I had some mushrooms to use up and couldn't find any recipes that I wanted to make or that I had all of the ingredients for. So I decided to play with some of my favorite flavors together to make a vegetarian no bread-crumb stuffed mushroom. I had to write down a few more ideas for the next time I have mushrooms on hand. Playing with food is fun! The filling in these did turn out soft with neufchatel so I'm giving the choice of cottage cheese. If you would like it spicier consider adding tabasco, red pepper flakes, jalapeno, or cumin.
I was searching for a good stuffed mushroom recipe that we could have for a main meal. I couldn't find one that really tickled my tastebuds so I made this one up and I was really pleased with the results. They were delicious!
Make these lower fat by using reduced fat sour cream and cream cheese ---to save time and to blend the flavors even more, prepare the filling in advance and chill for 8 hours or overnight --- You may use about 1/2 teaspoon dried basil or oregano in place of fresh, or just omit the herbs completely --- these are *very* good I have made them many times in the past :)
This needs to be served piping hot, have polenta and mushrooms ready to go; as guests arrive. Create a spoonful bite-size bits as needed. What a delicious indulgence! You will need a lot of extra spoons, so if you are serving this to guests - have them ready, as well. Found this on Napa Style web site. Update:10/09/2006 -- we had this the other night and served it on Chinese soup spoons and it worked out great!
This is a little something I borrowed from a friend and modified to suit my own tastes. Has been a huge hit with my vegetarian friends. Quick and easy! Give it a try for your next party or movie night! A bit of a hint... save those stems and keep them in the freezer. They're great to toss into the pot when making stock or broth.
This recipe is from my mother in law. I think the use of artichokes is different than any other stuffed mushroom recipe I've seen. Note that this is best when the filling has a chance to sit overnight but that isn't absolutely necessary.