Stuffed mushrooms with cheese are a delicious appetizer or side dish that can be made in a variety of ways. Baked mushrooms stuffed with chopped mushroom stalks, herbs, and cheese are a simple, straightforward, and flavorful meal. Baked-filled mushrooms are a quick and easy snack that doesn’t require any cooking expertise.
While we enjoy these stuffed mushrooms as an afternoon snack, this is a terrific recipe for a party. You can quickly scale it up or down dependent on your needs, making it very simple to feed a crowd.
Ingredients for a stuffed mushroom with cheese
- 1 pound of large mushrooms
- 4 oz of cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Olive oil for brushing
Instruction for a stuffed mushroom with cheese
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Wash the mushrooms and remove the stems by gently twisting them off. Set the caps aside and chop the stems finely.
- In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, chopped mushroom stems, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
- Spoon the cheese mixture into each mushroom cap, filling it to the top.
- Brush a baking dish with olive oil and place the stuffed mushroom caps on the dish.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the mushrooms are tender and the cheese is melted and golden brown.
- Serve hot and enjoy your delicious stuffed mushrooms with cheese!
Tips and variation
- Choose the right mushrooms: Large portobello, cremini, or button mushrooms are best for stuffing as they have a wide cap that can hold the filling.
- Clean the mushrooms properly: Wipe the mushrooms clean with a damp cloth or paper towel. Don’t wash them under running water as they may absorb excess moisture and become mushy.
- Remove the stems: Twist off the mushroom stems and chop them finely. This adds extra flavor and texture to the stuffing.
- Brush the mushrooms with oil: Brush the mushrooms with a little bit of oil or butter before baking to help them brown and prevent them from sticking to the baking dish.
- Bake at the right temperature: Bake the stuffed mushrooms at 375°F for 18-20 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and the cheese is melted and golden brown.