18 Lion’s Mane Mushroom Recipes You Need To Try

Lion’s Mane mushrooms are known for their health benefits but they are also incredibly delicious and can be prepared in countless ways. Check out this collection of hand-picked Lion’s Mane mushroom recipes to get inspired and learn different methods of cooking them.

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Lion’s Mane mushrooms, also known as pom poms, are gaining more attention than ever these days and for a good reason. These visually stunning edible fungi are true health-boosting powerhouses!

From nerve support and memory function boost to depression-fighting properties, Lion’s Mane is a beneficial mushroom to include in your diet. After all, who doesn’t want to have a nice delicious meal and improve brain health at the same time?

Getting Lion’s Mane is not that easy. Venture to the forest or head to specialty stores, farmers’ markets or look for them online. If it’s your first time with these mushrooms, follow our tips on preparing and cooking Lion’s Mane before trying recipes from the list below.

Choosing & Preparing Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

Finding Lion’s Mane is only half the job. They differ from the regular mushrooms found at your local supermarket. Check out these helpful tips on getting these fungi ready for cooking.

  • Choose white fresh-looking mushrooms. Yellow or brown ones are probably past their prime. They are still usable, though, if you cut the discolored parts off.
  • The most helpful tip I can give you is to NOT rinse Lion’s Mane mushrooms because they absorb water really well and that can ruin your dish. It’s enough to clean them with a damp cloth or paper towel or using a brush.
  • If you rinsed Lion’s Mane, wring them out and let sit on paper towels.
  • I also recommend trimming the bottom because it can be too tough to eat.

Now your pom poms are ready for cooking so go ahead and try out one of the brilliant Lion’s Mane mushroom recipes listed below. This collection showcases an array of different cooking methods: searing, pan-frying, roasting, stir-frying, using in soups and many more.

I tried to include as many different recipes as I could so I hope you’ll enjoy them!

1. Lion’s Mane Mushroom “Crab” Cakes

Lion’s Mane Mushroom “Crab” Cakes

These Lion’s Mane “Crab” Cakes are made with mushrooms instead of crab meat but taste like a real thing. A quick and easy vegetarian meal, which is not only incredibly delicious but also packed with health benefits!

Recipe by: Yummy Addiction

2. Pan-Fried Lion’s Mane

Pan-Fried Lion's Mane

These little lion’s mane bites are the TASTIEST fried mushroom recipe ever. You will not be able stop after just a few pieces! Serve as an appetizer, side dish, or you can also use these cooked lions mane mushrooms in stir fry instead of chicken.

Recipe by: Babaganosh

3. Vegan BBQ Pulled Lion’s Mane Mushroom Tacos

Vegan BBQ Pulled Lion's Mane Mushroom Tacos

These BBQ pulled Lion’s Mane mushroom tacos are bursting flavors: smoky, savory, a little touch of spicy, and unbelievably “meaty”.

Recipe by: Vegan Bunny Chef

4. Vegan Lion’s Mane Mushroom Sushi

Vegan Lion’s Mane Mushroom Sushi

Spiky, delicate, lightly flavored mushrooms are the star of this vegan lion’s mane mushroom sushi, rolled with sweet potatoes and chives. This roll shows how vegan sushi can be so much more than a cucumber roll.

Recipe by: Very Vegan Val

5. Lion’s Mane Mushroom Steaks on Polenta

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Steaks on Polenta

This vegetarian dinner is rich with flavor and utterly decadent, even though it takes minutes to make. In this recipe you baste lion’s mane mushrooms with butter and then douse them with a balsamic pan sauce. Serve on top of polenta, and the result is amazing.

Recipe by: Justine Snacks

6. Spicy Cumin Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

Spicy Cumin Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

When you combine cumin and chili powder into a dish, it creates a wonderfully spicy and savory flavor that makes these lion’s mane mushrooms a delight as appetizers or snacks.

Recipe by: WoonHeng

7. Lion’s Mane Mushroom Risotto

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Risotto

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Risotto has unbelievable great flavor and a great cheesy goodness that everyone loves!! This mushroom risotto recipe is the perfect holiday side-dish that your whole family will be raving about!

Recipe by: From Michigan To The Table

8. Baked Lion’s Mane Nuggets

Lion's Mane Nuggets (Baked)

Oven-baked, crispy Lion’s Mane nuggets are super easy to make and perfect as an appetizer. Meatless recipe that everyone will LOVE.

Recipe by: Food, Pleasure & Health

9. Lion’s Mane Mushroom Pasta

Lion's Mane Mushroom Pasta

An easy and delicious pasta recipe featuring lion’s mane mushrooms in the place of seafood.

Recipe by: Hilda’s Kitchen Blog

10. Lion’s Mane Mushroom Soup

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Soup

This Vegan Lion’s mane mushroom has a great nutrition and health benefits for us. Theses magic mushrooms are so tasty and with combination in miso soup, noodle, and fresh cilantro is this soup so delicate and tasty.

Recipe by: Inspiration Hunters

11. Lion’s Mane Mushroom Ham and Cheese Omelette

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Ham and Cheese Omelette

A Ham and Cheese Omelette with the addition of healthy Lion’s Mane Mushrooms makes this an incredibly delicious meal! Create on your Blackstone griddle for a quick and easy mouth-watering dish.

Recipe by: From Michigan To The Table

12. Lion’s Mane Mushroom Burger

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Burger

This vegan Lion’s mushroom burger is so tasty and easy to make. Plus, this vegan substitute for meat is an amazing looking Lion’s mushroom. This magic mushroom has a great health benefits for our body. This burger is the next level of perfection to inspire you to live more plant based.

Recipe by: Inspiration Hunters

13. Vegan Mushroom Paella with Chorizo

Vegan Mushroom Paella with Chorizo

Satisfy your craving for seafood paella! A delightful, spicy, vegan paella featuring lion’s mane mushrooms, chorizo seitan, garlic, leeks, peas, and asparagus grilled to perfection.

Recipe by: Ultra Truffle

14. Lion’s Mane Mushroom and Pancetta Salmon

Lion's Mane Mushroom and Pancetta Salmon

Enjoy the deluxe flavors of sautéed lion’s mane mushrooms with pancetta on top of pan-fried salmon. This Lion’s Mane Mushroom and Pancetta Salmon is a super simple dinner to make and is full of flavor!

Recipe by: Hodgins Harvest

15. Lion’s Mane Mushroom Swiss Burger

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Swiss Burger

This mushroom Swiss burger is unlike anything you’ve had before – Lion’s Mane mushrooms make a great base for whatever you want to put on your sandwich!

Recipe by: 918 Plate

16. Lion’s Mane Mushroom Steaks

Lion's Mane Mushroom Steaks

These Lion’s Mane Mushroom Steaks are a great vegetarian steak, or a great nutritional side dish. 3 ingredients and 10 minutes cook time!

Recipe by: Babaganosh

17. Lion’s Mane Mushroom in Cherry Tomato Sauce

Lion’s Mane Mushroom in Cherry Tomato Sauce

Delicately seared lion’s mane mushroom (Hericium erinaceus) in a simple, rusty, chunky, cherry tomato sauce and fresh basil.

Recipe by: Very Vegan Val

18. Lion’s Mane Mushroom Sandwich

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Sandwich

This lion’s mane mushroom sandwich is a delicious and nutrtious plant-based dish for a healthy vegan dinner or lunch. Lion’s Mane is good for brain health.

Recipe by: The Plant Based Palette

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