A few of us love stuffed mushrooms and the rest of us don't, but I made them anyway.
They are a great appetizer to bring to any gathering you may be going to this holiday season and with New Year's coming up soon, you're sure to be going somewhere.
Or at least I hope you're not us - we stay home and go to bed early.
We've done that almost every year, but there have been some pretty darn good New Year's celebrations that we've been to, too.
I just couldn't resist.
I was arranging them on the cutting board for a picture and I just went with it.
I was inspired to make these from my friend, Cindy, who said she'd found a similar recipe on the internet and loved them.
Thanks, Cindy! I'm so glad you shared the recipe!!
Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms - makes about 16
8 oz. button mushrooms with stems
1 clove garlic, minced
2 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon fresh Marjoram, chopped
3 teaspoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
Preheat oven (or toaster oven - haha) to 450 degrees F.
Clean mushrooms well in a medium bowl. I find that it's easiest to put them all in a bowl and rub the dirt off them and then rinse them again.
Remove stems from mushrooms and set aside the caps.
Finely chop stems.
In a medium bowl, combine chopped mushroom stems, garlic, cream cheese, marjoram, seasoning, 2 teaspoons of Parmesan cheese, and parsley.
Thoroughly combine with a rubber spatula.
Using a teaspoonful of mixture, stuff each mushroom cap. Place additional stuffing on top.
Sprinkle with remaining teaspoon of Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Drain on paper towels and place on serving platter.
I rate everything I bake on a scale of 1-4 and these Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms earned 4 rolling pins.
Ok, I think I'm being partial because I really, really have this thing for stuffed mushrooms, but these were SO darn good.
Mr. 365 thought so as well.
The kids, well, they liked the inside, but didn't like the "texture" of the mushroom cap.
Oh well, more for me!!!
The kick from the Old Bay seasoning was incredible and the cream cheese balanced it out nicely.
I'll definitely be making these again!!
I give you BIG baking hugs and muffins!!