Classic Stuffed Mushrooms

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Stuffed mushrooms should be in every home cook’s repertoire. They’re easy to make, they’re great for parties, and the variations are endless. Just regular button mushrooms, or the brown creminis, are perfect for stuffing. You can get as creative as you like with the filling, just look at the ideas from other food bloggers that we’ve linked to at the bottom of the recipe.

This stuffed mushroom recipe is a classic! It is what you usually think of when you think of stuffed mushrooms, including nuts, herbs, garlic, chopped mushroom stems, breadcrumbs, and grated Parmesan. There is a reason this combination is a classic, these mushrooms are hard to stop eating!

Do you have a favorite filling for stuffed mushrooms? If so, please tell us about it in the comments.

Stuffed Mushrooms

Updated from the recipe archive, first posted 2010

Classic Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 as an appetizer

You can use either cremini or regular button mushrooms. The recipe can easily be scaled up—doubled or tripled. Scrub the mushrooms well first, then just snap out the stems. They'll come out easily, no need to use a knife.

For parties, make the stuffing and have the mushrooms cleaned and stems removed ahead of time. But don't cook them until you want to serve: Once cooked, stuffed mushrooms do not hold up well for long periods. Bake some, serve and repeat.


  • 18-24 button or cremini mushrooms, scrubbed clean, stems separated from the caps, stems finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 small shallots, minced, about 2 Tbsp
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
  • Salt
  • 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence or dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp sherry or chicken stock
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese


1 Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

2 Make filling: Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Sauté the chopped mushroom stems and the shallots for 4-5 minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and walnuts and sprinkle with salt. Stir well and sauté 2 more minutes.

Turn off the heat and add the parsley, herbes de Provence and breadcrumbs. Pour the sherry into a food processor, then the rest of the stuffing. Pulse several times to get a fine mixture, almost a paste.

3 Stuff mushroom caps: Toss the mushroom caps with olive oil. Fill each mushroom with the stuffing, and place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese over each mushroom.

4 Bake: Bake for 20-25 minutes at 375°F (190°C), or until the cheese browns a little. Allow to cool for 5 minutes or so before serving.

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Showing 4 of 36 Comments

  • Roz

    I love this recipe, and for my last batch I added about 6 smoked oysters to the mix to add a touch of unusual flavor and it have worked out well.

  • Viv

    I stuff mine with a creamy chicken and white wine filling with a touch of garlic and tarragon….delicious

  • Kariya

    I make stuffed mushrooms with crab meat, cream cheese and shredded Parmesan and I mix in the chopped mushroom stems

  • Ashley-Nicole

    I took a pepper and cut it up. Sauteed it with minced garlic. Then added velveta cheese. My husband loved these. So Mich that he made me get the stuff to make more. These taste great and look good too. Especially with the cheese browned slight on the top.

  • amelia Cornn

    I make a crab cake mix and stuff mushrooms with this mixture, so good I never have any left when I make these.

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