Pioppino mushrooms have a meaty texture and a nutty, earthy flavor. They are versatile in cooking, and can be sautéed, stir-fried, grilled, or added to soups, stews, and pasta dishes. They can also be used as a meat substitute in vegetarian dishes. They will keep for a couple of weeks when stored in the refrigerator and can be frozen for long-term storage. – When cooked, Pioppino mushrooms have a faint floral aroma, are meaty and crunchy with a nutty, slightly sweet, peppery, and earthy flavor. Stem has similar texture to asparagus. Pioppinos are rich in copper, fiber, and Vitamin B5.