Recipes to Dehydrate Mushrooms with a Food Dehydrator

Recipes to Dehydrate Mushrooms with a Food Dehydrator

In this comprehensive post, we'll walk you through everything you need to know about dehydrating mushrooms, from choosing the perfect varieties to mastering essential preparation techniques. Explore our collection of mouthwatering recipes designed, from savory mushroom chips to gourmet mushroom blends for pasta and risotto. We'll also share expert tips on storage and shelf life, ensuring your dehydrated mushrooms stay fresh and flavorful for months to come.

Choosing the Right Mushrooms: Varieties Best Suited for Dehydration

While most mushrooms can be dehydrated, some are better suited for the process than others. Varieties like porcini, shiitake, and oyster mushrooms are popular choices due to their robust flavors and meaty textures, which hold up well during dehydration. These mushrooms also have a lower water content, making them ideal candidates for drying. Additionally, wild mushrooms such as morels and chanterelles can add unique and complex flavors to your dishes when dehydrated.


Preparation Tips: Cleaning and Slicing Mushrooms for Dehydration

Proper preparation of mushrooms before dehydration is crucial to ensure optimal flavor and texture.

Start by gently cleaning the mushrooms to remove any dirt or debris. Avoid soaking them in water, as mushrooms are porous and can absorb excess water, which can cause them to turn black during the dehydration process. So, use a soft brush or a damp cloth to gently wipe away the dirt.

After cleaning, cut the mushrooms into even pieces. This ensures even drying. You can also keep the mushroom rhizome and only dehydrate the center part. Make slices approximately 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick, depending on desired final texture.

Temperature and Timing Guidelines

Set your food dehydrator to a temperature between 125°F to 135°F (50°C to 57°C) for mushrooms, as this temperature range allows for thorough dehydration without overheating or scorching the delicate fungi. The drying time can vary depending on factors such as mushroom variety, thickness of slices, and humidity levels.

Generally, mushrooms will take anywhere from 4 to 8 hours to dehydrate fully. It's essential to periodically check the mushrooms during the dehydration process to ensure they are drying evenly and to prevent them from becoming too brittle or overly dry.


Recipe 1: Savory Dehydrated Mushroom Chips


1 pound (450g) fresh mushrooms

2 tsp olive oil

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper



  1. Clean the mushrooms thoroughly and slice them into thin, uniform pieces, approximately 1/8 inch thick.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the sliced mushrooms with olive oil until evenly coated.
  3. In a small bowl, combine garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture over the mushrooms and toss until well combined.
  4. Arrange the seasoned mushroom slices in a single layer on the trays of your food dehydrator, ensuring they are not overlapping.
  5. Set your food dehydrator to 125°F to 135°F (approximately 50°C to 57°C) and dehydrate the mushrooms for 6 to 8 hours, or until they are crisp and dry.
  6. Once fully dehydrated, remove the mushroom chips from the dehydrator and allow them to cool completely before serving.
  7. Store the savory dehydrated mushroom chips in an airtight container at room temperature for up to several weeks. Enjoy them as a delicious and nutritious snack, or use them as a crunchy topping for salads, soups, or pasta dishes.


Recipe 2: Flavorful Mushroom Powder for Seasoning


1 pound (450g) fresh mushrooms (such as button, cremini, or shiitake)



  1. Clean the mushrooms thoroughly and slice them into thin, uniform pieces, approximately 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Arrange the sliced mushrooms in a single layer on the trays of your food dehydrator, ensuring they are not overlapping.
  3. Set your food dehydrator to 125°F to 135°F (approximately 50°C to 57°C) and dehydrate the mushrooms for 8 to 10 hours, or until they are completely dry and crisp.
  4. Once fully dehydrated, remove the mushrooms from the dehydrator and allow them to cool completely.
  5. Transfer the dried mushrooms to a blender or spice grinder and pulse until they form a fine powder.


Once all the mushrooms have been ground into a powder, store the mushroom seasoning in an airtight container at room temperature.

Use the flavorful mushroom powder as a seasoning for a variety of dishes, including soups, sauces, gravies, marinades, and rubs.

To rehydrate the mushrooms for use in soups and stews, place them in a bowl and cover them with boiling water. Let them soak for about 20 to 30 minutes, or until they are fully rehydrated and plump.

Drain the rehydrated mushrooms and squeeze out any excess water. They are now ready to be added to your favorite soups, stews, sauces, or other dishes.

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Storage and Shelf Life: Properly Storing Dehydrated Mushrooms

Once your mushrooms are fully dehydrated and cooled, transfer them to airtight containers such as glass jars or vacuum-sealed bags.

Make sure to label the containers with the date of dehydration to keep track of their freshness. Store the containers in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight and moisture, as exposure to light and humidity can cause the mushrooms to degrade faster.

Additionally, consider adding a small desiccant packet to the containers to absorb any remaining moisture and prevent the mushrooms from becoming soggy.

When stored properly, dehydrated mushrooms can last for several months to a year, retaining their flavor and nutritional value for future culinary endeavors.

Be sure to periodically check the mushrooms for any signs of spoilage, such as off-odors or discoloration, and discard any mushrooms that appear to have gone bad.


ALL in ALL, one creative use for dehydrated mushrooms is to grind them into a powder and use it as a seasoning or flavor enhancer. Sprinkle the mushroom powder over roasted vegetables, popcorn, or mashed potatoes for a boost of umami goodness. Another idea is to rehydrate the mushrooms and add them to soups, stews, or sauces for an extra depth of flavor. You can also toss rehydrated mushrooms with cooked pasta or grains, such as risotto or quinoa, to infuse the dish with a rich and earthy taste. For a gourmet touch, incorporate dehydrated mushrooms into homemade bread or pizza dough for added flavor and texture. Additionally, blend rehydrated mushrooms into dips or spreads for a savory twist, or use them as a filling for savory pastries or hand pies.



Dehydrating mushrooms with a food dehydrator is a simple yet rewarding process that opens up a plethora of culinary possibilities. Whether you're looking to add depth to soups and stews, create flavorful seasoning blends, or enjoy savory snacks, dehydrated mushrooms are sure to delight your taste buds. With the right techniques and equipment, you can preserve the natural goodness of mushrooms while enhancing their flavor and versatility. So why wait? Happy dehydrating!


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