Oh yeah, people. Today, the last day of the year, I’m sharing this amazing recipe for stuffed mushrooms so that later when I want to whip up a platter, I can find the recipe here.
Mushroom fans, you need this recipe in your life.
Are you planning a NYE dinner that includes any sort of beef? Stuffed mushrooms would be the perfect accompaniment. Or, if you don’t want to pay today’s expensive prices for beef, you might even serve these stuffed mushrooms as your main course. They are that good.
Stuffed Mushrooms for the win.
I served these on Christmas Day as a last-minute appetizer because I had some Baby Bella mushrooms I wanted to use. We were having our traditional Christmas Day lunch of Irish Stew, salad, and French bread. Mushrooms and stew go together quite nicely.
I googled easy stuffed mushrooms and found a bazillion recipes, but this gem from Allrecipes stood out; it has a 5-star rating with over 4,000 reviews. The fact that I had all the ingredients on hand was a sign it was meant to be part of our menu, right?
Sometimes it’s good to follow the signs, y’all.
(Actually, the ingredients are basic, but I don’t often have cream cheese in my fridge. This time I did.)
Holy moly—the flavors are very rich as though the mushrooms were braised in butter and red wine.
I made a few minor tweaks to the recipe:
- I substituted olive oil for vegetable oil.
- I sprinkled parsley on top after baking.
- Also, I made two mushrooms without cayenne for my mother who can’t eat spicy foods. (If you can eat cayenne, definitely include it. The heat on the backend is perfection.)
I considered adding a sprinkle of breadcrumbs on top and might do that next time, but the parmesan adds a gratifying little crunch. Plus, it’s difficult to imagine improving these.
No doubt there are lots of great recipes for stuffed mushrooms, but I can attest to the truth that everyone in our party of six fell under the spell of these!
CLICK HERE for the recipe and let me know if you make them.
What a tasty way to end the year.
Have a safe and delicious New Year’s Eve, friends. Thank you for all your support in 2021—I’ll see you in 2022.
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.
So, do we need to make this today so we don’t violate our pledge to go on a diet to start off the new year?!!!