Shrimp Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

"Delicious, and often requested, Stuffed Mushroom recipe. I usually serve as a side dish with grilled sirloin steaks."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Remove stems from mushroom caps and dice stems, set aside.
  • Carefully scrape away the dark gills from the bottoms of the mushroom caps and discard.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add shrimp, onion, chopped stems and bell pepper to skillet, sauteing until shrimp is pink and other ingredients are softened, being careful not to overcook the shrimp (shrimp will get rubbery if overcooked).
  • Remove mixture from heat and place in a large mixing bowl (do not drain liquid).
  • Add cream cheese to mixture and stir well.
  • Then add all other ingredients, except mushroom caps and one half cup shredded cheddar cheese, and mix well.
  • Spray an 8x11 glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Carefully stuff the mushroom caps with stuffing mixture and place into baking dish.
  • Evenly spread remaining half cup of cheddar cheese over stuffed caps.
  • Place dish into preheated oven, and bake for apx. 45 minutes to one hour.

Questions & Replies

  1. What is caloric and fat content? Didn’t see?
  2. Doesn't that much time in the oven overcook the shrimp?


  1. Since I had made more than enough quinoa as a side dish, I used it instead of the bread crumbs. This is great for leftover proteins, not just shrimp. I tossed in some diced chicken along with the shrimp. Very flexible recipe... You can delete the animal protein and use tempeh or tofu for a vegetarian meal.Thank you thepitclub for the recipe!
  2. I agree, this recipe is awesome. The recipe was reduced to 2 servings and made a little healthier by using 1 tablespoon olive oil with 1 tablespoon butter. I will be trying this using lump crab.
  3. This recipe was a big hit! I substituted fresh garlic for the garlic salt and added crushed red pepper flakes.
  4. When I read the fat and calorie contents for this recipe I almost fell on the floor. But it sounded so good! So for 2 mushrooms I halved the recipe, using only a half tsp butter and 1 tbsp olive oil. The veggies lend plenty of liquid so you don't get a dry dish if you hold back on the fats. I then used lite cream cheese, lite shredded cheddar cheese and real shredded parm. I went easy on the cheese amounts. Wound up adding about 1 level tbsp lite mayo at the end as it needed something tangy. Still a heart attack on a plate I am sure, but this recipe is a once in a while treat that is sure to please. Matched it with a light, healthy salad to make myself feel better. Oh, and I used frozen shrimp chopped in pieces and frozen bay scallops. Baked 40 mins at 350, then broiled for 2 mins to get it browned on top. Delicious, elegant and SOOOO decadent!
  5. I made this last night and it was delicious! I served it with wild rice and some roasted zucchini. Thanks for the recipe.


  1. This recipe is awesome. I opted out the bay seasoning, and the pepper, and used imitation crab meat instead of the shrimp. Best I ever had!
  2. This recipe was a big hit! I substituted fresh garlic for the garlic salt and added crushed red pepper flakes.


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