Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

~ These easy, cheesy, healthy stuffed mushrooms can be made ahead in preparation for a big gathering. Crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside, these are sure crowd-pleaser! ~

-~ These easy, cheesy, healthy stuffed mushrooms can be made ahead in preparation for a big gathering. Crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside, these are sure crowd-pleaser! ~

When you’re hosting a dinner, or party, don’t you just wanna prepare at least some of the items off of your menu a day in advance? I sure do. Well, this easy appetizer is just what you want. On a big day, all you need to do is pop it in the oven about 20 minutes before your guests arrive.

These easy, cheesy, healthy stuffed mushrooms can be made ahead in preparation for a big gathering. Crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside, these are sure crowd-pleaser!!

What makes these stuffed mushrooms so easy and delicious? Short answer is quinoa and cheese! Basically, all you need to do is to cook your quinoa with lots of flavor, mix it with grated cheese and stuff it in the mushroom caps. And voila!
Here are step-by-step pictures below. See for yourself how easy it is to make them.

Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms Ingredients

You will need…
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms- Step 2

2. In a small saucepan, bring chicken stock, garlic, and parsley to a boil. Add quinoa, and reduce the heat to low. Add red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until all the liquid is fully absorbed. 

You can flavor your quinoa however you would like. It’s important to give your quinoa good flavor here on this step though, because it’ll affect your final result.

Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms- Step 3

3. Meanwhile, remove the stems of the mushrooms and place the caps on oiled baking sheet. Slightly salt and pepper.

Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms- Step 4

4. When the quinoa is cooked, transfer to a medium bowl and let it cool slightly. Stir in cheese.

Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms- Step 5

5. Stuff the mushroom caps with quinoa/cheese mixture. Bake for 20 minutes.

If you’re not ready to bake them, just transfer them into a airtight container and refrigerate for up to one day.

These easy, cheesy, healthy stuffed mushrooms can be made ahead in preparation for a big gathering. Crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside, these are sure crowd-pleaser!!

Once baked, the topping gets nice and crunchy, but it’s juicy and cheesy inside.
Just as you have one, your mind will beg for another one, and another one. 

These easy, cheesy, healthy stuffed mushrooms can be made ahead in preparation for a big gathering. Crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside, these are sure crowd-pleaser!!

Enjoy!

Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms
These easy, cheesy, healthy stuffed mushrooms can be made ahead in preparation for a big gathering. Crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside, these are sure crowd-pleaser!
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Ingredients
  1. • 1/4 cup quinoa
  2. • 2/3 cup chicken stock (beef or vegetable stock will be fine as well)
  3. • 1 cloves of garlic
  4. • 1-2 sprigs parsley
  5. • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  6. • Salt and pepper to taste
  7. • 8oz (227gr) baby portabella mushrooms
  8. • ½ cup mixed cheese, grated
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2. In a small saucepan, bring chicken stock, garlic, and parsley to a boil. Add quinoa, and reduce the heat to low. Add red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the all the liquid is fully absorbed.
  3. 3. Meanwhile, remove the stems of the mushrooms and place the caps on oiled baking sheet. Slightly salt and pepper.
  4. 4. When the quinoa is cooked, transfer to a medium bowl and let it cool slightly. Stir in cheese.
  5. 5. Stuff the mushroom caps with quinoa/cheese mixture. Bake for 20 minutes.
Notes
  1. You can prepare the stuffed mushrooms in advance and refrigerate it covered for up to 24 hours.
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  1. I’m glad you emphasized the importance of seasoning quinoa. My first experience with it was cooked by my aunt and it was rather bland but then a friend prepared it and it was delicious. I like the idea of this make-ahead hors d’oeuvres dish as I’ve hosted too many dinner parties with me running around like a headless chicken due to not being prepared.

    • DB, thanks for stopping by! Can’t agree more on the quinoa, I always cook them in a good stock. And yes, make-ahead hors d’oeuvres are so important for me. I hear you on running around like a headless chicken. Been there, done that too. :)

  2. I’m trying to like quinoa, really I am. So I’ll try this recipe, which does look good, in the hopes that it has flavor. As you pointed out, quinoa really needs a flavor boost! But it’s so healthy….

    • Laura, yes, quinoa needs lots of flavor, and they are so good. I can’t imagine eating them plain. When I first cooked quinoa, I actually bought pre-seasoned ones and my husband and I fell in love. Let me know if you make these how did you like it. :)

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