Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer


  • 8-10 large mushrooms, washed thoroughly
  • 2 cups fully cooked frozen shrimp, deveined with tails removed (thaw per instructions), chopped (variations include the addition of smoked salmon, crab or a combo!)
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 scallion chopped
  • 1/2 pkg of chives, chopped
  • shallot, approx 1 tblspn chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 of 8 oz block of cream cheese
  • 8 large pinches of shredded parmesan cheese

You might like the slideshow included for photos of the process involved in preparing this appetizer (see below).

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place foil on baking sheet, top foil with baking rack.

Remove stems from mushrooms. Scoop out space for filling.

Chop stems and remaining mushroom you just scooped out. Drizzle some olive oil in a sauce pan and heat to medium. Cook mushrooms for a bit (2 min or so) then add shallot and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add chopped shrimp and cook another 5 minutes or so, stirring. This is a time to taste the mixture and add salt and/or pepper based on your preference.

Remove from heat and transfer to medium sized bowl. Add cream cheese and mix up.

Scoop into prepared mushrooms and place on baking sheet. Top with a nice pinch of parmesan prior to placing in oven for baking. Set a timer for 20 min. This appetizer is done when cheese is browned on top.


9 Comments Add yours

  1. judeitakali says:

    This is such a great recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing.

    1. Absolutely – hope you enjoy it. Just made that yesterday. Very tasty, not too spicy so a good one to bring and share to a party (not everyone likes spice). I personally put hot sauce on it but I put it on everything lol!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        You’re welcome.

  2. CarolCooks2 says:

    O love stuffed mushrooms one of my favourite appetisers but like you I would add some chilli …love the addition of the prawns …Thank you for following CarolCooks2 🙂

    1. Its a wonderful appetizer!! Theres also so many variations, you could use crab or smoked salmon- the opportunities are endless for such a delicious bite. Have a wonderful day! Thank you for visiting my blog!! 😊

      1. CarolCooks2 says:

        Thank you for the tips, Cami I love crab and smoked salmon so both would be well received here we all love seafood plus mushrooms 🙂

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