If you’re wondering what to serve with your stuffed mushrooms, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 45 of the most popular side dishes for stuffed mushrooms.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with stuffed mushrooms are meatball marinara, spaghetti aglio e olio, polenta, or steak. For more appetizers try bacon-wrapped shrimp, lemon pepper cauliflower wings, or shishito peppers. For healthier options, try arugula or quinoa salad.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Stuffed mushrooms are popular appetizers for everything from fancy soirees to game day parties.
Complete the spread with antipasti skewers or bruschetta if you’re hosting an elegant get-together.
Or go with sticky chicken wings for a more casual affair.
Blistered shishito peppers
These shishito peppers are a fabulous appetizer to serve with stuffed mushrooms.
They may seem plain, but blistering takes their naturally sweet, smoky flavors up a notch and makes them super addictive.
Psst… I highly recommend following Nyssa’s lead and serving them with a paprika aioli for extra smokiness.
Why we love this recipe: they’re not spicy, but there’s always one in a bunch that winds up packing more heat than the rest.
This classic tapenade is one of my go-to appetizers for dinner parties.
It boasts a delectable salty-tangy combo that will make your taste buds buzz.
Platings and Pairings use anchovies for this recipe, but you can skip them and just add more salt to make it vegan-friendly.
Enjoy this tapenade over a crunchy crostini for a sharp contrast to your cheesy stuffed mushrooms.
Why we love this recipe: a batch can last for two weeks in the fridge when stored properly.
Meatballs marinara poppers
Everyone loves meatballs.
And to make them appetizer friendly, stick some toothpicks in each meatball so people and grab them and go.
I usually make these meaty morsels and the sauce from scratch, but frozen meatballs and jarred marinara will work in a pinch.
Why we love this recipe: they’re kid-friendly.
Want a seafood treat to go with your stuffed mushrooms? Look no further than bacon-wrapped shrimp.
They’re brushed with a mixture of chipotle powder and brown sugar before baking, giving them an irresistible sweet-spicy flavor combo.
Pro tip: make sure not to overcrowd the pan so the bacon crisps up instead of steaming.
Why we love this recipe: it has a 4.5 rating from 342 reviews.
Lemon pepper cauliflower wings
Making a vegan party spread? Serve your stuffed mushrooms with these cauliflower wings.
The florets are coated with batter and breadcrumbs, meaning they’re just as crispy as the chicken version.
The lemon pepper spice blend is used for seasoning and it’s also turned into a sticky glaze to make these wings extra flavorful.
Why we love this recipe: even meat-eaters will be raving about these treats.
Stuffed mushrooms can work great alongside salads too for a healthier twist.
You can keep it simple with your favorite leafy greens tossed in a basic vinaigrette.
Or whip up a veg-loaded quinoa salad for a heartier meal.
Middle Eastern arugula salad
This Middle Eastern version of the classic arugula salad is a game-changer.
The addition of red onions and sumac brings a delicious zing and an extra citrusy kick that brightens the peppery arugula.
Fufu’s Kitchen serves this with seafood, but its flavor combo is perfect with some creamy stuffed mushrooms too.
Why we love this recipe: it’s great for regular and special dinners.
Summer panzanella salad
Not a fan of leafy greens? Try this jazzed-up Italian salad instead.
Aside from the traditional croutons and tomatoes, it’s also loaded with other summer produce like corn, bell peppers, and cucumbers.
Pair your grilled stuffed mushrooms with this vibrant salad for the ultimate cookout meal.
Why we love this recipe: it’s an excellent way to highlight summer produce.
Mediterranean quinoa salad
This quinoa salad is the way to go if you want a more filling but healthy side dish for your stuffed mushrooms.
It’s packed with lots of veggies, and even the quinoa has tons of fiber and plant proteins that make this salad super nourishing.
Pro-tip: use white quinoa for best results – it’s fluffier and has a milder nutty flavor.
Why we love this recipe: leftovers are great for the next day’s lunch.
Stuffed mushrooms are excellent as an accompaniment to your main dishes too.
I love them alongside a juicy steak, but you can also enjoy them with salmon for a seafood meal.
Reverse sear steak with garlic and thyme
Reverse searing means cooking your steak in the oven before finishing it off in the pan.
I was skeptical about this method at first, but it works like a charm.
It takes longer, but resulted in a perfectly pink interior and a gorgeous, lightly crisp outer crust.
And the best part? There’s no need to rest the steaks after you sear them!
Why we love this recipe: it’s restaurant quality without the insanely expensive price tag.
Baked lobster tails
Another luxurious protein you can serve with your stuffed mushrooms is baked lobster tails.
Natasha’s Kitchen bakes them with a garlic dijon butter mixture. The slight heat from the mustard is wonderful alongside the sweet lobster meat.
Natasha butterflys her lobster tails to give them a cool appearance, and she includes a great visual guide in the recipe so you can do the same.
Why we love this recipe: it’s beginner-friendly.
Mustard balsamic pork chops
Looking for a more budget-friendly main dish to pair with your stuffed mushrooms? These pork chops have your back.
They’re baked in the oven with an herby balsamic marinade, infusing them with umami goodness.
Pro tip: baking time depends on the thickness of your chops, so the best way to check for doneness is with a meat thermometer (it will save you from many an over-done pork chop!)
Why we love this recipe: the oven does the cooking for you.
Starchy sides are a must-have addition to turn your stuffed mushrooms into a complete meal.
Roasted potatoes are a great option if you want something that doesn’t involve hands-on cooking.
Or go with a simple pasta dish for something quick.
Polenta is one of the easiest starchy sides you can make.
Platings and Pairings use parmesan cheese to make this creamy delight extra indulgent, but I like to switch things up with pepper jack for a hint of spice.
Prop your stuffed mushrooms over a bed of polenta for a picture-perfect dish. And let the polenta soak up all the mushroom juice.
Why we love this recipe: it only calls for five basic ingredients.
Baby hasselback potatoes
Tired of your plain old roasted spuds? Slice the potatoes hasselback style before roasting them.
It may not seem like much, but the thin slices make the potato skin extra crispy while keeping the interiors soft and fluffy.
And the slits mean the seasoning can infiltrate deep into the potato.
Psst… Chasing Bean recommends slicing the spuds over a wooden spoon to avoid accidentally cutting all the way through the potato.
Why we love this recipe: it looks restaurant-worthy.
Greek lemon rice
Go for some Greek fusion with this lemon rice.
It involves cooking rice in a broth loaded with lemon juice and fresh herbs, infusing the rice with a bright, herby flavor that will brighten up your mushrooms earthy undertones.
Pro-tip: don’t skip soaking the rice – it’s key to extra fluffy rice.
Why we love this recipe: it’ll go well with pretty much any savory main dish.
Spaghetti aglio e olio
Spaghetti aglio e olio is a mainstay in my weekly menu.
This Italian classic only calls for five ingredients, but you’ll be surprised by how much flavor it packs in.
It’s so good you can eat it as is, but it’s even better paired with your favorite stuffed mushrooms.
Why we love this recipe: it’s great for busy weeknights.
The best dishes to serve with stuffed mushrooms
- Blistered shishito peppers
- Olive tapenade
- Meatballs marinara poppers
- Bacon-wrapped shrimp
- Lemon pepper cauliflower wings
- Middle Eastern arugula salad
- Summer panzanella salad
- Mediterranean quinoa salad
- Reverse sear steak with garlic and thyme
- Baked lobster tails
- Mustard balsamic pork chops
- Baby hasselback potatoes
- Greek lemon rice
- Spaghetti aglio e olio
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What To Serve With Stuffed Mushrooms – Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp
- 1 lb shrimp, cleaned, peeled, and deveined
- 7 thick pieces of bacon, cut into thirds
- 4 tbsp salted butter, melted
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ tbsp chipotle powder,
- Preheat the oven to 400 °F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
- Mix together the melted butter, brown sugar, and chipotle powder in a small bowl.
- Wrap each shrimp with the 1/3 slice of bacon and secure with a tooth pick. Place the wrapped shrimp on your lined baking sheet.
- Brush the wrapped shrimp with the spiced butter mixture. Set aside the leftover mixture.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Once cooked, take out the shrimp and switch the oven to broil.
- Brush the cooked shrimp with your leftover butter mixture. Return to the oven to broil for another minute ot two.
- Serve and enjoy.