Stuffed Mushrooms

White button mushrooms are earthy, pleasing to eat, and the perfect appetizer! Mushrooms are available for many recipes but the holiday season is a great time to think about stuffing mushroom caps. The mushroom cap can be stuffed with a wide variety of fillings. This recipe is one of my favorites to use when company is coming!

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 10-12 whole mushrooms
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 tsps dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Oven preheated to 350 degrees
  2. Oil or spray a baking sheet
  3. Clean mushrooms and pull off stems
  4. Chop stems finely.
  5. Heat olive oil in skillet
  6. Add orange zest to heated skillet
  7. Add minced garlic and chopped stems
  8. Saute about 5 minutes
  9. Take off burner and let cool
  10. Put cream cheese in bowl and mash with fork
  11. Add pepper, onion powder, cayenne and mix
  12. Add mushroom stems and garlic and stir well
  13. The mixture will be thick.
  14. Spoon mix into the mushroom caps and set on baking sheet
  15. Sprinkle with parmesan and parsely flakes
  16. Bake 15-20 minutes
  17. Mushrooms will be very hot!
  18. Serve and enjoy!

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