Morel Mushroom Recipes

What to do with the nutty, earthy, delicate morel mushrooms you've found in the wild? Find stellar morel mushroom recipes to use them at their best.

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Chicken and Dumplings from Scratch

Rating: 5 stars
From-scratch dumplings and fresh mushrooms make a difference in this chicken and dumplings dish.

Wild Mushroom Sauce

Rating: 4.68 stars
This sauce is excellent over most grilled meats, including veal or beef medallions. Mushroom varieties noted are suggestions--substitute based on local availability or preference. A standard mushroom sauce can be prepared by substituting all wild mushrooms for the typical grocery store variety.

Morel Mushroom Bisque

Rating: 4.59 stars
If you are a fan of fresh (or even dried) morel mushrooms, this is the soup for you. Everyone who eats morels knows that they go best sauteed with onions, garlic and butter. This incorporates all of those ingredients to create a magnificently creamy soup, strong with morel flavor, but not too overpowering. This isn't healthy eating, and I don't recommend trying to make it that way. Just eat less of it! Serve with crusty bread or garlic croutons.

Morel Mushroom and Wild Rice Risotto

Rating: 5 stars
Two of my favorite northwoods ingredients come together to make a risotto-like meal! Using a mix of wild rice, brown rice, and morel mushrooms ensures a nice creamy, and 'earthy' flavor. If your morels are particularly large, make sure to chop them into 1/2-inch pieces.

Simple Fried Morel Mushrooms

Rating: 4.68 stars
These mushrooms are a treasure of the woods hunted by many in the early spring here in Missouri. Simple and quick to fry and enjoy. Finding these can be very hard to find in the woods but well worth the work once you get a mess of them to eat.

Asparagus and Morel Risotto

Rating: 4.94 stars
Morel mushrooms and asparagus are both in season during the spring and complement one another perfectly. A risotto is the perfect way to enjoy these two flavorful ingredients together.

Big D's Mushroom and Cheese-Stuffed Venison Loaf

Rating: 4.97 stars
A moist and flavorful comfort food. Very easy to make. A dish that would please anyone. My family never liked venison until now. I make my own venison burger (mixed with pork and smoked bacon) to die for. Makes the best meatloaf sandwiches or subs (trust me) for work or hunting (awesome cold). Works excellent with beef too. Your friends and family will beg for more. Good thing I like to hunt (the rest of my side of family doesn't).

Morel Quiche

Rating: 4.83 stars
Fluffy eggs, ham, and fresh morel mushrooms.

Ricotta Gnocchi with Fresh Peas and Mushrooms

Rating: 3.56 stars
If I made this same combination of ingredients 100 times, each version would be different, which I how I believe these things should work. When I buy peas at the farmer's market, I'm not thinking I need 2 cups, I'm thinking I need to buy some peas. The same goes for the mushrooms. Grab a handful and keep moving. Garnish with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and fresh parsley, mint, or basil.

Shrimp Cognac and Baked Cheese Grits

Rating: 5 stars
If you love shrimp and grits you will thoroughly enjoy this new take on a Crescent City Classic used at the storied Commander's Place Restaurant in New Orleans.

Creamy Morel Mushroom Grits

Rating: 4 stars
This is my favorite way to eat grits! Simple and delicious grits flavored with sauteed mushrooms and Parmesan cheese.

Fried Morel Mushrooms

Rating: 4.38 stars
These prized mushrooms are only around for a short time in the spring and go for top dollar if you can't find your own in the forest, or along the river.

Inspiration and Ideas

Creamy Morel Mushroom Grits
"Simple and delicious grits flavored with sautéed mushrooms and Parmesan cheese."– sarah
Wild About Mushrooms
We talk about the different varieties of wild mushrooms out there, and share our favorite recipes.

Stuffed Morel Mushrooms

Rating: 4.33 stars

You know spring is here when the morel mushrooms start to pop up in the woods. These are awesome!