A good stuffed mushroom recipe should be in every home cook's collection. They're easy to make, they're great for parties, and the variations are endless!
Video! How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms
The Best Mushrooms for Stuffing
Simple regular button mushrooms or the brown creminis are perfect for stuffing. Look for mushrooms with dry caps and gills (the feathery part underneath). Avoid mushrooms that seem slimy or have sunken brown spots.
To prep for stuffing, scrub the mushrooms well, then just snap out the stems. They'll come out easily; no need to use a knife.
Ingredients for Stuffed Mushrooms
This stuffed mushroom recipe is a classic. It is what you usually think of when you think of stuffed mushrooms—walnuts, herbs, garlic, chopped mushroom stems, breadcrumbs, and grated Parmesan.
There is a reason everyone loves this combination. These stuffed mushrooms are hard to stop eating!
The Best Way to Make Stuffed Mushrooms
To make these stuffed mushrooms, first separate the stems from the mushroom caps, and chop them. Cook the chopped mushroom stems in butter with some shallots, garlic, and walnuts. Process with herbs and breadcrumbs and stuff the mushroom caps with that mixture.
Sprinkle with Parmesan and bake until the cheese starts to brown and the mushroom caps release some of their water.
Make Ahead Tips for Stuffed Mushrooms
You can prepare the filling and stuff the mushrooms (without baking them) for up to 24 hours ahead. Just cover and refrigerate them, and then cook them right before serving. Once cooked, stuffed mushrooms do not hold up well for long periods.
Suggestions and Substitutions for Stuffed Mushrooms
Looking for more stuffed mushroom ideas? We've received many suggestions for variations on this recipe from readers over the years. Here are a few favorites:
- Sausage, cream cheese, chopped stems, Parmesan and garlic powder
- Duck or goose pâté (fois gras) topped with a small piece of bacon
- Cream cheese, spinach, and bacon
- Creamy chicken and white wine with a touch of garlic and tarragon
- Crab meat, cream cheese, and shredded Parmesan
- Onion, green pepper, pepperoni, garlic, the mushroom stems, parsley, oregano, a few Ritz Crackers
Do you have a favorite stuffed mushroom recipe? If so, please tell us about it in the comments.
More Ways to Love Mushrooms
- Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
- Mushroom Risotto
- Boursin Stuffed Mushrooms
- Portobello Mushroom Burger
- Mushroom Toast with Fried Egg
Classic Stuffed Mushrooms
- 18 to 24 button or cremini mushrooms, scrubbed clean, stems separated from the caps, stems finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 small shallots, minced, about 2 tablespoons
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence or dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons sherry or chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
Heat 1 tablespoon butter in a small frying pan over medium-high heat. Sauté the chopped mushroom stems and the shallots for 4 to 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.
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.
Bake for 10 to 20 minutes at 375°F (190°C), or until the cheese browns a little and a little water starts to pool at the base of each mushroom. Allow to cool for 5 minutes or so before serving.