Psst! I have a secret – a secret family recipe, to be exact.
For years my father has been making the most delicious stuffed mushroom appetizers.
Everyone asks for the recipe. Until now, even I did not know the secret.
But my brother did… and since we are not good at keeping secrets, we thought we would share it with you.
The Best Stuffed Mushroom Recipe
Smoked Cheddar Cheese
Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Black Forest Ham
You start with standard white mushrooms.Wash and pat dry.Remove stems.
Place mushrooms upside down on a cookie sheet.
In my family we make both vegetarian and traditional (read:carnivore) style mushrooms….
try em both, they are worth it, serisouly.
(In one bowl) For vegetarian mushrooms:
Mix swiss, smoked cheddar, & sharp cheddar cheeses with
finely chopped broccoli (just the baby nubs from the very top)
(In another bowl) For traditional mushrooms:
Swiss, smoked cheddar, & sharp cheddar chesses with finely chopped black forest ham
Now that you have your veg bowl and meat bowl,
add just enough sour cream to hold each mixture together (approx 1-2 Tbsp)
Stuff the mushroom tops with the mixture, leaving a rounded top.
Finely chop walnuts (use one of these handi-choppers if your family loves vintage too)
Dip the mushrooms upside down in the chopped walnuts.
Place mushrooms in the broiler or toaster oven on “broiler” until the tops are golden brown,
approximate 5-7 minutes… keep an eye on them!
Enjoy quickly, cuz they will be gone
– and can you blame us? Savory mushroom, gooey melty cheese, and ham -or- broccoli topped with walnuts?
Nom nom nom. So good.
I am suprised non of those Top Chefs have gotten their act together to impress the judges with one of these babies.
Seriously guys, try them. You will not be disappointed (if you follow the recipe… I make no promises if you deviate from it.)
P.S. Some of you saw on my instagram that I was enjoying a little snack while we were making these. 🙂