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A handful of stuffed mushrooms on a white baking tray

Stuffed mushrooms

Published: August 6, 2021 at 2:34 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 3 as a main or 6 as a side

Stuffed with leek, thyme, garlic and breadcrumbs, these mushrooms make for a great vegetarian starter or side dish – or double them up and serve with a hearty salad as a main course

  • Vegetarian

Try these stuffed mushrooms, then check out our mushroom risotto, mushroom stroganoff, mushroom soup and more mushroom recipes.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 large portobello mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 leek, washed and chopped
  • 4 sprigs thyme, leaves picked
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 100g soft white breadcrumbs
  • 100g lancashire, cheshire or cheddar cheese, crumbled or finely grated


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Remove the stalks from the mushrooms with a small knife, and rub the caps all over with oil. Season well, and put gill-side up on a baking tray. Roast for 15 minutes while you make the filling.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the butter in a frying pan until foaming then fry the leeks for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Finely chop the mushroom stalks and add to the leeks. Add the thyme and garlic, and fry for another 6-8 minutes or until everything has softened. Tip into a bowl, and stir in the breadcrumbs, cheese and some seasoning. Add a drizzle more oil if the breadcrumbs are looking a little dry.

  • STEP 3

    Add the filling to the middle of the mushrooms, piling it up slightly, and pressing it into the middles to secure. Transfer back to the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese has melted, the mushrooms are tender and the tops are lightly golden.

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