Recipe: Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms, Courtesy:
Italian Stuffed Mushrooms, Courtesy:

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!

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


  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).



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!


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