Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms are a delightful appetizer, combining the earthy flavor of mushrooms with rich, melty cheese and a variety of savory ingredients. The recipe typically starts with selecting medium-sized mushrooms, like cremini or button, known for their firm texture and ability to hold fillings. The stems are carefully removed to create a cavity, and these stems are often chopped and included in the stuffing mixture for added flavor and zero waste.

The filling is a flavorful mix, often starting with sautéed onions and garlic, providing a fragrant base. The chopped mushroom stems are added, absorbing the flavors. Then, an array of ingredients like cream cheese, which melts beautifully and binds the other ingredients, grated Parmesan or other sharp cheese for depth of flavor, and breadcrumbs or crushed crackers for texture, are mixed in. Herbs like parsley or thyme are common, adding freshness and color. Some variations include chopped spinach, sausage, or crabmeat for a unique twist.

Each mushroom cap is generously stuffed with this mixture. The tops are often sprinkled with additional cheese, like mozzarella or cheddar, that browns and bubbles to create an appealing golden crust. Baked in the oven, the mushrooms soften and the cheese melts, resulting in a delicious contrast of textures – the tender, juicy mushroom and the crispy, golden topping.

Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms are versatile, served as an elegant starter at dinner parties or a comforting snack for a casual gathering. The flavors are rich yet balanced, and the aroma while baking is irresistibly inviting. Each bite offers a delightful burst of creamy, cheesy goodness, paired with the natural, umami-rich flavor of the mushroom – a combination that’s both comforting and sophisticated.


24 white button mushrooms

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 lb bacon, cooked and diced

4 oz diced jalapeños, drained

2 cloves garlic, minced

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

Remove and set aside the stems from the mushrooms. Clean the caps.

Combine cream cheese, bacon, jalapeños, garlic, and cheddar cheese in a bowl.

Fill each mushroom cap with the mixture.

Arrange the stuffed mushrooms on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, until they are tender and the filling is hot and bubbly.

Enjoy and Share Your Jalapeño Popper Mushrooms!

These Jalapeño Popper Mushrooms are perfect for any gathering, offering a unique and delectable twist on a classic. The blend of spicy jalapeños, creamy cheese, and savory mushrooms is bound to leave everyone wanting more. Share this delightful recipe with friends and family, and let the flavors whisk you away on a culinary adventure. Bon appétit!

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