Stuffed Mushrooms

Very busy weekend in our house. The kitchen is being given an overhaul and though looking a little bombed right at the minute, it is getting there. The new light fittings went in yesterday and I have done the new tiling and regrouted the stone floor. Today I have finished making the new blinds and put everything back in the cupboards. I was supposed to do the painting but have decided to leave that until tomorrow. Before I went to bed last night I prepped up some stuffed mushrooms ready for popping into the oven today as I knew I wouldn't have time to make a Sunday roast today. Thought I would pop the recipe on here for anyone interested.

Stuffed Mushrooms.

4 huge mushrooms appx. 125g each, stalk still on. ( I buy the Tesco value ones when they are huge, perfect and cheap)

120g finely sliced onion.

2 really fat garlic cloves, crushed.

1/2tsp dried parsley.

1 med slice wholemeal bread, blitzed into fine crumbs.

2tsp oil.

100g Mozzarella cheese.

Carefully remove the stalks from the mushrooms and very finely chop the stalks up, trim the frilly bit from under the mushroom ready to stuff them.

In a nonstick pan gently heat the oil over a very low heat, add the garlic, mushroom stalks and onion - stir and cover with a lid. Stir every couple of minutes for about 6 minutes.( You only want to soften rather than colour the onion mix so keep the heat low and a lid on). After 6 minutes stir in the parsley and cover and cook for a few more minutes. Turn off heat and stir in the breadcrumbs. Leave to cool fully.

Divide the mozzarella cheese into 8 pieces. Thinly slice 4 of them and lay them in the upturned mushrooms. Divide the onion mix equally between the mushrooms and press down firmly. Thinly slice the other 4 pieces of mozzarella cheese and lay on top of the onion mix. Pour a tiny bit of oil on your hands to grease them and lift each mushroom up wiping the oil around them. Put on a baking tray and cook for appx. 25 minutes. ( oven 190C)

This serves 2 as a main meal. (265kcals each person). I serve this with a mixed leaf and tomato salad for an extra 35kcals.

These can be used as a starter for a dinner party too for 4 people at 133 kcals each with a few salad leaves for garnish.

These can be made the day before (uncooked) and covered and refrigerated ready to cook when required. the recipe can easily be doubled too if there are more than two.

Hope folk enjoy as much as myself and daughter do. 😊

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  • Hi Shellie,

    Another one for my book, think need to call it 'Shellie's nibbles' ! Lol, I've been looking for new ideas.



  • Bless you flossie, I'll be getting a swollen head, lol. All our tastebuds are different, but if I make something that I like and it comes in quite low on calories but a decent plateful then I will post it and hopefully someone else will like it too. 😊

  • Carry on doing it, I'm not good at thinking of new foods/ recipes so glad for all the help and ideas I can get.

    Ruth has posted a lovely brekkie granola and that's going in the book. You will all make a cook out of me yet !!


  • Lol, I have jotted down the granola recipe of Ruths too. Going to make it later in the week. 😊

  • Oooh - it's posts like this that make me feel like the laziest person alive - our kitchen has had the undercoat on it for about 2 months now... ! I can't believe you did all that AND prepped some mushrooms ! :-) They sound lovely though and reminded me to make some at some point.

  • If you only knew lucca! I have been putting off the kitchen for 2 years lol. I am the sort of person though that when I do get round to doing something I go all out to finish it. Noone wants to help as I just crack on and get a bit 'Sergeant Major'. They say they feel guilty just having a tea break, and though I don't bother with eating until done, others like to be fed at least every few hours ( apparently a packet of digestives doesn't quite do it). 😊

  • Hi Shellie

    Hope your kitchen gets back to normal soon!!

    These sound amazing and I've booked marked for later.

    Nic πŸ˜ƒ

  • What's so amazing about this forum are the incredible ideas that are shared...I'm really enjoying cooking and eating such a variety of foods now...thank you for this post...will have a go this week...but the kitchen will stay as it is! Passionately anti decorating!

  • Yum yum Shelliel :)

    Another fab recipe. I love the fact that you calorie count them for us as well.

    Thanks for keeping us well fed and on the straight and narrow :)

  • Have you seen Ruth_canal_runners granola recipe too? That looks really nice and I will be having a go at it later this week. πŸ˜‹

  • Sounds really tasty.

  • They were Andy. The only critisism from my daughter was they needed a little more chewability - maybe more breadcrumb or something. I liked them as was and more breadcrumbs of course mean more calories. Each to their own preference though. 😊

  • I know what your daughter means but trying to keep them fairly clean and less calorific. Could mix breadcrumbs into the mixture but then starts to defeat the object.

  • Partial to a plateful of mushies... :D

  • I go through nearly 5lb a week!! Love them. 😊

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