This Week in Dinners: Mushroom Stars

Since I dropped a life-news-bomb on you this week, I thought it’d be nice to feed you, too. You know, give you some nutrients and help you plan those weekly menus.

If you don’t like mushrooms, these recipes might just change your mind. Or you could just leave them out and enjoy the tastiness of each meal without them.

My blog, your choice! We work collaboratively here.

We’ll start with what we do best around here – pizza.

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Chris-the-houseguest was in charge of this one, and I might have just mind-bookmarked a new favorite homemade pie! This was a flavor explosion.

Bbq Tempeh & Green Chile* Pizza
yes, the green chile returns. It was the last of the bunch!

Tempeh Slices (amount up to you!)
Fresh mozzarella cheese (sliced) **
Whole Wheat pizza dough
Red onion, sliced
Mushrooms, sliced
Tomatoes (canned or fresh)
Bbq sauce
Roasted green chile (sliced or diced)
Asiago cheese (garnish)

Heat the oven to 400*; roll out your dough & top with Bbq sauce. Add tomatoes, veggies, green chiles, tempeh & mozzarella. Garnish with a sprinkle of asiago & bake for ~12 minutes (until crust browns & cheese is melted).

**On a side note: smoked mozzarella has been a shining star in the last two pizzas we’ve made. To say its flavorful does it no justice! If you like a smokey flavor on anything, BUY THIS.

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Creamy Soy Ginger Mushroom Pasta

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With a few mushrooms left, and a lot of broccoli to use up, I chose pasta and cream for the the night’s inspirations.

~1 cup mushrooms, sliced (button mushrooms)
2 cups broccoli, steamed
1/2 c Plain Greek Yogurt
3 Tbsp Soy Ginger sauce (See above)
2 svgs Whole wheat pasta
Asiago Cheese
Salt n’ Pepper
Olive Oil

Heat oil over medium; boil water & add pasta, cook for 10-12 minutes.
Add sliced mushrooms to the oil, saute until soft; add broccoli.
Drain pasta, stir together yogurt + soy ginger sauce.
Combine it all together. Easy!

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Serve yourself a portion & garnish with Asiago (another cheese obsession of the week).

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And there you go! Two dinners, both of which will take less than half an hour of your time, and both of which will fill your veggie + carb + protein quota for the evening.

What’s your favorite mushroom dish? Are you a fan of the fungus?

I admit I can’t stand them raw, but love them cooked. Hence the recipes above; DOTR kitchen-approved!



Filed under dinners, food, Meatless Monday, recipes, vegetarian

6 responses to “This Week in Dinners: Mushroom Stars

  1. I am a relatively new-found mushroom lover – these look goooooood!

    Eeek, still can’t believe you are moving! 😀

  2. OH GOD. I just realized you are leaving the green chiles behind. SO SAD.

    • Heather C

      I KNOW. I’ve actually thought about this a lot. We may or may not have discussed how long dry ice lasts, and whether or not we could travel with a stash.

  3. manorachick

    This pasta dish looks delish and with only EIGHT ingredients how can I not try it! 🙂

  4. I LOVE mushrooms so much (esp as a vegetarian, but already did!). And I love using Greek yogurt to make things creamier (only white condiment I like). Awesome post 🙂

  5. I love mushrooms especially when they are cooked! I used to hate them with a passion but now that list has been cut down to olives. lol.

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