19 Morel Mushroom Recipes
Our recipes highlight the intense, earthy flavor of these popular wild mushrooms. Try a spring pasta with morels, morel cream sauce, morel tarts and more.
Spring Pasta with Morels, Ramps and Peas
Toss linguini with a rich sauce of morels, ramps (or leeks), peas, ham and cream. Top with shaved Parmesan cheese, if you like.
Recipe tip: Can't find any morels? Substitute the same amount of stemmed shiitake, cremini and/or button mushrooms in the recipe. Or check online for dried morels.
Morel Cream Sauce
Tuck this creamy filling inside an omelet as pictured, or serve over grilled steak or chicken.
Morel and Asparagus Crispy Pizza
Morels, Gruyere cheese, asparagus and fresh thyme top a homemade pizza crust.
Heavenly Morel Tarts
This morel-mushroom appetizer recipe, from Sykora Bakery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, made a list of Midwest Living®'s best recipes of all time. The pastries taste best served fresh from the oven.
Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce with Pasta
The forest floors around Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay yield delicately flavored morel mushrooms for crepes, omelets and sauces. This morel sauce recipe was one of the most popular items at Hattie's restaurant in Suttons Bay, Michigan.
Mixed Mushroom Pizza
Fans of fresh mushrooms will love this garlic- and rosemary-infused pizza. Fontina Valle d'Aosta cheese, found in specialty cheese shops, melts beautifully into the crust, contributing a sweet and mild earthy taste.
Unbelievable Les Bourgeois Beef
You can almost ignore your knife when eating this tender beef draped with rich cream and wine sauce flavored with dried morel or chanterelle mushrooms. The recipe comes from Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport, Missouri.
Fresh morel mushrooms and asparagus add seasonal flavor to this skillet-cooked specialty from Grant Street Bar and Grill in Peru, Indiana.
Wild Mushroom Toss
This recipe calls for 4 cups of sliced fresh mushrooms, such as morel, shiitake, morel, oyster or cremini. Unless you're an experienced mushroom hunter, buy your mushrooms at a supermarket to ensure you'll get only ones that are safe to eat. (Many varieties in the wild are poisonous.)
Smoky Brisket Sandwiches
Brisket is a tough cut of meat that's transformed into heavenly tenderness with slow, low cooking. Serve on crusty ciabatta rolls. The morels are optional, but if you like mushrooms, try them here.
Mushroom, Asparagus and Tofu Quiches
Tofu and soy cheese boost the protein of this golden vegetable and egg dish. Use fresh assorted mushrooms, including morels.
Turkey with Creamy Morel Sauce
If you can't find fresh morels, rehydrate dried ones by covering with warm water for 30 to 45 minutes.
French-Style Short Ribs
Fresh morels, leeks, and beets or carrots combine with short ribs for a hearty one-dish meal. Serve with crusty bread and a salad.
Sauteed Morel Mushrooms and more
Morel mushrooms tossed with a little flour and sauteed in butter might be the purists' way to enjoy these seasonal delicacies. Click or tap the "View Recipe" button for Sauteed Morel Mushrooms.
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