Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

By Shiran

These addictive mushroom bites are filled with cheeses, nuts, and herbs, and make the perfect brunch appetizer.

Addictive mushroom bites filled with cheeses, nuts, and herbs. They make the perfect brunch appetizer!

Stuffed mushrooms have always been a popular appetizer and the number of variations available are pretty endless. My favorite version is the one I’m used to from home, the one my family has been making for years now for every possible breakfast or brunch gathering. Substitutions are easy to make, though, so experiment and use your favorite ingredients.

Addictive mushroom bites filled with cheeses, nuts, and herbs. They make the perfect brunch appetizer!Addictive mushroom bites filled with cheeses, nuts, and herbs. They make the perfect brunch appetizer!

Cheese
I like the combination of feta or crumbly goat cheese together with blue cheese. However, you can use a combination of your favorite hard cheeses (200 grams total), or play around with other combinations. Cream cheese, ricotta cheese, or Parmesan cheese are other great options.

Nuts
Nuts add a great crunch to the soft mushrooms and filling. Pecans go well with blue cheese, but you can also use walnuts or pine nuts.

Herbs
I love using basil but fresh parsley or chives also go great with these.

Addictive mushroom bites filled with cheeses, nuts, and herbs. They make the perfect brunch appetizer!

 

Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Yields: 25-40 mushrooms
 

These addictive mushroom bites are filled with cheeses, nuts, and herbs, and make the perfect brunch appetizer.
Ingredients
  • 25 champignon mushrooms or 40 small Portobello mushrooms*, stems removed
Filling:
  • 100 g/3.5 oz crumbled feta cheese (or crumbly goat cheese/ricotta)
  • 100g/3.5 oz crumbled Roquefort cheese (or your favorite blue cheese)
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • ⅓ cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2-4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon good quality olive oil

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C.
  2. Combine all filling ingredients together in a bowl, then spoon generously into mushroom caps. Arrange, filling side up, on a pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until filling is golden and mushrooms are tender. Serve warm.

Notes
* The recipe makes quite lot of filling but the number of mushrooms you’ll end up with really depends on their size.

 

1 Comment on Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

  1. Laila
    April 5, 2016 at 7:49 pm (12 months ago)

    Gahh, I could just die ♥♥♥

    Reply

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