Stuffed Mushrooms

In these stuffed mushrooms, garlic, herbs, cheese and bread crumbs stuffed into mushrooms, topped with more cheese and baked. A deliciously light appetizer.

Oh the Mushroom. You either get freaked out by the fact they’re a fungus. Or you like them so much that you have the ability to look past that fact and will continue on to read this post. 🙂

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It was December 29th and my Mom’s side of the family was getting together to celebrate the holidays, catch up, eat some good food and play the ever-so-fun “white elephant” game! What’s the “white elephant” game you ask? Well it’s this game where you get a decent gift, like lotto tickets, whiskey or a gift card worth 20 bucks, but sometimes it’s in the same bag as some horrific gift. In this game; there’s stealing, strategy, locking gifts. And if the gift you picked is something you wear, well you have to put it on in front of everyone. I think someone had to wear a gypsy costume once… not sure, but It can get downright cruel… I LOVE IT!

For many years it was an overly festive Christmas sweatshirt with built in turtleneck, which would come back in another gift the next year, and then the next. I am now the lucky owner of that swea-turtle-shirt and it is tucked away in my closet where it will stay… forever! There was also this “scary doll” made out of cotton batting, nylons and had a wig. She wore out dated children’s clothing and shoes, she was meant to stand with her face freakishly in the corner of whichever room you put her in. As if anyone would actually put her in a room at all! It was like she was in the naughty corner.

My sister’s dog tore her up, so she is no longer with us. RIP scary doll, a shame, truly.

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So every year this get together happens and everyone brings a dish to pass… and this year I planned on bringing these stuffed mushrooms, a Giada De Laurentiis recipe. It was really easy to put together and you should be able to find all the ingredients in your local grocery store. I only adjusted the recipe to fill these ginormous gourmet stuffing mushrooms… and that was pretty easy peasy too.

Star Fine Foods contacted me last month and even shipped me a case full of their products. I received three different kinds of olive oil {one of them being garlic infused… Sa-weeet!}, a bottle of white balsamic vinegar, capers, olives and marinated artichoke hearts! It was like Christmas morning, opening a box filled with individually bubble wrapped goodies! I mean c’mon!

For this recipe I cracked open a bottle of their extra light olive oil, I didn’t want the olive flavor to be too heavy in these little bites of heaven. So I opted for the extra light and let me tell ya… they were extremely moist but without a heavy olive-y flavor. I was impressed!

Star also offered, {out of the kindness of their hearts}, to sponsor a giveaway on my site! My good friends this is one you will want to win!! So before we get to talking about the goodies you could win… here is the recipe!

Here are the simple ingredients. These are what drew me to this recipe in the first place. I can’t stand a recipe that calls for fancy hard to find ingredients. Well, except for that flaked sea salt I traveled all over town for just to sprinkle on those salted fudge brownies, but that was worth it!!

Lightly oil a sheet pan.

Remove the stems by pressing gently on the stem until it gives.

Line up all the mushroom caps on the oiled sheet pan.

Grate the pecorino romano cheese on the large holes box grater. Snag a piece or two for a snack. 😉

And measure out a cup, plus some more for sprinkling. Snag a few more pieces.

Grab the fresh parsley, and tear off about a handful.

Now just give it a good chop. You don’t want any huge pieces.

Repeat with fresh mint.

Chop it up as well.

Move on to the garlic. You only need two large or three small, but make sure they aren’t puny ones.

I love mincing garlic, it make me feel like Giada. That and when I say Pecorino Romano, I say it with my Italian accent… is that creepy? Sorry.

So you should have beautiful mound of herbs and garlic.

Measure out 3 tablespoons of the fresh parsley.

And two tablespoons of the chopped mint.

Now add the bread crumbs, garlic and cheese into a bowl.

Add some fresh cracked black pepper, eye ball it.

And a good pinch of kosher salt.

Looking back I probably should have painted my nails.

Add in a tablespoon of the light olive oil.

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Mix until everything is incorporated and slightly moist.

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Begin filling the mushrooms with a tablespoon of the mixture until all the mushroom caps are filled equally.

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Top with a little extra Pecorino.

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I was tempted to just try them raw, I mean seriously… look at them!

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Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and slightly golden.

Serve warm!

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Since I was bringing these to an evening party and it is winter, I knew the natural light would be, well nil. So I baked one mushroom off in the oven to snap a photo before the sun was gone. Okay, so that and I wanted a taste test. 🙂

Enjoy! And if you give these Stuffed Mushrooms a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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Gourmet Stuffed Mushrooms

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25-30

Total Time: 1 hour


2 -14oz containers of gourmet stuffing mushrooms, stemmed

3/4 cup Italian-style dried bread crumbs

1 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

2-3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced

3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves

Salt and Freshly ground black pepper

1/3 cup extra light olive oil

Kindly adapted from Giada De Laurentiis


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and drizzle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil on a heavy sheet pan to coat.

Stir the breadcrumbs, 3/4 cup of the Pecorino Romano, garlic, parsley, mint, salt and pepper {to taste}, and add 3-4 tablespoons of olive oil to the mixture and stir. Spoon filling evenly in each mushroom and top with the remaining 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano. Drizzle with remaining Olive oil and bake until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is heated through and golden on top, about 25 minutes. Serve warm.

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61 Responses to “Stuffed Mushrooms”

  1. #
    Pretend Chef — January 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    First the salsa and now the stuffed mushrooms! I swear your ESP must be tuned in to what my family and I are craving. Haha! While at a 4th of July party my guy's supervisor's wife had made stuffed mushrooms (cream cheese and sausage stuffed) and they were so good. I just haven't tried my hand at making them. I love your recipe! I would love to make these as an appetizer to take to a

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    Katrina V. — January 21, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    My friends host taco night once a month and I always bring mango or papaya salsa. My friends love it and it's gone much more quickly than the store bought tomato variation!

  3. #
    Topher — January 21, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I love to bring either chips and salsa (spicy for me) or a fruit platter. Thanks!

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    Nichole — January 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Ohhh – I can't wait to try this recipe!

    I like to bring olive bread! Or yes I am the one that brings the pop – lol

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    Wanna Be A Country Cleaver — January 21, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I'm usually the bringer of the desserts instead of the bringer of appetizer. But I may have to try these mushrooms, there is nothing sad about a mushroom stuffed with goodness. 🙂

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    Jess — January 21, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I have to say that I'm a mushroom lover and I just made mushrooms stuffed with spinach and artichoke the other day. Yummy!

    I usually bring a dip of some sort, crab, or salsamole, or I make a strawberry salad if they are in season.

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    Mushrooms Canada — January 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Stuffed mushrooms are my absoltue favourite! You can do no wrong with a stuffed mushroom!

  8. #
    MamaLaf — January 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    I bring Corn and Black bean Salsa…Sometimes stuffed mushrooms…An Always Chicken wings!!!

  9. #
    Leslie MacDonald — January 21, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I have an old recipe for dip that I always get requests for! It's delicious with veggies, crackers, or chips, and I almost never take any home. Now I'm hungry just thinking about it!

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    CurlyKye — January 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Oh those stuffed mushrooms look heavenly!

    It's usually my husband's deviled eggs or my strawberries & cream dip that folks beg us to bring. Both are accompanied by a "we'll keep this home for us" side batch 😉

  11. #
    holdthepickle — January 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Dips! Guacamole, spinach artichoke, mexican… I love [to make] them all!

  12. #
    Rita — January 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I like to bring brushetta or a dip of some sort.

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    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — January 21, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    My favorite appetizers to bring are BBQ Jalapeno Poppers or BBQ Venison Wontons. Gotta Love BBQ! Those mushrooms look absolutely delicious and your pictures are beautiful!

  14. #
    Jennifer — January 21, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I love making stuffed mushrooms! yum!

    I've never tried it before with dry un-baked stuffing mix — this would probably save me so much time! great idea =)

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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    Sprinkles of Parsley — January 21, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Ok, I'm officially craving stuffed mushrooms now and that doesn't normally happen! Your stuffing looks so flavorful and delicious!

    hmmm my go-to appetizer is probably baked brie.

  16. #
    D. Pierce — January 21, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I always bring the pinwheels. Full of cream cheese and veggies! Delicious.

  17. #
    oliepants — January 21, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    I think appetizers are the best part of a party! I could snack on them all night – which is somewhat dangerous but oh well!

    I love to make and bring stuffed mushrooms and my creamy cilantro dip. I think they are both equally delicious! I like the idea of having both cold and warm appetizers!

  18. #
    Anne — January 21, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Well, well, well…my dinner plans tonight with my husband IS appetizers! I might have to add these mushrooms to the list! But as for my favorite, possibly it's the homemade guac/homemade salsa/homemade tortilla chips…or perhaps it's the healthier boneless buffalo wings…decisions, decisions!

  19. #
    Mr. & Mrs. Longworth — January 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Spinach Dip is what I am known for…

  20. #
    Mr. & Mrs. Longworth — January 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Spinach Dip is what I am known for…

  21. #
    Mr. & Mrs. Longworth — January 21, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Spinach Dip is what I am known for…

  22. #
    Ally — January 21, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Caramelized onion & goat cheese tartlets. they're always a hit!

  23. #
    captainsara — January 21, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I like to make Spinach-Artichoke dip, it tastes just like Applebee's, or what Applebee's Spinach-Artichoke dip used to taste like.

    My sister (who hates mushrooms) might actually like these, nom.

  24. #
    Terry — January 21, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    I have a very yummy recipe called Angel Wings. They're chicken wings with a made from scratch teriyaki type marinade/basting sauce that bake slowly in the over for 3 hours! Everyone LOVES them!!!

  25. #
    Kelly Scanlon — January 21, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    My black bean and corn salsa…especially in the summer! xoxo

  26. #
    CrystalsCozyKitchen — January 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Once again wishing my husband liked (or even tolerated) mushrooms, those look so good! I don't have a favorite appetizer, I like to experiment too much!

  27. #
    Erin — January 21, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I always bring a taco dip my sister-in-law would actually call to find out if I could make an extra for her to take home when she was pregnant because she just craved it! That seemed like pretty high praise 🙂

  28. #
    SueS — January 22, 2011 at 12:09 am

    I like to bring buffalo chicken dip with tortilla chips.

  29. #
    Jenny Sunshine — January 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I love to bring taco dip- mostly because I love to eat it so much!

  30. #
    lisa — January 22, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    these look amazing! i love bringing fresh bruschetta and bread to parties. it's so easy and delicious!

  31. #
    Jeanneod — January 22, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I like to bring pizza bites.

  32. #
    Jill — January 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    My old stand-by is sesame Asian noodles.

  33. #
    Katie — January 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    i love to bring gouda and apples!

  34. #
    Ang — January 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    It's no surprise that your photos are amazing:) And myself……I happen to like mushrooms. I love them stuffed too:) These look great!

  35. #
    Lisa — January 22, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    We like to bring 7-layer dip.

  36. #
    Amanda — January 22, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    first off, these mushrooms look amaaazing! i can't wait to try them with their stuffed goodness.

    secondly, count me in! this is such a sweet giveaway!:)

  37. #
    Sarah — January 22, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I always bring artichoke dip. I have a great recipe from the Garlic Lovers' Cookbook. I always get lots of requests for the recipe. It's yummy :).

  38. #
    Virginia — January 22, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Last night I made spicy pretzels with onion and garlic powder, cayenne pepper, a ranch dressing packet and some canola oil to bind it all together. Quick and easy way to "spice" up the ole' pretzel sticks!

  39. #
    sadelikta38 — January 23, 2011 at 3:10 am

    I bring the chicken cheesy dish and toasted ravioli. Both are super easy and always get requests for these Dishes! I can thank you for the cheesy chicken Dish!

  40. #
    Ruth L — January 23, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I usually bring shrimp salsa or a cheesecake.

  41. #
    Dani — January 23, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I make a delicious Baked Brie. I can make it basic w/just a flakey bread wrap if I know the people at the party aren't too adventurous. But, if I'm trying to sneak a little adventure into their life, I'll spread some raspberry presrves over the Brie, wrap it in the dough, and sprinkle that w/some yummy brown sugar!

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    Amanda — January 23, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    I'm usually asked to bring dessert instead but I do love appetizers ~ buffalo wings, stuffed mushrooms, poppers, etc.

  43. #
    Kelly — January 23, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    These mushrooms look delectable!

  44. #
    Karen — January 23, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Artichoke dip! Great giveaway – thanks for the opportunity!

  45. #
    Olivieri Designs — January 24, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Taco dip!! Made with homemade crackers. YUM!

  46. #
    Christine — January 24, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Veggies and dip!!! And the dip is the Simply Scratch Buttermilk Ranch dressing…:) YUM!!

  47. #
    amanda — January 24, 2011 at 2:46 am

    These look awesome! Favorite appetizer to bring? I make a mean guacamole… I wanna learn how to make stuffed mushrooms, and how to make spinach artichoke dip though! 🙂

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    clmorning99 — January 24, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Yay! I found it! 🙂 I am not a fan of mushrooms, although these look beautiful. My favorite appetizer to bring to a party is baked chips with "crack dip." It's an awesomely addictive dip with corn, black beans, scallions, feta, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, brown sugar and cilantro. YUM!

  49. #
    dkas — January 24, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    How about salmon dip. Salmon, cream cheese, smoke flavoring, little onion. Serve with crackers

  50. #
    Bonnie — January 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Absolutely without a doubt I love and bring your *Fruit Salsa and Baked Cinnamon-Sugar Chips*. They are a wonderful change from the usual and everyone loves it.

  51. #
    Shannon — January 24, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Those mushrooms look amazing!
    I am making them this week for sure!
    Thanks 🙂

  52. #
    emily — January 24, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    i'm always bringing the veggie pizza or pizza dip. yum!

  53. #
    lb — January 25, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    My favorite to bring is a bacon cheddar cheese ball or something in the baked catagory. My friends all know I make mean desserts!

    I'll be trying these mushrooms on them for upcoming superbowl!

  54. #
    Mrs Schev — January 25, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I always bring bacon wrapped dates, with as much goat cheese as I can fit in the date. Always a hit where ever I go!!

  55. #
    Valley Art Project — January 26, 2011 at 12:15 am

    It seems like I always end up bringing "Mini Cheesecakes". Everyone loves them.

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    20 something — March 11, 2011 at 8:09 pm


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    Jocelyne — January 27, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I love bringing frozen meatballs, cooked together with my own barbeque sauce in the crock pot. People LOVE meatballs… I can't wait to try these mushrooms! Thanks!


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