Quinoa Stuffed Mushrooms

by Heather on February 9, 2012

Man oh man do I love me some stuffed mushrooms.  Honestly you could probably stuff them with just about anything and I’d show up at your door, drooling and ready to eat.  That’s incentive to make some, right?


Wait, no?  It’s not?  Forget I said it then.  But I do love stuffed mushrooms – I can’t and I won’t apologize for that!

I remember once upon a time when Nate and I first started dating he was adamant about the fact that he?  He did NOT like mushrooms.  They were gross, they were slimy, they were fungus and for crying out loud he was not eating fungus.  I tried time and time again to get him to eat some, just try a bite off of my plate for crying out loud!, they’re delicious, real men eat mushrooms…none of it worked.  He wasn’t having it.


Just to clarify, when you’re in a relationship with someone please don’t make the mistake of thinking you can change them.  It won’t happen.  I do maintain that if it’s something that’s worth it that they will be the ones to change.  Here’s why:


One day I come home from work to find Nate making mushrooms.  Sauteed in butter.  Deglazed with a little wine.  And served with steak.  Oh, and raving about how great mushrooms are and hey! Have I ever tried mushrooms this way?


Yes dear.  Yes I have :)


  • 2 pints baby bella or white mushrooms, wiped clean
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 375.  Remove the woody stems from the mushrooms, reserving about 1/4 cup of them.  Place the mushrooms cap-side down in a baking dish.  Mix together all of the other ingredients until combined.  Finely chop the mushroom stems and fold them into the quinoa mixture.  Spoon some into each mushroom cap – it’s ok if overflows a bit!  Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes until the tops are golden brown.  Serve hot!

You know, I’d like to point out that these are in fact gluten free, but more importantly completely delicious!

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1 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables February 9, 2012

I’m with you, I can’t, for the life of me, understand people who don’t like mushrooms! These look phenom :)


2 Elle February 9, 2012

Oh my gosh, not only do I love stuffed mushrooms–seriously, any day, any time, I’m up for them! But I think i love you for this great idea! I’m always looking for new ways to use mushrooms.

Oh, and when I met my husband, he hated mushrooms. Wouldn’t even touch them. Now he can’t get enough. ;)


3 Kelsey February 9, 2012

These look amazing!! I used to hate mushrooms too until a few years ago- now I can’t get enough of them!


4 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen February 9, 2012

I could probably live off stuffed mushrooms and be very, very happy about it. Throwing quinoa in there is a great idea!


5 d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo February 9, 2012

I love stuffed mushrooms! My mom has a great recipe – http://yellebellyboo.blogspot.com/2011/12/moms-stuffed-mushrooms.html – although they’re quite a bit more buttery than yours.

Your recipe is really different – I love the idea of the quinoa but I’m not so sure about cream cheese…. I’ll have to try them and let you know! I’m always up for something new!


6 Tina @ Best Body Fitness February 9, 2012

Peter hates mushrooms too. I love them and always wish he would eat them more because then I would make tons of mushroom based dinners. I wonder if I could get him to try these!


7 Beth @kitchen minions February 9, 2012

My husband still teases me about the fact that I used to hate mushrooms. Now I can’t get enough of it!


8 Jamie February 9, 2012

Mushrooms? Oh yeah. But you said the magic word: feta. These look stupendous!


9 Anna @ On Anna's Plate February 9, 2012

Ooooh, I Love how creamy these look! And the quinoa automatically makes them healthy, right? :-)


10 Jessica @ How Sweet February 9, 2012

I think I’d pop these like candy!


11 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar February 9, 2012

Mmm mmm so tasty looking!


12 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 9, 2012

Mmm, looks great!!


13 Elizabeth @ chronic venture February 9, 2012

sigh. how yummy!!


14 becca @ bellebottoms February 9, 2012

my boyfriend HATES mushrooms! this is good encouragement for me :) haha

I should also point out he loves bacon, beef, and beer, while I am a veggie lovin’, wine drinking non-meat eater….

just goes to show, love comes in all forms! :)


15 Kris February 9, 2012

for the first 7 years I knew Jason, he would not TOUCH broccoli. now? I catch him eating it raw!! :D

these look amazing!


16 Deanna B. February 9, 2012

I’m dangerous around stuffed mushrooms especially at a party. I will steal the plate and defend myself and the mushrooms with a plastic fork if I have to. Good grief do those look good.


17 Blog is the New Black February 9, 2012

Brilliant idea!


18 Clare February 10, 2012

Loooove stuffed mushrooms :) Thanks for the recipe!


19 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen February 11, 2012

Ha! That’s too funny, my husband used to say that he hated mushrooms too but he’s since changed his tune.


20 Aggie February 25, 2012

Ha! I never really understand my husband’s dislikes :)

These look awesome! Never ever thought to combine quinoa with feta to stuff into mushrooms….YUM!!


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