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Mouthwatering stuffed mushrooms

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 mushrooms are a delightful treat.
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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.

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