Stuffed Mushroom Recipe
If stuffed mushrooms are not in your home cook’s repertoire, you should consider making them. They are so great for family breakfasts, dinners and parties. They are so easy to make. You will love them because they are a combination of foods that you probably consider your favorites, including cheese, chicken and so on. You can get as creative as you want when preparing them especially with the filling. When you just eat the mushrooms once, I can guarantee you that you will not stop eating them. There is not a week that would pass before preparing them in your kitchen because they are irresistible.
Stuffed Mushroom Recipe
- Preparation Time: 20 minutes
- Cooking Time: 20 minutes
- Servings: 4 – 6
- 18 to 24 cremini or button mushrooms (scrubbed clean with stems removed from the caps and finely chopped)
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 1 large garlic clove (minced)
- 2 small shallots (minced, about two tablespoons)
- 2 tablespoons of chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme or herbes de Provence
- 2 tablespoons of sherry or chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese
How to Prepare
- You will need to start by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit or 190 degrees Celsius.
- After that, make the filling by heating one tablespoon of butter over medium high heat in a small frying pan. Sauté the shallots and the chopped mushroom stems for about 5 minutes while stirring often and then add the walnuts and garlic. After that, sprinkle with salt and then stir well and sauté for another two minutes.
- Once you have done the above, turn off the heat and then add the herbes de Provence, breadcrumbs and parsley and then pour sherry into a food processor. Take the rest of the stuffing and then pour it into the food processor and then pulse a number of times in order to get a fine mixture. The mixture should form something that looks almost like a paste.
- The next thing you will need to do is stuff the mushroom caps. You will simply need to toss the mushroom caps with the olive oil and then go ahead and fill each mushroom with the stuffing. Once you are done filling the mushrooms, put them on a baking sheet and then sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese over each one of them.
- Bake the mushrooms in your oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the cheese turns brown a little. After 25 minutes have elapsed, remove the mushrooms from the oven and allow them to cool for about five minutes before serving.
You do not need to use to both cremini and button mushrooms at once. Just one type will be perfect for this recipe. You can easily scale up the recipe depending on the number of people that you are preparing the stuffed mushrooms for. If you have a large family of more than six people, you will definitely need to increase the quantity of each of the ingredients mentioned above.
Before using the mushrooms, be sure to scrub them well first. Also remember to snap out the stems from the mushrooms. They stems will come out easily. There will be no need to use a knife. If you are making the stuffed mushrooms for a party, it will be a good idea to make the stuffing, clean the mushrooms and remove the stems ahead of time. Do not cook the mushrooms until serving time. This is because once they are cooked, the stuffed mushrooms will not hold up well for long. The best thing to do will be to bake some of them, serve and repeat the process.
The stuffed mushrooms will be great when eaten as dessert or an appetizer. Since they take a very short period of time to prepare, you can prepare them in the morning or in the evening without feeling they are taking up a lot of time that you should be using to do other things. Do not limit your creativity when making them. For instance, you can add a little bit of wine for flavor, use shredded mozzarella cheese instead of grated parmesan cheese, and so on. It is a nice recipe that will you be preparing over and over again in future.