Cooking With Toni: Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

I haven’t share recipes in a few weeks so I thought this morning I would share a mushroom appetizer I love.  Whenever I go to Red Lobster or Olive Garden I ALWAYS get the stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer.  So delicious!  Well I wanted to be able to make some mushroom appetizers at home so I started looking through my cookbooks a while back and found some that I loved in The Taste of Home Cookbook.

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 24 to 30 large fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 pound ground fully cooked ham
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup onion and garlic salad croutons crushed
  • 4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 1.5 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano


  1. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp.  Using slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  2. Remove mushroom stems from caps; set caps aside.  Mince half the stems and discard the rest.  Add minces stems to drippings; saute for 2-3 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients and reserved bacon.
  3. Firmly stuff into mushroom caps.  Place in a greased 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan.  Bake at 425° for 12-15 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender.

This recipe is so good I am sure like in my house it will become a regular in yours!  It is great for an appetizer or a side dish.

*This is not an original recipe this was taken from The Taste of Home CookBook.

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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!


  1. 1

    This recipe sounds yuuuummy! Im printing this out right now, hopefully ill b able to make it sometime this week, thanks for sharing :))

  2. 2

    I love stuffed mushrooms and this sounds fabulous. We just bought a big container of them too…

  3. 3

    Mmmmm I can see these mushrooms coming out of the oven, sizzling and smelling soooo good! These would be a great appetizer to bring to a family get together – the best things people bring are those that go into the oven for a bit and are served piping hot. I want everyone to be raving about what I brought – bingoj!

  4. 4

    Hmm I love having stuffed mushrooms, too, and I never make them, and i don’t know why! But this recipe has me wanting to make them soon! They would make an otherwise boring meal really perk up as memorable!