Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms, a Super Cheesy and Simple Appetizer.
Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
1 package whole fresh mushrooms (about 24 – 30 mushrooms)
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a baking sheet. Clean mushrooms with a damp paper towel.
- Carefully break off stems. Chop stems extremely fine, discarding tough end of stems.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and chopped mushroom stems to the skillet. Saute until any moisture has disappeared, taking care not to burn garlic. Set aside to cool.
- When garlic and mushroom mixture is no longer hot, stir in cream cheese, parmesan cheese, black pepper, onion powder and cayenne pepper. Mixture should be thick. Using a little spoon, fill each mushroom cap with a generous amount of stuffing. Arrange the mushroom caps on prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the mushrooms are piping hot and liquid starts to form under caps.Okay seriously as much as I am obsessed with cream cheese, I think I need to retire my I heart mac and cheese shirt for an I heart cream cheese t-shirt! Cream cheese is so versatile, it can be used for so many different recipes and it just makes everything sooooo good=} It can be used in both savory and sweet recipe and I love it! I haven’t had anything that had cream cheese in it and not like it. Okay so I guess that is enough about me ranting on about cream cheese.
These Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms are so simple and easy to prepare. This is a stuffed mushroom without breadcrumbs, just featuring my fav ingredient. You could have fun and experiment with this recipe by adding things to the mix but I like these just the way they are! These mushrooms make for a quick and easy appetizer and they always quickly get eaten up, Need a simple appetizer for your next get together? Give these mushrooms a try!