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Easy Appetizer Recipes with Mushrooms

Updated on February 11, 2015

Stuffed mushrooms ready for company

Enjoy stuffed mushrooms.
Enjoy stuffed mushrooms.

Appetizer Recipes for Stuffed Mushrooms

It is often difficult to find the perfect recipe for stuffed mushrooms. If you love mushrooms you will love this easy recipe. The mushrooms are lovely to serve to family and friends whether they are vegetarians or still enjoy eating animal protein. These tasty mushrooms make an easy and filling lunch or appetizer for dinner. We always have a box of fresh mushrooms in the house. Mushrooms are filled with vitamins and minerals--just an added incentive to try them.

Cook Time for Mushrooms

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: Twelve mushrooms serve six people

Some of the Ingredients

Brown rice
Brown rice
Grated Cheese
Grated Cheese

Ingredients For Stuffed Mushrooms

  • 12 medium size Mushrooms
  • 1/3 CUp Olive oil
  • Two cups Cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 Cup Sour cream
  • 1 cup Grated cheddar or pepper jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon each Tarragon, oregano, garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions for Stuffed Mushrooms

  1. Wash and dry the mushrooms thoroughly and remove the stems.
  2. Chop the stems in small pieces
  3. Cook the brown rice according to directions and allow to cool.
  4. Mix the brown rice with the sour cream, spices and salt and pepper. Don't forget to add the chopped stems.
  5. Mix the cheese into the rice mixture thoroughly.
  6. Stuff the mushrooms and pack well with the mixture and put on a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake the mushrooms at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven for your perfect stuffed mushrooms.

Vegetarian Stuff Mushrooms

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Get Creative with Other Ingredients

You can get very creative with stuffed mushrooms. Try some of these different ingredients. YOu may have some of these ingredients around the house and this is a good way to use them.

Cook up a batch of any ground beef, pork, lamb or even turkey. Add your favorite seasonings to the different meats. Make sure to some cheese to hold the meat together. Maybe you have some left over rice, couscous or even quinoa and these also will make a great stuffing for your mushrooms. Go Italian and cook up some Italian sausage and add a little tomato sauce with lots of oregano and basil and you have Italian stuffed mushrooms.

Another great idea is to pureer some left over veggies you may have and add them to the mixture. Remember to add a bit of olive oil to hold them together.

Whatever wild and interesting idea you have-go for it.

  • Ground beef
  • Ground pork
  • Couscous
  • Different cheeses
  • Bulgar wheat
  • Wild rice mixture
  • Shrimp

Whatever ingredients you select there are easy recipes for stuffed mushrooms.


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    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 

      7 years ago from North Central Florida

      Mushrooms are a favorite of mine. I have never made stuffed ones though and have only eaten them maybe once. This is a recipe I will have to try. Thanks for sharing it with us, Carol.

      Sending you some Angels this 18th day of our new year

      :) ps

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      That is okay as it is flexible to handle whatever you wish. I often use ground beef or turkey. So have at it. They are so pretty also. Thanks for dropping in.

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks so much for visiting the mushrooms. They are good and I did not know until fairly recently how many health benefits they have. Thanks for all the votes and of course sharing...Much appreciated and your support is always wonderful.

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      Sheila Brown 

      7 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I have never made stuffed mushrooms. I have started using fresh mushrooms recently and really like them. I am going to have to try to recipe, it sounds wonderful! These would be great for a appetizer or a great side dish when cooking a steak on the grill! Voting up, useful and sharing! :)

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      You are so welcome. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like the brown rice idea.

    • Om Paramapoonya profile image

      Om Paramapoonya 

      7 years ago

      Wow, I've never had brown rice stuffed mushrooms. Sounds very simple, healthy and delicious. My type of recipe! Thanks so much for sharing :)

    • lady rain profile image

      lady rain 

      7 years ago from Australia

      I will have to try out this recipe. I love mushrooms and this looks really delicious. Thank you for the recipe!

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      4wardthinker. Thanks for dropping by and your nice comments. Mushrooms are my favorite in any form.

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      7 years ago from Sierra Nevada CA

      Yum! My son loves to make stuffed mushrooms every Thanksgiving. This is a nice simple recipe I will have to share with him.


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