Sunday, December 14, 2008

Simple Stuffed Mushrooms

Now that we're in the thick of the holiday season, I'm sure we've all either attended at least one holiday party already or have been invited to at least one. If you're like me, you probably want to contribute something to the festivities by way of a bottle of wine or a tray of appetizers.

For me, it wouldn't be the holidays without stuffed mushrooms. My mother used to make these delicious stuffed mushrooms on Thanksgiving and Christmas that I really do miss. For some reason, I would gorge myself on mushroom after mushroom filled to the top with a mixture of Cheez Whiz and pastrami. I realize that sounds a little disgusting, but WOW! I loved those things!

In the spirit of family traditions and fond holiday memories, I'd like to share my simple recipe for stuffed mushrooms. If you're strapped for an idea for a dish to bring to your next holiday party, I hope you try this one!

Simple Stuffed Mushrooms
Printable Recipe


INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 cup Italian-style bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 28 large white mushrooms, wiped clean and stemmed

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs, Pecorino Romano cheese, garlic, parsley, mint, salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  3. Spoon the bread crumb mixture into the mushroom cavities and arrange on a lined baking sheet, cavity-side up. Drizzle remaining olive oil over the filling in each mushroom.
  4. Bake until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is heated through and golden on the top, about 25 minutes. Serve immediately or keep warm until served.

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2 comments:

jessie said...

Oh, love stuffed mushrooms! Yay. :D

+Jessie
a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

Michelle said...

Jessie - You and I both! :-)