Super Simple Stuffed Mushrooms

Sometimes I just want to eat something fast but tasty and warm, either as a snack or a starter before dinner (usually when John is taking a long time cooking something!). One really easy thing that I like to make quite often as a ‘snack’, starter or sometimes even as a main dish are baked mushrooms stuffed with fresh cheese.

It takes just 30 minutes to prepare them and they can be made using just 5 ingredients!

And the magic five (or six) are:

  1. Mushrooms (Any kind of not tiny mushrooms will do  but I prefer bigger ones)
  2. Fresh cheese (something soft, I would recommend ricotta, fresh cream cheese or quiejo fresco)
  3. Oil (coconut oil, olive oil …)
  4. Mixed Spices (it could be just salt and pepper or maybe some paprika)
  5. Coriander (if you like it)
  6. A bit of truffle oil would give amazing flavour (Yes, I know that makes six but this one is optional)

What to do, also in five (or six) steps:

  1. The first step is to set the oven to 200°C, then while it is heating up you can start to prepare the mushrooms.
  2. I prepare the mushrooms in a very basic simple way so it doesn’t require any deep culinary knowledge or skills, just give them a quick wash and trim off the stalks. 
  3. Wash the mushrooms, put them on a baking tray with the bottom side facing up and stuff them with fresh cheese cream.
  4. Sprinkle some seasoning and any spices on the top (most of the time I just use ground paprika and salt) and if you have any truffle oil to hand then just put a drop on each mushroom.
  5. Add a little oil, I like coconut, and bake (sometimes I don’t even wait until the heat reaches 200°C) for 20-25 min until they are cooked through but doesn’t start to get dry.
  6. Take it out of the oven and just spread some chopped coriander on top (again optional as some people don’t like coriander)

That’s it, enjoy as a snack or starter or serve it with salads as the main dish.

This is a super simple way, but you can make a filing from anything you like really, I also like to throw together the following six (really six this time) ingredients and stuff mushrooms with it…

  • Dairy curd
  • Spinach
  • Cheddar
  • Salt
  • Garlic
  • Pepper

So you can follow these examples or just create something you like!!!

Whatever you decide to put into your mushrooms, I would also suggest adding a glass of fresh crisp white wine to go with them too!

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