Ultimate Stuffed ‘Shrooms – A Tried and True For #AppetizerWeek And A @PotsandPans #Giveaway

Welcome to Day #5 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan , we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20 and ending on Saturday, January 25.

These Ultimate Stuffed 'Shrooms are the best stuffed mushrooms, filled with a creamy cheesy filling and served with a creamy horseradish dipping sauce.

When I lived in Florida, there was a chain restaurant that had these amazing stuffed mushrooms – they were creamy, cheesy and just the best mushroom ever, served with this horseradish dipping sauce. However they were fried and while fried can be delicious, I wanted to whip up a version that was a homage to them with some of the same flavors but made a bit lighter.

These Ultimate Stuffed ‘Shrooms are baked – not fried – and are spicy with a touch of sweetness. The dipping sauce has the same horseradish bite but finishes with a mellow flavor.

Next time you want to make a stuffed mushroom, you will want to whip these up. And while you might be tempted to fry – resist. These are much better baked.

On to the recipe:

Gather your ingredients

Ultimate Stuffed Mushrooms - Ingredients | Cooking In Stilettos

Chop chop chop | Dice dice dice

Ultimate Stuffed Mushrooms - Stems and Shallots | Cooking In Stilettos

Making the filling

Ultimate Stuffed Mushrooms - Filling | Cooking In Stilettos

Before and after the oven sauna

Ultimate Stuffed Mushrooms - Oven Sauna | Cooking In Stilettos

Now – try to eat just one – I dare ya!

Ultimate Stuffed Mushrooms | Cooking In Stilettos

Ultimate Stuffed 'Shrooms With Horseradish Dipping Sauce
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These Stuffed Mushrooms are stuffed with a velvety parmesan filling and are baked, not fried. Served with a horseradish dipping sauce, these Ultimate Stuffed 'Shrooms will be your go-to appetizer!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 6-8
  • 12 whole fresh button mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 1 8 ounce package of Neufchatel cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon of fresh thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of panko bread crumbs, divided
  • Pinch of salt and freshly cracked black pepper
For the Horseradish Dipping Sauce
  • ¼ cup of light mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup of Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons of horseradish
  • 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of white wine vinegar (I used champagne)
  • ¼ teaspoon of sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the mushrooms:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Clean the mushrooms with a damp paper towel.
  3. Break off the stems and set aside.
  4. Finely chop the stems, discarding the tough end.
  5. Preheat the olive oil in a non-stick skillet.
  6. Over medium heat, sauté the mushroom stems and minced shallot.
  7. Sauté until slightly browned and set aside to cool.
  8. In a bowl, mix together the Neufchatel cheese, Parmesan cheese, thyme, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon of panko bread crumbs and salt and pepper.
  9. Mix in the sautéed shallots and mushroom stems.
  10. Carefully fill the mushroom caps with the cream cheese mixture, taking care to mound it up a little.
  11. Place on a small baking sheet lined with a silpat or sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  12. Sprinkle with a bit of the remaining panko breadcrumbs.
  13. Bake for about 20 minutes or so until the mushrooms are piping hot and start to release their liquid.
For the dipping sauce:
  1. In a bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, horseradish, Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, sugar and a touch of salt and pepper.
  2. Mix well and serve with the hot mushrooms.
  3. Enjoy!

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  1. says

    I bought mushrooms the last 2 weeks in a row because I was hungry for stuffed mushrooms. Both weeks I ended up using them in other recipes and still haven’t made them stuffed. I’m going to pin this recipe and put mushrooms on my shopping list again this week. Maybe “third time is the charm.” Love the horseradish sauce.
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