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Stuffed Mushrooms

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This stuffed mushroom recipe is a irresistible (and easy!) appetizer. The filling is a crunchy, flavorful combination of bread crumbs, garlic, herbs and cheese.

mushroom stuffed toy

In my completely unbiased opinion, there are some really great appetizer recipes on the blog (French Onion Dip or Buffalo Cauliflower, anyone?), but this stuffed stuffed recipe might be my favorite. I also love Jack. Of course he loves all things mushrooms, but we actually got into an argument over these mushroom fillings. I took them out of the oven and he took a few samples. Sorry: If you want these mushroom fillings for yourself, you should request them as soon as possible.

…meaning, if you have a party or gathering close at hand, you should make this recipe perfectly. The topic of snack tables is a hit. A crispy, savory mixture of bread crumbs, pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs and pecorino cheese fills juicy roasted mushroom caps. Easy to make and very delicious. We love them and hope you do too!

A bowl of sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, pine nuts, grated cheese and bread crumbs

Stuffed Mushroom Recipe Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this stuffed animal recipe:

  • mushroom, of course! I like big cremini mushrooms (aka baby bella mushrooms) here, but white button his mushrooms work too, in case you’re in a pinch.
  • pine nuts and bread crumbs – Add crunch to the filling.
  • sundried tomatoes and pecorino cheese ・Mixed with bean paste to create a rich umami flavor. No pecorino on hand? Parmesan cheese works too!
  • parsley – Adds fresh flavor and pretty green flecks.
  • garlic – For a delicious bite.
  • extra virgin olive oil – Helps the mushrooms brown and soften in the oven.
  • and salt and pepper – To make every flavor pop!

Find the full recipe with the measurements below.

cremini mushroom caps on a baking sheet

How to make stuffed mushrooms

I love how easy this stuffed mushroom recipe is! Here are the steps:

First, clean the mushrooms and remove the stems. Carefully remove the mushroom stems and discard, being careful not to damage the mushroom heads. Next, wipe the mushroom caps clean using a damp paper towel and spread them hollow side up on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle the mushroom caps with olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.

Next, make the filling. Mix grated cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, bread crumbs, garlic, pine nuts, salt and a pinch of black pepper.

A hand using a spoon to stuff cremini mushrooms

Then stuff mushrooms. Spoon the filling into the cavity of the mushroom and stack it as high as possible. When you spoon the stuffing into the mushrooms, some may roll over. that’s ok! Do your best to get as much of each mushroom as possible.

And finally it’s time to bake! Drizzle the stuffed mushrooms liberally with oil and bake until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let it cool down a bit before eating!

mushrooms stuffed on a baking sheet

Stuffed Mushroom Recipe Tips

  • Bigger mushrooms = more ingredients. Need I say more? Use the largest cremini mushrooms you can find for this recipe. They hold more of the crumb mixture than smaller ones, making them easier to fill.
  • Finely chop the ingredients. The best stuffing has a little bit of everything in every bite. Finely chop the filling ingredients and mix evenly with each other. Make sure the sun-dried tomatoes are about the size of a pine nut, and grate the cheese through the smallest hole in a microplane he zester or box grater.
  • Don’t forget to season the mushrooms. It’s easy to skip this step. Before filling the mushroom caps, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. This simple step adds flavor to this stuffed animal recipe.
  • Let’s eat them! These stuffed mushrooms are great as an appetizer for a party, but you may also have them for dinner. Serve them with a large scoop of herb farro or quinoa!

Mushroom stuffing recipe how to make

More Favorite Party Appetizers

If you like this stuffed mushroom recipe, try these fun party appetizers.

mushroom stuffed toy

mushroom stuffed toy

Preparation time: 20 minute

Cooking time: 20 minutes

total time: 40 minutes

serve 6 up to 8

Filled with a crispy, savory mixture of bread crumbs, herbs, and cheese, these stuffed mushrooms are spectacular party appetizers! They taste best warm, so make them just before serving.

  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup grated pecorino cheese
  • ½ cup finely chopped parsley, Also for decoration
  • ¼ cup Chopped oil pack Sun-dried tomatoes, about 4
  • 2 tablespoon Pine nut
  • 2 garlic, chopped
  • ¼ tea spoon sea ​​salt, more to sprinkle
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 20-24 large cremini mushrooms, with stem
  • extra virgin olive oil, due to light rain
  • pinch red pepper flakes, option
  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • In a medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs, pecorino cheese, parsley, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, garlic, salt and a few peppercorns.

  • Place the mushrooms hollow side up on a baking sheet. Drizzle the mushrooms with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Spoon the filling onto the mushrooms, drizzle with more olive oil, and bake until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is golden brown, 18-22 minutes.

  • Garnish with parsley and sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if desired.

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