Easy Stuffed Mushrooms


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Stuffed mushrooms are loaded with flavor!  They have a simple filling topped with cheese and baked in the oven until bubbly! This Stuffed Mushroom recipe literally could not be any easier.

You’ll need just THREE INGREDIENTS and about 5 minutes of prep to get these babies in the oven!

baked stuffed mushrooms topped with cheese on a wood cutting board

What goes in Stuffed Mushrooms?

Stuffed mushrooms can be filled with anything from crab to ground beef and they almost always include cheese!

Sometimes when I’m in a hurry, I make these easy stuffed mushrooms. Simply fill them with salsa, top with cheese and bake. Couldnt’ be easier.

What kind of salsa to use

I generally use a medium store bought salsa (and pre-shredded cheese) to make these crazy easy.  You can certainly use Homemade Salsa or hot salsa if you prefer. I don’t recommend a fresh pico de gallo for this recipe as the tomatoes have too much water.

Raw stuffed mushroom on a pan ready to be cooked

These little mushrooms are so good, they almost taste like little pizza bites (without any effort).

How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms

This recipe is definitely the easiest that I’ve ever made. Mushroom caps are hollowed out and simply filled with a spoonful of salsa.  I top them with a little bit of pre-shredded cheese and bake until golden and bubbly.  Seriously that easy.

  • WASH MUSHROOMS To prepare the mushrooms, I gently wipe them with a damp cloth and remove the stems.
  • REMOVE CORE I use a a tomato corer to scoop out a little bit of the flesh (yep, more filling).  It’s actually a handy little tool for under $5 that can core tomatoes (obviously), hull strawberries, pick out spots on potatoes etc.
  • FILL the mushrooms with salsa, top with cheese and bake.

Too easy!

As for those mushroom stems, you don’t need them in this recipe but keep them.  A little mushroom stem recipe I use is to chop them, fry them up with garlic butter, add a touch of heavy cream and a pinch of thyme and put them on toast or crackers.  Yum right? Or freeze them and toss them into your next soup.

Mushrooms with melted cheese and salsa on a baking pan

Easy Appetizers

This baked stuffed mushroom recipe is super easy party appetizer!  They’re naturally low carb and the perfect addition to your party if you’re looking for vegetarian mushroom caps (although meat lovers love them too)!

While these stuffed mushrooms are the perfect appetizer, they are also a favorite mushroom side dish to accompany chicken or steak!  Often I will make steak and salad and just throw a dish of these in the oven!

5 from 3 votes
Review Recipe

EASY STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 mushroomns
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer
Easy Stuffed Mushrooms are the perfect 3 ingredient party appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 12 medium-small mushrooms
  • 1/3 Cup Salsa Mild, Medium or Hot
  • 1/2 Cup Cheese Shredded cheddar or other cheese

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Clean mushrooms thoroughly and remove stems.
  3. Using a tomato huller or small spoon, remove a little bit of the inside flesh of the mushroom.
  4. Fill mushrooms with Salsa and top with cheese.
  5. Bake 15-20 minutes or until cheese is golden.

Recipe Notes

The amount of salsa may vary based on the mushroom size. I recommend small to medium mushrooms for this recipe. Calories based on 3 stuffed mushrooms.
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  1. I have no rating for this recipe, but do want to say that they sound terrific and delicious! I can’t wait to try them!!!

  2. My oven must burn a little hotter than what the dial says, because when these came out the cheese was dry and flaky like a crust as opposed to melty like in the picture. Were still delicious, of course.

  3. These look great! I make a stuffed mushroom recipe as well but it definitely takes more than a minute – these quickies sound good!!

  4. I have been looking for something new to serve during the superbowl tomorrow – these look yummy and just might be what I have been looking for. Thanks for sharing!