Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

My husband and I love to entertain on the weekends. We have weekly board game nights with various friends, and although we usually get together after dinner so kids are all winding down, we feel weird not having some kind of appetizers and snacks at the ready. Also, we tend to get together with the same people so we don't want to bore them by supplying the same treat week after week.

Therefore, we tend to switch it up every few months. First it was the Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers, then it was the Bacon Wrapped Brat Bites, but lately we've been on a stuffed mushroom kick!

Previous to a week ago, I'd never made them myself, but they have been one of my favorite starters since forever! I can't go to a restaurant that has them and NOT order them. There is so many different ways of making them, the filling possibilities are endless – but I prefer simple.

This recipe is so super easy! We start throwing it together about 30 minutes before we are expecting company, and they are bubbly and delicious around the time they arrive.

Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

1 tbs Olive Oil
16 Portobello Mushrooms
1 block of softened cream cheese
3-4 cloves fresh garlic
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp dried onion flakes
¼ cup Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350.

Prepare mushrooms: Using a damp paper towel, wipe mushrooms clean. Carefully snap stems off, leaving a little crater for filling. Set caps aside.

Finely chop the mushroom stems and garlic.

Heat oil in a pan on medium heat. Add stems and garlic and heat for no more than five minutes, careful not to burn garlic. Thinly spread out in a bowl to cool.

After about 5-10 minutes add cream cheese. Once thoroughly mixed, add rest of ingredients.

On a foil lined baking sheet, spray cooking spray, or wipe olive oil to avoid sticking.

Spoon filling into each cap and arrange on prepared sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.

That's it! These will be such a crowd pleaser or a wonderful side to your steak dinner. These have become quite the staple in our house lately and I'm so happy to share this brilliance with you all!


  1. I love a stuffed mushroom as an appetizer. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from HMCW. Donna (Just One Donna)

  2. I love stuffed mushroom so much. This looks like a great recipe. I too think it would be wonderful side for a steak dinner. Thanks so much for linking up for the Let's Be Friends Blog Hop!

  3. "sharing your brillance," thank you that you did. These look delicious and what a great appetizer for guests. Adding to my recipe bookmarks.

  4. Yum! The hubby and I both love mushroom. This recipe looks delicious! I will have to surprise him and make this sometime. Pinning!

  5. Yummy! These sound delicious. Thanks for sharing with us on Thursday Favorite Things.

  6. Your Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms look delicious, thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  7. Delicious cream cheese stuffed mushrooms love it,thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting,

  8. Jackie, these sound divine! Please come and share at my Five Star Frou-Frou linkup at A Tray of Bliss? Mimi xxx

  9. Jackie, you have some really lucky friends! Nothing better than hanging out and having great food. And these look great! I work for a caterer and we do a lot of stuffed mushrooms, it's an easy pick up appetizer for a cocktail party and you are correct, they are so versatile! I'm going to pin this for another variation that we can add to our menu! Thanks!

  10. These look really good and sound simple enough for even me to make! Thanks for sharing on the "What's for Dinner" linky!

  11. I love stuffed Mushrooms!! These look amazing!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!!

  12. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let's Get Real party.

  13. These sound so good. Thanks for sharing on Idea Box link party. This recipe will be featured on my blog tomorrow.

  14. This looks like a wonderful recipe and the post was well put together. That is why it's my nomination for a Featured Post at the Over the Moon Link Party #18. Stop by anytime after Sunday evening to check out your spot and grab your Featured Blogger badge. Congratulations!

  15. I cannot resist a stuffed mushroom, these sound wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!