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!

We love easy appetizer recipes and this is definitely a favorite, everyone is going to be asking for the recipe!

Stuffed mushroom with melted cheese on a pan

What goes in Stuffed Mushrooms?

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorites!  They’re so flavorful and most often topped with my favorite ingredient CHEESE!

You can fill stuffed mushrooms with pretty much anything including sausage or crab but sometimes I like to change it up a bit!

I love creating different combos like these awesome Bacon Double Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms or even Bacon Mozza Stuffed Mushrooms.  Truly the possibilities are endless!

In this easy stuffed mushroom recipe, I use salsa and pre-shredded cheese.  So good.

What kind of salsa do I need

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 pico de gallo for this recipe as the tomatoes have so much water the dish doesn’t come out well.  Other than that, any salsa will work!

If you’re trying to avoid spice, you can substitute your favorite jarred pasta sauce.

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.

To prepare the mushrooms, I gently wipe them with a damp cloth and remove the stems.  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… I use it quite often.

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?

If you’re rushing around making game day food, just stick them in a freezer bag and freeze them for next time you’re making stock , they add amazing flavor!

Mushrooms with melted cheese and salsa on a baking pan

How to Cook Stuffed Mushrooms

I place these stuffed mushrooms on a foil lined pan (hello easy clean up) and spray with cooking spray.  You’ll want to make sure your pan has a bit of a rim because they’re juicy and may drip in your oven.

I cook these  at a higher temperature because I love how the cheese turns golden brown and almosts crusts across the top (and I guarantee I’m eating any bits of cheese that are left in the pan)!!

Depending on the size of your mushrooms these can take anywhere from 15-20 minutes.  The size of mushrooms can vary but I love using smaller mushrooms so they’re just one or two bites.

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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


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!


  • 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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  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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