Best Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 2 reviews

Stuffed Mushrooms with garlic, Parmesan, and cream cheese are the ultimate appetizer for any occasions. They are perfect bite-size appetizers, stuffed with rich and flavorful ingredients that everyone loves.

Nothing gets us more excited this time of year than a holiday appetizer spread. We like to have a good mix of options on our Christmas tables: Spinach Artichoke Dip, Slow Cooker Kielbasa, and Shrimp Cakes.

Stuffed Mushrooms

How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms will quickly become your go-to appetizer. They are a hearty bite appetizer or side dish, and are perfect for the holiday season, game-days, Superbowl, or any other occasion! Also, the flavors are mouthwatering, and the best part is that they are ready in less than 30 minutes.

The cream cheese, Parmesan and garlic make them very special, and I guarantee you will enjoy every bite of them. The breadcrumbs give them a nice crispy texture, while the cheese and butter melt in your mouth.

Another great bonus about them is that you can play and pick with your own ingredients. For example, you can use your favorite cheeses for stuffing, or add some bacon crumbs, or spinach. Whichever way you go, they will be a huge hit. This dish can be served as an appetizer or side dish. Also, they store well, and leftovers taste delicious.

how do you clean mushrooms?

First, wash rinse them under cold water. Then, wipe mushrooms dry with a paper towel, and remove stems and scoop out gills. Lightly rinse them under cold water to remove any dirt. Do not soak them in water as they will absorb much of the liquid and release the water while they cook.

What do you need to make Stuffed Mushrooms filling?

  • butter
  • mushroom stems
  • green onions
  • garlic
  • breadcrumbs
  • Parmesan cheese
  • cream cheese
  • mayo
  • Italian seasoning
  • parsley

How do you make Stuffed Mushrooms?

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Spray with some oil a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.
  3. Clean the mushrooms, remove stems, and roughly chop stems. Place mushroom caps onto the baking sheet.
  4. In a small bowl combine all the ingredients together.
  5. Fill each mushroom cap with the prepared garlic stuffing.
  6. Place them onto the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the filling is golden brown.

Best Stuffed Mushrooms

What type of mushrooms should I use?

It is best to use baby Bella mushrooms as they have a perfect “bite-size”. Also, they taste delicious and are available year-round, so they should be your main go-to type for this recipe.

Portobello is also commonly used for stuffing, but due to their large size, I prefer to stick with baby mushrooms.

What can you stuff mushrooms with?

They can be stuffed with lots of ingredients, some top ideas are listed below:

  • For meat lovers, you can use ground pork, chicken or beef for stuffing.
  • Similarly, you can use a variety of Italian sausages. Just remove the casings and chop the sausage before frying.
  • Veggies such as spinach or asparagus. Especially if you combine them with butter and some cream cheese, it’s delicious.
  • Various cheeses such as mozzarella, Parmesan, Gouda, or other cheese you might like.
  • Love Crab Stuffed Mushrooms?! Simply add some crab to the mixture.
  • Green onions.
  • For a creamy version, go with cream cheese and sour cream. These will be the best and creamiest stuffed mushrooms ever!

Can I make Stuffed Mushrooms ahead of time?

Yes, it is very easy to prepare them ahead, and then bake before your guests arrive. The stuffing takes about 15 minutes to assemble together. Once you make the stuffing, fill the mushroom caps with it, cover with plastic wrap and put in the refrigerator.

You can also refrigerate them up to 2 days in advance. When ready to serve, simply preheat the oven, and bake them for 20 minutes.

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If you want to refrigerate them, add them to an airtight container. Then, refrigerate it up to 3-4 days. Preferably, heat in the oven or microwave until warm, before serving.

Can I freeze them?

You can freeze stuffed mushrooms before or after cooking. In either case, arrange them in layers in a container with parchment paper or foil in between. Freeze for up to 3 months.

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Recipe Tips:

  • We recommend serving them with melted cheese, bacon lardons and breadcrumbs alongside a salad.
  • If you are looking for a low carb option, simply leave out the breadcrumbs. Also, you could swap them with almond meal.
  • We prefer panko breadcrumbs compared to regular breadcrumbs, as they are more crunchy and work best in this recipe. However, if you cannot find them, regular will work as well.
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5 from 2 reviews

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms with garlic, Parmesan, and cream cheese are the ultimate appetizer for any occasions. They are perfect bite size appetizers, stuffed with rich and flavorful ingredients that everyone loves. 

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 8 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 35 mins



Nutrition information

Calories: 148 Carbohydrates: 10 Protein: 5 Fat: 9 Saturated Fat: 3 Cholesterol: 11 Sodium: 322 Potassium: 430 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 2 Vitamin A: 260 Vitamin C: 0.2 Calcium: 103 Iron: 0.8
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These look so stinking good! I am all about the mushrooms! I love them in all shapes and forms!


Myrah Duque

You had me at Mushrooms! I love them!!! I've never had them with garlic parmesan, so this will be a recipe I will make soon!



One of my favorite appetizers during the holidays. Your recipe is a must-try! So delicious looking!



Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite things to make. They make great appetizers. Heck, I've been known to serve up a plate of them as a meal.


Cheese Curd In Paradise

I love that the mushrooms are stuffed with mushrooms. I am a mushroom lover, and the more flavor the better in my book!



My husband and I enjoy stuffed mushrooms. Perfect appetizer. Love what you used for the filling. 


Veena Azmanov

I love mushrooms and I can eat them every single day without complaining. This sounds so flavorful. Perfect for a festive dinner too.



Oh wow I would really love to try these! I like baking recipes nowadays since we're trying to stay away from anything fried. The mushrooms look so good.



This looks DIVINE! This might just be what I make for New Years eve! Perfect idea for a finger food while we watch football and play card games!


Danielle Wolter

Perfect party food!! Love that you used cream cheese, I'll bet they have so much flavor. Mushrooms are just so good :-)



I love stuffed mushrooms so much. All the flavors just work so well together. I'll have to give this a try.


Melissa Chapman

I love this appetizer and you have answered all the important questions. It is so great to have a food that you can change up and please everyone.


Cherri Megasko

I love stuffed mushrooms but haven't made them in ages. These look and sound incredible. My mouth is watering just from reading the ingredients list!


Denay DeGuzman

Mmmm...we just had a similar mushroom appetizer at a restaurant last night. They were so good. Your delicious recipe looks absolutely fantastic! I can hardly wait to give it a try. :-)



I love mushrooms for appetizers. Thy are so flavortful that usually set the ideal tone for the rest of the meal!



You had me at stuffed mushrooms - as in from the get-go! I absolutely love mushrooms, but never tried making a stuffed recipe. Thank you for sharing this inspiration!



Well, according to your recipe and photos, I'd have to agree that these ARE the best stuffed mushrooms. Thanks for posting.



I have had stuffed mushrooms before, but never made my own. I'm a vegetarian, and I would like to try out your recipe. Sounds delicious!


Noel Lizotte

I love stuffed mushrooms! I wish I had the patience to make them more often ... I get attention distraction while filling the caps ... my solution - make filled portabello mushrooms ... super huge caps, same great taste!



Oh yum! I'm such a fan of mushrooms. I can't wait to make these.



These look delicious! Unfortunately, I'm the only one in my house who would eat them! I'm definitely have to freeze a batch.


Terri Beavers

I can't remember the last time I had stuffed mushrooms and I've never tried to make any. I'm fixing to add the ingredients to my grocery list and give them a try.


Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place

I have never made stuffed mushrooms and your recipe sounds like something I will try making. I love that you can customize the fillings based on what ingredients you'd like to include. Thanks for the great recipe!



With all honesty, stuffed mushroom is my most favorite side dish of all. I had some on Christmas Eve because it is one of my SIL's most favorite to prepare too. Yum!



Yum! These look really delicious. I know my husband loves stuffed mushrooms. I will for sure have to try these for him!


Tabitha Blue

These look so delicious! I never was much of a mushroom fan, but I think I want to try these anyway!



Oh wow! Hope these taste as great as they look! I just might make up a batch for New Years Eve.


Shannon Gurnee

My grandma used to make stuffed mushrooms, but I never had the recipe. This looks like a delicious recipe!



I agree with you this is best stuffed mushrooms, Parmesan and mushroom can never go wrong. Love it.


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