10 Delicious Morel Mushroom Recipes

Morel mushrooms are a culinary delight known for their earthy, nutty flavor and unique texture. Whether you’ve foraged them yourself or purchased them from a market, here are ten delectable recipes to make the most of these gourmet fungi.

1. Sauteed Morel Mushrooms

Fresh-picked morel mushrooms in butter

Fresh morel mushrooms, lightly coated with flour, and sautéed in butter. This simple preparation highlights their natural taste.

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2. Spring Ramp Pasta with Morels and Peas

Spring Pasta with Morels Ramps and Peas

Linguini mixed with a rich sauce of morels, ramps (or leeks), peas, ham, and cream, topped with shaved Parmesan cheese. Substitute with shiitake, cremini, or button mushrooms if you can’t find morels.

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3. Asparagus, Morel, and Walleye Soup with Rye Croutons

Asparagus, Morel and Walleye Soup with Rye Croutons
Carson Downing

A delicious soup featuring asparagus, morels, walleye, and miso-butter croutons. Adapted from Larder, a Jewish deli in Cleveland. Make it vegetarian by omitting the fish.

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4. Mushroom, Asparagus, and Tofu Quiches

Mushroom, Asparagus and Tofu Quiches

A protein-rich quiche with tofu, soy cheese, and a variety of fresh mushrooms, including morels.

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5. Mixed Mushroom Pizza

Mixed Mushroom Pizza

A homemade pizza infused with garlic and rosemary, topped with fresh mushrooms and melted Fontina Valle d’Aosta cheese.

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6. Heavenly Morel Tarts

Heavenly Morel Tarts

An appetizer featuring morel mushrooms, best served fresh from the oven, from Sykora Bakery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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7. Morel & Asparagus Crispy Pizza

Morel and Asparagus Crispy Pizza

A crispy pizza crust topped with morels, Gruyere cheese, asparagus, and fresh thyme.

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8. Morel Cream Sauce

Omelet with Morel Cream Sauce

A creamy morel mushroom sauce perfect for filling an omelet or serving over grilled steak or chicken.

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9. Smoky Brisket Sandwiches

Smoky Brisket Sandwiches

Slow-cooked brisket served on crusty ciabatta rolls. Add morels for a mushroom lover’s twist.

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10. Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce with Pasta

Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce

A flavorful morel cream sauce perfect for pasta, originating from a restaurant in Suttons Bay, Michigan.

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