Tasty Shiitake Mushroom Recipes That Are Perfect for Meatless Monday

Add shiitake mushrooms to transform your pasta, stir fry, or pizza; or turn them into vegetarian-friendly bacon.

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Vegetarian BLT With Shiitake Bacon
Photo: Caitlin Bensel

Shiitake mushrooms are a mealtime MVP—with nutrients and a meaty texture that makes them the perfect meat substitute in many dishes. Whether you use fresh or dried shiitakes—one of these recipes is sure to make lunch or dinner more enjoyable.

Pasta and Stir-Fry

Wild Mushroom Spinach-Stuffed Shells: The ricotta, mushroom, and spinach stuffing is decadent in shells—and is equally tasty served wrapped in lasagna noodles. Get the recipe.

This baked pasta dish (an elevated take on the classic stuffed shells) is hearty and satisfying, thanks to creamy, rich ricotta and meaty wild mushrooms. Get the recipe for Wild Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Shells
Greg DuPree

Tomato Mushroom Pasta: Add hearty shiitake mushrooms to this simmered tomato mushroom sauce. Get the recipe.

Top View of Tomato Mushroom Pasta Served in White Bowl with Fork in Food
Antonis Achilleos

Tofu and Mushroom Larb: This plant-based variation of larb, a spicy Thai dish, features mushrooms and tofu in place of meat. Get the recipe.

Top View of Tofu and Mushroom Larb Dish in a Large Gray Plate with a Metal Spoon for Serving
Caitlin Bensel


Creamy Mushroom Soup With Chives: Cremini and shiitake mushrooms add richness to this easy-to-make soup that comes together in less than an hour. Get the recipe.

Jen Causey

Mushroom Wonton Soup: DIY-ing your own vegetarian-friendly wontons is easier than you think—and this plant-based version of the classic Chinese soup is a perfect meal or appetizer. Get the recipe.

Mushroom Wonton Soup Recipe
Caitlin Bensel

Mushroom Farro Soup: Use a mix of mushrooms (including shiitake) to add extra complexity to this tasty vegan soup. Get the recipe.

Mushroom and Farro Soup
Greg DuPree


Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza: Tangy goat cheese is the perfect pairing for a tasty pizza—no tomato sauce required. Get the recipe.

Healthy Superbowl Recipes: Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza
Johnny Miller

Kale and Mushroom Skillet Pizza: Minimize dish duty with this tasty shiitake pizza—all its ingredients are cooked in succession in the same ovenproof skillet. Get the recipe.

Kale and Mushroom Skillet Pizza
Christopher Testani


Crispy Mushroom Reuben Sandwiches: Mushrooms are the perfect meat substitute—you won't miss the corned beef in this vegetarian-friendly Reuben. Get the recipe.

crispy mushroom reuben sandwiches
Greg Dupree

Vegetarian BLT with Shiitake Bacon: Shiitake mushrooms transform into shiitake bacon, the star of this veggie take on the classic BLT, providing a clever plant-based alternative to the meaty and greasy original. Get the recipe.

Vegetarian BLT With Shiitake Bacon
Caitlin Bensel

Mushroom Corn Tacos: Mushrooms and corn pair nicely in this flavorful shiitake main dish. Get the recipe.

Mushroom Corn Tacos
Greg DuPree
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