Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms pair well with steamed broccoli and corn on the cob

Stuffed mushrooms pair well with steamed broccoli and corn on the cob

Stuffed mushrooms are another one of those dishes that can be prepared in so many various ways that you just can’t go wrong.

Mushrooms are a hit at our house no matter how they’re prepared. I decided to stuff some the other evening, but wanted something different in them. As I gathered my usual suspects of ingredients, I saw a container of a fresh dried herb we had and thought, ‘Why not?’

I started by peeling one small carrot, then used the peeler to cut thin slices of the carrot that I then chopped into confetti. This made about 1/4 cup. Next I finely chopped a white onion for 3 tablespoons.

Stuffed mushrooms sprinkled with cheese ready for the oven

Stuffed mushrooms sprinkled with cheese ready for the oven

Using 12 ounces of white mushrooms, I cleaned them with a damp cloth and then removed the stems by simply pulling them out. People have different thoughts when it comes to washing mushrooms. Some say you should just dust them with a paper towel, others say wipe them with a damp cloth, and others say you should give them a good wash under the faucet. Since mushrooms soak up water, I like to just wipe mine off with a damp cloth.

After removing the stems, I cut the holes a little more to allow additional room for filling. I finely chopped the extra mushrooms I removed, along with the stems.

I put the chopped mushrooms, onions, and carrots into a heated skillet on medium heat with 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of Canola oil. I added a pinch of freshly ground black pepper, a pinch of freshly ground Kosher salt, stirred well and sautéed for 3 minutes. Next I added 1 tablespoon of minced garlic (I use Spice World) and sautéed another 2 minutes. Then came time for the fresh dried herb — I added 1/2 teaspoon of sage that I had rubbed into a powder, mixed well and cooked for 5 more minutes.

Meanwhile, I had buttered a 3 quart casserole dish. When the mixture in the skillet was done, I poured it into a bowl adding 3 tablespoons of dried bread crumbs, 1/4 teaspoon of Kosher salt, and 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese (you could use freshly grated Parmesan).

Combining the ingredients well, I filled the mushroom caps with the mixture, placed them in the casserole dish and sprinkled with shredded cheese. I placed them in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. You may need to cook your mushrooms a little longer depending on their size and the temperature of your oven. This makes about 5 to 6 servings.

Before I put the mushrooms in the oven, I decided to prepare corn on the cob to go with it.

Corn on the Cob baked in the oven

Corn on the Cob baked in the oven

Pulling back the shucks on the corn, I removed the silks. Next I liberally rubbed a stick of cold butter over each cob. Once they were coated in butter, I sprinkled each with freshly ground Kosher salt, Italian Seasoning, and paprika. I pulled the shucks back down over the corn, wrapped them separately in aluminum foil and placed them on the middle rack of the 350 degree oven. I baked these for 30 minutes. Here again, your baking temperature could be different depending on the size of the corn cob and your oven.

To round out the meal I took a head of broccoli and cut it into florets. You can keep the stem and use it for stock or simply cut it into pieces to use too. This time I just discarded it. I sautéed the florets in a skillet with 2 tablespoons of butter and a touch of Canola oil (about a tablespoon) making sure all the broccoli was covered with the butter/oil. After cooking for 5 minutes, I put a lid on the skillet, turned the heat to simmer and let the broccoli steam for another 3 minutes.

This is how a taste for stuffed mushrooms turned into a complete meal. Thanks for stopping by. If you try one or all of these recipes, come back and tell us how it was or tag it with #thesurprisedgourmet. I’d love to know how it turns out for you.

Cucina Felice!

Stuffed Mushrooms

Prep time: 

Cook time: 

Total time: 

Serves: 5-6 servings

This yummy dish goes well with steamed broccoli and baked corn on the cob
Ingredients
  • 12 Ounces white mushrooms
  • ¼ Cup carrot (peeled, sliced and turned into confetti)
  • 3 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ Teaspoon fresh dried sage (made into a powder)
  • 3 Tablespoons bread crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Freshly ground Kosher salt (to taste)
  • Shredded cheese for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Started by peeling one small carrot, then used the peeler to cut thin slices of the carrot , chop that into confetti. This made about ¼ cup. Next finely chopped a white onion for 3 tablespoons.
  3. Using 12 ounces of white mushrooms, clean them with a damp cloth and then removed the stems by simply pulling them out.
  4. After removing the stems, cut the holes a little more to allow additional room for filling. Finely chop the extra mushrooms removed, along with the stems.
  5. Put the chopped mushrooms, onions, and carrots into a heated skillet on medium heat with 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of Canola oil. Add a pinch of freshly ground black pepper, a pinch of freshly ground Kosher salt, stirred well and sautéed for 3 minutes. Next add 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and sautéed another 2 minutes. Then add ½ teaspoon of sage rubbed into a powder, mixed well and cooked for 5 more minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, butter a 3 quart casserole dish. When the mixture in the skillet is done, pour it into a bowl adding 3 tablespoons of dried bread crumbs, ¼ teaspoon of Kosher salt, and 2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese (you could use freshly grated Parmesan).
  7. Combining the ingredients well,fill the mushroom caps with the mixture, placed them in the casserole dish and sprinkled with shredded cheese. Place them in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. You may need to cook your mushrooms a little longer depending on their size and the temperature of your oven.

 

Please follow and like us:

2 comments

  1. Thats a great dinner with all of the things I love, especially mushrooms.
    Tania | My Kitchen Stories recently posted…Penang Food Tour April 2016!!My Profile

Leave a Reply to Tania | My Kitchen Stories Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge