Sunday, September 14, 2008

Chevre Stuffed Mushrooms


A good stuffed mushroom is a little oozy, a little rich and a little bite or two. They are great for appetizers since they can be prepared in the morning and popped into the oven 30 minutes before you serve them, leaving you plenty of time to take a long hot bath and pretty yourself up before your guests arrive.

I have had a lot of different stuffed mushrooms and have enjoyed almost all of them, but this is my own. I have also made these in small portabellas for dinner with a salad. The bacon is optional if you prefer a vegetarian version and if you are vegan, well I can't help you because I totally love dairy.

CHEVRE STUFFED MUSHROOMS
Preheat 400 degrees

30 large, 2 inch, button mushrooms, cleaned and stems removed

1/4 - 1/2 pound bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

1 stick butter
1 yellow onion, diced fine
5 large cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c sherry
1/4 c heavy cream
4 oz chevre
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 t fresh ground pepper
1 t kosher salt
1/2 bunch parsley, minced
1/4 c fresh sage, minced
1 lemon, zest and juice
2 c fresh bread crumbs, lightly toasted, set 1/2 cup aside

Melt butter in medium sauce pan.
Add onion and garlic and saute on med- med low for 5- 10 minutes until soft.
Add sherry, cream, chevre & cream cheese and simmer until blended.
Remove from heat.
Add pepper, salt, parsley, sage, lemon zest and juice and 1 1/2 cups bread crumbs.
Fill mushrooms using a spoon to round the tops.
Sprinkle the rest of the bread crumbs on top.
Bake 30 minutes.

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8 comments:

Lisa said...

These look like GREAT stuffed mushrooms.

Foodycat said...

I found you through Leslie! Firstly, those stuffed mushrooms are amazing. Secondly, your dog is adorable!

noble pig said...

This is beautiful, it's just so appetizing with the chevre...be still my heart.

Pam said...

It's 11:00 at night and I would die for one of those. Great recipe - I can't wait to try it.

Maria said...

I have been looking for a good stuffed mushroom recipe. I think I just found it. They look great!

HoneyB said...

Thanks for letting me know! I just bought some Portabellas...I just now need power in my home!!!

Tina said...

Oh yum, oh yum, oh yum - I don't know if it's my heart or my stomach that is being set all aflutter, but I do know that these look gooooooood...

hot garlic said...

Oh, I love stuffed mushrooms! These look absolutely fabulous!