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What To Serve With Stuffed Mushrooms

What To Serve With Stuffed Mushrooms? Answered (2022)

Last Updated on September 18, 2022 by Shari Mason

Mushrooms are high in nutrients like vitamin D and minerals like potassium.

Edible mushrooms make a delicious meal like stuffed mushrooms – with different ingredients such as sun-dried tomatoes, bell peppers, bacon strips, sausage links, and more. 

But eating stuffed mushrooms alone is kind of boring. So, what can you serve with stuffed mushrooms to satisfy everyone’s palate? Let’s find out below. 

Top 10 Dishes to Serve With Stuffed Mushrooms 

1. French Onion Soup

french onion soup

With meaty dishes, soup is always a favorite recipe. On top of the mushrooms, serve a French onion soup. This is a superb recipe that’s simple to make and delicious – and everyone in the family will enjoy stuffed mushrooms plus onion soup. 

You can top your French onion soup with grated parmesan cheese. Serving stuffed mushrooms with this soup suits lunch, dinner, or as an appetizer. 

Recipe Note: Make your dish more savory with French onion pork chops.  

2. Mixed Vegetable Salad

Mixed vegetable salad is a great side dish to a meat dish like stuffed mushrooms.

Garden salads add freshness, crunch, and lightness to your palate, and it’s a great option as there are a lot of vegetables to choose from. You can also use roasted vegetables (if desired). 

All vegetables contain nutrients, and adding greens can boost the nutrition serving even more. You can also mix and match mixed roasted veggies according to your liking. 

Note: We also recommend serving mushrooms with spinach salad, roasted spaghetti squash, celeriac puree, and a roasted vegetable polenta bowl. 

3. Garlic Bread

Want some crunch and a spicy aroma? Serve garlic bread alongside stuffed mushrooms. It’s the perfect dish with a crispy texture contrasting with the meaty texture of the mushrooms. 

You get a sense of freshness when you bite the crunchy yet savory garlic bread. You get your hunger satisfied without the mushrooms overpowering your meal.

Your guests will also enjoy the combination of garlic bread and stuffed mushrooms. Also, you can add some garlic powder for better flavor. 

Chef Tip: Speaking of bread, stuffed mushrooms also taste savory with cheesy biscuits. 

4. Mashed Potato

Creamy mashed potatoes go well with stuffed mushrooms as the dish goes well with almost any food and is simple to prepare. You satisfy your hunger while also enjoying the combination.

You can make creamy mashed potatoes (or cheddar mashed potatoes) in various ways, such as using the classic recipe or heating it with a few hot spices. Whichever variety you prefer, mashed potatoes as the side dish would be ideal. 

5. Lemon Garlic Pasta

lemon garlic pasta

Make this lemon garlic pasta with the stuffed portobello mushrooms [1] for a delicious dinner. This pasta recipe will hit you with a tasty punch. You’ll find the lemon butter sauce, shrimps, and seared scallops irresistible.

It’s an evergreen class recipe looking like you’ve spent hours perfecting it in the kitchen. But actually, this only needs around 15 minutes to prepare.

6. Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad

Planning to throw a party? You won’t go wrong with this pesto pasta salad and stuffed portobellos on your menu. They’ll be a huge hit with all your guests, regardless of age.

This pasta salad has herby and slightly nutty flavors that are complemented by the addition of burrata cheese or grated parmesan.

Warning: These pesto pasta salads are hard to resist! When possible, make double batches. Alternatively, you can serve a creamy Tuscan chicken. 

7. Lobster Risotto

This straightforward yet elegant lobster risotto is a complete meal improvement if you want a fancy meal.

Risotto is already delectable, but adding butter-poached lobster elevates it to new heights. Who can resist something buttery, velvety, and tinged with citrus?

Serve the stuffed portobello mushrooms with this delicious lobster risotto for a memorable dinner.

8. Cocktail Meatballs

It’s impossible to throw a party without the appetizers. Cocktail meatballs are perfect with stuffed mushrooms as they are two of the simplest and most delicious appetizers.

9. Roasted Potatoes

Roast potatoes are another filling meal or side dish that’s simple to prepare. You can use any potato, but they take a long time to cook all the way through if baked.

This is a problem if you want to make the dish as quickly as possible, so choose baby potatoes or use potato salad. 

There are numerous recipes for roast potatoes, just as there are for garlic bread and French onion pork chops and soup. You can serve them with gravy, cheddar cheese, or whatever you think will taste great with the main dish you’re making.

10. Ribeye Steak

rib eye steak with garlic and herb

Cooking steak for a dinner date? A classic pairing like ribeye steak (or balsamic glazed steak) and stuffed portobello mushrooms can’t go wrong.

If you haven’t cooked steak yet, you’re lucky because ribeye is one of the most forgiving cuts available.

Don’t forget to make a fantastic red wine sauce to serve with stuffed mushrooms and your ribeye steak, especially if it’s a balsamic glazed steak.

You get to enjoy the balsamic glaze [2] steak’s smoky flavor plus the meaty-like taste of the mushroom. 

Why Serve Dishes with Stuffed Mushrooms? 

Stuffed mushrooms can be made in various ways and served alone or with side dishes such as salads or bread. But, adding side dishes always makes a meal more interesting.

It allows you to experiment with different flavors and textures. Stuffed mushrooms have a meaty flavor, so they can be served with either vegetarian or non-vegetarian side dishes.

You can create a full meal out of everything, and it will be enjoyable as well as filling.

FAQs 

What nutrients are in stuffed mushrooms?

Stuffed mushrooms have 5g total carbs, 5g net carbs, 1.5g fat, 4g protein, and 45 calories per serving. 

What is the best side dish for stuffed mushrooms?

The side dishes best served alongside stuffed mushrooms are ribeye steak, cheesy polenta, celeriac puree, caramelized onions, garlic pasta, and spinach salad.

If you’re throwing a party, try cocktail meatballs and pesto pasta salad. A deep-fried Korean dumpling and japchae can also be made with Asian-style portobello mushrooms. 

Conclusion 

There you have it – our highly recommended dishes best served with your stuffed portobellos or stuffed shiitake mushrooms.

Your choice is endless — experiment with more side dishes with complementary flavors to the main dish you’re serving. Don’t hesitate to explore new recipe combinations. Enjoy!

References:

  1. https://www.webmd.com/diet/health-benefits-portabella-mushrooms 
  2. https://www.healthline.com/health/balsamic-vinegar-health-benefits 
Shari Mason

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