Mushrooms are an amazing ingredient that comes in many varieties and flavors. This simple stuffed mushrooms recipe can be used as a satisfying appetizer or a great side dish for a family dinner or a special event! Follow along with this simple recipe and prepare it to enjoy the combined flavors of mushrooms, parmesan, garlic, and aromatic herbs!
The Needed Ingredients
Stuffed mushrooms pair well with many different proteins and can be served alongside bacon, ham, fish, veal, chicken, and even seafood! That makes this dish a great addition to any type of menu. The ingredients necessary for this simple recipe are:
- One and a half-pound of baby Bella mushrooms
- Two cloves of minced garlic
- A quarter cup of grated parmesan
- Four ounces of softened cream cheese
- Two tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley
- A quarter cup of breadcrumbs
- One tablespoon of chopped thyme
Additionally, one should have cooking spray handy for the pan, as well as salt and black pepper for seasoning!
Preparing the Stuffed Mushrooms
The oven should be preheated to 400 degrees and a baking sheet greased with cooking spray. Remove the stems from the mushrooms, place the caps on the baking tray, and chop up the stems. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat and fry the mushroom stems for about 5 minutes or until the moisture evaporates. Add the minced garlic, followed in a minute by the breadcrumbs, and toast for about 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Let the mixture cool.
In a large bowl, combine the fried mixture of mushrooms and breadcrumbs with the chopped parsley, thyme, parmesan, cream cheese, and season everything with salt and pepper. Fill the mushroom caps with the mixture, sprinkling more parmesan on top. Bake for around 20 minutes or until the tops are golden and the mushrooms are soft. To serve, garnish the stuffed mushrooms with parsley.