A simple stuffed mushrooms recipe is a super simple crowd-pleaser and one of the most delicious ways to stuff mushrooms. Got leftover Thanksgiving dressing, here is a great way to use it up. You will not find a tastier stuffed mushrooms recipe.

What Are Simple Stuffed Mushrooms

This recipe for stuffed mushrooms makes me do a face plant, why the hell didn’t I think of this? So simple and so damn delicious! I originally found this recipe over on the FoodNetwork website. What a great idea! The idea of using stuffing as stuffing was a serious duh moment. And this recipe is definitely easier than trying to find a wise man in the white house. Or getting your boyfriend to ask for directions. What an awesome way to use leftover Thanksgiving stuffing in a unique and tasty way. Even if you are not using leftovers, it is still easy to just make them with boxed stuffing. In my humble opinion though, homemade stuffing is far superior and takes just a little more time to prepare.

Fresh portobello mushrooms.

Fresh portobello mushrooms.

What To Do With Leftover Dressing

Mom tried to find creative things to do with leftover dressing, but honestly getting us kids to eat leftovers was as painful as getting watching Hillery Clinton run for president. I think moms best creation was a recipe she found for a leftover dressing casserole. I love simple stuffed mushrooms for two reasons. One, they are really delicious, and two, they are about the simplest thing you can think of to do with leftovers. Going to be watching a lot of football this weekend, here is a great appetizer that everyone will love!

Removing mushroom stems from mushrooms to make stuffed mushrooms.

Removing mushroom stems from mushrooms.

How To Cook Stuffed Mushrooms In A Dutch Oven

It just like you would in an oven, only you have to prepare your coals ahead of time instead of preheating the oven. Find a good Dutch oven table or use an old charcoal grill if you find a campfire too burdensome at this time of year. Also, if you are unsure how many coals to use to bake your mushrooms, then consult the Dutch oven chart on this website. This handy little tool helps you determine how many coals to use for the size of Dutch oven you are using and the type of cooking you are doing.

Melted Butter

Melted Butter

Stuffed Mushrooms For Grilling

Grilling mushrooms are pretty easy, just keep the temperature at around the same as you would in the oven and make sure you grill them over indirect heat. When I have grilled mushrooms in the past, I placed them in a muffin pan and put them on the grill. This kept the mushrooms from flaring up and they were easier to work with. Regardless of how you place them, indirect heat is the key.

Dip the mushroom in butter for better flavor and to keep the mushroom moist.

Dip the mushroom in butter for better flavor and to keep the mushroom moist.

How To Cook Stuffed Mushrooms In The Oven

Not sure I even need to address how to cook stuffed mushrooms in an oven, but there is one thing I do with my stuffed mushrooms to set them apart. My trick is to dip the mushrooms in butter.  The reason I dip my stuffed mushrooms in butter is for two reasons. One, if you do not add some sort of fat to the outside of the mushroom, it shrivels up like an old man and has a weird texture. Two, I found that dipping the mushrooms in butter not only helps them to not shrivel up quite as much but also adds a ton of flavor. Try it, you will love it.

Easy stuffed mushrooms, stuffed with stuffing.

Easy stuffed mushrooms, stuffed with stuffing.

Which Mushrooms To Use For Simple Stuffed Mushrooms

I used baby portabella mushrooms. The reason why I use portabella mushrooms is I wanted a good meaty mushroom that would be big enough to stuff a lot of dressing in. You can use any mushroom type you like, as long as it will hold stuffing.

Add leftover Thanksgiving dressing to mushroom caps to make stuffed mushrooms.

Adding dressing to mushroom caps.

Portabella Or Portobello

Portobello mushroom recipes are pretty popular, but I was wondering which is the correct spelling, I have seen both portabella and portobello. Apparently, both spellings are used and are quite common. So if the grammar nazi’s out there have an opinion, I would love to hear it. I love learning something new when I write and research posts and your opinion matters to me.

Stuffing stuffed mushrooms.

Stuffing stuffed mushrooms.

Can Stuffed Mushrooms Be Made Ahead Of Time

Absolutely, just cover them and place them in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook them. Be sure to use a good cover, you don’t want the stuffing getting stale, soggy, or picking up off flavors from that science project your kid just tossed in the fridge.

Easy stuffed mushrooms with leftover Thanksgiving stuffing.

Stuffed mushrooms with leftover Thanksgiving stuffing.

How To Make Simple Stuffed Mushrooms For Thanksgiving

I don’t want to risk insulting your intelligence but it is pretty easy, remove the mushroom caps, place stuffing, bake. As I said before, use butter. It really makes a difference. If you do not want to use butter, olive oil works well too. But screw that, I’m not going for healthier, I’m going for comfort food flavor and these babies have it!

Portobella mushrooms stuffed with leftover thanksgiving stuffing.

Mushrooms stuffed with leftover Thanksgiving stuffing.


Credits: This recipe idea was first discovered on the FoodNetwork website. It has been adapted here to suit my tastes. Because butter adds flavor.

Simple Stuffed Mushrooms With Dressing

Easy to make and absolutely delicious stuffed mushrooms.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 152 kcal
Author Barbara Tidwell


  • 12 2 1/2 inch Portobella Mushrooms
  • 1/8 c butter, melted
  • 1/8 c fresh parmesan cheese
  • 1 c leftover stuffing


  1. Preheat the oven to 375° F. You can also put these in a pan on the grill over indirect heat.

  2. Remove the stems from the mushrooms. You can do this by cutting a little around the cap where the membranes are, then gently pull the stem off. You can save the stems for another dish, or toss them.

  3. Dip each mushroom cap in melted butter. Thoroughly coat the mushroom. Use olive oil if you prefer.

  4. Stuff each cap with leftover dressing. Alternatively, you can make up a box of stove top to make this great appetizer for any occasion. Place the mushrooms on a baking sheet.

  5. Sprinkle a little parmesan cheese over each stuffed mushroom.

  6. Place in the oven at 375° F for 20 to 25 minutes.