Recipe: Italian Stuffed Mushrooms


Italian Stuffed Mushrooms, Courtesy: BettyCrocker.com
Italian Stuffed Mushrooms, Courtesy: BettyCrocker.com

Who doesn’t like stuffed mushrooms? They aren’t as difficult to make as you might think! I use this particular recipe when I want a special appetizer. The buttery stuffing mixture is a great compliment to the meaty mushrooms. Your guests will keep coming back for more!

Ingredients:
36 medium whole fresh mushrooms (1 pound)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup chopped green onion (3 medium)
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to  350 F.
  2. Clean mushrooms and remove stems from mushroom caps.
  3. Finely chop enough stems to measure 1/3 cup. Reserve mushroom caps.
  4. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Cook chopped mushroom stems, onions and bell pepper in butter about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are softened; remove from heat.
  6. Stir in bread crumbs, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  7. Fill mushroom caps with bread crumb mixture.
  8. Melt 1 tablespoon butter and use it to coat rectangular pan, 13 x 9 x 2 inches
  9. Place mushrooms, filled sides up, in pan.
  10. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 15 minutes.
  11. Set oven control to Broil. Broil mushrooms with tops 3 to 4 inches from heat about 2 minutes or until tops are light brown.
  12. Serve hot.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • Make ahead tip: Stuff, cover and refrigerate the mushrooms up to 24 hours ahead. Then when you’re ready for hot appetizers, simply start with step 8.
  • If you use Italian-seasoned bread crumbs, then decrease the Italian seasoning to about 1 teaspoon.

Yield: 36 mushroom pieces

Adapted From: Betty Crocker’s Cookbook, seventh printing, 1989 (Golden Press/NY, Western Publishing Company, Inc., Racing, WI).

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2 thoughts on “Recipe: Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

  1. Liz February 10, 2014 / 1:41 am

    I have never stuffed mushrooms. this is worth trying. Thanks for sharing!

    Like

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