How To Dehydrate Mushrooms With Zero Chemicals

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Do you know how to dehydrate mushrooms? Well, fresh mushrooms are on sale at most of the grocery stores here in Southern Utah. So today we are talking about how easy it is to dehydrate mushrooms. No fuss, just wash and scrub a bit with a vegetable scrubber and pat dry. You can slice the fresh mushrooms with a slicer or a knife. I used an egg slicer that worked okay. I like to slice them as evenly as possible so they dry uniformly. I only dehydrate fruit and veggies that are starting to get too ripe and I can see that my family will not be able to eat them before they go bad.

I like a dehydrator because I can dehydrate one banana or 12 bananas at once. If I see a really good sale on tomatoes I will do the same thing. Slice and dehydrate them. Of course, if I can grow them that is the best option of all! The reason I like dehydrating mushrooms is that I can throw them on a homemade pizza or into a spaghetti sauce. They are ready to just stir into almost any casserole or soup.

Slice your mushrooms as evenly as possible so they will dehydrate evenly.

How to dehydrate mushrooms
Now you know how easy it is to dehydrate mushrooms…..maybe they have some on sale where you live…..just saying….be prepared for the unexpected! I store my dehydrated foods in pint or quart mason jars and use my FoodSaver to remove the air seal them. Try your hand at dehydrating Pineapple!

How to dehydrate mushrooms

How To Dehydrate Mushrooms

Ingredients:
  • Mushrooms-remove the woody part, wash, scrub lightly if needed and pat dry
  • Slice with knife or mushroom slicer.
Instructions:
  1. Dehydrate at 125 degrees ( I used an Excalibur Dehydrator) or whatever your personal dehydrator states in your manual. The time to dehydrate will depend on the humidity in the area where you are drying your mushrooms. These took about 4 hours to dehydrate until leathery, pliable but not crispy. I store mine in pint or quart jars and use a FoodSaver to remove the air and seal them.

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7 thoughts on “How To Dehydrate Mushrooms With Zero Chemicals

  • March 5, 2014 at 7:56 am
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    I love to dehydrate mushrooms! They are one of the easiest things to dehydrate. Our local warehouse store sells them at a great price so every now and then I buy a package and dry the whole thing. They are great in gravy and soups too!

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    • March 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm
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      Hi Shelley, I love to dehydrate mushrooms as well! Yes, they were on sale here too! I forgot about adding them to a gravy! Great idea! Hugs! Linda

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  • March 5, 2014 at 3:14 pm
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    Thanks for posting this tutorial. I just bought my first dehydrator, and I’m itching to break it in. I love mushrooms, so I think I’ll start with them. Thank you!

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    • March 5, 2014 at 5:06 pm
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      Hi Laurie, You will love dehydrating!!! It is so fun!! Hugs! Linda

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  • March 6, 2014 at 4:54 pm
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    Hi Linda, I love your blog. I’m always learning something new. Can you tell me please after dehydrating and storing them with the Food Saver what the shelf life might be? Thanks so much.

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    • March 6, 2014 at 5:44 pm
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      Hi Kris, it would be very short term compared commercially dehydrated and freeze dried foods. It is hard to say how long they would store because some foods store better than other. It depends on how long and really dry you dehydrated them. I realize this is a tough question. I dehydrate foods all the time. BUT I buy commercially preserved food storage for long term. I hope this helps you understand I am always on the side on being safe….Linda
      P.S. all kinds of nuts I seal in my FoodSaver, BUT I store them in the freezer because they will go rancid after 6 months or so.

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