Special Stuffed Mushrooms

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‘Shrooms are the meatist treasures that vegetarians can find. When cooked correctly, mushrooms explode with succulent bursts of umami flavor. Umami is a taste sensation that can be described as robust or savory — basically, meaty. How great is it for vegetarians that mushrooms are meaty, tasty little fungi?

…Did I turn you off from mushrooms? Sorry if I did. Embrace fungi. I mean, aren’t they wonderful? Mushrooms are beautiful substitutes for meat in vegetarian dishes, and whenever I have a mushroom-centric dish, I never miss meat.

I created this dish out of a deep love for mushrooms and cream cheese. In these special stuffed mushrooms, cream cheese acts as the creamy binder for caramelized onions, sauteed mushroom stems, parmesan cheese, and flavorful spices. You top off a mushroom cap with some of this cream cheese mixture, and you got yourself some special mushrooms that any college student would happily devour . These bad boys will take you to Nirvana. Don’t forget to eat them with a nice glass of red wine!

Click here for the recipe for ‘Special Stuffed Mushrooms’

Start off with some small fresh mushrooms. . . .

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White button mushrooms or cremini mushrooms shall do. Just make sure they’re about 2 inches in diameter. Then remove the stems without breaking the mushroom caps. You wan’t your stuffed mushrooms to be purdy and special, don’t you?

Chop up the stems… and some onion…. and mince some garlic while you’re at it.

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Then throw them in a hot pan with some olive oil.

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Assuming you didn’t destroy the mushroom caps too badly (ok, seriously, though, the caps can be delicate, so just tug the stems out carefully when you do)… place the caps on a baking pan lined with foil or parchment paper. I used parchment. I couldn’t find the darn foil.

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Brown the onions, mushrooms, and garlic nicely until yummy and caramelized. You got about 10 minutes? It takes about that long. Then let it cool for 5 minutes off the heat.

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Now mix up your cream cheese, chopped green onions, parsley, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and cayenne. MHM. Don’t forget the cooled mushroom mixture.

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Mix, mix, mix.. mix thoroughly.

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Then stuff ’em. Stuff ’em mushrooms good. Bake for a while… and..

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Voila! Come on. Nobody can say no to that. Here’s a joke to top off your mushroom-filled evening:

This mushroom walks into a bar and starts hitting on this woman… She, of course, turns him down. Not willing, to give up, he pleads with her… “C’mon lady, I’m a fun guy…”



Please, college students, I beg: Use that genius line when you make this recipe.

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