Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

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Stuffed mushrooms are a classic appetizer that can be easily customized to suit any taste. These delicious morsels are perfect for a dinner party, a holiday gathering, or even a casual weeknight meal. They are a great way to use up any leftover ingredients in your fridge and can be filled with a variety of meats, cheeses, and vegetables.

Which mushrooms should you use?

The first step in making stuffed mushrooms is to choose the right mushrooms. You’ll want to look for mushrooms that are firm, plump, and have a smooth cap. Some popular varieties for stuffing include white button mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, and portobello mushrooms. The size of the mushroom also plays a role, bigger mushrooms will make a great main course while smaller ones will be perfect as an appetizer. When choosing mushrooms, look for those that have a uniform shape and color. Avoid mushrooms that have slimy or discolored spots, as they may indicate that they are past their prime.

Once you’ve selected your mushrooms, you’ll need to clean and remove the stems. This can be done by gently twisting the stem or using a small knife to cut it off. The stems can be saved and chopped to use as a filling. If using portobello mushroom, it is recommended to remove the gills from the underside of the mushroom cap, as they can make the filling turn dark and unappetizing. To clean the mushrooms, simply wipe them with a damp cloth or brush them gently with a mushroom brush. Avoid using water, as mushrooms absorb water easily and it can make the filling soggy.

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Choosing a filling

Next, you’ll need to decide on a filling. Some popular options include breadcrumbs mixed with herbs and spices, cooked sausage or ground beef, or a combination of cheese and vegetables. You can also experiment with different flavors, such as a spinach and feta filling or a crabmeat stuffing. The possibilities are endless and you can be as creative as you want. Some tips to keep in mind when preparing the filling is to mix it well, make sure it is moist but not wet and to season it well with salt and pepper.

To assemble the mushrooms, simply spoon the filling into the mushroom caps and place them on a baking sheet. Bake the mushrooms in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is golden brown. The key is to cook them until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is hot and bubbly.

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Serve the stuffed mushrooms warm, with a sprinkle of fresh herbs or a drizzle of balsamic glaze. They make a great appetizer or side dish, and can also be enjoyed as a main course when paired with a salad or grain. A great way to dress them up and make them look more presentable is to top them with a sprinkle of grated cheese or a dollop of sour cream.

For another great finger food idea, try my Deviled Egg Recipe!

stuffed mushrooms

Here’s what you’ll need to make stuffed mushroom:

  • 12 portobello mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp crushed pistachios
  • 1 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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Here’s how to make stuffed mushrooms:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Clean the mushrooms by gently wiping them with a damp cloth. Remove the stems and chop them finely.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the chopped mushroom stems, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, pistachios garlic, parsley, basil, butter, salt, and pepper. Mix well until everything is evenly combined.
  4. Stuff the mixture into the mushroom caps and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Drizzle the olive oil over the stuffed mushrooms.
  6. Bake the mushrooms for 15-20 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is golden brown.
  7. Serve warm, garnished with additional parsley or basil if desired.
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In conclusion, stuffed mushrooms are a delicious and versatile dish that can be easily customized to suit any taste. With the right ingredients and a little bit of creativity, you can create a mouthwatering appetizer or side dish that is sure to please. The recipe above is a classic but feel free to play around with the ingredients to create a dish that is uniquely your own.

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You can also try using different types of mushrooms, such as portobello or cremini, and experimenting with different fillings. For a spicy filling idea, check out this jalapeno cream cheese stuffed mushroom recipe!

One tip to keep in mind is that mushrooms are a great source of umami, a savory taste that is often described as “meaty” or “savory”, this is why they pair so well with meat and cheese. And also, mushrooms are a good source of antioxidants and Vitamin D, so enjoy your stuffed mushrooms with no guilt!

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stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Stuffed mushrooms are a classic appetizer that can be easily customized to suit any taste. These delicious morsels are perfect for a dinner party, a holiday gathering, or even a casual weeknight meal. They are a great way to use up any leftover ingredients in your fridge and can be filled with a variety of meats, cheeses, and vegetables.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 12 portobello mushrooms
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 tbsp pistachios crushed
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp parsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp basil chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • to taste salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Clean the mushrooms by gently wiping them with a damp cloth. Remove the stems and chop them finely.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the chopped mushroom stems, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, pistachios garlic, parsley, basil, butter, salt, and pepper. Mix well until everything is evenly combined.
  • Stuff the mixture into the mushroom caps and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the stuffed mushrooms.
  • Bake the mushrooms for 15-20 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is golden brown.
  • Serve warm, garnished with additional parsley or basil if desired.

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