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Cremini Mushrooms

These cremini mushroom recipes are all fast, easy, and insanely tasty. Try them all and see which one becomes the fan favorite in your house!

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Cremini mushroom recipe

White mushrooms are a staple in all sorts of recipes- but there is more than one flavorful fungus to work with.

Cremini mushrooms are the big brother to classic button mushrooms- more mature and with a deeper taste.

They are arguably the most versatile shroom of all and can adapt to suit just about any dish. From mushroom soup to complex stews- there isn’t much they can’t do.

To get you started, here are four cremini mushroom recipes you can make easily using simple ingredients.

A Few Things to Know about Cremini Mushrooms

What Do They Taste Like?

Cremini mushrooms have a meaty texture and taste that is stronger than most other button mushrooms.

Like our shimeji mushroom recipe, cremini mushrooms have an earthy flavor that works great in many recipes to really get that shroomy taste across with a punch, rather than have it get lost amongst the other ingredients.

How To Prepare Cremini Mushrooms

Your cooking will turn out best when using fresh, clean mushrooms- and these are some of the easiest to prepare.

Rub under cold water- paying extra attention around the join of the stems to make sure there is no dirt caught underneath.

Where Can You Get Cremini Mushrooms?

Most big stores sell cremini mushrooms- although you may see them labeled as brown mushrooms instead.

Cremini mushrooms in bowl

Four Incredibly Tasty and Super Easy Ways to Cook Cremini Mushrooms

These cremini mushroom recipes are all fast, easy, and insanely tasty. Try them all and see which one becomes the fan favorite in your house!

Creamy Parmesan Pasta with Cremini Mushrooms

You can’t go far wrong with creamy pasta- especially not when it includes mushrooms! This is my favorite recipe for a quick, delicious pasta dish.


  • Eight ounces of uncooked fettuccine pasta (or linguini pasta)
  • Seven ounces of sliced cremini mushrooms
  • Two garlic cloves
  • One tablespoon of butter
  • Half a tablespoon of olive oil
  • One-third of a cup of white wine
  • One cup of heavy cream
  • One teaspoon of lemon juice
  • One teaspoon of mixed Italian seasoning
  • Half a teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • A sprinkle of fresh parsley
  • A few teaspoons of grated parmesan cheese (to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Yield: Four servings


  1. Boil water with a pinch of salt in a large pan. Cook the pasta.
  2. While the pasta boils, melt the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Evenly spread the mushrooms in the skillet and add the garlic. Sauté for around five minutes- stirring regularly for an even cook. Remove the mushrooms when they are ready.
  4. Pour the wine into the skillet along with the mustard, seasoning, lemon juice, and flour. Stir until a smooth paste forms.
  5. Slowly mix in the cream and leave to simmer for two minutes.
  6. Return the mushrooms to the skillet, reduce the heat, and leave to simmer until the sauce thickens up.
  7. Season to taste then serve over the cooked pasta.

Cremini Mushroom Gravy (Vegan Friendly!)

Whoever said vegans can’t enjoy a good gravy has obviously never tried this recipe! If you happen to be pescatarian, the Red Lobster stuffed mushrooms are a great alternative as well.


  • Eight ounces of cremini mushrooms
  • A cup and a half of vegetable broth
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil
  • Three ounces of chopped shallots (or one small onion)
  • Two cloves of garlic
  • Two tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • One tablespoon of soy sauce
  • One tablespoon of nutritional yeast

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Yield: Three cups of gravy


  1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat before adding the shallots and garlic. Cook for around five minutes.
  2. Add the mushrooms and salt and pepper to taste. Leave for around 10 minutes.
  3. Add soy sauce, yeast, and flour- coating the mushrooms evenly. Stir well and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Slowly pour in the vegetable broth bit by bit- stirring as you go to keep it from boiling.
  5. Let the pan simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until the mixture reduces. Blend to finish if you want a creamy, smooth gravy.

Simple Sauteed Cremini Mushrooms

Sautéed cremini mushrooms are one of my favorite things to eat. Fresh mushrooms are packed full of flavor- and a quick toss in a skillet with a few simple ingredients is all it takes to bring them to life.

They taste great with rice or pasta and make a perfect side dish with a main meal.

The only things you need to make sautéed mushrooms are a skillet, a knife, and your trusty spatula.


  • One pound of cremini mushrooms
  • Two tablespoons of butter
  • One tablespoon of olive oil
  • Two minced garlic gloves (or a heaped teaspoon of garlic powder)
  • Two tablespoons of fresh herbs
  • One or two squeezes of lemon juice

Prep time: Five minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Yield: Four servings


  1. Wash, dry, and chop your mushrooms.
  2. Combine the oil and butter in a saucepan and melt over medium heat.
  3. Add in the mushrooms with salt and pepper and simmer for around five minutes.
  4. Add fresh herbs and garlic- tossing the mushrooms to evenly coat and spread the flavors. Leave to cook for a few more minutes.
  5. Squeeze lemon over the top, garnish with herbs and serve immediately.

Find Your Favorite Cremini Mushroom Recipe and Let the Shroom Shine!

If you haven’t cooked with cremini mushrooms before, these recipes are the perfect place to start.

Unlock the rich savory flavor of this special little shroom in all kinds of ways- without putting in too much effort.

Why not also try oyster mushrooms or shiitake mushrooms for more mushroom lovers’ paradise?

Yield: 4 servings

Roasted Cremini Mushrooms with Zucchini and Portobello Mushrooms

Roasted Cremini Mushrooms with Zucchini and Portobello Mushrooms

This cremini mushroom recipe is fast, easy, and insanely tasty. I know this will become a fan favorite in your house!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 5 oz. Cremini mushrooms, stems removed
  • 3 oz. Portobello mushrooms
  • 4 medium-sized zucchinis
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. thyme (fresh or dried is fine)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Set your oven to 400 degrees before you start cooking.
  2. Chop and mix all the mushrooms and zucchini. Coat the vegetables in oil, thyme, salt, and pepper making sure everything is evenly mixed.
  3. Spread the mixture across a baking tray and place in the oven. Leave to roast for roughly 25 minutes. When everything looks caramelized, remove the tray and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g

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