Just in case you need a recipe for New Year’s Eve, I have one for you.
It’s kind of funny really because I’m not a fan of stuffed mushrooms. But my husband is as is my daughter and her husband so I thought I’d give them a whirl. If I’d known they were so easy, I would’ve been making them for years.
Here’s the written recipe:
- 12 whole fresh mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic (I used fresh garlic.)
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (This is not the powdered kind.)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Clean mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Carefully break off stems. Chop stems extremely fine, (I didn’t make them extremely fine.) discarding tough end of stems.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and chopped mushroom stems to the skillet. Fry until any moisture has disappeared, taking care not to burn garlic. Set aside to cool.
- When garlic and mushroom mixture is no longer hot, stir in cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, black pepper, onion powder and cayenne pepper. Mixture should be very thick. Using a little spoon, fill each mushroom cap with a generous amount of stuffing. Arrange the mushroom caps on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the mushrooms are piping hot and liquid starts to form under caps.
(It looks to me like Panko bread crumbs were added but it isn’t written in the recipe. I didn’t add them but I think I will next time. I also added bacon bits (the soft kind that comes in a plastic bag, not the crunchy ones that come in the jars) and chopped green onions.
Hmm, I guess I made it a different recipe altogether, didn’t I? I got rave reviews.)