Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer Recipe

Looking for fun appetizers? This Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizers steal the show. They are easy to make and as a one-bite-appetizer, they are one of our favorites. The texture of the Mushrooms with the softness of the cheese and the crunch of the bread-crumbs…absolute bliss.

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min


Baby Portabella Mushrooms – 8 oz package
Goat Cheese – 2 oz
Cream Cheese – 2 oz
Salt – to taste
Black Pepper Powder – to taste
Red Chili Flakes – to taste
Olive Oil – 2 tsp
Garlic – 2-3 cloves, finely chopped
Italian Seasoning – 1/2 tsp
Panko Bread Crumbs – as needed


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (approx 205 degrees C)
2. Wash/wipe the Mushrooms clean of any dirt and debris.
3. Gently remove the stems of the Mushrooms and keep aside.
4. Lightly spray a baking dish with some Oil.
5. Place the Mushrooms, cavity side down, in the baking dish and bake for 10 minutes in the middle of the oven.
6. Meanwhile chop the Mushroom Stems very finely.
7. Mix Goat Cheese and Cream Cheese in a bowl and add Salt, Black Pepper and Red Chilli Flakes. Mix.
8. Once the Mushrooms are out of the oven, flip them over, sprinkle some Salt and allow them to cool.
9. Meanwhile in a skillet, heat Olive Oil.
10. Once hot, add Garlic, Italian Seasoning and chopped Mushroom Stems.
11. Cook until the Mushrooms Stems reduce and caramelize a bit.
12. Remove from the fire and allow them to cool.
13. Once cooled, add the Mushroom Stems to the Cheeses mixture.
14. Mix and incorporate well. Taste and adjust as needed.
15. Once the Mushrooms have cooled down, flip them once again and drain out all the moisture into another bowl.
16. Divide the Cheese mixture and stuff it gently into each of the cavities of the Mushrooms.
17. Turn them upside down and press them into the Panko Bread Crumbs and place them into the baking tray.
18. Put the baking dish back in the oven for 5 minutes and the on broil(high) for a couple of minutes till the top gets a light golden color.
19. Once out, sprinkle some Red Chili Flakes, allow them to cool for a few minutes and serve.

Stuffed Jalapenos Recipe variations:

1. Deseed the Jalapenos.
2. Bake the Jalapeno for 5 minutes instead of the 10 for the mushrooms.
3. Everything else remains the same.

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0 thoughts on “Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer Recipe

  1. I really love your recipes and tips, I have tried almost all of your recipes and they turned out delicious, I did recommend your site to many of my friends. Thank you for so many wonderful recipes.

  2. Can we make this early for guests? And then just warm it up when it’s time to eat is it possible? Or have to make it right then and eat it? Please let me know ASAP. As I am going to make it today and confused on when to make it. Thanks.

    1. Hi Prat,

      Sorry for the late response, but for future reference, you can do all of the preparation for the mushrooms (initial bake, stuffing, etc) and then do the final bake when you are ready to serve.

  3. My favorite recipes are those that are simple and versatile!

    Yours is both! Although mushrooms are one of my favorites to make and to serve, love the variation of stuffed jalepenos. I think I’ll do both for our next get together.

    Very glad to have found your site and plan to come back and try more recipes. The Ragda Patties (Pattice) sound really good.


    Rosana Santos Calambichis, CEO
    BIG CHEF Online

  4. The dipping into panko bread crumbs makes this recipe unique compared to other stuffed mushroom recipes I have seen. And what a co-incidence! I recently made stuffed mushrooms with a different recipe (’cause yours wasn’t posted then) and had a bright bulb moment to try the same stuffing on some anaheim peppers I had. We work on the same wavelength!

    I plan to use the panko bread crumbs idea on mushrooms stuffed with some homemade walnut-parsley-nutrional yeast (vegan alternative to parmesan) pesto I have in the fridge. Your stuffing is on my next to-do list and will have to wait until I buy some vegan cheese.

  5. Hi, this is a great recipe, I was wondering if we can use ricotta cheese instead of goat cheese, and I was wondering if you can please show a video on how to make cheese sticks. Thanks…..

    1. Hi there,
      Yes, you should be able to switch the 2 cheeses – though we have never tried it but can’t imagine it being anything but good 🙂
      Happy Holidays!

  6. Hi Hetal and Anuja
    I want to try this recipe but just want to know that does goat cheese has some particular test or can I use only cream cheese because I never tried or tested goat cheese!!!
    Love your recipes. Thanks.

    1. Hi Pooja,
      Goat Cheese is very mild and creamy – almost like thick heavy cream.
      You can use only cream cheese but it will make the stuffing very heavy and 1 dimensional – still taste good though…

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