Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms
These three-ingredient stuffed mushrooms are a twist on a pizza without all the carbs. The mushrooms are stuffed with cheese and pepperoni for a fun bite-sized snack that’s great for game-days or parties.
I love easy appetizers for game-days and parties and recently I made these stuffed mushrooms. I made them for Labor Day and they turned out so well I’ll be making them all fall.
I see a lot of stuffed mushrooms with goat cheese and other ingredients, but I happen to love mushroom pizza so I thought I could just skip the pizza dough part and just bake up some mushrooms stuffed with my favorite pizza toppings, which happen to be pepperoni and cheese.
These pizza stuffed mushrooms are so easy – you only need three ingredients to make them.
Ingredients for Stuffed Mushrooms
Mushrooms: It’s best to use larger mushrooms so you have more surface area to work with. Costco sells the oversized mushrooms for a really good price. I used brown bella mushrooms and I removed the stems before stuffing them.
Pepperoni: I love mini pepperoni, but if you can’t find them you can use regular-sized pepperoni slices and cut them into smaller pieces.
Mozzarella cheese: It’s best to use low-moisture mozzarella cheese instead of fresh mozzarella. Fresh mozzarella releases moisture when it heats up and could make your stuffed mushrooms soggy.
To make the stuffed mushrooms, all you do is fill the mushrooms with the cheese and top them with some pepperoni. Bake them at 350°F for 10 to 15 minutes or until the mushrooms are cooked and the cheese is melted.
The mushrooms will release some moisture as they bake, but I didn’t find this to be a problem. I love the combination of the mushrooms, pepperoni and cheese – just like pizza without all the carbs!
Once the mushrooms cool off a bit you can easily pop a whole one in your mouth. They’re a great snack or appetizer.
Other Pizza Appetizers
Looking for more pizza appetizers? You might like my Cauliflower Pizza Muffins, Eggplant Pizzas and 7-Layer Pizza Dip, too.
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- mini pepperonis
- oversized mushrooms
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Preheat oven to 350°F. Wash mushrooms and remove stems.
Fill mushrooms with shredded cheese and top with 3-4 mini pepperonis. Place on baking sheet.
Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes until mushrooms are cooked. Serve immediately.