Quick and Easy Greek Style Stuffed Mushrooms

March 12, 2015

Easy Greek style stuffed mushrooms

These are the easiest appetizers you will ever make. We make these at least once a week, on a weekday! That’s how easy they are.

The filling is made with easy to find ingredients, and you can play with the amounts. The best thing about this recipe is that it requires minimal prep work, so sauteing or any other type of cooing beforehand-you just mix all the ingredients together and spoon them in the mushrooms. You can also make the filling earlier and keep it in the fridge, although it literally takes 5 minutes. I use barley bread crumbs, or you can use whole grain breadcrumbs as well. I used a Greek soft goat cheese (katiki), but you can also use cream cheese, and I’ll be trying yogurt in the future. I find that goat cheese adds more flavor though. These are pretty healthy, I use olive oil and plenty of herbs and feta for flavor.

Another thing I do is peel the mushrooms. I learned this from my French mother in law. It seems time consuming, but it actually is calming and it only takes a few minutes plus it takes away the worry that you haven’t washed them well enough or that they have soaked too much water. Here’s a video that shows the process- I do it with my hands (no knife). So there you have it: a vegetable based appetizer with just a few calories but rich in flavor.

Greek Style Stuffed Mushrooms

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Category: Appetizer

Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian

Yield: 20 medium

Greek Style Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 20 Medium size button mushrooms (about 12 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoon olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 3 ounces feta
  • 3 teaspoon soft cheese such as cream cheese (I used katiki-a greek goats cheese)
  • 3 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius)
  2. In a bowl, mash all the ingredients (except mushrooms) with a fork, until somewhat creamy.
  3. Wash or peel the mushrooms.
  4. Fill the mushrooms with the filling, placing them on a pan.
  5. Once filled, sprinkle with a few more bread crumbs, and add a few drops of olive oil on each mushroom (I used a sprayer).
  6. Bake for about 15-20 minutes until top is golden.
  7. Sprinkle with some herbs and serve warm.

Photo by Elena Paravantes

You Might Also Like

5 Comments

  • Reply GreekBoston.com March 12, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Stuffed mushrooms are so delicious and I find that it’s a definite crowd pleaser. Katiki is one of those cheese that can be hard to find, but it’s well worth it because of the flavor and texture. Fresh herbs make an amazing addition to most foods!

  • Reply Coco in the Kitchen March 30, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Is it wrong to eat just this for dinner?

    • Reply Elena Paravantes RD April 2, 2015 at 6:28 am

      Not at all!

  • Reply Because it might be a pad tie | The Real Reality Bites August 3, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    […] Assorted chocolates from Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Night 2: Feta salad Cucumber, tomatoes, red pepper, feta, flat leaf parsley, quarter of a large red onion, olive oil, kalamata olives, redwine vinegar, oregano. Chop up half a cucumber, 2 tomatoes, a red bell pepper, and mix together with olives. Then sprinkle some chopped parsley and drizzle with a good glug of olive oil and a splash of red wine vinegar. Mix and serve. Stuffed mushrooms Mushrooms, feta, flat leaf parsley, whole grain bread crumbs, button (or white) mushrooms (about 20), mint, cream cheese, basil, oregano, olive oil. Recipe found here. […]

  • Reply 19 delicious ways to use feta cheese | Olive Tomato November 20, 2016 at 9:02 am

    […] Use it as stuffing – Use it to make stuffed mushrooms or stuffed peppers along with some olive oil, herbs, and […]

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Don't Miss a Post!