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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

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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

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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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