Oyster mushrooms are the tastiest fungi to eat. Here is a list of the best easy oyster mushroom recipes you need to know, from sauteed to fried to grilled. All dishes are packed with the umami flavor of this special ingredient.
We recently published a post explaining what oyster mushrooms are. In that post, we covered their types, how to clean and prepare them for cooking, what they taste like and how to store them properly.
In today’s post, you will find the best ways of cooking oyster mushrooms. If you have never tried them before, now is the time! Their unique meaty texture makes them a popular meat substitute in vegan and vegetarian recipes. But they are, of course, not limited to these.
Depending on how you cook and what recipe you use, oyster mushrooms might taste like meat, chicken or seafood. So you can create a variety of amazing appetizers, lunch ideas or side dishes using them.
If you want to learn what to make with oyster mushrooms, check out our list below showing unique recipes with oyster mushrooms. Pick one or more recipes to enjoy!
What To Do With Oyster Mushrooms
How To Cook Oyster Mushrooms (Basic Method)
This is the easiest oyster mushroom recipe that is ready to serve in 10-15 minutes. You don’t need many ingredients to make it. These unique mushrooms are sauteed in a skillet and flavored with garlic and green onions.
You can eat these pan-fried oyster mushrooms right from the pan accompanied by a salad. If you want, you can add these into scrambled eggs or put them into your sandwich or pasta. All these are great lunch ideas that are healthy and tasty.
Crispy Fried Oyster Mushrooms
These make one of the best vegan fried chicken recipes. They come out crispy on the outside and juicy and meaty on the inside. Surprisingly, they taste like KFC chicken and that is because they are fried in a tempura batter made with almond milk buttermilk.
You can serve these with a lemon tahini sauce or whatever sauce you like. They make a wonderful appetizer or game day food. You can even use these fried oyster mushrooms to make vegan burgers.
Roasted Oyster Mushrooms
This is another easy recipe with a few ingredients. It is almost a single ingredient recipe because it calls for oyster mushrooms and seasoning. If you are looking for a healthy snack, roast oyster mushrooms until crispy! You can serve them as a snack or add them on top of your soups.
These oyster mushroom chips are one of our favorite healthy chips. If you love this kind of snack too, you might want to check out our okra chips and zucchini chips too.
Oyster Mushroom Pasta With A Creamy Sauce
This is the perfect combination of pasta and creamy oyster mushroom sauce. This sauce is so good that you will want to dig into it with some bread before combining it with pasta. We keep it simple with cream, garlic and parsley, but you can add more vegetables like spinach, kale or leek. It is even tastier when you make it with homemade fresh pasta.
Oyster Mushroom Soup
This is an amazing vegetarian soup recipe with meaty oyster mushroom chunks, vegetables and pasta. It is packed with flavors, tasty and satisfying. You can have it on its own for lunch or dinner.
Also check out our Creamy Mushroom Soup.
How To Cook King Oyster Mushrooms
This is a simple recipe with king oyster mushrooms, which are the largest variety among all oyster mushroom types. They are sliced and cooked in a skillet with some butter and oil. What to use for flavor depends on your taste. We love them with garlic and green onions while some love to add soy sauce.
Air Fried Oyster Mushrooms (Just like Chicken Wings!)
Mushrooms are first coated with a vegan buttermilk and spiced crumbs and then air fried. They come out with an amazingly crispy texture. You can serve these as a starter or a tasty side dish.
Mushroom Pulled Pork (Vegan + Under 30 Minutes)
King oyster mushrooms are shredded with a fork, seasoned with spices, baked until the edges are crispy and then tossed with a BBQ sauce. This is the best vegan pulled pork recipe you can make. Use it in your sandwiches, tacos or salads.
Oyster Mushrooms Stir Fry
Stir-fry recipes are popular in Asian cuisines. And here is a delicious version with oyster mushrooms. It is flavored with oyster sauce and dark soy sauce, garnished with green onions and coriander. This is a very quick dinner recipe you can make on lazy nights.
Oyster Mushroom Pizza with Paprika and Chives
If you love these fungi, you will want to top any dish with them. And pizza is one of the best options for this. Here is a springy oyster mushroom pizza with two layers of green: spinach and chives. It will become a favorite in your family, so be prepared to make more than one batch.
Mushroom Vegan Steak
You have a steak craving but are looking for a plant-based option? Here is the healthiest vegan steak with oyster mushrooms. You can make this recipe with a few simple ingredients and little time in the kitchen. Oyster mushrooms are not divided into individual parts. Leave that cluster whole, marinate it with soy sauce and maple syrup and then grill for perfection.
Spinach & Herb Risotto with Oyster Mushrooms
This oyster mushroom risotto is out of this world! It is packed with flavors. The oyster mushrooms are cooked with garlic and mirin, which results in a richer risotto. You can make it in three versions: Vegan, vegetarian and meaty. This is the risotto you want on special occasions.
Easy Sri Lankan Mushroom Curry
This oyster mushroom curry is a perfect vegetarian curry that shows these mushrooms are amazing meat substitutes. Even meat lovers won’t miss the meat with this recipe. So easy to make and perfect for meal prep too.
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Hubby brought a bag of oyster mushrooms and had no idea about how to cook them. Everything here looks so delicious. Can't decide which one to pick!
Zerrin & Yusuf says
Glad you liked the recipes in the list. You can start with the basic method of cooking them in a pan. Would love to hear what you think when you give it a try!