Golden-browned stuffed mushrooms filled with a savory mixture of herbs, cheese, and breadcrumbs on a white serving platter.

Imagine a platter of succulent stuffed mushrooms, each bite bursting with rich flavours and textures. As an expert cook and food enthusiast, I’m thrilled to share a recipe close to my heart. Stuffed mushrooms are a versatile appetizer that can cater to various tastes, making them perfect for gatherings, special occasions, or a cosy night. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a curious beginner, this recipe is designed to impress your palate and enhance your culinary skills. Let’s embark on a journey to create a mouthwatering masterpiece that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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Recipe Name: Gourmet Herb and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms


  • 24 large cremini or button mushrooms, stems removed and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for brushing
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese for topping


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Sauté the onion and garlic until translucent.
  3. Mix in the chopped mushroom stems and cook until they’re soft and the moisture has evaporated.
  4. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool slightly. Stir in the cream cheese, Parmesan, breadcrumbs, parsley, thyme, and Worcestershire sauce—season with salt and pepper.
  5. Fill each mushroom cap with a generous spoonful of the stuffing mixture, pressing it down slightly.
  6. Place the stuffed mushrooms on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the tops with olive oil and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the mushrooms are tender and the tops are golden brown.

How to Prepare:

Ensure that the mushrooms you select are fresh and of similar size for even cooking. Carefully remove the stems by gently twisting them out of the caps. Using a small spoon, scrape out the gills to create more room for the filling. This step is optional but allows for a cleaner presentation and more filling per mushroom.

Preparation Time:

  • Active Prep: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40-45 minutes

Servings: Makes 24 stuffed mushrooms

Kcal: Approximately 50 kcal per stuffed mushroom

Kitchen Equipment Needed:

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Skillet
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

Storage of Leftovers:

Stuffed mushrooms can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, place them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10 minutes or until heated.

Food or Drink Pairings:

To complement the creamy and savoury flavours, serve these stuffed mushrooms with crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay. They also pair beautifully with a light salad or as a precursor to a hearty main course.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 50 | Total Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 75mg | Total Carbohydrates: 3g | Dietary Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Protein: 2g

Remember, the balance of flavours and textures is the key to perfect stuffed mushrooms. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different cheeses and herbs or add a protein like sausage or crabmeat for a twist. Enjoy crafting this delightful dish that will become a staple in your culinary repertoire.


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