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Mushroom Tacos

Recipe By Tessa Arias
April 12th, 2011

Mushroom Tacos are loaded with meaty texture and flavor but completely vegetarian friendly and they take less than 25 minutes from start to finish!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

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Taste: Savory, spicy, earthy.
Texture: The mushrooms have a fulfilling meatiness yet are tender and moist.
Ease: This entire meal can be thrown together in less than 15 minutes.
Appearance: Anything sprinkled with cheese is bound to look mouth-watering.
Pros:Super fast, healthy, and perfect for a meatless meal
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? I already have. I made the mushrooms again and threw them in some quesadillas. Heidi suggests using the mushrooms as a filling for crepes which I might try next!

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With each line you feel like you’re in Heidi’s kitchen, cooking right next to her. She draws you in with her simple, approachable, nourishing recipes and keeps you coming back for more with the enticing flavors they offer. It’s no wonder her book is currently in the top 100 on Amazon (!) and number one in natural foods, vegetarian, and healthy cookbooks. Go bloggers!

How to make
Mushroom Tacos

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Mushroom Tacos are loaded with meaty texture and flavor but completely vegetarian friendly and they take less than 25 minutes from start to finish!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1 small serrano chile, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • fine sea salt
  • 12 ounces wild mushrooms or chanterelles, sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, preferably Mexican oregano
  • 8 to rtillas (I used whole wheat flour, you could use corn)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese or authentic Cotija cheese


  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once heated, add the onion, chile, garlic, and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt. Saute until the onions are translucent, a few minutes. Increase the heat to high, stir in the mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes, until the mushrooms and deeply caramelized, stirring only once or twice.
  2. Remove the pan from heat and add oregano and more salt if needed. Spoon mushroom mixture over warmed tortillas and sprinkle with parmesan.

Recipe Notes

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. #
    iscribbler — April 12, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    That looks delicious! I love how the recipe focuses on a few key ingredients for flavor. I'm going to have to check out Heidi's book. Thanks for sharing it!

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    Franklin DineDelish — April 12, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Those mushroom tacos look goooooood. Cheers!

  3. #
    Lia — April 12, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Love your blog! Just ordered Heidi's book on amazon. Can't wait for it to arrive. I'm sure you will have a book soon too!

  4. #
    Aggie — April 13, 2011 at 12:51 am

    I can not wait to try these! Yours look delish, thanks so much for recommending!

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    ellie — May 5, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    my roommate and i just ate these and loved them. we also concluded that this would make a good filling for a breakfast burrito (but ill leave that to someone else, since i dont eat eggs).

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    pursuitofhealthfulness — September 6, 2011 at 3:37 am

    These look seriously incredible! Love mushrooms AND my meat-eating hubby loves them, too! Win-win.

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    buttermilkbaker — November 7, 2011 at 12:56 am

    These look so delicious! I just bought Heidi's book and am glad to read a rave review for this particular recipe. (As if I'd expect anything less.)

    Quick question: what brand of tortillas do you buy? Don't mean to pry, but yours just look so thick and perfect, I couldn't help myself. Love your blog!!

    • #
      handleheat — November 7, 2011 at 1:45 am

      Thanks! The tortillas in this picture were either Trader Joe's whole wheat or this recipe for homemade:… – can't remember which! They're both wonderful, though.

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