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Why We’re Thankful for Mushrooms

November 1, 2019

We’re thankful for mushrooms! What are you thankful for this season?

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, we’ve been reflecting on all the things we’re thankful for this year. As you can probably guess, mushrooms made the top of our list.

We may sound like fungi fanatics, but the mighty mushroom brings so much to the plate! Here’s what we mean:

  • When we’re trying to keep our meals lighter and healthier, mushrooms add volume and fullness while being free of fat and cholesterol.
  • Mushrooms are the only source of vitamin D in the produce aisle, which our bodies crave in these darker, colder months.
  • Mushrooms are versatile and fit into just about any recipe we can think up.
  • They make an easy, healthy snack when simply sautéed, microwaved or roasted.
  • When chopped and blended with meat, mushrooms can add a serving of veggies and enhance the flavor of the dish (without letting picky eaters know they’re even there!).

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Whether or not mushrooms are on your list, these recipes will bring flavor and fun to your holiday festivities.

Thanksgiving Recipe Favorites

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Mushroom Gravy
Smother your turkey and mashed potatoes with a generous serving of this mushroom-filled, homemade gravy. 

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Sausage & Mushroom Stuffing
Upgrade your traditional Thanksgiving stuffing by adding chopped mushrooms using The Blend.

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Leftover Stuffing Mushroom Strata
Leftover stuffing? Put it to use with this simple strata recipe for a delicious next-day meal.

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Loaded Veggie Nachos
On November 6, we’ll all be giving thanks for one of the best dishes around: nachos! Make this loaded veggie rendition for #NationalNachoDay or as an unconventional holiday appetizer.

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Marinated Mushroom and Chickpea Salad
Balance the heavy holiday dishes with this light and refreshing side salad.

The Blend

Stuffed Acorn Squash
Impress your friends and family with this surprisingly simple stuffed acorn squash appetizer, drizzled with an irresistible brown sage butter.

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    • Hmmm, your #Thanksgiving menu looks like it could use some more mushrooms. 😉 Swap your ordinary gravy for Mushroom Gravy! 
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    • Sauteeing mushrooms only takes a few minutes and then, voila! You have a ready-to-eat snack, salad topping, sandwich stuffer and overall meal enhancer. 
What's your favorite mushroom variety to saute?
    • Keep your mushrooms in tip-top shape with these simple storage tips! 🍄☝️
    • Whether keeping things classic or challenging tradition this #Thanksgiving, check out our latest blog for tips on "How to Make the Ultimate Stuffing"! 😋🦃 BLOG 👉 MUSHROOMCOUNCIL.COM
    • Craving pasta? Try this Tagliatelle Pasta With a Light Mushroom Sauce! 
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    • When you add mushrooms to your meals, you add flavor and nutrients. What you don't add is fat and cholesterol because the mighty mushroom is free of both! 🙌