Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Lulus EZ stuffed mushrooms

I guess because I didn't make thanksgiving dinner last week, I was craving some of the side dishes I usually make. The night before thanksgiving I made stuffed mushrooms to satisfy my own craving AND my families. This is one recipe, We ALL really REALLY love. Well, I guess the kids devoured many of them before I got my fill so tonight I am making them again! Decided I would share the easy, yummy recipe with you guys! ( I don't have exact measurements, as this is one of those .. You be the judge type of deals.. but I will try to guesstimate it well for you.. truth is, they will be delicious if you over do or under do the amounts)

~you will need these ingredients:~
Large mushrooms (This recipes guesstimates are based on 2 large containers,like this one in pic.That I get from Costco but you can make as many as you need)

3 cloves of Garlic (chopped finely) / Fresh Parsley (chopped) (if u don't have fresh, go ahead and use those flakes)
Grated romano cheese (approx. 4-5 TBSP.)
seasoned Bread crumbs (approx. 1/4 cup)
Olive Oil (again, I never measure but I am guessing about 5 TBSPs)
Light Chicken broth (optional)

~ This is all you have to do!~
Wash mushrooms and remove stems carefully (place stems in large bowl)
Lay Mushrooms on an ungreased cookie sheet
Chop stems finely ( I like using a mini-chopper, or you could use your food processor this way you can do the parsley, garlic & stems quicker and finer)
To them add:
Garlic, bread crumbs, cheese, parsley and olive oil
If the mixture doesn't feel moist enough, you can add some chicken broth instead of
using extra oil (CAlOrIE conscious!) (a little tip-It should feel like raw meatball mixture, so you may have to add some more breadcrumbs.. You know how to judge!)
Stuff this mixture into each mushrooms cap.( you can use a tsp. I use my CLEAN fingers!) (amazingly there is always the perfect amount of stuffing for the mushrooms!)
here they are raw and ready to go in the oven^^

Bake at 350 for about 25 min. The pan will be full of liquid, I usually empty this out carefully into the sink 1/2 way through cooking time.. tonight I didn't and I should have, the bottom of the mushroom wasn't as cooked as it usually is)
Then I like to broil them for a few minutes till crunchy looking. Keep watch! DON'T burn them!
Take a look! mmmmm Wish you could take a taste too! Hope one day you will make them.

<--Here they are right out of the oven, see how crunchy they look!
This is them ready for dinner!-->
Behind them is a painting my husband just finished. Isn't it cute? Hope to pick up the perfect
frame for it.

served those mushrooms with these lemon-parsley sword fish steaks and asparagus.


Queen-Size funny bone said...

Sure now I am hungry. Im not sure you can find mushrooms at 9 pm. they sure look yummy. sometimes I stuff mine with sausage, shrimp, pepperoni,etc.

Giggles said...

Yummy yummy....I have a recipe very similar.... It may even be the same...I forgot how scrumptious those are...I love them.... I am making them for when my girls come over!! Hubby's picture is amazing! I love the whimsy of it!!! Adorable.... Show more of his painting....You go Mr Petals..... Awesome! I don't think I have ever met a hair dresser that wasn't extremely creative !!

Love Sherrie

mspennylane said...

They look SO good! I really wanna make them when my boyfriend comes, if I can find a cheese substitute (he doesn't eat dairy :( )

gel said...

Set an extra place next Turkey Day. I LOVE stuffed mushrooms and no one else in my family does. Yummmy!

Tamara said...

Yummy - so trying this one out!

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