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Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms are the perfect appetizer or snack. They’re easy to make, delicious and will keep you full for hours!

The flavor of these pizza stuffed mushrooms is out of this world! These low carb appetizers are perfect for parties, game day snacks or any other gathering where you need an easy dish that is sure to please everyone in your family. They’re also filling enough so they can act as meal when wrapped into two pieces (or even better yet tripled).

Mushrooms are versatile and take on the flavors you add to them. You can stuff them with different types of meats or cheeses, even veggies – whatever your heart desires. Here are some ideas for stuffed mushroom appetizers we think you should definitely try!

Stuffing Ideas

Stuffed mushrooms are so easy to tweak to fit your preferences. Add whatever you want!  The possibilities are endless.

  • Love spicy dishes? Add some cayenne pepper into the mixture for an extra kick.
  • Not a fan of sausage? Use ground beef instead.
  • Leftover rice, ground beef, taco seasoning mix.
  • Steak and Spinach
  • Spicy Chicken and Cheddar Cheese -You can even use things like cheese or hot sauce if you really want to make the flavor pop in your stuffed mushrooms.
  • Shrimp and Broccoli Rabe
  • Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese Sauce
  • Creamy Bacon Jalapeno with Cream Cheese, Bacon and Jalapenos

Tips for Making Stuffed Mushrooms

  • When choosing the mushrooms for stuffing, look for big caps with small stems. Make sure there are no bruises or cracks to the mushroom tops.
  • Always clean mushrooms before cooking them – do not use any that are slimy or smelly.
  • Wash in a sink of cold water and dry on paper towels then brush the mushrooms with a clean, damp cloth to remove any dirt.
  • Cooked mushrooms should be served while they are still hot.

Can Stuffed Mushrooms be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can make stuffed mushrooms ahead of time. The easiest way to prepare Stuffed Mushrooms is to make them ahead of time. Preparing ahead of time also saves valuable oven space during your meal preparation, freeing it up for other items. Stuffed Mushrooms can be refrigerated before cooking and kept for up to 1 day until baking. If you intend on keeping them any longer than 1 day, store them in the freezer.

How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms Ahead of Time

Prepare everything ahead of time keeping the filling separate from the mushrooms and store in the fridge. When you are ready to stuff your mushrooms, remove from the fridge, stuff and bake. Put them straight into the oven and bake at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes.

Stuffed Mushrooms Ingredients

Makes about a dozen mushrooms, depending on size of the mushrooms

8oz package Portobello mushrooms, washed and de-stemmed
4oz cream cheese, softened
4oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 small Roma tomato, diced
¼ cup mini pepperoni slices

How to Make Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Wash, wipe dry and remove the stems from the mushrooms. Prepare a baking sheet and place the mushroom caps on top leaving a space in between each one.

Wash, dry and dice tomato. In a small bowl, combine softened cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, and tomatoes. Stir together.

Spoon a heaping amount of the mixture into each mushroom cap. Place mini pepperoni slices on top of mushrooms.

Bake 12-14 minutes, until cheese is melted and mushrooms are tender. Remove from oven, and serve hot.

How to Store Stuffed Mushrooms

Store cooked stuffed mushrooms in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days or can be frozen for up to 4 months.

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

Yield: Makes 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms are the perfect appetizer or snack. They're easy to make, delicious and will keep you full for hours!

Ingredients

  • 8oz package Portobello mushrooms, washed and de-stemmed
  • 4oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4oz mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 small Roma tomato, diced
  • ¼ cup mini pepperoni slices

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Wash, wipe dry and remove the stems from the mushrooms. Prepare a baking sheet and place the mushroom caps on top leaving a space in between each one.
    3. Wash, dry and dice tomato. In a small bowl, combine softened cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, and tomatoes. Stir together.
    4. Spoon a heaping amount of the mixture into each mushroom cap. Place mini pepperoni slices on top of mushrooms.
    5. Bake 12-14 minutes, until cheese is melted and mushrooms are tender. Remove from oven, and serve hot.

Notes

Tips for Making Stuffed Mushrooms

When choosing the mushrooms for stuffing, look for big caps with small stems. Make sure there are no bruises or cracks to the mushroom tops.

Always clean mushrooms before cooking them - do not use any that are slimy or smelly.

Wash in a sink of cold water and dry on paper towels then brush the mushrooms with a clean, damp cloth to remove any dirt.

Cooked mushrooms should be served while they are still hot.

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