Stuffed Mushrooms

Posted by Vanessa in Cooking, January 17, 2011

The stuffed mushrooms at Olive Garden have always been one of my favorite things on their menu.  Sometimes I’d just order them with a salad.  Yum, yum, yum.  I love the flavor in the topping and mushrooms, well, we’re good friends too.

(By the way, I never really thought I would, but I totally miss having an OG around us now.  I miss their soup and salad lunches, and their peach tea.  And a few other things too, but definitely included are their stuffed mushrooms.)

Until now.

Now please don’t hold me to this because it’s been a few years since I’ve had them, but from what I can remember, these pretty much taste exactly what I remember the Stuffed Mushrooms at Olive Garden tasting like.  Bingo.

I couldn’t believe how simple they were to prepare.  And with such simple ingredients, comes such great flavor.  And I just love it when I can make something just like a restaurant, at home.  These would be great for a party, or appetizer for a family dinner, or in our case, just a fun middle-of-the-day snack.

It’s just how we roll.

Stuffed Mushrooms

recipe from How To Cook Everything by Mark Bittman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes.
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes.
  • Ready in 30 Minutes.
  • Makes: 6 Servings
  • 1 pound large button mushrooms
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil, as needed
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Clean the mushrooms, trim off their bottoms and remove the stems,taking care to leave the caps intact. Chop the stems and combine them in a bowl with the egg, bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and garlic.
  • Stir enough olive oil into the mixture to make it shine-a tablespoon or two. Grease a baking sheet.
  • Stuff the mushroom caps with the stem mixture and bake, stuffed side up, until lightly browned on top, about 15 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature. Yum!

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