Dehydrating mushrooms is a great way to preserve them for long-term storage or later use in backpacking meals. They are extremely lightweight, nutritious and very easy to rehydrate. Dried mushrooms can be used in soups, stews, omelets, pasta and many other dishes.

What mushrooms can be dried?

You can dehydrate nearly all of edible mushrooms like, Chanterelles, Cremini, Enoki, Morels, Oyster Mushrooms, Porcini, Portobello and Shiitake.

How to dehydrate mushrooms

Follow these steps to make your own dried mushrooms:

Step 1. Clean the mushrooms: wash and get all the dirt off using a brush or knife.

Step 2. Slice the mushrooms ¼ (6mm) thick.

Step 3. Arrange on dehydrator mesh sheets in a single layer.

Step 4. Dehydrate at 130F/54C for 4-8 hours or until completely dry and crispy.

Step 5. Store dried mushrooms in airtight containers in a dark, cool place.

How to rehydrate mushrooms

To rehydrate mushrooms, just soak them in a cold or hot water for about 10-30 minutes. During this process, mushrooms will produce a dark, rich broth. Do not toss it away! Use this flavoured soaking liquid for soup stocks and sauces.

Backpacking recipes with mushrooms:

Pancakes With Mushrooms
Creamy Mushroom Soup
Chanterelle and Lentil Soup
Mushroom Stroganoff
Mushroom Polenta With Chorizo Chips
3 Mushroom Risotto
Cheesy Mushroom Polenta

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  1. Gina on January 3, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    I have dehydrated mushrooms that are 10 years old and still perfect.

  2. Mary on December 27, 2020 at 1:08 am

    Hey there
    Can you marinate mushrooms for a couple of hours and then dehydrate

  3. Maryanne on December 1, 2020 at 1:55 am

    Hi, can you use canned mushroom?

  4. Susan on April 14, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Tanya, I ahve some store bought Dehydrayted shitake and portobello mushrooms which are a year past their use by date, they have never been opened, can I still use them

    • Tanya Krezevska on April 14, 2020 at 3:00 pm

      Hi Susan! If you stored them in dark, cool place – they should be ok.

  5. sam on October 9, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    no comment on how long they last though, which is the most important thing…..

    • Tanya Krezevska on October 10, 2019 at 9:32 am

      Hi Sam! Mushrooms, actually, can last years if dehydrated and stored properly.

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