This mushroom powder seasoning is our secret to making almost any savory dish taste better. We stir it into soups, stews, beans, taco fillings, and more!
We use mushroom powder all the time. A jar of it sits next to the salt and pepper in our kitchen. It’s essential. We first tried it after visiting Seattle’s World Spice Merchants. They sell jarred mushroom powder, and it blew us away. The moment we tried it, we knew we needed to figure out how to make it at home. That was years ago, and we’ve been making it for ourselves ever since.
In all of those recipes (as well as many more), mushroom powder takes a dish that tastes good and makes it taste excellent! The mushroom powder adds a rich, savory umami punch to anything you sprinkle it on. It’s magic.
You can buy mushroom powder blends (although it depends on what stores you have available in your area). We’ve even seen a jar sold at Trader Joe’s.
Even though it’s a bit more available today than when we first tried it years ago, we still prefer to make it ourselves. Most of the store-bought options include salt in their blend. We aren’t against salt by any means, but we like to add it separately. I also find that homemade mushroom powder is more flavorful.
How to Make Mushroom Powder
If you have a food processor or blender, our homemade mushroom powder is effortless to make.
The base is dried mushrooms, which we have seen in most larger or specialty grocery stores. You can use one or more varieties. We love using porcini mushrooms, which are aromatic and flavorful.
There’s only one step when making your mushroom powder: Place dried mushrooms into a food processor or blender and turn it on. When the dried mushrooms turn into a fine powder, it’s ready.
If you want to get fancy, you can add a few more spices to the mix, but that’s entirely up to you. We’ve shared a few suggestions in the recipe below.
When you’ve got your very own jar of mushroom powder, use it on the following:
- Season meat, like steak, ground meat, or chicken
- Stir it into soups, stews, or tomato-based sauces like this spaghetti sauce
- Sprinkle over eggs or stir into a stir fry and curries
- Toss with vegetables before roasting or sautéing
- Add to anything that needs a boost of savory flavor!
And that’s it, our essential mushroom powder. We use it every day and hope that we’ve inspired you to do the same.
Essential Mushroom Powder Seasoning
This mushroom powder seasoning is our secret to making almost any savory dish taste better. We stir it into soups, stews, beans, taco fillings, and more! Keep this seasoning blend next to your salt and pepper. Anytime you find a dish that needs a boost of flavor, add a teaspoon or two and then see just how magical this blend can be.
You Will Need
1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms, substitute dried shiitake mushrooms
1Place the dried porcini mushrooms into the bowl of a food processor or blender. Close the lid, and then blend until a very fine powder. Do not open the lid. Wait for the fine powder to settle before opening or else your kitchen will be dusted with mushroom powder.
2When the dust has settled, transfer to an airtight container. The mushroom seasoning will keep for up to 3 months.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- You can stir additional spices into the blended mushrooms. Consider the following: 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon ground black or white pepper, and 1 tablespoon fine sea salt.
- When blending, don’t be surprised if some mushroom dust comes out of the food processor or blender. A damp dishtowel covering the top of the processor or blender lid can help a little. Even with this, you will likely need to clean up some mushroom dust around the work area.
- Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.