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Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe: A Tasty Appetizer for Any Occasion

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Scrumptious homemade Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are a perfect appetizer for any occasion. They are easy to make and taste amazing. This recipe uses simple ingredients like cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, and breadcrumbs to create a delicious and crowd-pleasing treat.

You can add a personal twist to these stuffed mushrooms by including ingredients like bacon, spinach, or roasted red peppers. Whether you’re hosting a party or looking for a tasty snack, these mushrooms will impress your guests. Get ready to enjoy a mouth-watering dish that’s ready in under an hour.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

Mushrooms:

  • 12 large white mushrooms

Butter:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • Substitute: Margarine or olive oil

Breadcrumbs:

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • Substitute: Crushed crackers or oats

Parmesan Cheese:

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • Substitute: Grated Romano or Asiago cheese

Garlic:

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Substitute: 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Fresh Herbs:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • Substitute: 1 tablespoon dried parsley or mixed Italian herbs

Lemon Juice:

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Substitute: 1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar

Egg:

  • 1 large egg
  • Substitute: 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce or 1 tablespoon flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons water

Salt and Pepper:

  • To taste

Optional Add-ins:

  • Cream Cheese: 4 oz for a richer filling.
    • Substitute: Ricotta or cottage cheese
  • Onion: 1 small onion, finely chopped.
    • Substitute: Shallots or leeks

Feel free to use these substitutes based on what you have on hand. It keeps the recipe flexible and still delicious!

Instructions


  1. Preheat Oven
    Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).



  2. Prepare the Mushrooms
    Clean the mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Remove the stems and chop them finely. Place the mushroom caps on a greased baking sheet, cap side down.



  3. Make the Filling
    In a medium skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add finely chopped mushroom stems, onion, and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes until softened. Stir in breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan, salt, and pepper.



  4. Fill the Mushrooms
    Spoon the filling into each mushroom cap, packing it gently.



  5. Bake the Mushrooms
    Bake the stuffed mushrooms in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.



  6. Serve
    Let the mushrooms cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your delicious stuffed mushrooms!


Tips, Tricks & Storing

Tips:

  • Use fresh mushrooms for the best flavor. Look for mushrooms that are firm and unblemished.
  • Don’t soak mushrooms in water; they can become soggy. Instead, wipe them clean with a damp cloth or paper towel.
  • If you’re short on time, prepare the filling a day in advance and store it in the fridge.

Tricks:

  • Perfect Filling: Use a small spoon or a piping bag to fill the mushrooms neatly. This helps to avoid mess and makes filling easier.
  • Extra Crunch: Add breadcrumbs or crushed nuts to the topping for a crunchy texture.
  • Flavor Boost: Mix in herbs like parsley or chives to enhance the taste of your stuffed mushrooms.

Storing:

  1. Refrigerate: Place the stuffed mushrooms in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for up to 3 days.
  2. Reheat: Warm them up in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-15 minutes until heated through.
  3. Freezing: You can freeze stuffed mushrooms before baking. Place them on a baking sheet to freeze individually. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag. Bake directly from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.

Recipe Variations & Serving Suggestions

Stuffed mushrooms are a delicious and versatile appetizer. You can easily customize the filling to suit your taste buds.

Recipe Variations

  • Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms

    • Ingredients: Blue cheese, bacon, cream cheese, mozzarella.
    • Tip: Use blue cheese and bacon for a rich, savory flavor.
  • Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms

    • Ingredients: Onions, garlic, spinach, breadcrumbs, mozzarella.
    • Tip: Sauté onions, garlic, and spinach for a flavorful vegetarian option.
  • Herb Stuffed Mushrooms

    • Ingredients: Cream cheese, Parmesan, parsley, garlic, salt, pepper.
    • Tip: Combine cream cheese and Parmesan for a creamy filling with fresh herbs.

Serving Suggestions

  • As an Appetizer

    • Serve stuffed mushrooms warm on a platter.
    • Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or chives.
  • With a Meal

    • Pair with a hearty salad.
    • Serve alongside grilled meats or seafood.
  • For a Party

    • Offer a variety of stuffed mushrooms with different fillings.
    • Use mini mushrooms for bite-sized appetizers.
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Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.