Stuffed mushrooms are an appetizer that are often served at parties. They’re made by removing the mushroom’s stem, then filling the upside down camp with vegetables, meet, cheese, breadcrumbs, and other savory foods. They are then baked in the oven.
The Italians came up with the idea for stuffed mushrooms sometime in the mid-1800s or early-1900s. It is very similar to stuffed zucchini, which is another dish also created in italy.
In the 1800s, the French began to use fungi as food. Technically, mushrooms are neither fruits nor vegetables, but they are considered to be safe for vegetarians. Prior to this, mushrooms were usually avoided as most are poisonous.
The brown crimini mushroom was the first kind that people ate, but eventually more elaborate flavors were introduced, like morels, shitakes, and truffles.
In 1899, Kate Sargeants wrote the first mushroom cookbook in English, which was entitled “One Hundred Mushroom Recipes.”
In the 1940s, restaurants in the United States began serving stuffed mushrooms as a delicacy. They were filled with rare, exotic ingredients like crab, lobster, and rare cheeses in order to entice refined palettes.
Mushrooms are technically the fleshy parts of fungi that bear spores. They are considered extremely healthy, as they are high in vitamin B and other dietary minerals. They are also low-calory and low-carb.
The official name for a person who eats mushrooms and fungi for nutrition are called mycophagists. There are more than 14,000 species of mushrooms.
Ideas for National Stuffed Mushroom Day
Make some of these delicious stuffed mushroom recipes in order to celebrate this weird holiday!
Spinach and ricotta stuffed mushrooms are an easy appetizer made in just 30 minutes. Filled with a creamy spinach ricotta mixture and baked in the oven, this mushroom appetizer is perfect for National Stuffed Mushroom Day, a potluck, or the holiday season!
Tuna Melt Stuffed Mushrooms are an easy stuffed mushroom recipe made with canned tuna, mayonnaise, and relish like the sandwich. This pantry National Stuffed Mushroom Day appetizer is fast, ready in 20 minutes, gluten free, and keto low carb
Ground Beef & Feta Stuffed Mushrooms with caramelized onion, garlic, and spinach makes for the perfect bite! This simple yet powerfully flavorful appetizer recipe is a winner for any National Stuffed Mushroom Day gathering!
Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms with a cilantro ranch dressing are a unique take on a classic stuffed mushroom with Mexican flavors. This healthy Mexican appetizer combines (Mexican) chorizo with ground turkey, cotija queso, egg, and a stale tortilla binder. Perfect as a starter or finger food for National Stuffed Mushroom Day!
Stuffed with creamy homemade spinach dip, topped with panko-Parmesan crumbs, and baked until warm and tender, these super tasty Spinach Dip Stuffed Mushrooms make for one very delicious appetizer or side on National Stuffed Mushroom Day. They're a perfect party pick-up, dinner starter, game day nibble, or a tasty addition to any holiday meal.
What’s not to love about stuffed portobello mushrooms? In this recipe take large mushroom caps stuff them with a hearty vegan bean chili, baked them in the oven with melted cheese on top. Absolutely delicious for a weeknight dinner or for holidays like National Stuffed Mushroom Day, Thanksgiving, or Christmas
These Turkey Wild Rice Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are all dressed up for National Stuffed Mushroom Day. Giant mushroom caps are filled with a flavorful, lightly creamy mixture of wild rice and turkey. A sprinkling of fresh herbs and shiny, ruby-red pomegranate seeds are the final festive, delicious touch!
Fresh earthy mushroom caps are stuffed with chopped broccoli and savory Parmesan cheese, baked until perfect, and ready to be served for National Stuffed Mushroom Day, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and any other occasion!
A blend of ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese is paired with aromatic garlic, onion, and herbs in this delicious Three Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms appetizer recipe for National Stuffed Mushroom Day. It’s easy to make, always a crowd-pleaser, and keto friendly with 1 ingredient swap!
Easy, Cheesy Mashed Potato and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms with Caramelized Onions and Parmesan Cheese. Vegetarian and gluten-free, this beautiful bite-size appetizer is the perfect game day or holiday appetizer on National Stuffed Mushroom Day.
If you’re looking to impress your guests on National Stuffed Mushroom Day, make these easy blue cheese and bacon stuffed mushrooms. The combo of blue cheese and bacon sends these stuffed mushrooms into a whole other orbit.
If you love perogies, you'll love these unique and Easy Pierogi Stuffed Mushrooms! They are quick and easy to make for National Stuffed Mushroom Day with instant mashed potatoes and can be made vegetarian by simply leaving out the bacon bits. They are also gluten-free and Weight Watchers friendly!
This recipe for Shrimp Stuffed Mushroom Marsala is made with stuffed mushrooms with shrimp , cream cheese and baked with marsala wine. These mushrooms are fabulous in flavor and a perfect appetizer for National Stuffed Mushroom Day.
Mediterranean stuffed portabello mushrooms are a simple side dish or meatless main dish on National Stuffed Mushroom Day. Plump portabello mushrooms are stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes, baby spinach, pine nuts, Kalamata olives, gluten-free breadcrumbs, feta cheese, and spices. Easy and delicious!
Easy Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese and Spinach take minutes to prepare and use ingredients you probably have on hand on National Stuffed Mushroom Day! There are just 5 ingredients in this tasty appetizer that can be cooked in the oven or air fryer.
Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms make a wonderful party appetizer or side dish on National Stuffed Mushroom Day. These mushrooms are filled with a creamy mixture of tangy goat cheese, cream cheese, crumbled bacon, diced onion, and jalapeño – and are topped with toasted breadcrumbs. A real crowd pleaser!
These are the BEST vegetarian and vegan stuffed portobello mushrooms for National Stuffed Mushroom Day. Filled with almond based ricotta, these portobellos have all the comfort of piping hot homemade lasagna.
These deliciously cheesy stuffed mushrooms are a breeze to make in the air fryer for National Stuffed Mushroom Day. Stuffed with ricotta and cheddar, and topped with parmesan and panko breadcrumbs, this is one crowd pleasing appetizer.
Sweet and Spicy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are filled with a creamy, cheesy blend of spicy Italian sausage, cherry peppers and cream cheese then baked until they become a melted dream come true. The best appetizer for National Stuffed Mushroom Day. Beware…they will go fast!
Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms elevate the classic National Stuffed Mushroom Day appetizer to a whole new level. The blend of crispy bacon, salty parmesan cheese, buttery breadcrumbs and savory aromatics make these juicy baked mushrooms impossible to resist.
Briny, fresh from the ocean tasting shrimp, creamy green avocado, and the dressing adds creaminess and tang which is best friends with avocado and shrimp. The scrumptious filling is stuffed into a fresh mushroom cap, and the best thing of all about these yummy shrimp and avocado bites? It’s a no-cook appetizer for National Stuffed Mushroom Day!
If you're looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer recipe for National Stuffed Mushroom Day, these Herb & Almond Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms do the trick! Packed with flavor, these bite-sized filled veggie treats are also perfect for any Game Day, birthdays, holiday parties, dinner or brunch with friends.
Simple to make, tasty, and loaded with the flavors of stuffing, these Stuffing Stuffed Mushrooms are perfect for National Stuffed Mushroom Day. Whether that be as a Thanksgiving appetizer or for a holiday season party buffet, these flavor-packed pop-in-you-mouth little bites will be sure to please.
Your guests on National Stuffed Mushroom Day are going to go nuts over these Boursin stuffed mushrooms! Creamy herb and garlic cheese is mixed with sautéed shallots and stuffed inside button mushroom caps. After a quick bake, you won’t be able to resist these easy savory and cheesy stuffed mushrooms!
Bolognese Ground Beef Stuffed Mushrooms are an easy party appetizer for National Stuffed Mushroom Day packed with all the flavors of your favorite Italian meat sauce in one bite-sized package. Topped with mozzarella and parmesan cheese, these low carb, gluten free stuffed mushrooms are going to be one of your favorite gluten free appetizers or even a simple dinner alongside a salad.
Spinach souffle stuffed mushrooms are an easy but elegant appetizer for National Stuffed Mushroom Day. Creamy spinach souffle is tucked inside of fresh mushroom caps, topped with Parmesan, and then baked until golden.
These vegan stuffed mushrooms are made from simple whole foods ingredients will make any mushroom lover squeal with delight on National Stuffed Mushroom Day! Impress your guests with this flavorful appetizer!
These quinoa and cheese stuffed mushrooms are gluten free and packed with kale, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. They make a great snack, appetizer or a light meal on National Stuffed Mushroom Day and are also full of protein, fiber and vitamins.
These Garlic Rosemary Polenta Stuffed Mushrooms are a simple and easy appetizer for National Stuffed Mushroom Day. A vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and dairy free recipe. Leftover cornmeal polenta is a perfect filler.
With a cream cheese and crab meat filling topped with crispy Panko crumbs, these creamy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms are classy enough for holiday entertaining and easy enough to make on National Stuffed Mushroom Day!
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