It seems as though mushrooms are often taken for granted. If you buy them, you usually end up throwing them away because they go bad so fast. Especially white button mushrooms, baby portobellos, and other common mushrooms. And then there are the people who see them in plain sight at the grocery store and don't even pick them up. Little did you know, there are different types of mushrooms, with cremini mushrooms (sometimes crimini mushrooms) really livening up mealtime. Don't skip on them next time.
If you love portobello mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, or baby bella mushrooms, you'll love the cremini. Here are 5 recipes to make a side dish with lots of mushroom flavor!
1. Roasted Cremini Mushrooms
A Couple Cooks has really outdone themselves with this mushroom recipe. These fresh mushrooms turned to a brown color are savory and tender. All you really need is 1 pound cremini mushrooms, olive oil, garlic powder, kosher salt, and some herbs. They'll taste great with a flavorful risotto.
Mix the mushrooms with all of the ingredients and stick in the oven at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. That's really all there is to it. Find the full recipe here.
2. Garlic Mushrooms
I could eat garlic mushrooms everyday. First off, they're super easy to make. Second, the sautéed mushrooms have a firmer texture, and fill me up quick.
In this recipe, you'll only need mushrooms, butter, olive oil, garlic, herbs, and some salt and pepper. You'll need a pan to sauté this dish together. Find the full recipe here.
3. Stuffed mushrooms
Although you can use any type of mushrooms for these, even portabella if you want to serve something bigger, we opt for cremini because they are the more mature version.
You'll need mushrooms, vegetable oil, minced garlic, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, pepper, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Talk about a savory flavor!
You'll need to break off the stems and create the mushroom filling with all the ingredients, and then place into the mushroom caps. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Find the full recipe here.
4. Creamy Cremini Mushroom Soup
Nothing like a nice Italian soup to end our day. This soup is a great meal for anyone looking for low-fat options. It's full of antioxidants, partly due to the fact that it's cremini we're working with.
You'll need olive oil, onion, thyme, flour, chicken broth, reduced-fat sour cream, low-fat milk, ground pepper and lemon juice. Find the full recipe here.
5. Drunken Mushrooms
Grab cremini mushrooms for the meaty texture in this dish. It only takes olive oil, cremini mushrooms, salt, garlic, red pepper, sherry, parsley, and lemon.
Sauté the mushrooms in batches until they are brown mushrooms, then add in all the ingredients for the flavor! Find the full recipe here.