Bread Crumb and Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms
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Ratings (22)
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 8 Portions (8 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
189 Calories
13g Fat
16g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 Portions (8 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 192mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 3g
Calcium 43mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These tasty stuffed mushrooms make an excellent appetizer for a party or family gathering. The mushrooms are stuffed with a delicious mixture of bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and chopped peppers and onions.

Feel free to substitute finely chopped celery for the chopped bell peppers in this recipe. The recipe is easily scaled up for a party.

Ingredients

  • 12 large mushrooms (fresh)
  • 1/2 cup butter (melted; divided)
  • 2 tablespoons green bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cup bread crumbs (fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper
  • Parmesan cheese (freshly grated or shredded)

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 325 F (165 C/Gas 3). Butter a shallow baking dish large enough to hold the mushroom caps in a single layer.

  2. Clean the mushrooms; remove stems, leaving caps whole. Chop the stems finely.

  3. Saute the mushroom caps in 3 tablespoons of butter until tender; transfer to a plate and set aside.

  4. Saute the chopped stems, green pepper, and chopped onion in the remaining 5 tablespoons of butter until onion is translucent.

  5. To the onion and pepper mixture, add the bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir to blend the ingredients thoroughly.

  6. Fill each mushroom cap with the bread crumb mixture and then sprinkle each with a small amount of Parmesan cheese.

  7. Arrange the stuffed mushroom caps in the prepared baking dish.

  8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the filling has browned.

Recipe Variations

  • Use crimini mushrooms in the recipe.
  • Add some crumbled cooked sausage or bacon to the filling mixture.