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Mushrooms Add Savory Flavor to Hearty Vegetarian Main Dishes

Fresh mushrooms add savory deliciousness to these top-rated vegetarian recipes.

1. Delicious Vegetarian Bolognese

"I've tried making vegetarian Bolognese many times but never really succeeded," says AngelasHeaven. "This time it turned out really great and it's now one of my family's favorite meals. Good the first day, it's even better the second day. So make a big batch and enjoy this Bolognese over a couple of days. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and serve with a salad."

Delicious Vegetarian Bolognese

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

2. Fettuccine in Creamy Mushroom and Sage Sauce

You'll toss spinach fettucine with a flavorful cream and mushroom sauce. "A yummy, very quick and easy vegetarian dish," says BRIGIT. "On the table in 30 minutes."

Fettuccine in Creamy Mushroom and Sage Sauce

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3. Vegan Mapo Tofu

This vegan mapo tofu features shiitake mushrooms in a show-stopping sauce of fermented black beans, chili bean paste, and Sichuan peppercorns. "When you're short on time and you're in need of something nutritious, then this quick vegan mapo tofu will certainly satisfy your taste buds," says MyNutriCounter. "This is an authentic Sichuan-style mapo tofu, which is both spicy and aromatic."

Vegan Mapo Tofu

Photo by MyNutriCounter

4. Chef John's Meatless Meatballs

"Thanks to a thorough browning, mushrooms provide more than enough savoriness to these meatballs," says Chef John. "The garlic, cheese, and parsley do the rest. What really blew me away was how close the texture was to actual meatballs. They are officially approved for use on spaghetti!"

Chef John's Meatless Meatballs

Photo by catherine.drew

5. Very Veggie Lasagna

"This veggie lasagna is a satisfying meatless meal packed with mushrooms, butternut squash, tomatoes, and Italian cheeses," says Betty Soup.

Very Veggie Lasagna

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

6. Barley and Mushrooms with Balsamic Vinegar

Barley and mushrooms are sauteed with red onions and a balsamic reduction. "This is a wonderful, whole-grain barley dish," says Dawn.

Barley and Mushrooms with Balsamic Vinegar

Photo by Dawn

7. Kale and Mushroom Stroganoff with Quinoa

"Kale and crimini mushroom stroganoff is one of my favorites," says Amanda Reilly. "It's so hearty and delicious but a lot healthier than the original recipe. It's date night dinner perfected!"

Kale and Mushroom Stroganoff with Quinoa

Photo by Amanda Reilly

8. Shiitake Scallopine

Shiitake mushrooms are cooked with garlic, shallots, artichoke hearts, capers and white wine, and tossed with angel hair pasta. "A delicious vegan version of the classic dish," says Popinki.

Shiitake Scallopine

Photo by naples34102

9. Tofu Mushroom Ramen Soup

"This is a great vegetarian alternative," says apopova. "Use vegetable stock instead of beef if you want it to be truly meat free. This soup is full of flavors: sweet, salty, sour, and bitter. It's great for a chilly night."

Tofu Mushroom Ramen Soup

Photo by apopova

10. Vegan 'Meat' Sauce on Polenta

Ground soy 'meat' crumbles and mushrooms give meat sauce a vegan makeover. "Delicious, quick, vegan comfort food," says shelbyRS93. "I like to add a little hot sauce (such as Tabasco) or cayenne pepper, but that's just me!"

Vegan 'Meat' Sauce on Polenta

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

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