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Mouthwatering stuffed mushrooms

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Mushrooms on their own are wonderful, but when you stuff them with flavorful ingredients, they become sublime. Here are three recipes sure to please fungi fans.

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

8 large portobello mushrooms

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 red bell peppers, seeded and finely chopped

2 green bell peppers, seeded and finely chopped

1 large onion, finely chopped

5 to 7 cloves garlic (to taste), finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste

6 ounces goat's cheese


Remove the stems from the portobellos, then chop and reserve.
  • Place the whole mushroom caps smooth side down on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake in a preheated 425 degree F oven for 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet over moderate heat and saute the mushroom stems, bell peppers, onion, and garlic until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Add the herbs and cook an additional 2 minutes.

  • Spoon the mixture into the mushroom caps and top with the cheese.
  • Bake an additional 10 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and the cheese has melted.
  • Serve immediately.

Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms

24 medium-size mushrooms

1/4 cup finely chopped scallions with tops

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup dry bread crumbs

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves

1/4 teaspoon pepper


Remove stems from mushrooms; mince stems finely.
  • Cook and stir mushrooms stems, scallions and garlic in butter over medium heat until tender.
  • Remove from heat; stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Fill mushroom caps with stuffing mixture.
  • Place mushrooms, filled sides up, in greased baking dish.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Crab Mushrooms

1 cup crabmeat 

1 tablespoon bread crumbs

1 tablespoon onions, minced

1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons parsley; minced

12 mushroom stems, finely chopped

12 mushroom caps

1 egg, beaten

Hot sauce, to taste

  • In a bowl, mix crab meat, bread crumbs, onions, cheese, salt, parsley, and chopped mushroom stems.
  • Add beaten egg and hot sauce, to taste.
  • Stuff mixture into mushroom caps.
  • Bake at 300 degrees F until tender, 15 to 30 minutes.

If you have ever wanted to try growing your own mushrooms at home, please see for instructions, kits, spores and more.



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