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Mushrooms: there's just something about their savory, salty, umami-rich flavor that we can't get enough of.

Good thing we've got plenty of options for how you can cook them. Mushrooms are delicious in any form, from baked into white pizza to cream of mushroom soup to wild mushroom and spinach stuffed shells. And whether you're a vegetarian or not, you'll find that they're a delicious stand-in for bacon, beef, or chicken thanks to their meaty flavor. Here are nine ~magical~ mushroom recipes you'll want to make tonight.

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1 Creamy Mushroom Soup With Chives

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If you love food with an earthy flavor, this comforting soup recipe will be right up your alley. It's made with a combination of cremini and shiitake mushrooms, and also includes russet potatoes, which add starch and body without detracting from the rich, umami flavor. The hearty meal is tied together with a dollop of heavy cream. Serve it with some toasted sourdough bread, which will make the perfect dipping companion.

tufu and mushroom larb
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2 Tofu and Mushroom Larb

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Larb is a traditional Laotian dish that is typically made with ground meat, but this vegetarian version uses tofu and shitake mushrooms instead of ground beef or chicken. And to say you won't miss meat here is an understatement. This meat-free meal is packed with plenty of flavor thanks to fish sauce, lime juice, mint, scallions, shallots, and chiles. To make this dish vegan, use tamari instead of fish sauce. Serve this flavorful larb nestled in some cabbage leaves or alongside some glutinous rice.

Mushroom Potpie
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3 Mushroom Pot Pie

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This savory pie is perfect for those cold winter nights. You can use puff pastry to top the pie (easy enough!) which is filled with a hearty combination of cremini mushrooms, carrots, celery, onion, and frozen peas. Though this dish may sound daunting, we promise you can have it on the table in about an hour.

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Chicken Piccata With Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts
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4 Chicken Piccata With Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts

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This dish has a little bit of everything—pasta, meat, and not one but two vegetables. As you may have guessed, one of the veggies is cremini mushrooms, which are paired with Brussels sprouts, orzo, and chicken cutlets. The whole meal is tied together thanks to a rich sauce made with butter, chicken stock, fresh lemon juice, and briney capers.

Wild Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Shells
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5 Wild Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Shells

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Thanks to the creamy, rich ricotta and meaty wild mushrooms, this baked pasta dish is hearty, satisfying, and the perfect cold-weather classic. You'll tie it all together with a quick homemade marinara sauce, spinach, and blanket of cheese.

Pasta With Chicken Sausage, Corn, Leeks, and Mushrooms
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6 Pasta With Chicken Sausage, Corn, Leeks, and Mushrooms

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Nothing's better than a meal you can whip up from ingredients you already have lying around. Exhibit A: this back-pocket pasta recipe. It uses a short list of flavor-packed ingredients that are quick to cook and can be easily swapped, like Italian chicken sausage, short noodles (we love twisted shapes such as gemelli or casareche), and leeks.

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Mushroom White Pizza
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7 Mushroom White Pizza

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White pizza is the kind of dish that feels restaurant-fancy, but is actually quite easy to make at home. This one's cooked grandma-style, which means you'll stretch it out into one family-style serving on a baking sheet. Serve it with an arugula or romaine salad on the side.

Wild Rice and Mushroom Pilaf With Cranberries in a Brown Bowl
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8 Wild Rice and Mushroom Pilaf With Cranberries

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This Wild Rice and Mushroom Pilaf is the perfect side dish to complement poultry or meat. The savoriness of mushrooms and onions paired with fresh herbs and tart cranberries make it a true show-stopper.

Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna
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9 Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

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In this fresh take on lasagna, the layers of pasta get interspersed with delicious mushrooms and silky cooked spinach. And rather than using traditional marinara sauce, you'll cook the pasta with a luscious cream sauce instead.

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