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I hope you are having a wonderful summer, spring, autumn or winter, depending on the time of the year you are reading this. Today, I am posting another easy low carb recipe, dedicated to mushroom lovers this time: Easy Low Carb Stuffed Mushrooms.
Why cook easy low carb stuffed mushrooms today?
Because mushrooms are so versatile and not only can they replace meat in various diets, but they can give a meaty consistence to any stir-fry or grill. You can use mushrooms in Italian pasta dishes, soups, pizza, Asian cuisines, etc and they’re amazing every time.
Fun facts about mushrooms
A year ago, a friend told me: “Mushrooms are evil.” That kind of reaction is usually triggered by people, right? Most probably, my friend was thinking of that kind of mushrooms that do not necessarily fill your tummy, but give you a buzz. An existential one, if we are to believe users.
According to justfunfacts.com:
“No one knows how many types of mushrooms exist in nature…
The rare European white truffle is the world’s most expensive mushroom, with a price tag that can exceed 2,200 euros per 0.45 kilograms (1 pound).”
I hope these two excerpts made you curious :). Read more fun facts here.
Are mushrooms low carb and keto friendly?
Low carb diet (or its version called keto, or keto lifestyle as I love calling it) recommends low quantity of carbs and promotes greens, cauliflower, avocado, tomatoes, eggplant and the mighty mushrooms!
With their filling, creamy texture, mushrooms are one of the keto friendliest vegetables. Not only are they low in carbs, calories and fat, but also rich in potassium, magnesium and zinc.
How can you cook mushrooms?
Although you can eat mushrooms raw or cooked, you should pay attention to the type of mushroom you are preparing, as some of them are not suitable for salads, for instance. Let’s see a list of mushroom dishes you can choose from:
- mushroom soup
- cold or hot mushroom dip
- mushroom pizza topping
- sauteed mushrooms
- pasta with mushrooms
- buttered mushrooms
- mushroom risotto
- and today’s stuffed mushrooms to name a few.
Looking for simple mushroom recipes? Check out these delicious combinations:
Now let’s dive into the secrets of Easy Low Carb Stuffed Mushrooms and cook one of the nicest mushrooms dishes on this planet!
Easy Low Carb Stuffed MushroomsCourse: Appetizers, SidesCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
Easy Low Carb Stuffed Mushrooms make for a delicious appetizer or a simple side dish (served with meat.)
12 medium fresh mushrooms
1 small onion chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp parsley chopped
1/4 cup Parmesan/pressed cheese grated
3 tbsp cream cheese (soft)
Pepper, salt, chili flakes to taste
2 tbsp olive oil or butter
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
- Line rimmed baking sheet with foil (optional)
- Wash and clean mushrooms thoroughly. Remove skin if mushrooms are bruised.
- Carefully remove stems
- Pat caps dry with paper towels
- Season caps with salt and pepper (optional)
- Line and bake caps bottoms up in baking sheet for 10-15 minutes
Finely chop stems, discard tough ends
- Heat oil/butter in large skillet over medium heat
- Add chopped onion, mushroom stems, pepper, salt, chili flakes
- Cook for 2 minutes
- Add garlic
- Cook for 2 minutes
- Set aside to cool off for 5 minutes
- Stir in cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and parsley
- Fill each mushroom cap with a good amount of stuffing
- Place mushroom caps on baking sheet
- Bake for 20 minutes or until mushrooms are cooked through
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Do you have any easy recipe suggestions? Send me a message!