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Traeger Lion’s Mane Mushroom Recipe

Fire up your pellet grill, today we’re making a delicious (and nutritious) Traeger Lion’s Mane Mushroom Recipe! This versatile fungus is getting more and more widely adopted as both a culinary treat and as a supplement. It is said that Lion’s Mane has many health benefits. I don’t know about that, but I DO know that it is delicious!

Traeger Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Traeger Grilled Lion’s Mane Mushroom Recipe

We love a good side dish, and this one quickly became one of my favorites! Fresh Lion’s Mane Mushrooms are all the rage, and the perfect thing to toss onto your pellet grill. Mushrooms + wood fire are a perfect match, so we drizzled these with a little olive oil, gave them some seasoning, and then roasted them for 15-20 minutes on the Traeger before getting the best sweet and tangy balsamic drizzle!

Lion’s Mane mushrooms are often lauded for their unique flavor and texture. The taste is sometimes described as mild and slightly sweet, with a flavor that’s been compared to seafood, like crab or lobster. This is likely why it’s occasionally used as a vegetarian substitute for these kinds of dishes.

As for the texture, it’s tender and slightly chewy, mirroring that of cooked seafood. When cooked, the mushroom’s “spines” (which resemble a lion’s mane) tend to crisp up, providing a pleasing contrast to the softer interior.

Overall, Lion’s Mane mushrooms offer a unique experience that can add a distinctive touch to various dishes, whether they’re sautéed, roasted, or incorporated into soups and sauces.

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Traeger Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Traeger Lion’s Mane Mushrooms with balsamic glaze shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Lion’s Mane mushrooms
  • Olive oil
  • Sasquatch Moss rub (or any herby rub)
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Garlic

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Grilled Lion's Mane Mushrooms

How to make Lion’s Mane Mushrooms on the Grill

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.



Fire up your pellet grill and preheat it to 350°F.



Prep your mushrooms and cut into large chunks. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and put the mushrooms on the sheet. Drizzle the mushrooms with oil and sprinkle with the herby seasoning blend.



Roast the mushrooms for 20-25 minutes.

While the shrooms are roasting, make the glaze by mixing the glaze ingredients together in a saucepan on the stove. Let it simmer over low heat for 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and set aside until the mushrooms are done.



Remove the mushrooms from the grill and drizzle with the balsamic glaze.



Dig in! These are a great side dish. Enjoy!

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Traeger Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Grilled Lion’s Mane Mushrooms FAQ

Can another type of mushroom be used in this recipe?

Sure! Any edible mushroom will work with this basic recipe. Experiment and let us know what your favorite is!

Can pre-made balsamic glaze be used?

Absolutely. If you have a bottled balsamic glaze you love you can use that instead of making your own.

Can this recipe be made in the oven or air fryer?

Yes! If you don’t have a pellet grill or smoker, you can follow the same general directions to make this in your oven, or in smaller portions, in your air fryer.

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Traeger Lion's Mane Mushrooms

More great mushroom recipes to love!

  • Marinated Portabella Mushrooms are amazing next to a big juicy steak! We marinate and then cook in a pan or on the griddle. Perfect side dish!
  • We make these Traeger Crab-Stuffed Mushrooms often when we need a fun, passable appetizer that features fresh PNW crab! You can use any kind of crab, though!
  • This recipe for Creamy Mushroom Pasta uses whatever type of mushrooms you have laying around. It makes a great side for a steak, chicken breast, or fish/seafood main.
  • Mushroom Risotto is a delicious way to feature your favorite fungus! I love making risotto, and you’re going to be surprised at how easy it is to make.
  • Blackstone Chicken with Mushroom Gravy is a hearty comfort food meal that can be made either on your gas griddle or indoors on the stovetop.
  • Our Traeger Garlic Butter Mushrooms are the easiest side dish and perfect for any of your mushroom-loving friends and family.
  • We make this Creamy Chicken Mushroom Wild Rice Soup several times every fall and winter. It is hearty, delicious, and features one of my very favorite starches – wild rice!
  • Our favorite grill-friendly play on a chicken marsala – this Traeger White Wine Chicken and Mushrooms recipe is perfect for a summer gathering and to keep you from heating up your house with the stove in the summer. We love what the live wood fire does to this dish, and I think you will too!
  • Homemade Chicken Marsala is an epic restaurant dish that is shockingly easy to make at home. This is a “special occasion” dish for us, since it is a bit time-consuming if you are making it for a big crowd, but it is worth it!

Grilled Lion's Mane Mushrooms
Yield: 6 servings

Traeger Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Traeger Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Fresh Lion's Mane Mushrooms get roasted on the grill and then coated with a balsamic glaze to make a delicious side dish every mushroom-lover will go crazy for!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 pounds Lion's Mane mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Sasquatch Moss from Spiceology (or your favorite herby rub blend)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Balsamic glaze

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha


  1. Preheat your grill to 350°F.
  2. Prepare your mushrooms by ensuring they are free of any dirt or debris. Cut into chunks and place onto a baking sheet that's been sprayed lightly with cooking spray.
  3. Drizzle the mushrooms with olive oil and sprinkle with the seasonings.
  4. Place into the grill.
  5. While the mushrooms are roasting, make your balsamic glaze by combining all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bringing to a simmer, stirring frequently. Let it reduce by half and then remove from the heat.
  6. Flip the mushrooms once after about 10 minutes. Continue roasting for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  7. Remove from the grill and place into a serving dish. Drizzle with your balsamic reduction and eat them while they are hot.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 197mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson

Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

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