Easy Party Food Ideas: Stuffed Mushrooms

Easy Party Food Ideas: Stuffed Mushrooms

Impress your guests with our versatile, personalized stuffed mushroom recipe.



By: Wendy Kalen

Stuffed mushrooms are a perennial favourite on the party scene. Here’s a basic recipe plus a few other flavourful twists. Check out the tips to change out ingredients and make your own original recipe. Just swap out or add and you’ve got a new flavour sensation!

Basic Stuffed Mushrooms
Serves: About 4 (4 mushrooms per serving)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Cost: $

This delicious recipe is based on a 285-gram (10-ounce) package of mushrooms. It is easily increased to be able to serve more guests. 

Ingredients
285 grams (10 ounces) button mushrooms
30 mL (2 tbsp) butter (plus more for greasing pan)
1 slice white bread, toasted, or 50 mL (1/4 cup) Panko bread crumbs
30 grams (1 ounce) Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic
30 mL (2 tbsp) parsley
1 mL (1/4 tsp) salt
1 mL (1/4 tsp) ground pepper 

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with foil and grease the foil. Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F). Remove and reserve mushroom stems
  2. Bake the mushroom caps for 5 minutes until they give up their liquid. Remove the caps, drain and reserve
  3. By hand or with a food processor fitted with the blade, pulse the mushroom stems until finely chopped; remove and reserve. In the processor, pulse the bread, cheese, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper until finely chopped; reserve
  4. In a skillet over medium high heat, melt the butter. Add the mushroom stems and cook, stirring often until they give up their liquid, about 2 minutes; cool
  5. Add the reserved bread mixture to the cooked stems, mixing to combine
  6. Divide mushroom filling evenly among the caps. Bake until mushroom cap is tender, about 15-20 minutes
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Variations
There is leeway in the amount of stuff you can put in a mushroom cap, so if you’re not sure measurements are exact, no worries.

  • Any mushroom with an edible stem may be used in place of button mushrooms.
  • In place of the butter, a meat that gives off about that much fat may be used instead. Try some of the interesting flavoured sausages that are available.
  • Any bread may be used in place of the white bread.
  • Other cheeses, such as cream cheese, Swiss, feta, goat and mozzarella can be swapped out for the Parmesan. Or they can be used in combination with it.
  • Other herbs can be used instead of the parsley. If you are using dried instead of fresh, then cut the amount to 10 mL (2 tsp).
  • Feel free to add up to 50 mL (1/4 cup) of other things that you think would be delicious. Nuts, dried fruits, celery, fennel bulb and carrots are just a few foods that come to mind.

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