Meatless Monday: Easy Mushroom Paprikash

April 8, 2013 · 10 comments

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We try to eat meatless 1-2 times per week but admittedly, I have a really hard time getting past pasta on those nights. Not only because it seems that a lot of the vegetarian recipes I come across are pasta-based, but also because I tend to already have a pasta dish on the menu once per week, and don’t really like eating pasta more than that (or, more accurately, I really would like that, but can’t really justify it).

We really enjoy chicken paprikash and, being the big mushroom fans that we are, I knew we’d like a mushroom version as well. And yes, paprikash is often served over egg noodles, but we had this over rice instead—although I didn’t have time to make brown rice this particular day so considering we had white rice, I probably should have stuck with pasta anyway. :) At any rate, what I like about mushroom-based meatless dishes is that they still have a hearty, meaty quality to them. I ended up increasing the amount of mushrooms in this recipe. I used cremini, but I think sliced portobellos would also work really well. This dish is easily made ahead—and even tastes a little better that way—but it’s also incredibly quick, so it can easily be made on a weeknight.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 8, 2013 at 8:41 am

Yum! This sounds like such a fun weekday meal :)

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Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche April 8, 2013 at 10:29 am

YUM! Smoked paprika is my new favourite thing ever (see my most recent post!) so I’ll definitely try this soon!!

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LauraCYW April 8, 2013 at 11:30 am

I recently started making paprikash. It’s so easy and delicious, and I’m sure it’s just as good without the chicken. Enjoy!

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Kate April 8, 2013 at 10:50 pm

We do a lot of meatless meals too, not just pasta. This would fit in perfectly.

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Joanne April 9, 2013 at 5:23 am

That’s so funny because I actually don’t eat pasta all that much. I mostly make it because it’s an easy meal that I know the.boy will like. :)

I’m still trying to learn to like mushrooms and this might be the dish that pushes me over the edge! I love the flavor of paprika!

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Mary April 9, 2013 at 8:18 am

we loved this!! great flavor. I used smoked mild paprika and added a can of black beans (drained & rinsed) for additional protein…..thanks for sharing this with us!

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elly April 9, 2013 at 8:27 am

That was quick, Mary! Glad you liked it!

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Kalyn April 9, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Sounds like a great meatless dinner!

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Laura April 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

What a great vegetarian dish – that’s still super hearty!

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Mushrooms Canada April 16, 2013 at 9:14 am

Everything about this dish is amazing! So nice to have vegetarian alternatives to pasta recipes. Thanks for sharing…

-Shannon

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