Stuffed Mushrooms

July 23, 2013
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Author Notes: For some reason it seems as if all vegetarians are automatically required to like mushrooms because that is the considered “meat” for vegetarians. Unlike most vegetarians, I never liked mushrooms...unless they're stuffed with cheese...mmmm!

Serves: a small crowd

  • 12 Crimini mushrooms – cleaned and stemmed
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2-1 teaspoons finely chopped green chillies (or crushed red pepper) – use more or less per your spice level preference
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350º F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix the cheese, chillies, cilantro, garlic and sea salt.
  3. Fill the stemmed mushrooms with the cheese blend.
  4. Grease a baking pan with cooking spray and place the mushrooms in the pan (stuffed side up).
  5. Bake for ~20 minutes.
  6. Serve as an appetizer at your next dinner party.

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