These Mini Kale Stuffed Mushrooms will become your go-to when you want something elegant but easy for you next party. With only 5 ingredients, you can’t go wrong!
Easy Stuffed Mushrooms
I think stuffed mushrooms are one of the classic appetizers that can never get old.
One thing I do not like about stuffed mushrooms is a mushy texture.
If you add the panko topping, the crunch is what puts these over the top.
I made these for a jewelry exchange party I hosted and they were all gone within an hour with requests for the recipe.
Has anyone ever been to an exchange party before?? I’d love to know how others do it!
Anyway, a couple girlfriends who came are vegetarian so I knew this would be something that they could try also. You never want to leave anyone out when hosting a party. This is why bite-sized foods are nice to serve!
Choosing Your Mini Mushrooms
So most food stores have mushrooms you can choose from either a package or individual selection.
I normally choose the packaged kind but not for this recipe.
The pre-packaged mushrooms come in all different sizes and if your anything like me, you’ll want the mini mushrooms to look as uniform as possible!
Trust me, take the time to pick out each mushroom! It will make your presentation look much better!
Once you have about 2 dozen bite-sized mini mushrooms, you’re halfway there!
Washing Your Mini Mushrooms
To wash them or not to wash them?
How to “properly” clean mushrooms is debatable.
You can spend up to 20 minutes cleaning them if you wipe them one by one! Who has time for that??
From my experience, I don’t think there is anything wrong with running them under water as long as you use them shortly after!
Too much moisture can prevent browning so I do try and pat them as dry as possible before I coat with oil.
I recently purchased this mushroom brush from Amazon and I love it! It is a much more efficient way to clean them even if your running them under water!
Once they’re clean, just fill them up, sprinkle with panko and bake! Voila!
Popable bites of creamy, crunchy heaven!
If you make these, I’d love to know how they turned out! Take a photo and tag me or comment below!
These will become your go-to when you need something quick to make for a party! Having only 5 ingredients, you can't go wrong!
- 24 Small Brown Mushrooms (Cremini work well!)
- 1 Cup Chopped Kale
- 1 Cup Fontina Cheese (Shredded)
- 1 8 oz. Package Cream Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Craisins
- 1/8 Tsp Salt
- Olive Oil
- 1/2 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
- 2 Tbsp Butter Melted
- 1 Tbsp Chopped Chives
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Mix filling ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
Wipe mushrooms clean and remove stems.
Brush mushroom caps with olive oil and place on large baking sheet.
Fill each mushroom with about a tsp. of filling and press down.
Mix panko topping ingredients in a small bowl.
Sprinkle each mushroom generously with panko mixture and press down as you go so it sticks to the filling.
Bake at 350 F for 18-20 min on top rack. If your panko topping does not have a golden brown color, switch oven setting to broil and watch CLOSELY until the top gets the right color. It should only take 2 min. tops!
*I used the frozen kale and broke it up into small pieces with my hands. No chopping is required! (Leave out the tough stems if you can) OR you can throw fresh kale in a food processor until finely chopped.
-You can always use spinach instead of kale!
*The panko gives a nice added crunch and color. You can use regular breadcrumbs if you don't have panko but panko will be crunchier!
Do all steps, up to panko topping, ahead of time and place on baking sheet. Cover with foil and keep in fridge until ready to bake!
These are still good room temperature so you wish, you can always bake them ahead of time and transfer them in tuppeware if your taking them to a party.
Save some baking time by baking them for 15 minutes first. Then pop them BACK in the oven as guests arrive for the last 5 minutes.