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Easy Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

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stuffed mushrooms recipe

Stuffed mushrooms is a very popular hot appetizer.  This easy stuffed mushrooms recipe makes such tasty stuffed mushrooms – they are the hit of the party and disappear off the plate immediately!

This stuffed mushrooms recipe uses white button mushroom caps stuffed with a mixture of cream cheese, garlic, parmesan cheese, cooked mushroom stems and chopped green onions.  The filling for the stuffed mushrooms is so rich and full of flavor, and complements the mushrooms perfectly.  The mushrooms are stuffed with this yummy filling and then baked in the oven until piping hot and golden brown.

For a low stress entertaining, this stuffed mushrooms recipe can be made ahead.  Just assemble the stuffed mushrooms a day or two before the party, then cover and refrigerate.   About 40 minutes before the party, take the stuffed mushrooms out of the refrigerator and bake.  Another even lazier way to make stuffed mushrooms ahead is to make the stuffed mushroom recipe the whole way through, including baking.  You can refrigerate the stuffed mushrooms, then simply put them on a plate and reheat them in the microwave before the party.

To store stuffed mushrooms in the refrigerator, put them on a large plate in a single layer, then cover with the plastic wrap and refrigerate.  If you don’t have space in the refrigerator for a large plate of stuffed mushrooms, you can store stuffed mushrooms in a smaller container.  The trick to storing stuffed mushrooms in multiple layers is to separate each layer of stuffed mushrooms with parchment paper, so the mushrooms don’t stick together.

Step-By-Step Directions For Making Stuffed Mushrooms:

Step 1 – Separate Mushroom Caps From Stems

Start with the package of white button mushrooms:

white button mushrooms

Here are the mushroom caps, without the stems:

mushroom caps

Here are the mushroom stems, in their own bowl and ready to be chopped:

mushroom stems

Step 2 – Chop The Ingredients For The Filling

First chop the mushroom stems in a food processor:

mushroom stems chopped in a food processor

Here are the green onions to be chopped:

green onions

Here are the green onions and garlic in the food processor, right before pressing the button to chop them:

green onions and garlic in the food processor

Now chop the onions and garlic in a food processor:

green onions and garlic minced in food processor for stuffed mushrooms

Step 3 – Cook The Ingredients For Stuffed Mushroom Filling

First cook the chopped mushroom stems in a frying pan:

cooking the mushroom stems

Then add the chopped garlic and green onions to the frying pan:

filling for stuffed mushrooms cooking

Step 4 – Mix The Filling

First put the cooked mushroom stems, onions and garlic into a bowl:

filling for stuffed mushrooms ready in a bowl

Now add the cream cheese to cooked filling:

adding cream cheese to stuffed mushrooms filling

And also add the Parmesan cheese and pepper:

adding parmesan cheese to stuffed mushrooms filling

Now mix until the filling for stuffed mushrooms is combined and smooth:

mixing the filling for stuffed mushrooms

Taste it and see if it has enough salt, add salt if you’d like.  Don’t eat it all up, or you won’t have enough filling for the mushrooms 🙂

Step 5  – Stuff The Mushrooms With The Filling

Put the mushroom caps on a baking sheet:

mushroom caps on a baking sheet

Put the filling in each mushroom:

stuffed mushrooms with filling on a baking sheet

Sprinkle the stuffed mushrooms with bread crumbs:

stuffed mushrooms before baking

Now the stuffed mushrooms are fully assembled and ready to be baked!

Step 6 – Bake The Mushrooms

Bake the mushrooms in a preheated 350F oven for 30 minutes.  Here’s the picture of stuffed mushrooms, right out of the oven:

baked stuffed mushrooms

Carefully remove the stuffed mushrooms from a baking sheet and serve on a nice plate:

stuffed mushrooms appetizer on a plate

If you are making the stuffed mushrooms ahead, store them in a refrigerator, with the sheets of parchment paper between each layer of mushrooms, like on the picture below:

storing made-ahead stuffed mushrooms

Now you know everything there is about making stuffed mushrooms 🙂  This stuffed mushrooms recipe is truly yummy and foolproof.  Enjoy!

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
 
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These are the best stuffed mushrooms ever! So easy to make and so delicious, they are a hit of every party!
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 package (1 lb) white button mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 green spring onions
  • ½ tbsp oil
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded or grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ cup Italian dried bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Carefully separate the mushroom caps from the stems – just grab each stem with your fingers and twist until it comes off. While you are holding each mushroom, wipe the dirt off the mushroom with a wet paper towel. Put the mushroom caps in one bowl and mushroom stems in another bowl.
  3. Put the mushroom stems in a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Pulse the food processor several times, until the mushroom stems are finely chopped. Move the chopped mushroom stems to a small bowl.
  4. Put the garlic and green onions in a food processor and pulse several times until finely chopped.
  5. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add chopped mushroom stems and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes. Add chopped green onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Remove the contents of the frying pan to a bowl.
  6. Add cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and pepper to the mushroom stem mixture. Mix until everything is combined.  Taste to see if there is enough salt - add salt to taste if necessary.
  7. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Put the mushroom caps on the baking sheet. Using a teaspoon, put the filling inside each mushroom. Sprinkle the mushrooms with dried bread crumbs.
  8. Put stuffed mushrooms in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

Enjoy these stuffed mushrooms – they are so good! When I make this easy stuffed mushrooms recipe for a party, I always double the recipe – these amazing little mushrooms disappear in seconds!

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10 replies
  1. Stefanie
    Stefanie says:

    Delicious looking stuffed mushrooms! And what a wonderful use of the mushroom stems. I always waste them and just toss them, but your idea is much better!

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  2. Charles
    Charles says:

    Absolutely love stuffed mushrooms … or actually mushrooms in any format. I’ll admit that it’s rare that I take the time to stuff them. It’s often an extra step that I just can’t be bothered to do because once I start smelling the garlic and butter I get SO hungry, haha! Would make a great, pretty little treat to serve on a platter to guests though!

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  3. ari
    ari says:

    Love this recipe! If I make them the night before and not bake them could I leave them out the next day for about 2 hours before I bake them? Hoping the cream cheese wont go bad if this has to be left out of the fridge the next day for 2 hours or so before baking. Thanks!!

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  4. Melanie Mendelson
    Melanie Mendelson says:

    Ari – if you refrigerate the mushrooms after making them, I think they should be ok unrefrigerated for up to 2 hours the next day.

    I’ve also previously baked those stuffed mushrooms the day before, and reheated them the next day in the microwave before the party, they were still really good!

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