Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
The vegetarian stuffed mushrooms is a dish that consists of mushroom caps stuffed with a mixture of vegetables, herbs, and grated cheese. This is the perfect vegetarian recipe, as it’s made up of vegetables that both the cook and their children will enjoy.
The ingredients in this dish are simple to find, affordable, and easy to work with. Depending on what mix you prefer, you can change this recipe up however often you choose for any occasion by using different mushrooms or veggies. The possibilities are endless when you use this recipe!
The filling is made with vegetables such as onions, mushrooms, garlic, and vegan cheese. These veggies are all chopped up into small pieces so the children will not be difficult to digest. The filling is then topped off with a cheese sauce made up of either mozzarella or even a freshly grated parmesan cheese if used. The sauce for the vegetarian stuffed mushrooms is also made with non-dairy products, so again making it a healthy dish for everyone to enjoy!
People eat vegetarian stuffed mushrooms to consume heart-healthy vegetables and protein-rich meat alternatives such as tofu, beans, legumes, and eggs. Keep reading to learn more about the vegetarian stuffed mushrooms recipe.
- 1 pound white button mushrooms or cremini mushrooms
- ⅓ cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¾ teaspoon crushed black pepper
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt to taste
- Grated processed cheese or cheddar cheese or mozzarella cheese
- Spring onion greens or garlic greens chives for garnish or parsley or coriander leaves
- First rinse and wipe dry white button mushrooms. Slice off a bit of the muddy part of the stalks and discard them. Then just break stalk from each of the mushrooms.
- Chop off all the stalks finely.
- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan. Add 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic. Saute the garlic for some seconds on a low flame. No need to brown them.
- Then add 1/3 cup chopped onions. Begin to saute the onions on a low to medium flame, till they become light golden or golden.
- Now add the finely chopped mushroom stalks. Mix well and saute on a medium flame. The mushrooms would first release some moisture or water. Saute till the mushroom mixture is dried and there is no water or moisture.
- Add crushed black pepper, dried basil and oregano. You can also use your choice of dried herbs or add fresh herbs. Season with salt. Mix very well and switch off the flame. Let the mushroom stuffing become warm or cool down. Taste and if required add more herbs, black pepper or salt.
- Now with a small spoon place the stuffing in each mushroom cap. Before you begin stuffing the mushroom caps, preheat your oven at 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Top up with some grated cheese.
- Grease a baking tray with some olive oil. You can also use butter instead of olive oil for greasing the baking tray. Place the stuffed mushroom caps on a baking tray.
- Keep the baking tray in the preheated oven. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, until mushrooms shrink a bit in size and water starts releasing from them. The cheese will also melt and the color of the mushrooms will darken.
- Allow to cool for a few minutes and then serve stuffed mushrooms with any dip or chutney or sauce. Do not serve after the mushrooms cool down as they become too soggy and soft. So they are best had when they are hot.
- You can garnish with some spring onion greens or chives or fresh herbs while serving.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
- How Long Are Stuffed Mushrooms Good For? Stuffed mushrooms can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days. You do not need to worry about them going wrong, so you can make them ahead of time and enjoy them!
- Are Stuffed Mushrooms Vegan? Yes, stuffed mushrooms are usually vegan. Vegetarian stuffed mushrooms can be made with any type of vegetable inside. One of the most popular appetizers on restaurant menus, Stuffed Mushrooms are one of those foods that you see on almost any menu in America.
- Do You Peel Mushrooms Before Stuffing? It depends on the type of mushroom. Certain varieties should always be peeled, while others can go either way. It also depends on your recipe; for instance, you will peel and dice the mushrooms if they need to be browned and cooked before stuffing them (like in a casserole).I prefer to peel button mushrooms before filling them with anything because I like how they look when cooking.