It's easy to forget about mushrooms, especially in the winter. Nestled in an unassuming and often lacking section of the produce aisle, mushrooms don't exactly call out your name when bigger, more colorful things are having their moment. But mushrooms are magical. Adored by vegetarians, approved by meat lovers, and often the ingredient that saves a dish, mushrooms elevate a recipe from good to good. They're hearty, versatile, and filling, and do just as well stuffed with sausage as they do made into a gravy, tossed with garlicky pasta, or smothered with spinach and cream. Convinced? Go forth -- your grocery list needs updating.  

Creamy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms by Adriene 

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Farro Salad with Roasted Mushrooms and Parmesan by Merrill Stubbs 


Spinach, Mushrooms, and Cream for Dinner by Nicholas  


 Roast Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms and Artichoke Hearts by drbabs


 Potato, Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Pierogi by Jamie@lifesafeast


Deb Perelman's Mushroom Bourguignon by Genius Recipes 


Vegetarian Mushroom Thyme Gravy by Sticksnscones


Mushrooms on Toast by fiveandspice


Nigella Lawson's Linguine with Lemon, Garlic, and Thyme Mushrooms by Genius Recipes 

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