Masala Stuffed Mushrooms

Masala stuffed mushrooms are the perfect appetizer for your next holiday party! The mushrooms are stuffed with a mixture of spices, onions, garlic, ginger, jalapeños, mushroom stems, and breadcrumbs. The mushroom caps are brushed with tandoori masala and olive oil, then baked until golden brown and delicious. I used white stuffer mushrooms, but you can use any kind you like (baby bella mushrooms would work really well).

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I hate being stuck in the kitchen the day of the party, so I try to come up with recipes that can be made a day or two ahead of time, and this is definitely one of them. You can prep them a day ahead and bake them right before your guests arrive. They make for a great finger food appetizer and are super easy to serve – which is a huge plus for me! Hope you all will enjoy this dish as much as I did.

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Stay happy, stay hungry!

Ingredients:

  • 12 mushrooms, cleaned with a damp paper towel
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 inch of ginger, grated
  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 2 ½ tbsp tandoori masala
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste

Masala Stuffed MushroomsDirections:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove the stems from the mushrooms. Chop the stems really fine.
  2. In a bowl, mix 2 tbsp of olive oil, 2 tbsp tandoori masala, and salt. With a pastry brush, brush the mushrooms with the tandoori-oil mixture. Set aside until ready to use.
  3. Heat a pan and drizzle a small amount of olive oil. Add the chopped onion into the pan; cook until onions are tender (about 2 minutes). Add grated garlic and ginger, cook until fragrant or around one minute.
  4. Then add the chopped jalapeños, followed by the chopped mushroom stems, and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the turmeric, red chili powder, cumin powder, ½ tsp of tandoori masala, and salt. Cook for about a minute or until all the spices are fragrant.
  5. Turn off the heat and let the stuffing cool down a bit. Once it cools down, add the breadcrumbs and mix well.
  6. Stuff all the mushrooms with the stuffing and place them on the baking sheet.
  7. Place the stuffed mushrooms in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until the liquid starts to form under the caps.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!Serving size: 12 mushrooms

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