Des 17, 2023
Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe – Love and Lemons
This stuffed mushrooms recipe is an irresistible (and easy!) appetizer. The filling is a crispy, savory combo of bread crumbs, garlic, herbs, and cheese.
In my totally unbiased opinion, we have some really great holiday appetizers on the blog (French onion dip or baked brie, anyone?), but this stuffed mushrooms recipe might just be my favorite. It’s Jack’s favorite too. Of course, he loves anything with mushrooms, but we’ve actually gotten into arguments about these stuffed mushrooms. I take them out of the oven, he samples a few, and before I know it, most of the batch is gone. I’ve learned the hard way: if I want any of these stuffed mushrooms for myself, I have to claim them ASAP.
…which is to say that if you have a party or gathering coming up soon, you should totally make this recipe! It’ll be the talk of the snack table, a guaranteed hit. A crispy, savory mixture of panko bread crumbs, pine nuts, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, and pecorino cheese fills juicy roasted mushroom caps. These bite-sized apps are easy to make and SO delicious. We love them, and I hope you will too!
Here’s what you’ll need to make this stuffed mushrooms recipe:
- Mushrooms, of course! We like large cremini mushrooms (aka baby bella mushrooms or mini portobello mushrooms) here. In a pinch, white button mushrooms would work too.
- Pine nuts and panko bread crumbs – They add crunch to the filling.
- Sun-dried tomatoes and pecorino cheese – I mix them into the filling for rich, umami flavor. No pecorino on hand? Parmesan cheese works too!
- Parsley – It adds fresh flavor and pretty flecks of green.
- Garlic – For savory bite.
- Extra-virgin olive oil – It helps the mushrooms become brown and tender in the oven.
- And salt and pepper – To make all the flavors pop!
Find the complete recipe with measurements below.
How to Clean Mushrooms
The first step in this stuffed mushrooms recipe is cleaning the mushrooms. While I rinse many vegetables directly under cold running water, I don’t recommend this method for cleaning mushrooms. They’d soak up all that water like a sponge! Here’s what I do instead:
- Use a damp paper towel to wipe the mushrooms clean, removing any visible dirt or debris.
- Then, remove the stems from the mushroom caps.
- The mushroom stems will leave a cavity in the caps that’s perfect for stuffing!
How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms
I love how simple this stuffed mushrooms recipe is! Here’s how it goes:
After you clean and stem the mushrooms, season them. Place the cleaned mushroom caps, cavity side up, on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Drizzle them with olive oil, and season them generously with salt and pepper.
Next, make the filling. Stir together the grated cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, panko bread crumbs, garlic, pine nuts, salt, and a few grinds of black pepper.
Then, stuff the mushrooms. Spoon the filling into the mushroom cavities, carefully piling it as high as you can. As you spoon the stuffing onto the mushrooms, some of it may tumble off. That’s ok! Do your best to get as much into each mushroom as you can.
And finally, bake! Generously drizzle the stuffed mushrooms with more oil and bake for 20 minutes or so, until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is golden brown. Allow them to cool slightly. Then, season to taste, and eat!
Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe Tips
- Bigger mushrooms = more filling. Need I say more? Use the biggest cremini mushrooms you can find for this recipe. They’ll hold more of the breadcrumb mixture than small ones will, and it will be easier to fill them.
- Finely chop the filling ingredients. The best stuffed mushrooms have a little of everything in each bite. Chop your filling ingredients into small pieces that will evenly incorporate with one another. Aim for the sun-dried tomatoes to be similar in size to the pine nuts, and grate the cheese on a Microplane zester or the smallest holes of a box grater.
- Don’t forget to season the mushrooms. It’s easy to skip this step! Before you load up the mushroom caps with the filling, drizzle them with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt. This simple step adds so much flavor to this stuffed mushroom recipe.
- Make them a meal! These stuffed mushrooms are an excellent party appetizer, but on occasion, we’ll eat them for dinner too. Serve them with a big scoop of herbed farro or quinoa!
How to Store Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed mushrooms are best on the day they’re made, but leftovers keep well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days. Reheat them in the microwave or a 350°F oven.
More Favorite Party Appetizers
If you love this stuffed mushroom recipe, try one of these fun party appetizers next:
Serves 6 to 8
Filled with a crispy, savory mixture of bread crumbs, herbs, and cheese, these stuffed mushrooms are a show-stopping party appetizer! They’re best when they’re warm, so make them right before you serve them.
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Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine the panko, pecorino cheese, parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, pine nuts, garlic, salt and several grinds of pepper.
Place the mushrooms, cavity side up, onto the baking sheet. Drizzle the mushrooms with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Spoon the filling into the mushrooms, drizzle with more olive oil and bake until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is golden brown, 18 to 22 minutes.
Garnish with parsley and sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if desired. Season to taste and serve.