Low-Calorie Mushroom Recipes

Find healthy, delicious low-calorie mushroom recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Zucchini & Mushroom Sauté

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Serve this simple side dish with grilled turkey burgers. Other fresh herbs, like thyme or oregano, work well too.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Rating: 5 stars 12
We've taken the key ingredients of the popular caprese salad--tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil--and piled them into portobello mushroom caps to make a delicious and satisfying vegetarian main dish.
By Carolyn Casner

Roasted Portobello Caps

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
Think of a jumbo stuffed mushroom without all the high-fat ingredients but with all the flavor. Serve these alongside grilled chicken breasts or a juicy steak.
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Greek Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Rating: 5 stars 3
A mixture of tomatoes, spinach, feta, olives and fresh oregano gives portobellos a Mediterranean vibe in this healthy stuffed mushroom recipe. Serve these along with chicken, fish or tofu as a super-satisfying side dish, or add a hearty salad and make them the centerpiece of a vegetarian dinner.
By Carolyn Casner

Broccoli with Balsamic Mushrooms

Rating: 5 stars 4
Just a touch of butter adds silkiness to the balsamic sauce that coats broccoli and meaty mushrooms in this easy broccoli side dish recipe.

Spinach & Tuna Noodle Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
Homemade mushroom sauce kicks the can of soup out of the picture in this veggie-centric, healthy riff on a classic tuna-noodle casserole recipe. Serve with steamed green beans.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Roasted Mushroom Salad with Sherry Dressing

Rating: 3 stars 1
Adding the sherry and garlic directly to the hot baking sheet in Step 4 cooks off the alcohol and mellows the garlic. It also allows you incorporate the tasty browned bits from the pan into the salad. Frisée provides a nice textural contrast to the tender mushrooms.
A portrait of Breana Killeen, M.P.H., RD
By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Layered Mashed Potato & Mushroom Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Fancy up regular mashed potatoes with a layer of mushroom duxelle--a sauté of finely chopped mushrooms and shallots. We omitted the traditional butter in the duxelle and added chard for a nutritional boost. Serve this hearty side in place of mashed potatoes at any holiday feast or enjoy it as a vegetarian main dish.
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Red Wine Braised Mushroom Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 1
Simple sautéed mushrooms are made sumptuous with the addition of red wine and rich mushroom or beef broth in this easy mushroom sauce recipe. Serve with steak or stir in a little sour cream and serve over egg noodles for a meat-free mushroom Stroganoff.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Umami Paste

Rating: 5 stars 2
A quartet of ingredients--tomato paste, liquid aminos, dried mushrooms and nutritional yeast--makes this umami paste super-savory. Mix it into mayo for sandwiches, toss it with pasta, or try it in Umami Veggie Burgers (see Associated Recipes).

Marinara Meat Sauce Topped Baked Potato

Rating: 5 stars 1
Break out of your pasta routine by subbing in a baked potato in this simple and satisfying dinner for one.

Skillet Tuna Noodle Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
Known as Tuna-Pea Wiggle to some, this family-friendly tuna noodle casserole tends to be made with canned soup and whole milk, which means high fat and sodium. We remedy this by making our own creamy mushroom sauce with nonfat milk thickened with a bit of flour. Look for whole-wheat egg noodles--they have more fiber than regular egg noodles (but this dish will work well and taste great with either).
By EatingWell Test Kitchen
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken, Mushroom & Wild Rice Casserole
Rating: Unrated 19
In Minnesota, chicken, mushrooms and wild rice are often bound together in a casserole with cream of mushroom soup. We forgo the sodium-rich canned soup and make a light, creamy sauce that gets depth of flavor from dry sherry and Parmesan cheese. If you already have cooked chicken, use 4 cups and skip Step 2.
Garlic-Rosemary Mushrooms
Rating: Unrated 1
These simple sautéed mushrooms work as a quick, weeknight side dish. To turn them into a main course, toss with cooked pasta and a generous handful of Parmesan cheese or fold into an omelet with Gruyère, fontina or Swiss cheese.
Tabbouleh with Grilled Vegetables
Rating: 5 stars 1

Grilled vegetables add a layer of rich, complex flavors to the popular Middle Eastern salad of bulgur and herbs. Serve with whole-wheat pita bread or use as a sandwich filling.