Monday, December 20, 2010

Olive Garden Stuffed Mushrooms ( copycat )

8 -12 fresh mushrooms
1 (6 ounce) can clams (drained and finely minced, save 1/4 cup of clam juice for stuffing)
1 green onion, finely minced
1 egg  (beaten)
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 cup Italian style breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon oregano leaves
1 tablespoon melted butter, cooled
2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon finely grated Romano cheese
2 tablespoons finely grated mozzarella cheese(for stuffing)
1/4 cup finely grated mozzarella cheese (for garnish)
1/4 cup melted butter
Fresh lemon juice (optional)

1 Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2 Lightly oil a small baking dish.
3 Gently wash and stem mushrooms; pat dry (Save stems for another recipe).
4 Combine clams, onions, garlic salt, minced garlic, butter and oregano in a bowl and mix well.

5 Add Italian bread crumbs, egg, clam juice, mixing well.
6 Add Parmesan, Romano, and Mozzarella cheeses to the clam stuffing and mix well.
7 Place approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons of the clam stuffing mixture inside mushroom cavity and slightly mound (You should be able to stuff between 8- 12 mushrooms depending on the size of mushrooms).

8 Place the stuffed mushrooms in slightly oiled baking dish and pour 1/4 cup melted butter over the top of the mushrooms.
9 Cover and place in oven for about 35- 40 minutes.
10 Remove cover; sprinkle the 1/4 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese on top and pop back in oven just so the cheese melts slightly. Sprinkle with lemon juice

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love stuffed mushrooms and this recipe looks fantastic. I've had fun scrolling through your blog and finding recipes!

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