Stuffed Mushrooms

As demonstrated in the “Santa’s Favorite App(etizers)” episode of Live It – December 2019

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12 whole mushrooms

1 Tbsp butter

1 Tbsp minced garlic

6 oz light cream cheese, cubed

¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

¼ tsp onion powder

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

¼ tsp salt

Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350º and grease a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Break off mushroom stems and set them off to the side for later use.
  3. Place mushrooms top-side down onto prepared baking sheet.
  4. Heat up skillet on medium-high heat, then add butter and garlic. Dice mushroom stems and add to skillet, then cook until mushrooms begin to soften. Add cream cheese, Parmesan and spices. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook, mixing until cheese is melted.
  5. Use a small scoop or spoon to fill the mushrooms with about 1 Tbsp of the mixture.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until hot.
  7. Garnish with fresh parsley and more Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Serving size: 2 mushrooms

Calories  119.5

Total Fat  8.8 g

Saturated Fat  5.1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat  0.2 g

Monounsaturated Fat  0.9 g

Cholesterol  28.5 mg

Sodium  329.6 mg

Potassium  120.4 mg

Total Carbohydrate  3.9 g

Dietary Fiber  0.5 g

Sugars  2.7 g

Protein  4.9 g

Live It is a cooking demonstration presented by the Nutrition Food Services and Wellness Departments at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC). Episodes are hosted by registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Andrea Miller, and each features a different special guest sous chef. The goal of Live It is to showcase nutrient-dense foods and teach viewers doable ways to use them in order to promote wellness in our community. Held once a month at Bryan Hospital, the show is recorded by Bryan Municipal Utilities in front of a live all-staff audience. For more recipes and to watch past episodes of Live It, visit