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Stuffed Mushrooms: Creamy Pesto

March 14, 2016

Our family has an absolute obsession with making stuffed mushrooms! Are you a fan of stuffed mushrooms? If you look through the blog, you will find a variety of different types of stuffed mushrooms we’ve made over the years.  We never get tired of coming up with different combinations of flavors and wholesome ingredients. They are all delicious and decadent. We like to call it “The Stuffed Mushrooms Series”, it’s an insider kinda thing.

 

 

This time, we chose to go with a simple creamy pesto sauce to stuff our mushrooms with. To use the word “simple” would be an understatement of how easy it is to make these creamy pesto stuffed mushrooms. Who doesn’t like an easy, peasy appetizer? Can I get an amen?

 

We’ve been talking about all things green and lucky on the blog this month because of St. Patrick’s Day. This appetizer of creamy pesto stuffed mushrooms is perfect for your holiday gathering. The flavor of basil is nothing short of subtle. I love that the creamy pesto sauce has hints of green from the fresh basil leaves without the use of any processed food coloring. Natural is the way to go. It’s decided that we are definitely going to have a platter of these served as hors d’oeuvres for our St. Patrick’s Day dinner party. Yay!

 

 

Sometimes, we serve a five course meal at our gatherings or a simple charcuterie platter. Not this time! We are doing a variety of different appetizers for our guests to take their pick and sample just a little bit of everything.

 

Our food spread for St. Patrick’s Day looks a little bit like this [in no particular order]:

 

  1. Colcannon
  2. Teeny Tiny Roasted Potatoes
  3. Peppercorn Crusted Pork Loin
  4. Shamrock Mint Bites
  5. Stuffed Mushrooms: Creamy Pesto
  6. Rainbow Fruit Skewers
  7. Irish Cream Shots

 

 

I just can’t wait to host our first ever family St. Patrick’s Day party! Out of all the events we have plans out ourselves and been hosts of, St. Patrick’s Day has not been one of them. I guess that’s what has me so revved up about this holiday because I have another excuse to invite some guests over to the new house. I enjoy the planning of a get together with my wife because the thought of bringing everyone closer together warms my heart. And, we love the bonding time of our teamwork to plan everything out to the T (sp?).

 

And just to think that Easter is also right around the corner. Believe you me, I am already making tracks and plans for Resurrection Sunday. My parents will be in town as of next weekend and we are hoping to convince them to stay through till Easter. They plan on leaving the Saturday right before but it would be nice if they can stay for our festive Sunday brunch. If not, we will invite our closest and dearest ones over for brunch after church.

 

 

What are you doing for Easter Sunday? Perhaps an Easter egg hunt or a brunch after church? Drop a message with your ideas, I would love to share them for an Easter round up.

 

XO
 

Stuffed Mushrooms: Creamy Pesto

 

Perfectly crisp Stuffed Mushrooms filled to the brim with a simple Creamy Pesto sauce that will melt in your mouth with every single bite.

 

 Prep time:  10 mins

Cook time:  30 mins

Total time:  40 mins

Serves:  10-20

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 ̊F. Pulse cream cheese and basil leaves in the food processor until smooth.

  2. Remove stem from mushrooms. Pack each mushroom with creamy pesto sauce.

  3. Lightly spray a baking sheet with coconut oil. Place mushrooms on baking sheet with about an inch distance from each other. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

  4. Remove from oven. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.

  5. Serve on a nice platter.

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