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These Cream cheese stuffed mushrooms make a delicious party appetizer, snack, or companion to a nice dinner. Chock full of flavor from the earthy mushrooms, rich butter, salty Parmesan and aromatics, these are a surefire hit each and every time! Better yet? These come together in less than half an hour.

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What are creamy cheese stuffed mushrooms?

Creamy cheese stuffed mushrooms make a great appetizer, snack, or even side dish to your main meal. In their basic form, they are small mushrooms stuffed with some cheese and seasonings that you then bake in the oven.

When we make creamy cheese stuffed mushrooms, we use a combination of cream cheese, parmesan cheese, and breadcrumbs combined with seasonings to make one of the best tasting cheese stuffed mushrooms we have ever had. 

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Ingredients needed to make the best cheesy stuffed mushrooms

When you make creamy stuffed mushrooms, you will want to have the following ingredients on hand or consider using some substitutions.

  • Mushrooms - We use either baby bell or cremini mushrooms.
  • Butter - You can use either salted or unsalted, but using salted may make it too salty for your taste.
  • Garlic cloves - You’ll want to use either minced or crushed garlic.
  • Onion - You can use your preferred variety, such as yellow or white.
  • Kosher salt -  as per taste
  • Black pepper powder - A dash!
  • Cream cheese - We use regular, full fat cream cheese for the best creaminess, but you could use lower fat versions if you prefer.
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese - We find this tastes best, but you could use shredded or grated parmesan from your preferred brand.
  • Panko breadcrumbs - We like to use panko when we make this, but regular breadcrumbs can also work.
  • Fresh parsley - You’ll need this for the mix and for adding a garnish.

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How to prepare mushrooms for stuffed mushrooms

  • When you make stuffed mushrooms, the key is to carefully remove the stems from the bottom. 
  • First, you should use cool water to rinse off the debris and dirt from the mushrooms themselves. 
  • Once you have the dirt off, you can use a spoon or knife to carefully remove the stem from the bottom of the mushrooms. 
  • The underside of the mushroom cap should have a bit of a cavity to it. You don’t want to dig into it too much because you may break the cap, which will make it impossible to use the cap for the recipe.

How to make Creamy Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms in Air Fryer    

Once you have all the ingredients ready to go, here’s what you need to do to make cheese stuffed mushrooms in the air fryer:

Cream cheese stuffed mushrooms step by step instructions

  • First, wipe the mushrooms with a damp paper towel to clean.  Next, remove the stems from the mushrooms, finely chop them, and set aside.
  • When the mushrooms are ready, melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. 
  • Next, add the chopped mushroom stems and cook for about 5 minutes or until most of the moisture is gone. 
  • Add the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and then cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until the onion has softened. 

Cream cheese stuffed mushrooms step by step instructions

  • Transfer the mushroom mixture to a mixing bowl and then let it cool slightly.
  • Add the cream cheese, parmesan (reserve 1 tablespoon), and parsley to the mixing bowl and then stir until well combined.
  • Next, fill the mushroom caps with the cheese filling and evenly sprinkle the tops with the reserved parmesan and the panko breadcrumbs
  • Spray the air fryer basket with olive oil or a nonstick cooking spray and then place the stuffed mushrooms in the basket.
  • Spray evenly with another coating of cooking spray and then cook in the air fryer at 390 degrees for 8 minutes. 
  • Finally, carefully remove the mushrooms from the basket and sprinkle some chopped parsley overtop before serving.

Cream cheese stuffed mushrooms step by step instructions

 

How to bake Creamy Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms    

  • Baking creamy cheese stuffed mushrooms is very similar to placing them in the air fryer. First, you need to follow the steps for the air fryer including cleaning, removing the stems, preparing the stuffing, and then stuffing the mushrooms.
  • As you prepare the mushrooms, make sure to heat your oven to 400 degrees. Once you have the mushrooms prepared, you need to place them on a greased or non-stick pan.
  • Next, place the sheet in the oven and heat for 20 minutes before removing from the oven, topping with parsley, and then serving.

Pro tips and tricks

When you make homemade creamy cheese stuffed mushrooms, you can follow these tips and tricks to make them perfect:

  • Make sure you only rinse the mushrooms, this helps to keep them from getting too watery.
  • Use high heat to cook them. This will also help keep them from getting watery.
  • Don’t skip the breadcrumbs, these help keep the cheese stuffing in place and prevents it from going everywhere.

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FAQs about creamy cheese stuffed mushrooms

Some answers to frequently asked questions about creamy cheese stuffed mushrooms have answers below. They may help you when making the best stuffed mushrooms at home.

How to stuff mushrooms

Stuffing mushrooms is relatively easy. You just need to follow these basic steps:

  • First, wash the mushrooms and remove all dirt
  • Next, use a spoon or knife to carefully remove the stem from the mushroom cap
  • As you remove the stem, you can dig a bit into the cap, just be careful not to remove too much
  • Once you have the stem removed, place about a tablespoon of the stuffing into the bottom of the cap 
  • Using breadcrumbs or another thickener can help keep the stuffing in place and prevent it from melting out into the pan or oven

What kind of mushrooms should I use for creamy cheese stuffed mushrooms?

We use baby bella or cremini mushrooms. We find they have the best ability to keep their shape and won’t get too wet or moist when we bake them.

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Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes! You can easily make the mushrooms ahead of time, but we do recommend stuffing and baking them fresh when you use them. Instead of fully assembling the mushrooms, baking, and then storing, it works best to store the stuffing in an airtight container for up to 2 to 3 days ahead of when you want to use it. This reduces the amount of prep you need to make the mushrooms.

How to reheat stuffed mushrooms

If you have left overs or fully made them ahead of time, you can easily reheat them in the oven. Just warm your oven up and then heat the stuffed mushrooms until they have warmed through.

Why are my stuffed mushrooms watery

Stuffed mushrooms can get watery for two main reasons: soaking and low cooking temperatures. When you make stuffed mushrooms, you should:

  • Cook them at a high temperature
  • Rinse, don’t soak, them clean

Taking these two steps should help prevent watery mushrooms.

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How to serve

Stuffed mushrooms make a great appetizer. They are perfect for parties, gatherings, or just as an easy, simple snack. They have a bit of an Italian flavor to them, so they will work well served with other Italian dishes.

Or, you could serve these mushrooms with some of our other air fried recipes, such as:

 

Can the creamy cheese stuffed mushrooms be frozen

You can freeze stuffed mushrooms if you like. To do this, first, prepare them as described and let them cool completely. 

Once they have cooled, place them in an airtight container and then freeze for up to 6 months in the freezer. When you want to serve them, remove them from the freezer and let them thaw in the fridge. Once thawed, you can reheat them in the oven.

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Let us know what you think

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Cream cheese stuffed mushrooms

Cheesy Stuffed Mushroom Recipe

Creamy cheese stuffed mushrooms make a delicious party appetizer, snack, or companion to a nice dinner. Chock full of flavor from the earthy mushrooms, rich butter, salty Parmesan and aromatics, these are a surefire hit each and every time! Better yet? These come together in less than half an hour.

Ingredients

  • 20 baby bell or cremini mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoon panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish

Instructions

Air Fryer Instructions

  1. First, wipe the mushrooms with a damp paper towel to clean.  Next, remove the stems from the mushrooms, finely chop them, and set aside.
  2. When the mushrooms are ready, melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. 
  3. Next, add the chopped mushroom stems and cook for about 5 minutes or until most of the moisture is gone. 
  4. Add the onion, garlic, salt, and pepper and then cook for another 1 to 2 minutes or until the onion has softened. 
  5. Transfer the mushroom mixture to a mixing bowl and then let it cool slightly.
  6. Add the cream cheese, parmesan (reserve 1 tablespoon), and parsley to the mixing bowl and then stir until well combined.
  7. Next, fill the mushroom caps with the cheese filling and evenly sprinkle the tops with the reserved parmesan and the panko breadcrumbs
  8. Spray the air fryer basket with olive oil or a nonstick cooking spray and then place the stuffed mushrooms in the basket.
  9. Spray evenly with another coating of cooking spray and then cook in the air fryer at 390 degrees for 8 minutes. 
  10. Finally, carefully remove the mushrooms from the basket and sprinkle some chopped parsley overtop before serving.

Baking Instructions

  1. Baking creamy cheese stuffed mushrooms is very similar to placing them in the air fryer. First, you need to follow the steps for the air fryer including cleaning, removing the stems, preparing the stuffing, and then stuffing the mushrooms.
  2. As you prepare the mushrooms, make sure to heat your oven to 400 degrees. Once you have the mushrooms prepared, you need to place them on a greased or non-stick pan.
  3. Next, place the sheet in the oven and heat for 20 minutes before removing from the oven, topping with parsley, and then serving.

Notes

How to prepare mushrooms

  • When you make stuffed mushrooms, the key is to carefully remove the stems from the bottom. 
  • First, you should use cool water to rinse off the debris and dirt from the mushrooms themselves. 
  • Once you have the dirt off, you can use a spoon or knife to carefully remove the stem from the bottom of the mushrooms. 
  • The underside of the mushroom cap should have a bit of a cavity to it. You don’t want to dig into it too much because you may break the cap, which will make it impossible to use the cap for the recipe.

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Emily

Friday 8th of April 2022

Add a few table spoons of balsamic vinegar to the mixture. It’s delicious.

Tayler Ross

Friday 1st of April 2022

My family loves mushrooms, but these were some of the best we've ever tried! We will definitely be making them again soon.

Katherine

Friday 1st of April 2022

Mmmm all the best things in one bite! Love these mushrooms.

Claudia

Friday 1st of April 2022

Stuffed mushrooms are our favorite appetizer love this version

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