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Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

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One of my favorite appetizers to order when dining out are stuffed mushrooms. Stuffed with mushrooms blended with a variety of cheeses, herbs, and two types of breadcrumbs these great tasting Parmesan-Stuffed Mushrooms are an easy appetizer idea.

Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms open the door to a savory fifth taste category called umami. And if you love mushrooms, you know exactly the flavor I am speaking of.

Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

Adding to the already robust flavor of mushrooms, this recipe combines cream cheese and Parmesan cheese mixed with the slightly-crunchy texture of Panko breadcrumbs.

Tips when making the Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms:

  • Begin by removing the stem from each of the Baby Bella mushrooms. Don’t throw them away because you will use them along with the filling.
  • Place the chop stem portion of the mushrooms into a food processor and grind them into very small pieces.
  • Everything goes well with butter and garlic so adding those mushrooms stems along with freshly chopped parsley enhances the flavor of each bite.
  • Combine your mushroom mix with cream cheese (at room temperature) to help bring the filling to a smooth consistency; plus it makes it easier to whisk.
  • Top each stuffed mushroom them off with mozzarella cheese and Panko breadcrumbs then bake for 15 to 20 minutes until showtime!
Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

This is a simple recipe to put together for an anytime snack. And when you want to serve something new at your next gathering, give these Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms a spot on the table. Plus, they’re so good, even your kids will enjoy them!

Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms
My son, JJ
Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Stuffed with mushrooms blended with a variety of cheeses, herbs, & breadcrumbs these great tasting Parmesan-Stuffed Mushrooms are an easy appetizer idea.



  • 2 lb Whole Baby Bella Mushrooms
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Curly Parsley
  • 1/4 cup Italian Breadcrumbs
  • 3 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Thyme
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt
  • 1/4 cup Panko Breadcrumbs


  1. Begin by rinsing each mushroom. Remove the stems. Place stems into a food processor and chop.
  2. Chop the parsley into small pieces and set to the side.
  3. Pre-heat cooking pan at medium heat and add butter, minced garlic, parsley and chopped mushroom stems. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, add cream cheese, cooked mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese and remaining seasonings and mix together well.
  5. Place each mushroom top on a baking sheet and stuff with a tablespoon or more of the mushroom filling. Top mushrooms with Panko breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese.
  6. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool then serve.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 133
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 112mg
  • Fat: 10.8g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.6g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Protein: 6.7g
  • Cholesterol: 33mg

Keywords: Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms, Stuffed Mushrooms, Mushroom appetizer

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