Savory and Satisfying: Baked King Oyster Mushroom Pulled “Pork” Recipe

These shredded and baked king oyster mushrooms are a delicious vegan alternative to pulled pork- savory, smoky, and satisying.

King Oyster Mushrooms

For those seeking a delicious vegan alternative to pulled pork, look no further than these shredded and baked king oyster mushrooms.

Bursting with savory, smoky flavors, this recipe offers a satisfying plant-based option that will impress even the most devoted meat-lovers. By utilizing the unique texture and flavor of king oyster mushrooms, combined with a blend of spices and barbecue sauce, you can create a versatile and delectable dish that can be enjoyed in various ways.

Let’s go through the step-by-step process of preparing and cooking these mouthwatering vegan pulled “pork” mushrooms.

King Oyster Mushrooms

Gathering the Ingredients:

To make this vegan pulled “pork” recipe, you will need the following ingredients: 4 king oyster mushrooms, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1 teaspoon of paprika, salt and pepper to taste, and ¼ cup of barbecue sauce. These ingredients work together to create the savory and smoky flavors that mimic the taste and texture of traditional pulled pork.

Preparing the Mushrooms:

Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Start by cleaning the king oyster mushrooms using a damp towel to remove any dirt or debris. Using two forks, shred the stems and caps of the mushrooms into thin, string-like pieces. Place the shredded mushrooms on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, ensuring an even distribution.


King Oyster Mushrooms

Seasoning and Baking:

Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the shredded mushrooms, then sprinkle on the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Toss the mushrooms thoroughly, ensuring they are evenly coated with the spices and oil. Spread them out on the baking sheet in a single layer.

Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until the edges of the mushrooms turn brown and crispy. The high heat will help to create a texture reminiscent of pulled pork, while the spices infuse the mushrooms with delightful flavors.

king oyster mushrooms
king oyster mushrooms

Sautéing and Adding Barbecue Sauce:

In a sauté pan over medium-high heat, add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Transfer the baked mushrooms to the pan and pour in the barbecue sauce. Stir the mushrooms in the sauce, ensuring they are fully coated. Cook for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together and the sauce to adhere to the mushrooms.

Serving and Enjoying:

Once the mushrooms are thoroughly coated in barbecue sauce, they are ready to be served. This vegan pulled “pork” can be enjoyed in various ways. Serve it on a salad, sandwich it between buns for a delicious vegan barbecue sandwich, or use it as a topping for nachos or tacos. The versatility of this dish allows you to get creative with your serving options and tailor it to your personal preferences.

These shredded and baked king oyster mushrooms offer a fantastic vegan alternative to pulled pork. With their savory, smoky flavors and satisfying texture, they provide a plant-based option that will satisfy your cravings

So, grab some king oyster mushrooms, gather your spices, and embark on a culinary journey to enjoy this mouthwatering vegan pulled “pork” in all its glory.

king oyster mushrooms

King Oyster Mushrooms

Author: Maddy & JD – Them Bites
These shredded and baked king oyster mushrooms are a delicious vegan alternative to pulled pork- savory, smoky, and satisfying.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 97 kcal


  • 4 king oyster mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce

Recipe Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Clean mushrooms with a damp towel. Use two forks to shred the stems and caps into thin pieces. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Evenly toss mushrooms in 1 tbsp of oil, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the edges get brown and crispy.
  • Place a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add remaining olive oil and transfer mushrooms to the pan with barbecue sauce. Stir and cook for a few minutes until mushrooms are coated. Serve on a salad, sandwich, nachos, or more.


Calories: 97kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 0.4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 185mgPotassium: 62mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 79IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword king oyster mushrooms
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