Dehydrating123: How To Dehydrate Mushrooms

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.

Dehydrated mushrooms are a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of backpacking recipes, from soups and stews to pasta dishes and risottos. By dehydrating your own mushrooms, you can save money and ensure that you always have this delicious ingredient on hand.

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. Wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp cloth or brush off any dirt.

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Step 2. Slice the mushrooms into thin (¼ inch or 6mm), even pieces to ensure they dry evenly.

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

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

Step 5. Once the mushrooms are completely dry, store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. They will keep for several months or even years if stored properly.

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. Carol Johnston on November 9, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    When dehydrating mushrooms, do spores get released into the air?

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

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

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

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

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

    Hi, can you use canned mushroom?

    • Tanya Krezevska on December 8, 2020 at 4:42 pm


  5. 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.

  6. 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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