Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms ~

We headed down to my mother-in-law’s for the long Easter weekend. Since Nate was in California for a couple months, we hadn’t been down since Christmas and it was nice to just relax and eat tons of yummy food.

Tired Haley

Nate’s mom totally spoils us and we both got giant Easter baskets filled with our favorite candy. She got me Peeps!!!

Peeps are yummy

We also dyed some Easter eggs. This here is our easter egg family. Do you see the resemblance?

Easter Egg Family

The paw print one was Nate’s representation of L.C….not bad.

But I think my version of Nate was pretty spot on ;)

Easter Egg Beardo

Since Nate’s mom was going to cook a big meal for us for Easter dinner, I decided to make a yummy appetizer for the night before. This is another of those recipe’s from the recipe box I got handed down from my mom. I remember her making these for dinner parties and some catering too.

Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms ~

They’re super easy to make and only take 10ish minutes to cook! You can totally make them ahead of time and they can sit out til you’re ready…or you can probably even make them the day before if you really want, and just keep them in the fridge.

Definitely keep this recipe on hand for your next dinner party or just to make your weeknight dinner a little fancier :)

Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms ~

Stuffed Mushrooms

From mom’s recipe box

Print this recipe!

Serves 8-10 (can easily be halved with no probs)

25-30 lg. mushrooms, stems removed
2 cups sourdough breadcrumbs (i used regular but I think it wasn’t as good)
1/2 cup pesto
1/4 cup pignoli nuts, toasted
3-4 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
3-4 Tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
1/2 cup vegetable broth
Parmesan cheese for sprinkling on top

Preheat oven to 400.

Combine crumbs, pesto, nuts, parsley and basil. Slowly mix in broth until moist but not wet. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Fill Mushrooms. Top with cheese. Bake 10-12 min.

*Must serve hot!*


  1. You should have the peep picture framed! And I like your egg creation the best! :D

    Also…these babies? Uhhhhh, yeah. Do I have to share?

  2. This recipe sounds delicious! The few times I made stuffed mushrooms, I cook down a bunch of ingredients before the stuffin’ begins and it feels a bit like decorating cupcakes – kinda exhausting. : p. I love the pesto and pine nuts in this recipe. Gotta remember this next time a good occasion pops up! Great family pics!

    • Thanks, Monica! Yeah, they’re awesome because you dont’ have to cook anything! I bought pre-made breadcrumbs (though I kinda regret it) so I didn’t even have to pull out a food processor. Just toasted the pignoli nuts in the toaster and i was good to go! I hope you try them :)

  3. That is one great egg!

  4. These stuffed mushrooms sound delicious. and oh my gosh, is that your mother-in-law’s Golden Retriever?!! SO cute. Makes me miss mine!

  5. I have been meaning to make stuffed mushrooms for ages! Those look awesome! I’m inspired!

  6. when my family makes stuffed mushrooms they always throw sausage into the mix…so I can’t eat them! I’m going to be bringing these to our next get-together! (And I’m going to email you back today…swear it!!)

    • I bet sausage would be tasty, but honestly these mushrooms don’t taste like they’re missing anything. The pesto adds lots of flavor.

      Re the email, phew! I still thought you weren’t getting my messages!

  7. I love stuffed mushrooms but using pesto is new to me…what a great idea.

  8. He he, I love Peeps, too! :) I honestly hadn’t seem stuffed mushrooms until today, and I saw two posts on them. They’re making me so hungry. I love that yours is vegetarian.

    • Thanks, Nicole! hehe, yay for peeps! I love marshmallows in general. I actually tried toasting my peep over the stove :) It tasted good but it was def messier than a regular marshmallow cuz the sugar kept falling off and carmelizing on the burner…oops ;)

  9. seriously, you and nate are so cute; like separate and together, always cute. I die from your adorableness. And that’s a FANTASTIC egg likeness of nate, btw.
    This is obviously the best stuffed mushroom recipe ever. it has pine nuts. it has herbs out the wazoo. I AM SO IN RIGHT NOW.

    • aw, thank you shannon :) I do think Nate is pretty cute. I know, doesn’t that egg look just like him?! He has a big round head like that so it wasn’t too hard ;)

      Yes, these are awesome. I actually added more herbs than the original recipe called for. I think next time i’d add more pesto too. Make them!!!

  10. Your husband fractures me – lol – the expression on his face! Fantastic. What a fun weekend you crazy newly weds had. How great is your mother-in-law still putting the goodies together for you? (I had to google peeps as the only ‘peeps’ I know are people ;-)). The egg decorating is spot on for sure and I love the appetizers Amy!! Did you use button mushrooms (standard type of shroom?) – they looks so delicious and can I just say that the last photo is smashing! But you know, for me, if there is a dog in the picture, all bets are off. He or she will always steal the show – *SO* so, sweet – pooped from all the holiday action no doubt :).

    • hehe, glad you like :) He cracks me up on a daily basis! My mother-in-law totally spoils us. I def don’t need to be eating that candy, but how can I resist!

      Yes I used button mushrooms but they weren’t pre-packaged so I was able to pick all large ones. You might need more if they’re not that big.

  11. It sounds like you had a lovely weekend with your MIL and the eggs are very cute. I love your mother’s recipe for stuffed mushrooms – I’ll make these – great appetiser xx

  12. yum yum yum! and so much cuteness! the two of you, and the puppy, and the eggs, i die. and the mushrooms! so good. i do miss spending holidays stuffing my face at gram’s house… she’s way out in Ohio and I’m far away in AZ, well this year I didn’t miss it as much since I was on vacation. I told the BF we should vacation on every holiday from now on :)

    side note, should probably be the main note but it just occurred to me… since I never make stuffed mushrooms… is there a particular type of mushroom that you find works best to make them?

    ps, of the “1,000+ posts” that i have to read, yours was first! partially bc you’re first on my reader, but even so, a lot of these 1,000+ posts will be skipped, I’m sure lol

    also, you may be interested to know, that my stuffed red panda from the SD zoo is sitting on my lap while I type this :)

    • Aw, Natalie, I’m SO flattered!!! That’s very sweet of you…i check your site immediately when i see a new post too :) Glad the red panda is reading with you. Hope he/she liked my post too, hehe.

      Oh my gosh, I totally stuffed my face this holiday. So much food, I’m sure I gained weight. I guess that’s part of the fun though. A vacation def sounds like a great way not to miss your fam so much :)

      As for the mushrooms, I used regular button mushrooms but hand-selected the largest ones since they’re easier to put stuffing in (and you get more stuffing per mushroom). This doesn’t work if they’re pre-packaged. If they are, you prob need a few more than it says since they’re smaller.

  13. Too funny…love your Easter eggs! And I adore stuffed mushrooms…what an easy, yummy recipe!

  14. These stuffed mushrooms look terrific!! Makes me hungry now :)

  15. Nate + that egg = day made.

  16. I love stuffed mushrooms – it had been too long since I have had them. Yours look yummy!

  17. I am a peep fiend. Both my family and my boyfriend’s family know this, and oh yah, they delivered.

    Look how you eat them butt end first. They’ll never know what hit ’em.

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