Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a very popular dish here in South Africa. My cousin-in-law makes these often, especially for breakfast (without the wine!), and varies the fillings. It's a good side dish for summer barbeques! If you are not going to use the wine, substitute 1/2 cup of vegetable stock. The mushrooms can be stuffed and refrigerated a day in advance, which is a bonus if you are pressed for time

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove the stalks from the mushrooms and chop.
  2. Sautee the onion, garlic and chopped mushroom stalks in olive oil until the onion is soft, then remove from the heat.
  3. Mix the breadcrumbs, parsley, herbs and cheese together.
  4. Add the wine and melted butter to the saucepan, then add the dry ingredients.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Lay the mushrooms on a greased baking sheet and mould a large spoonful of the mixture into each one.
  7. Bake at 180C/350F for 20 mins, until the stuffing starts to turn golden.
  8. Serve on a crouton of fried bread (ideal for not wasting the delicious juices), or on a bed of mixed leaves (rocket works well), or both.


Most Helpful

This is an excellent dish! I used 10 big champignons as here portabella mushrooms are not available and worked very well. The filling was delicious and my children said several times that they love it. I think I made only a mistake: I should have prepared the double quantity! :) Thanks a lot for this recipe!

awalde April 20, 2015

Delicious! I followed the recipe to a tee except, I took some of the riesling white wine, butter and parmesan cheese and made a nice sauce to drizzle on top and enhance the other flavors, as we love our sauces. Made for Potluck tag.

AcadiaTwo August 05, 2009

Very good! I used two LARGE portobello mushrooms and halved the recipe for the stuffing which came out right on the money. I did increase the amount of garlic considerably :) My breadcrumbs were already Italian seasoned but I added the parsley, sage and rosemary and I am glad I did!!! I omitted the salt for health reasons and it was fine that way. I cooked them for 3 minutes in the microwave (which was perfect) and then right before serving I added extra parmesean cheese and heated them under the broiler and served atop some fresh baby spinach (next time I will cook the spinach first though). Nice vegetarian meal tonight!

JanuaryBride June 22, 2009

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