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This Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms recipe is so easy and quick to prepare. It’s just like eating pizza without all the carbs or guilt. They make for the perfect addition to your appetizer table!
Pizza Lovers Rejoice!
Let me start off by saying that, as of now, these pizza stuffed mushrooms are absolutely my favorite way to eat mushrooms. They’re cheesy, saucy and downright delicious! If you’re making these for guests, I may suggest you double the recipe. Once these bubbling cheesy bites of heaven come out of the oven, you’ll be having trouble keeping your hands off them.
I’ve always been a big fan of stuffed mushrooms. They’re the perfect vessel for pretty much any flavor combination you’re craving. You can keep them simple or go all out! Besides that, they’re a great one or two bite, mess free appetizer that I guarantee will be a big hit wherever you serve them.
- Mushrooms – I used cremini, aka baby bella, mushrooms. White button mushrooms will work too.
- Mini pepperoni links – If you can’t find any, regular pepperoni will work cut into small pieces.
- Pizza sauce – Spaghetti sauce will work if that’s all you have on hand, but pizza sauce has a thicker and more ideal consistency.
- Mozzarella – Other stretchy cheeses such as provolone would be great to mix in.
- Pepper – Freshly ground is best.
- Basil – You can use dried but, again, fresh is best!
Give These Flavor Combos a Try
Use your favorite type of pizza to inspire you with your stuffed mushrooms! Give these a try:
- BBQ or buffalo sauce and chicken
- Italian sausage
- Pineapple and ham
- Bell pepper, onion, and black olives
You can also give some of my other stuffed mushroom recipes a taste!
- Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms
- Bacon and Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms
- Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
- French Onion Soup Stuffed Mushrooms
- Crispy Baked Parmesan Garlic Breaded Mushrooms
How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms
- Prep the mushrooms: Preheat the oven to 450F and spray your skillet with cooking spray. Remove the mushroom stems by gently twisting them off. Arrange the mushrooms, top side down, in the skillet.
- Stuff the mushrooms: Spoon 1-2 tsp of pizza sauce into each mushroom. Top each mushroom with 1-2 tbsp cheese, then arrange 2-4 pepperoni slices on top.
- Bake the mushrooms: Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the cheese melts and turns slightly golden.
How to Serve
This recipe is great for game day, entertaining guests with finger foods, or an addition to a potluck. Trying to come up with an appetizer menu? Try these recipes!
- Baked Parmesan Zucchini Crisps
- Skillet Pizza Dip
- Potato Skins
- Sweet Chicken Bacon Bites
- Best Ever Spinach Dip
- Lemon Pepper Wings
- Easy Sausage Pesto Ring
These stuffed mushrooms are best served fresh. If you want to save yourself some time, you can arrange the mushrooms in the skillet and stuff them. Save baking for the day-of!
While these will last 5 days in the fridge before going bad, the mushrooms may get a bit soggy with the sauce sitting inside. I would prep these 1-2 days before I plan on baking and serving them. I don’t suggest freezing your mushrooms; as they thaw, they will become quite slimy. Fresh is best for optimal mushroom deliciousness!
How to Store Leftovers
Your leftovers will last up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge. You can reheat them with a quick zap in the microwave, or in the oven at 400F for 4-10 minutes or until heated through. Just like a regular slice of pizza, these stuffed mushrooms taste awesome cold as well!
As I’ve mentioned above, don’t pop these in the freezer. The texture mushrooms get after being frozen and thawed is not particularly appetizing.
Looking for More Mushroom Recipes? Try These!
- Chicken in White Wine Sauce with Mushrooms
- Red Wine Mushrooms
- Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms
- Mushroom Arugula Warm Salad
- Steak and Mushroom Pie
- Creamy Garlic Parmesan Mushrooms
- Chicken and Mushrooms in Creamy Dill Sauce
- Italian Roasted Mushrooms and Veggies
- Preheat oven to 450℉.
- If you’re using a cast iron skillet spray it with cooking spray. Arrange the mushrooms in the skillet.
- Fill each mushroom with about 1 to 2 tsp of pizza sauce. Top each mushroom with 1 to 2 tbsp of mozzarella cheese, then with 2 or 3 pepperoni slices.
- Bake for about 15 to 18 minutes, or until cheese melts and gets a bit golden on top.
- Season with freshly ground black pepper and garnish with basil.
- Your leftovers will last up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge. You can reheat them with a quick zap in the microwave, or in the oven at 400F for 4-10 minutes or until heated through. Just like a regular slice of pizza, these stuffed mushrooms taste awesome cold as well!
- These mushrooms won’t freeze well. The texture mushrooms get after being frozen and thawed is not particularly appetizing.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.