Eggplant Stuffed Mushrooms

Guest post by Steph from Orangespoken.

Hors d’oeuvres are one of those things that I always save room for when dining out. I’m the

kind of person that would rather snack on something savory before a meal than sweet after.

When I’m at home cooking, I rarely prepare appetizers. I’ll go as far as whipping up a salad, but

nothing more complicated than that.

These days, the guy and I find ourselves eating at home more often than not, so it’s been a

while since I’ve dined on something really delicious before a main dish. While I was grocery

shopping this morning, I suddenly had this ridiculous craving for my favorite appetizer of all

time: stuffed mushrooms. I didn’t know what I was going to cook for dinner, but I knew I was

going to whip up something unexpected in our household: a Hors d’oeuvre!

Your typical restaurant style stuffed mushrooms aren’t always the image of healthy eating.

Stuffed with bread crumbs, sausage, cheeses (sometimes even cream cheese!) and butter,

eating just 1 of these can definitely be an indulgence! OR you can whip up my eggplant stuffed

mushrooms and have 3 or 4 of these without the guilt. What’s even better? You can find all of

the produce for these little gems at Parkesdale, and they’re a snap to make if you’re looking to

bring something scrumptious to a party.

And don’t worry. You’ll get the same amount of satisfaction as the real deal. They’re that good.

The eggplant combined with the garlic, onion and freshly grated Parmesan cheese make for a

hearty, rich and savory filling that won’t disappoint. I predict that it will become a versatile goto filling too. I’m already thinking it would be fantastic stuffed inside some boneless chicken



Or spread on top of some toast points.

Or as a topping for baked fish.

Or mixed inside an egg frittata.

Or devoured with a fork right out of the skillet like a stoker desperately shoveling coal into a

steam train’s engine.

I may or may not have done that last one already.


What are your favorite healthy Hors d’oeuvres?


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3 Responses to Eggplant Stuffed Mushrooms

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  2. Xnjkid says:

    Do you sauté the mushrooms before baking them?

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