Archive for the ‘Appetizer’ Category

I was making dinner one night and started to get worried I was not going to have enough food (ha-ha, inside joke, I always make too much food). Anyway, I whipped out my trusty Martha Stewart iPhone app and found this little appetizer just wanting to be served. I bought minimal ingredients because I already had everything but the mushrooms and goat cheese. This recipe will make about 24 mushrooms and you will spend about $10-$12. The Goat Cheese is the bank buster on this, it is going to cost you about $6.00.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees before you get started and lightly oil a rimmed baking sheet with Olive Oil. Doesn’t really matter if its extra virgin olive oil or not.

In a food processor, pulse 3 slices white bread and 1 chopped garlic clove until fine crumbs form. Set 1/2 cup of this mixture aside on a flat plate. Then add to the processor 5 ounces of crumbled Goat Cheese, 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, and 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes. Season with some S&P and pulse until the filing is combined. If you wanted to get just really crazy and have extra bacon hanging out in your kitchen, go ahead and toss that in there.

Remove the stems from 20 ounces of white button mushrooms. Usually you will find mushrooms in 10 ounce packages, so get 2. Spoon the filling from the processor into each mushroom cap and then roll the filled side on top of your reserved mix you put on the flat plate.


Place the mushroom in your oiled pan and bake until mushrooms are tender and lightly browned . About 15-20 minutes.

After these came out of the oven, I threw a light layer of Parmesan cheese on top and they were ready to go. They were a little spicy, so if you don’t like spice then leave the red-pepper flakes out. Enjoy – we did!!


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