Stuffed Mushrooms

I love mushrooms. In fact, if I had to choose between ice cream and mushrooms…I would choose mushrooms. If you love mushrooms as much as I do, you’ll love this recipe!

I’ve never made stuffed mushrooms and I was delighted with how easy they were! This recipe should make about a dozen large stuffed mushrooms.

Here are the ingredients:
12 large whole mushrooms
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 block cream cheese (8 oz.)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Cayenne Pepper
Mozzarella Cheese
Optional:  Bacon

1. Wash the mushrooms and pat dry.

2. Pull the stem off each of the mushrooms. I was surprised how easily they came off!
3. Chop the stems up into itty-bitty, teeny-tiny pieces. All except for the tough icky end of the stem.

3. Put one tablespoon of olive oil in a small skillet.
4. Add the mushrooms stem pieces and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic. Cook until all the moisture has been absorbed, but be careful not to burn the garlic.

5. Line the mushrooms in a greased pan.

6. Combine the garlic/stem mixture with 1 block of cream cheese (8 oz).

7. Add some salt and pepper to the mixture as well as 1/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese. Lightly sprinkle with a TINY bit of ground cayenne pepper. I put in 1/4 teaspoon and that was too spicy for me. If you have some bacon, throw that in there too.

8. Fill the mushrooms with the mixture. Add a tiny bit of mozzarella cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.


PS- I realize this has nothing to do with “teaching your child”, but if I’m going to go to the trouble of making something new, why not share it…right?!?!


  1. My mouth is "getting juiced" as my kiddos say:) LOVE stuffed mushrooms and can't wait to try these!!

  2. Actually, I think this has everything to do with teaching your kids. One day they will need to learn to cook and they can read their Momma's recipes right here!

    And I have to share with you MY stuffed mushrooms, but they are bit messier to make. Oh but they are oh so yummy! You will need:
    -Mozzarella or Monterey Jack Cheese
    -Seasoned Bread Crumbs
    -Garlic Powder
    -Oil for frying
    Take the stems out of the mushrooms. Insert a small cube of cheese in the hole. Dip in the beaten egg mixture. Coat with the bread crumbs (before this step add a little garlic powder to a bowl of bread crumbs). Set on a plate to prepare to fry (this step is to save your sanity). When you have them made up you are ready to get frying. I fry them in about 1" of cooking oil. Set them in cheese side up and just cok until they brown up. They are melt in your mouth yummy. I save the stems that were removed to dice up and add to another dish.

    Shannon at

  3. I just made these for supper, and they were amazing (I don’t actually like mushrooms but I do occassionally eat them as they are ‘good for me’). I changed the recipe a bit as to what we had around, using chestnut mushrooms, cheddar instead of mozza, and I used a dash of Worchestershire sauce.
    The mixture didn’t all fit in the mushrooms, so we made use of it on melba toast after the meal. Hubby and 3-year-old son loved them and want to make it again. 1-yr-old daughter gave them a miss, but she has a cold and hasn’t been eating much of anything this week.
    Thank you for sharing, I’m always looking for good, easy recipes for a change, and this one is a keeper!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Good gravy mcnavy, slap your mama and kiss the cook these are awesome!! They’re also half gone already and oh there goes another one. Actually there’s only one left…huh.
    Sooooo good. Thank you!!

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