Friday, January 1, 2010


I made this recipe, for the first time, on Christmas Eve and they were a big hit. I put the recipe together, early in the day and just popped them in the oven for 25 minutes just before dinner. Super simple and absolutely delicious.

12 whole (large) fresh mushrooms

Clean mushrooms and carefully break off stems and reserve. Using a melon baller, scoop the rest of the stem and gills out, making a nice big pocket in the mushroom.

1 tablespoon canola oil
1 large clove garlic minced (more if you like)
(1) 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese (not powdered kind)
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
Trim off any hardened parts of the mushroom stems and chop the good part of the stems (and gill trimmings) very fine, using a food processor.
Saute the finely chopped stems and pieces in canola oil until all moisture has evaporated (add the garlic to the pan about half way through this step so you don't burn it). Set this aside to cool a little.
When the mushroom-garlic mixture has cooled, mix in the cream cheese, Parmesan, black pepper, onion powder and cayenne pepper; mix very well (it will be very thick). Fill the mushroom caps generously, piling it high on each cap. Place the stuffed mushrooms on a lightly sprayed baking dish (don't let them touch each other) and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes depending on how large your mushrooms are. Let them sit for a few minutes before serving.
NOTE: I made a double batch (24) of 2½" wide mushrooms (as a side dish) and served it to 8 adults and had no make plenty...they are really good.


Katy ~ said...

Don't you just love stuffed mushrooms? I think they're too often overlooked and underrated in the quest for bigger, brighter, more "gourmet" (whatever that elusive quality means). There's a reason these are a perennial favorite ~ they are GOOD!!

Carrie said...

Your stuffed mushrooms look amazing! I love love love love mushrooms!

We got a good snow on Christmas and the 12+ inches have stuck around. My husband and I are loving all the white outside our window I keep telling my husband we should move to Alaska by my foodie friend Coleen ,-)

Monica H said...

We love mushroom but for some reason I've never stuffed them. I always saute them in a little butter, garlic and white wine. delicious. I might have to try these though!

Happy New Year Coleen!

Ingrid said...

I absolutely love mushrooms. I've eaten stuffed ones but have yet to make my own. Sounds so easy and looks so good. Thank you.

Happy New Year Coleen!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Colleen, these look fabulous! Cream cheese? Who knew... I could eat an entire platter of these.
Happy New Year!

HoneyB said...

We love stuffed mushrooms here too. Yours look cheesy and yummy!

Megan said...

If a picture says a 1000 words, then that first picture said it all. I want some of these!
Happy New Year Coleen. I hope its a great year!

betty r said...

I have never made stuffed mushrooms and I don't know why..I love mushrooms! Yours look delicious and easy to make.

Donna-FFW said...

Delicious stuffed mushrooms. One of my favorite appetizers. Ive never had them stuffed with cream cheese in the filling. Sounds terrific! Glad to see you back around!

Anncoo said...

Mmm....I love the way you stuffed this mushroom. Looks so delicious.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

I love the addition of the cayenne. I add some to mine next time.
Also, thank you for the toffee tip!

girlichef said...

Happy New Year to you, Coleen! Your stuffed mushrooms sound so good...I haven't had a stuffed mushroom in ages...these would hit the spot :)

teresa said...

oh my goodness, these look divine! i love stuffed mushrooms! happy new year coleen!

Rara said...

Oh my, these look divine! Mushrooms and cheese are one my favorite combinations. I'm so gonna make this :D