mushroom bacon on a pan

Mushroom Bacon

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mushrooms, vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 143kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore
This MUSHROOM BACON is the best vegan option I've ever tasted. It's made with just 3 ingredients, and tastes remarkably authentic. No soy or sugar added!
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  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil , plus more for greasing the pan
  • 1/4 heaping teaspoon fine sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375ºF and grease a large baking sheet with olive oil.
  • On a cutting board, remove the mushroom stems, then slice the mushroom caps into 1/4-inch thin slices.
  • Transfer the sliced mushrooms to the greased baking sheet, and toss them with the 2 tablespoons of olive oil and salt. Use your hands to make sure they are coated evenly, then arrange them in a single layer without overlapping the pieces.
  • Bake the mushrooms at 375ºF for 20 minutes, then use a fork to flip each slice over. Return to the oven for 5 to 10 more minutes, until the mushroom bacon looks darker and golden, without burning. It should feel like it's getting crispy around the edges, but it's okay if the centers are still soft. They will crisp up as they cool.
  • Allow the bacon to cool completely on the pan, at least 15 minutes. Then pat with a towel to remove any excess oil and serve.


Calories: 143kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 0.2mg