Calling all mycophagists! It’s time to get your fungi on because February 4th is National Stuffed Mushroom Day. We love mushrooms. Mushrooms are super-healthy. They are one of the densest sources of vitamin D, they are low in calories and have been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. In fact, early Romans called mushrooms the “food of the gods” and it is believed that ancient Egyptians thought mushrooms were the “plant of immortality.” Learn more about the health benefits in Mushrooms: Health Benefits of the Humble Fungi and Recipes!
Mushrooms are meaty, savory and add umami to dishes. They’re a great substitute for meat in any recipe. Mushrooms can be cooked in so many ways, turned into burgers, soups, and even vegan seafood. Take a look at 10 Delicious Ways to Cook With Mushrooms for even more ideas. You can find amazing mushroom recipes in 30 Cool Vegan Recipes Made with Mushrooms and 21 Delicious Ways to Enjoy All Kinds of Mushrooms.
Today, however, we are focusing on everyone’s favorite party food – stuffed mushrooms. Traditionally, stuffed mushrooms are made by removing the stems from white button or cremini mushrooms, chopping them up and sautéing them with veggies, breadcrumbs, and herbs. Then that mixture is stuffed into the hollow mushroom and baked. Of course, there’s no end to the delicious ingredients you can use to stuff the mushrooms. You can use vegan sausage, tofu, spinach, sweet potatoes, pesto, and any type of vegan cheese, just to name a few examples.
If you stuff large Portobello mushrooms, you have a satisfying entrée instead of an appetizer. Let’s celebrate our favorite fungus by stuffing ourselves with these 10 stuffed mushroom recipes, big and small.
1. #5under5: Buffalo Sweet Potato Stuffed Mushrooms
Bring on the heat with these Buffalo Sweet Potato Stuffed Mushrooms. Baby Bella mushrooms are stuffed with a sweet potato and chickpea pâté that’s generously seasoned with tangy Buffalo hot sauce. They are the perfect party appetizer that will have your friends and family begging you to bring them to every gathering for the rest of time. Is your mouth watering yet? We thought so.
2. Ultimate Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
Why are these the Ultimate Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms? It’s not just that they’re tasty, work well at every meal time or are stupidly easy to make. It’s the fact they have layers of flavor thanks to a few secret weapons like nutmeg, cayenne pepper, coconut milk, leeks, and extra garlic. You’ll have to try them for yourself to see if they earn this “ultimate” title.
3. Oven-Baked Stuffed Mushrooms
It only takes a handful of ingredients to make these delicious Oven-Baked Stuffed Mushrooms. These mushrooms are full of spinach-y goodness, silken tofu, and love! They also have sun-dried tomatoes, onion, and walnuts for lots of taste and texture. It’s a super earthy dish that’s full of Mediterranean flavor.
4. Pumpkin Seed Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms
These Pumpkin Seed Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms are amazing. Succulent oven-roasted mushrooms are packed with nutrients, and an enormous amount of vegetable magic all squeezed into each cap. Just a few minutes prep time and you’ll be the star of any potluck or holiday dinner you bring these to. They also make a wonderful mid-week meal, as you can play with the herbs you use, and dress them up or down as desired.
5. Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms With Maple Miso Balsamic Sauce
These Italian-inspired farro Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Maple Miso Balsamic Sauce look like they waltzed right off of a fancy restaurant menu, but they’re actually super easy to make! Creamy kale-radicchio pesto and umami maple miso balsamic sauce drizzled on top elevates this dish into a real work of art. And you can have it for dinner any night of the week!
6. Spicy Tofu Scramble Stuffed Mushrooms
Here’s a new way to enjoy your favorite tofu scramble – make Spicy Tofu Scramble Stuffed Mushrooms. Two of your favorite foods come together to make one incredible dish. Lots of veggies are seasoned with smoked paprika and curry powder and stuffed into large mushrooms for a really delicious, rich dish.
7. Cashew ‘Ricotta’ and Sage Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
This dish of Cashew Ricotta and Sage Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms is a real showstopper! Creamy cashew ricotta filling is piped into large Portobello caps to make an incredible but simple entrée. If you wanted, you could use smaller “baby Bella” mushrooms for a cute and tasty appetizer! With so few ingredients, this is perfect for when you’re short on time but still want to wow everyone.
8. Stuffed Mushrooms With Lemony Asparagus and Pistachios
These Stuffed Mushrooms with Lemony Asparagus and Pistachios are not only delicious but they are super-healthy. The asparagus is mixed with savory mushrooms and then flavored with lemon and fresh herbs. Pistachios add a salty flavor as well as crunchy texture. These will be the hit of your next party.
9. Stuffed Portobello Mushroom With Tofu and Garlic Pepper Quinoa
When you need a meal that’s satisfying and delicious but won’t leave you feeling heavy and weighed down, this Stuffed Portobello Mushroom with Tofu and Garlic Pepper Quinoa is just the thing. The mushrooms are stuffed with flavorful tofu and fresh veggies and served on a bed of light, fluffy quinoa. Sounds perfect!
10. Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms
These Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms are packed with flavor! The filling has savory mushrooms, green spinach, tomatoes, red peppers, and onions plus pine nuts for crunch and balsamic vinegar for sweetness. Play with the ingredients to find the balance of flavor you love best for this yummy appetizer.
Stuffed mushrooms are like a blank canvas waiting for you to tap into your creativity and make the most mouthwatering fillings. How do you like your stuffed mushrooms? Tell us in the comments.
Lead image source: Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Maple Miso Balsamic Sauce