Easy Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

Hellooooo…pesto!

Was needing a quick and easy appetizer the other day, and (as often seems to be the case) was craving pesto.  So decided to just make a batch of easy pesto stuffed mushrooms!  It is hardly a recipe to post — just mushrooms, your favorite pesto, and you can top them with a variety of little garnishes.  But they were so cute and delicious that I thought they were worth sharing.

I’m counting down the days until I can start growing basil plants again.  Summer is almost here!!!

Easy Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

If you are a fan of pesto, and flavorful mushrooms and all things Italian, you will love this Easy Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms recipe!

Ingredients:

1 lb. cremini or button mushrooms
1/2 cup of your favorite pesto, either homemade or storebought
optional garnishes: shaved Parmesan or other cheeses, toasted pine nuts, and/or Panko breadcrumbs

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, or preheat a smoker.

Carefully remove and discard the stems of the mushrooms, then clean to remove any dirt with a damp cloth. Fill mushroom cavity with pesto (approx. 1 tsp.). Top with a pinch of Panko if desired. Bake or smoke for about 15 minutes, until the mushrooms are cooked and the filling is warm. Garnish with cheese and/or toasted pine nuts.

Ali’s Tip:

These would also be delicious with some crumbled cooked Italian sausage or crabmeat mixed in with the pesto.

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  1. Mal @ The Chic Geek — March 20, 2012 @ 3:22 pm (#)

    I love stuffed mushrooms and I love pesto! These look so yummy

  2. Blog is the New Black — March 20, 2012 @ 3:30 pm (#)

    Such a great idea!

  3. Bev Weidner — March 20, 2012 @ 4:19 pm (#)

    Ohhhhhh yes!

  4. Cassie — March 20, 2012 @ 8:19 pm (#)

    Love these, Ali! Perfect appetizer, or weeknight snack!

  5. Cookin' Cowgirl — March 21, 2012 @ 9:04 am (#)

    YES! Pesto is the besto!! :) I love pesto stuffed mushrooms! Easy entertaining {or just a delicious snack for the fam!}
    Beautiful!!

  6. natalie (the sweets life) — March 21, 2012 @ 12:11 pm (#)

    adorable! and about as easy as it gets!!

    i’m with you–so ready for fresh herbs in my backyard again!

  7. The Food Hunter — March 23, 2012 @ 4:09 pm (#)

    What a great appetizer

  8. Honeywhatscooking — March 29, 2012 @ 10:20 pm (#)

    Oh my this looks crazy good. Creative twist on a classic recipe. Nice.

  9. Carla — April 16, 2012 @ 1:03 pm (#)

    Okay wow these look insanely good! Love the crabmeat suggestion. Pesto + mushrooms are so good together!

  10. Laura — November 18, 2012 @ 11:51 am (#)

    How many does this feed?

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