I love stuffed mushrooms… any kind. Cream cheese, cheese & bacon, crab, cheeseburger stuffed or even a simple salsa… it doesn’t matter what you put in them, it’s always the appetizer I go for first! Of course these Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms top my list!
Mushrooms just have such a rich earthy flavor and stuffing them is easy to do. I like to wash my mushrooms and pull out the stem, I then use a tomato/strawberry huller to make the hole a little bigger (hello!!… more filling!). I don’t always use the stems but this recipe calls for chopping the stems and cooking them with a little garlic for some extra flavor! Naturally low carb and totally huge in flavor, this is one appetizer everyone agrees on!
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A couple of things that make these extra yummy are using a great quality pizza sauce and adding chopped fresh basil after cooking. If you have a local Italian market, ask for suggestions for a fabulous pizza sauce! And of course fresh basil is SO amazing and makes everything taste totally incredible!
PIZZA STUFFED MUSHROOMS
- 24 mushrooms
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 can pizza sauce
- mozzarella cheese
- mini pepperoni or your favorite toppings
- basil for serving
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Clean mushrooms and remove stems. Using a small spoon, scoop out insides of mushrooms to allow enough room for filling.
Finely chop mushroom stems. Add olive oil, garlic and chopped mushroom stem to a pan over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes cool slightly.
Stuff mushroom stems in mushroom caps. Top each with 1 tablespoon pizza sauce, 1 tablespoon cheese and 3 mini pepperonis.
Bake 18-20 minutes or until mushrooms are cooked and cheese is browned and bubbly.
Cool slightly before serving.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
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