Saturday, December 17, 2011

Margaret's Mushrooms

This family favorite, known simply as "Margaret's Mushrooms," as in "Oh Margaret!  Make your Mushrooms!" is easy to make!  This is more of an idea than a recipe with specific measurements.  I no doubt make it slightly differently every time.
Here are the stuffed mushrooms before cooking. 

@ 18 oz mushrooms
extra mushrooms (optional)
1/3 C onion, chopped finely
1 T  + 1 ½ t butter, divided
1 T and 1-2 t tamari (soy sauce), divided
½ lb Xtra sharp cheddar cheese, grated

Get out an 8" x 8"  baking dish.  Put 1 ½ t of butter and 1-2 t tamari in the dish.

Grate cheese.

Finely chop the onion.  Use whatever type of onion you wish in desired amount.  (Today, I used a red onion.)

Remove stems from mushrooms and place them on cutting board.  

At this point it may be necessary to carve out the inside of the mushroom cap a little.  

When finished, place mushroom cap in the baking dish, open side up.  

Finely chop the mushroom stems, the carved out cap insides, and any extra mushrooms you wish to add.  

Today, I added a few shitakes.

On low to medium heat, melt @ 1 T butter in pan on stovetop.  
Add onion and saute till beginning to get browned.
Add the chopped mushrooms, stirring, for a few minutes till they are slightly cooked.
Add 1T tamari and stir.
Add cheese, turn off heat, and stir till melted.
Spoon mixture into open mushroom caps.
Bake in a 350 degree oven till browned about 20 minutes.
There will be liquid in the bottom of the dish when finished.  This makes a delicious gravy.

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photos by me © 2011


  1. I love mushrooms! This sounds amazing. Bookmarking! I'll have to let you know when I find a chance to give this a try.

  2. Oh I love mushrooms too! My husband doesn't but that just leaves all the more for me! I'm bookmarking this!

  3. Oh, yum! We keep the mushroom growers in business around here -- I'm definitely going to try your recipe!

  4. These look amazing! Can you believe I refused to taste a mushroom until I was in my mid twenties? Now I can kick myself in the butt for missing all those years of delicious eating!

  5. Mmmmm! sounds soooooo good! Thanks for sharing =)

  6. Oh my goodness - these mushrooms sound wonderful! No wonder everyone is after you to make them all the time.

  7. I love made up recipes, and I love mushrooms. They are so versatile! This looks like something that would be quickly gobbled up at a party.

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  8. Please may we come and live with you? We LOVE these!

  9. Hi There, Just stopping by to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2012...

    Those mushrooms look AWESOME... Yum!!!


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