed wontons add a hearty touch to the light, ginger broth. It’s just *chef’s kiss*.

Don’t worry too much about wrapping the wontons perfectly.

It’s all about getting them into the soup and into your belly as soon as possible!

16. Shiitake Mushroom Noodle Soup with Miso

If you’re anything like me, you love to slurp up oodles of noodles. Luckily, this shiitake mushroom noodle soup allows for just that!

That said, this zesty soup is bursting with healthy goodness. Clear ginger broth, leafy pak choi, and earthy shiitakes, there’s so much to love. 

It’s perfect for a healthy lunch or for when you’re feeling a little under the weather. 

17. Sick-Day Noodle Soup with Shiitakes, Kale, and Tofu

Speaking of sick days and soups, a big bowl of hearty noodles is exactly what you need when you’re feeling ill. 

When you’re glued to the couch with a stuffy nose, you need a little comfort.

Warming, nutrient-packed, and slightly spicy, this soup will make you feel better in no time. 

This is my go-to sick day soup. It’s amazingly savory, satisfying, and super easy to gobble up! Mmm!

18. Garlic Shiitake Mushroom Breakfast Toast

Looking to change up your daily avocado toast? It’s a tasty classic, but sometimes, we’ve got to change it up, you know?

And this shiitake mushroom toast may even be better. 

Part of what makes this mushroom toast so great for breakfast is that it fills you up without feeling too heavy. It’s perfect to hold you over until lunchtime.

Feel free to use whatever bread you like, but I highly recommend sourdough.

It’s thick enough to absorb all those buttery, fried shiitake juices!

19. Miso Butter Mushrooms in Foil

You have to try these delicious miso butter-baked mushrooms.

Mushrooms are wrapped up in foil packets, also known as hoiru yaki, which is a popular home-cooking technique in Japan.

Along with the ‘shrooms, umami-rich seasonings like miso, butter, sake, and soy sauce are packed inside, too. 

I’m obsessed with this cooking method. All the yummy juices steam the mushrooms inside.

This makes for the most tender, and moist mushrooms you’ll ever have.

20. Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms (With or Without Soba Noodles)

Need a quick-and-easy meal served up in under 25 minutes? This broccoli and shiitake mushroom stir-fry has you covered.

What ties this healthy meal together is that oh-so good ponzu sauce.

And if you’re looking for something a little hearty, toss the stir-fried veggies with soba noodles. 

You could also add whatever kind of protein you like. I like to add a little shredded chicken, but honestly, it’s just as good as it is! 

21. Quick Crispy Shiitake Bacon

I bet you didn’t know that you could make bacon out of mushrooms. Well, you can! And they’re arguably just as good as the real deal. 

These fried goodies make an excellent plant-based topping for pasta, salads, and veggies.

Smoky, crispy, and deliciously savory, there’s so much to love.

Looking for a healthier alternative to bacon? These bacon mushrooms go amazingly with eggs and all your favorite breakfast foods.

22. Quick Mushroom Kale Frittata (Low-Carb, Paleo, Dairy-Free)

In my opinion, mushrooms and eggs are a match made in heaven.

Fluffy eggs pair so well with the meaty taste and texture of shiitake mushrooms. 

That’s why this frittata shines. It’s super easy to make, only taking a single skillet, and there’s no egg flipping required. So, the pressure’s off!

Dairy-free cheese adds a wonderful creamy consistency to the hearty eggs.

Plus, it’s low-carb and entirely paleo making it great for those with mindful diets and allergies. 

23. Mushroom Pizza with Fresh Herbs

I love scrumptious pizza. And this one has got me drooling. Mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, goat cheese, and fresh herbs? Yes, please!

Uniquely, this is a white pizza (meaning no tomato sauce). The pizza base only uses olive oil, cheese, and herbs.

This is perfect to highlight the meatiness of the sauteed mushrooms. 

This recipe uses a medley of different mushroom species. But the shiitakes are definitely the star. So, be sure to pile them on!

23 Ways to Cook Shiitake Mushrooms

These shiitake mushroom recipes are easy, healthy, and so tasty! From pasta to sandwiches to stir-fry, make these delicious mushrooms part of your weekly meal routine.


  • Shiitake Mushroom Pasta

  • Baked shiitake Mushrooms

  • Crispy Shiitake BLT Sandwich

  • Stuffed Pasta Shells with Ricotta, Spinach, and Mushrooms

  • Sauteed Mushrooms

  • Stir Fried Szechuan Green Beans And Shiitake Mushrooms

  • Caramelized Shiitake Mushroom Risotto

  • Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

  • Moo Shu Chicken

  • Stuffed Shiitake Mushrooms

  • Soba Noodle Stir Fry

  • Sticky Rice with Chinese Sausage

  • Authentic Thai Larb Salad with Tofu and Mushrooms

  • Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms

  • Shiitake Wonton Soup

  • Shiitake Mushroom Noodle Soup with Miso

  • Sick-Day Noodle Soup with Shiitakes, Kale, and Tofu

  • Garlic Shiitake Mushroom Breakfast Toast

  • Miso Butter Mushrooms in Foil

  • Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms (With or Without Soba Noodles)

  • Quick Crispy Shiitake Bacon

  • Quick Mushroom Kale Frittata (Low Carb, Paleo, Dairy-Free)

  • Mushroom Pizza with Fresh Herbs


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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