Easy Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

We love these quick and easy stuffed mushrooms with cheese, garlic, and sweet onion. It’s hard to eat just one of these cheesy, garlicky mushroom caps!

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Easy Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe Video

We are sharing how we make stuffed mushrooms. You can stuff just about anything into mushroom caps, but this indulgent combination of melty cheese, garlic, sweet onion, and herbs is my favorite.

If you love mushrooms as much as we do, take a look at our no-fail method for cooking mushrooms. Enjoy them as a side, add to pasta, toast, eggs, and more.

Best Tips for Stuffed Mushrooms

When we were testing these vegetarian stuffed mushrooms, Adam and I downed the whole pan in one sitting. Thanks to lots of garlic and fresh herbs, they are loaded with flavor.

Best Stuffed Mushrooms with Cheese and Garlic

When it comes to stuffed mushrooms, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Use white button or cremini (brown) mushrooms. These varieties are a perfect size, and the cavity is ideal for adding the stuffed mushroom filling.
  2. If you notice any dirt on the mushrooms, use a slightly damp paper towel to brush it off. If your mushrooms are unusually dirty, quickly rinse them under water then pat them very dry.
  3. Use a rimmed baking sheet or wide skillet when roasting the mushroom caps. This way, any liquid released by the mushrooms or filling stays in the pan.
  4. We use two tablespoons of minced garlic, which is a lot. If you LOVE garlic, add a bit more to the filling.
  5. Use your favorite cheese. In our photos, we used extra sharp cheddar. It’s flavorful and melts nicely, but other cheeses work well, too. Try Swiss or Gruyere, brie, feta, goat cheese, or a combination of cheeses. The options are endless.
  6. Add some bacon or sausage. Cook them first, then stir them into your filling.
Adding the breadcrumbs to Stuffed Mushrooms

Just before baking the mushrooms, we sprinkle toasted breadcrumbs on top of the stuffed mushroom caps. I love the extra crunch this adds, but if you don’t have them on hand or stay away from bread or carbs, you can leave them out.

The mushrooms bake for 15 to 20 minutes — Take them out when the mushrooms soften slightly, and the cheese melts. Serve the mushrooms with a few fresh herbs on top. I use chives in the recipe video.

Easy Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

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Easy Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Easy Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

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These cheese and garlic stuffed mushrooms are simple to put together and easily adapt to your favorite cheeses. We love using a sharp cheddar, but mozzarella, Swiss, Gruyere cheese, or even creamier cheeses like feta, goat, and brie will all work. Of course, a combination of cheeses is a great idea, too!

Makes 20 stuffed mushroom caps

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You Will Need

20 white button or cremini mushrooms (about 10 ounces)

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 cup chopped onion (half medium onion)

2 tablespoons minced garlic (4 to 5 cloves)

2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary or thyme, see notes for parsley

2 ounces shredded cheese like sharp cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss or a combination

3 tablespoons breadcrumbs (use panko or regular breadcrumbs)

Salt and fresh ground black pepper

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or chives for serving, optional


    1Heat oven to 375° degrees Fahrenheit.

    2Using a damp paper towel, brush all dirt from the mushrooms. Remove the mushroom stems. Cut away and discard any hard bits of the stems, then finely mince them.

    3Add the mushroom caps to a rimmed baking sheet or sizeable oven-safe skillet that fits the mushrooms in one layer. Toss them with a tablespoon of olive oil and lightly season with fresh ground black pepper. Arrange them cavity-side-up so that they are ready to be stuffed.

    4Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onions, chopped mushroom stalks, and a pinch of salt. Cook, occasionally stirring, until the onions smell sweet and are soft, about 5 minutes.

    5Add the garlic and herbs, then cook for another minute or until the garlic is fragrant. Before the garlic begins to brown, scrape the mixture into a bowl and set it aside to cool.

    6Add the breadcrumbs to the same skillet. Place it over medium-low heat, and then cook, stirring, until they are lightly toasted; about one minute.

    7Stir the cheese into the onions and garlic mixture, then divide the filling between the mushroom caps. Sprinkle the toasted breadcrumbs on top.

    8Bake the mushrooms until the cheese has melted and the mushrooms have softened; 15 to 20 minutes.

    9Serve with chopped fresh herbs and freshly ground black pepper on top.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Parsley is excellent instead of or in addition to the rosemary or thyme. Since parsley is less pungent, use two tablespoons of chopped parsley.
  • To use dried herbs instead of fresh, use 3/4 of a teaspoon of dried rosemary or thyme. Italian seasoning will also work.
  • Add any leftover filling to scrambled eggs, omelets, mashed potatoes, or rice.
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.

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Nutrition Per Serving Serving Size 1 stuffed mushroom cap / Calories 35 / Total Fat 2.4g / Saturated Fat 1g / Cholesterol 4.3mg / Sodium 29.7mg / Carbohydrate 2.3g / Dietary Fiber 0.3g / Total Sugars 0.6g / Protein 1.5g
AUTHOR:  Adam and Joanne Gallagher
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19 comments… Leave a Review
  • Isabel January 1, 2024, 8:14 pm

    This is an excellent recipe. So tasty. Everyone enjoyed it. Thank you.

  • Janice Nichols February 25, 2023, 6:08 pm

    The taste of these mushrooms is phenominal!! I used Swiss and monterrey jack cheese and a bit of cream cheese and scallions… lots of garlic was the high note… I cooked them in my air fryer for 12 minutes on 380…They were a hit…Thank you for sharing

  • Wayne October 28, 2022, 12:32 pm

    Excellent recipe……. I did modify it just a bit and added 1/4 tsp minced garlic to the onions and stems. And instead of cooking in the oven I put them on my smoker (applewood smoke) and cooked at same temperature and time. This is great as is however you can modify to your own taste.

  • Joanne August 4, 2022, 2:37 pm

    Hi there, We are sorry that this recipe didn’t hit the spot. Thanks for trying it. Maybe next time, you can try a different cheese since that is a large part of the flavor. We love using a sharp cheese like sharp white cheddar, but a creamier cheese like Gruyere would be lovely.

  • adina July 22, 2022, 3:27 am

    Looks delicious.

    • Joanne August 4, 2022, 2:33 pm

      Thanks! We hope that you try them.

  • Tamika February 16, 2022, 12:45 am

    I’ve made this 2 times and I absolutely love it. I’m currently pregnant and since I made it the first time I’ve started craving this. This recipe is yummy and delicious. I’m glad I found this recipe!!!

    • Joanne August 4, 2022, 2:34 pm

      That’s wonderful to read, Tamika! Thank you for coming back and reviewing the recipe.

  • Jennifer February 14, 2022, 12:11 am

    Made these tonight w Gruyere and they turned out great! I added some sherry cooking wine to the onion mixture. So good!

    • Joanne August 4, 2022, 2:35 pm

      Hi Jennifer, We love your addition of sherry to the onion mixture. We might need to try that ourselves the next time we make these mushrooms.

  • Katy June 23, 2021, 2:14 am

    Thanks for the recipe! I didn’t bother to toast the breadcrumbs and it all still came up fine after going in the oven. In contrast to the other review I think the breadcrumbs are a keeper as they add texture. Really tasty and easy starter.

    • Joanne August 4, 2022, 2:36 pm

      Hi Katy, We agree, the breadcrumbs add a nice crunch. We are thrilled that you enjoy the recipe.

  • Donna Galbraith March 13, 2021, 3:34 pm

    I`ve made a number of your recipes,everyone was great.Tonight I`ll try easy cheese stuffed mushroom.

  • Lisa January 19, 2021, 12:42 am

    I’ve not made the stuffed mushrooms yet but I’m going too they sound and look delicious thank you for inspiration

    • Nora September 25, 2022, 5:02 pm

      made these mushrooms and they were delicious! Worked out perfect for a lite appetizer! Will try different combos!

  • HT December 27, 2020, 9:47 am

    These were lovely! Thanks for the recipe would definitely make again

    • Joanne August 4, 2022, 2:37 pm

      Hi there! Thanks so much for coming back and reviewing. We are so happy that you enjoyed the recipe.

  • Janelle May 18, 2020, 11:44 pm

    I made these tonight as a side dish for garlicky shrimp and broccoli, and my family loved them. I was a little pressed for time so I only left them in the oven for about 10-12 minutes. Despite the short baking time they were still delicious, a little bit more firm then I guess they would have been if baked longer but still soft enough to be enjoyable. I will definitely be making these again!

    • Joanne August 4, 2022, 2:38 pm

      What a lovely combination! I usually think of these as an appetizer, but I love your idea to use them as a side. Trying that soon, for sure!


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