Vegan stuffed mushrooms

Vegan stuffed mushrooms

vegan stuffed mushrooms stuffed

I needed a breather from all the sweet stuff my kitchen has been busy churning out lately so I’ve decided to regale you with a deliciously savoury and appropriately Christmassy appetizer today – vegan stuffed mushrooms. For me, mushrooms always remind me of home and the comfort of my mum’s cooking. One dish that I am particularly fond of is dead simple yet insanely delicious – whole mushroom caps pan-fried in a generous amount of – I’m ashamed to admit – butter. The smell of my mum making those would permeate throughout the house and suddenly my Dad, Brother and I would be like a kettle of vultures, forks in hands! The beautiful thing about this dish is that, other than some salt and pepper, maybe a garlic clove as seasoning, all you need is a loaf of good sourdough to mop up the pan juices with. The mere thought of these mushrooms makes me drool.

These mushrooms are not that rustic and a bit more complicated to make but they are also much more festive looking, so I hope you may be tempted to welcome them on your Christmas table. The pre-baked mushroom caps are lovingly basted in a quick garlic and rosemary oil and filled with a heady mixture of fried shallots, garlic, winter herbs, panko breadcrumbs and nuts. They are not difficult to make and they are delicious, full of homely, wintery flavours and with bags of umami (cos mushrooms and miso are umami bombs). They are certainly good enough to feed my mushroom habit so if you or your fellow diners have a thing for mushrooms too, I am pretty sure they will be an instant hit. Enjoy. x

vegan stuffed mushrooms making

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vegan stuffed mushrooms stuffing

vegan stuffed mushrooms

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20 min
35 min
20 min
35 min
  • 18 medium chestnut mushrooms
  • olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, 2 diced finely + 1 whole
  • coarse sea salt
  • a pinch of dry rosemary (optional)
  • 2 medium shallots, very finely diced
  • 5 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 sprig of rosemary, leaves finely chopped
  • few thyme sprigs, leaves picked
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp white / shiro miso
  • zest of 1 lemon + 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 35 g / ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs (GF breadcrumbs for GF version)
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts or chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 200° C / 390° F.
  2. Clean the mushrooms with a damp brush or cloth (do not wash them) and cut out all of the stems and save them for the stuffing.
  3. Coat the caps in 2 tbsp of olive oil (you can skip the oil if you wish but the mushrooms will be a bit drier) and place them on a baking tray, gill side down, and bake for about 15 minutes, flipping them to the other side halfway through.
  4. Crush the whole garlic clove with a pinch of coarse salt and dry rosemary in a pestle and mortar. You could also slice the garlic thinly first and crush it on a bread board with the side of a knife. Pound the garlic into a smooth paste and then add approximately 2 tbsp of olive oil to it to create a garlicky oil.
  5. Meanwhile dice the mushroom stems really finely.
  6. Heat up 15 ml / 1 tbsp of oil in a medium frying pan, add diced shallots and fry them off gently until almost translucent, stirring often.
  7. Next add in diced garlic, chopped fresh herbs, nutritional yeast, black pepper and ¼ tsp of salt. Continue frying until the shallots are translucent and garlic is fragrant.
  8. Next stir in diced mushroom stems. Fry off until the stems are cooked.
  9. Once mushroom caps are done baking, lower the oven temperature to 170° C / 340° F.
  10. Mix the baking juices into the miso paste. Mix diluted miso paste into the stuffing mixture before adding in lemon zest and juice.
  11. Stir in breadcrumbs and pine nuts making sure they are evenly distributed.
  12. Finally stir 15-30 ml / 1-2 tbsp of olive oil through the mixture. Adjust the seasoning and check that the mixture is moist but not overly soggy.
  13. Brush the insides of the caps with the garlic oil you made earlier before stuffing them with the mixture.
  14. Bake the stuffed mushrooms for about 15-20 minutes until the tops are browned.


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3 g
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7 reviews, 19 comments
My friend brought these to a party as an appetizer. Delicious! This is what I'm bringing to the next gathering!
    How lovely to hear that, Sharon! Thank you so much, I am delighted that you enjoyed these so much. x Ania
I don’t usually write reviews but I’ve had a lot of stuffed mushrooms and these were the absolute greatest!!!!! All my friends absolutely loved them.
    Thanks so much, Sara! I am so happy to hear that they won your and your friends' hearts! And thank you for writing this lovely review - they are so important for online creators. x Ania
Do you think I can prep these in advance - bake the mushrooms and stuff them- and then leave the final step for the night of?
    Hi Lindsey,
    Yes, absolutely, this should work well. Hope you'll enjoy them! x Ania
This recipe is quite nice, I had to make some alterations to avoid using oil, aquafaba is a fantastic substitute in the garlic paste. I will absolutely be making these again!
    Thanks Moriah! I'm glad you enjoyed it and thanks for letting me know! Ania
This sounds delicious. Why do you add miso to the recipe?
Thanks and Happy Holidays!
    Hi Stephanie,
    I use it for flavour! x Ania
Who else sang the Smelly Cat 🐱 song but w/ Lazy Cat. LoL
❤️ Friends
    Excuse me...? Are you calling my cat smelly?? ;) x Ania
Jodie McKay:
We tried out this recipe for the first time using Swiss Brown Mushrooms and only dried/powdered sage, rosemary and thyme herbs instead of fresh . They were absolutely divine! The flavours are so well balanced and all the different flavours came through in every bite! We will definitely make them again - we are even talking about including them on our Christmas lunch feast table!
Thank you for this very clever and extremely yummy recipe!
    Thank you, Jodie! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed these and many thanks for taking the time to leave this lovely review - I really appreciate it. x Ania
I don’t usually leave reviews but these stuffed mushrooms were just SO GOOD! Absolutely delicious - will definitely make these again. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Thanks, Cath! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed them so much and thank you for taking the time to leave a review - I really appreciate it. x Ania
Wendy Rush:
Looking forward to making your recipies.
    Thanks Wendy, I hope you'll enjoy them. x Ania
Annabel Brand:
delicious!!!! Tho I just used any portobello and button mushrooms. A heavenly recipe x
    Thank you, Annabel! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe and thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review – it’s so nice to know that my work is appreciated. x Ania
Jackie S.:
I made these as a starter on Christmas Eve and they were wonderfully tasty. I had difficulty getting the stuffing to stay in the caps but think I should have got larger mushrooms (someone else bought them on my behalf, not knowing what I wanted them for) but I cooked all the excess mixture along side and everything was eaten but it didn’t look as elegant as your photo! Would definitely make these again, soooo good.
    Thank you, Jackie! That's lovely to hear! Sounds like maybe the 'stuffing' dried out a touch too much in the oven so next time add a splash more moisture prior to stuffing. The flavour is the most important thing though so I'm very happy to hear that you liked them enough to make again. x Ania
Hello! This recipe looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it out!
Can I omit miso? Or can I substitute it with something else?
Thanks for your answer!
Greetings from Cyprus!
    Hi Eliana,
    Thank you. Sure, you can skip it and add more salt and moisture (a splash of white wine, for example) to compensate. Hope you'll enjoy them. Ania
Amy D.:
Looks delicious! What is a chestnut mushroom though? I have never seen that in any grocery that I can recall. What can I substitute? Thanks!
    Hi Amy,
    That's what it looks like. It's the most common mushroom type, comes in white and brown varieties. I used brown, but either will work. Hope this helps! Ania
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