Thursday, January 13, 2011

Recipe - Stuffed Mushrooms

Easy enough to serve family on a weeknight, but pretty enough to serve to guests.  This is also the rare recipe that I only use a partial amount of an ingredient.

Stuffed Mushrooms
2 8 oz. packages of mushrooms
1/2 of one brown onion
1 brick of cream cheese, softened
Salt & pepper to taste
Shredded parmesean cheese (not the powdered kind)

1.  Wash mushrooms and thoroughly drain. 
2.  Gently pull stem and cut off tough end.
3.  Throw stems in food processor and pulse until finely minced.
4.  Remove minced stems to non-stick pan.
5.  Roughly chop the 1/2 of one brown onion.
6.  Throw onion in food processor and pulse until finely minced.
7.  Remove minced onion to non-stick pan with the mushroom stems.
8.  Add small amount of oil (2 to 3 Tb or so) and turn heat to Medium-High.
9.  Cook until onions are translucent.
10.  Begin to preheat oven to 350 degrees.
11.  Remove mushroom-onion mixture to a bowl and add softened cream cheese.
12.  Mix well and add salt & pepper to taste.
13.  Stuff each mushroom with the mixture and put on a pizza stone or baking sheet.  Sometimes you have extra and that's okay - see end of recipe to get a couple of ideas for this extra mixture.
14.  Place mushrooms in preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes.
15.  Remove mushrooms from oven and sprinkle each with a pinch of shredded parmesan.
16.  Return mushrooms to oven for ten more minutes of cooking time.

If you have extra filling, don't throw it away because you can do a couple of things with it.  You can put it in a baking dish, bake it with the mushrooms, and serve it as a dip.  You can also put it in the fridge for a day or so and use it to stuff some more mushrooms!


  1. BTW, I have found that you can leave out the onions and it still tastes terrific. Also, sometimes I add a quick splash of soy sauce to the pan while the mushrooms & onions are cooking.

  2. Where was this recipe last week when I was trying to use up my Costco size box of mushrooms?!? ....and I also could have used up some of my ginormous Costco tub of cream cheese. Sometimes I wonder WTH I was thinking at the store when I get home and then have to use up a small countries worth of something from Costco. I think since everything is big there you stop noticing how big it actually is until you get home to your normal sized world.
    Ok, well, I am done hijacking your mushroom recipe post with my ramblings on Costco.
    Those mushrooms do look fabulously delicious. :)

  3. That's hilarious! So I'm not the only one who has purchased ginormous packages of things at Costco and then wondered what I'm going to do with it/where I'm going to store it? I think the most random I've bought there is several pounds of baking soda. I think it's around ten pounds!

    Another cool thing about these stuffed mushrooms is that you can assemble them the night before and bake them whenever you're ready. I've used the Costco box of mushrooms to make these when I have friends over and it works great. It always looks like I'm making too many, but I never have any left over so I guess it's a hit. Even my little guy likes them! Let me know how you like them when you make them!