Fresh & IQF Mushrooms
Fresh mushrooms are a great addition to meals kids love like pizza, hamburgers, spaghetti, sloppy Joes, tacos, salads and more. Learn more about fresh mushrooms, the nutritional powerhouse.
For more information about the nutritional benefits of mushrooms, sustainability and tips and tricks, please visit All About Mushrooms.
Fresh mushrooms are available year-round and commercially produced in almost every state by more than 282 growers.
Very low in calories, sodium and fat – and cholesterol-free, mushrooms provide a hearty, meaty flavor that can be used in virtually any cuisine.
Finely chopped IQF mushrooms blend seamlessly into meatballs, hamburgers, tacos, casseroles and many other classic ground meat entrees that students love. And they look and taste just like ground meat!
Contact your distributor to see if IQF mushrooms are available to you! This versatile ingredient is a great kitchen staple.
Featuring Samantha Gasboro, the Council has several training videos that illustrate a few simple ways mushrooms can be added to the menu for maximum flavor, nutrition and portion extension.
Blend chopped mushrooms with meat, so students’ favorite meals can be made healthier without losing taste, volume or satisfying texture, encouraging students to crave vegetables.
Zesty Vegetable Flatbread
Peppy Pasta Salad
Lemon Parmesan Shaved Mushroom Salad
Speed-Scratch Mushroom Gravy
Flavor Inspiration: IQF Mushrooms can be oven-roasted from frozen for an addition to Toppings Bars and Flavor Stations.
Learn more about how to incorporate fresh and frozen mushrooms into your menus including:
Find our past and present press releases distributed by the Mushroom Council.