Stuffed mushrooms are always a holiday favorite appetizer! They're the perfect cheesy mushroom bite with hints of onion, herbs, and crunchy pecans.
Servings: 10 servings
- 20 baby bell or cremini mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- ½ medium onion finely diced
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- ⅓ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese grated
- ⅓ cup whole pecans roughly chopped
- ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley plus more for garnish
Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a baking sheet with a little olive oil. Remove the stems from the mushrooms, finely chop them, and set aside.
Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped mushroom stems and cook for 5 minutes, or until most of the moisture is gone. Add the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper, and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes, until the onion has softened. Transfer the mushroom mixture to a mixing bowl, and let it cool slightly.
To the mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, parmesan (reserve 1 tablespoon), parsley, and pecans (reserve 1 tablespoon). Stir until well combined.
Fill mushroom caps with the cheese filling, and evenly sprinkle the tops with the reserved parmesan and chopped pecans.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top is golden and the mushrooms are slightly soft. Garnish with extra parsley to serve.
Mushrooms naturally get a little wet and soggy when cooking. If you'd like to avoid extra liquid as much as possible you can...
- Chill the mushroom filling before stuffing.
- Place the mushrooms on a wire rack on top of the baking sheet. That way any of the mushroom juices will drain away from the mushrooms.
Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 574IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg