Today’s quick-to-fix shrimp stuffed mushrooms recipe makes a delicious appetizer or side dish, ready in just 35 minutes. And if you plan to have a summer picnic, these scrumptious goodies are super easy to pack and even great to eat on the go.
Is Our Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms Healthy?
With shrimp and mushrooms being highly nutritious ingredients, this dish makes a wonderful addition to your healthy eating routine.
Eating them can bring great benefits to your health, such as boosting your immune system, aiding weight loss, and promoting skin health.
Okay, now that we know our dish is nutritious, it’s time to see all the ingredients required for making this dish.
Ingredients You'll Need
For the ultimate taste and texture, it’s best to go with fresh shrimp. You can follow our simple instructions in the recipe card on how to peel and devein raw shrimp.
You can still purchase shelled shrimp or use frozen shrimp if it’s more convenient. Remember to let your frozen shrimp thaw in the fridge overnight before cooking.
This recipe calls for Italian brown mushrooms, or crimini mushrooms (also spelled “cremini”). These lovely brown fungi are very popular and well-loved for their mild taste, firm texture, and juicy nature.
You can also substitute them with white mushrooms (button mushrooms) for a milder flavor or go with Shiitake mushrooms, an Asian favorite, for a smokier and earthier flavor.
In this recipe, we grind the stems of the mushrooms together with the shrimp to make them into a stuffing, then spoon it into the mushroom caps.
We add a mixture of salt, pepper, garlic, onion, butter, cream cheese, parsley and plain panko breadcrumbs to our shrimp and mushroom paste.
The spices and herbs work to enhance the flavor of our filling, while butter and cream cheese create a creamier consistency. The crunchy bread crumbs are also added for a contrast in texture.
Should You Wash Mushrooms Before Cooking?
With mushrooms being a main component of this dish, it’s important to know how to prepare them.
Mushrooms sold in packages are usually grown domestically and in a controlled environment, free of harmful substances, so there is no need to wash them. However, if you are more careful, you can take an extra step of wiping them off to remove any possible debris by using a clean cloth or paper towel.
Washing your mushrooms is not recommended, because mushrooms absorb water very easily and can become soggy and slimy and lose their crispness. However, if you use wild mushrooms, then washing them is a must, but remember to do it quickly then use a paper towel to pat them dry right away after.
Most packages will also state whether the mushrooms have been washed or not.
How to Serve Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms
These hearty delicious shrimp stuffed mushrooms are wonderful as a finger food, and perfect to serve at the start of any get-together. You can find more dishes like this in our Easy Appetizer Recipes collection.
The juicy savory taste of these brown babies also makes them a refreshingly delicious side to any main course.
If you want to serve them as a main, then pair them with other dishes like salad, soup, or mashed potato for a tasty light meal.
Storage and Reheating
You can keep the leftover shrimp stuffed mushrooms in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days.
For reheating, you can either microwave the stuffed mushrooms for 1-2 minutes or preheat the oven at 375 °F for 5 minutes, then cook them for 3-4 minutes.
5 oz peeled and deveined shrimp (from 10 oz raw shrimp)
14 oz brown mushrooms
2 oz onion (chopped)
1.5 oz plain panko breadcrumbs
1 tsp garlic (minced)
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
0.5 oz cream cheese
2 tbsp parsley (chopped)
For the shrimp:
- Pull off the head, legs, and tails of each shrimp.
- Peel off the shells.
- Remove the veins. Use a small knife to make a shallow cut along the back of each shrimp, then take out the vein with the tip of the knife or a toothpick.
- Wash them clean, then pat dry.
For the packaged mushrooms:
- Clean the mushrooms using a dry cloth or paper towel.
- Snap off the stem from each mushroom. Set aside the stems in one bowl and the caps in another.
Note: If you want to wash your mushrooms, then rinse them lightly and then immediately dry them with a cloth, and cook them as soon as possible (washed mushrooms don’t keep very well).
Blend 5 oz peeled and deveined shrimp until smooth in a food processor.
Add the mushroom stems from 14 oz brown mushrooms in a food processor.
Blend until the mix reaches a smooth light brown consistency as in the picture.
Make the stuffing: Transfer the shrimp and mushroom mixture into a bowl, then add in 1 1/2 tbsp parsley, 2 oz onion, 1 tsp garlic, 1 tbsp butter, 1/2 tsp ground black pepper, 1/4 tsp salt, 0.5 oz cream cheese, and 1.5 oz plain panko breadcrumbs. Stir to blend well.
Preheat the oven to 375 °F for 5 minutes.
Fill the mushroom caps with the stuffing: Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper. Spoon the shrimp mixture into each cap. Add 1/2 tsp at a time for better control, then fill up each cap to create a little height.
Then place the tray on the middle rack in the oven, and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat when done.
Garnish and serve: Transfer the shrimp stuffed mushrooms to a serving plate, then sprinkle the remaining chopped parsley on top. Enjoy!
Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 167Calories from Fat 41
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 3.6g
Vitamin A 170IU
Vitamin C 4mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
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Add a touch of elegance to your appetizers with these delicious shrimp stuffed mushrooms. Perfect for any dinner party.