Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms with Lemon and Peas

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Season: Spring
Dietary Need: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 119 kcal

Highlighted ingredients are locally grown or produced and may be purchased at Urbana's Market at the Square.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Remove stems from mushrooms; discard stems or save for another use. Place mushroom caps, stemmed sides down, in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Lightly coat tops of mushroom caps with cooking spray. Bake for 5 minutes. Remove mushrooms and drain, stemmed sides down, on a double thickness of paper towels. Set pan aside.

  3. In a medium saucepan cook peas in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes or just until tender; drain. Plunge into a bowl of ice water to cool quickly; drain again.

  4. Place 3/4 cup of the peas in a blender or food processor. Add oil, lemon peel, lemon juice, and snipped mint. Cover and blend or process until nearly smooth. Transfer pea mixture to a medium bowl. Stir in the remaining peas and spring garlic. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  5. Spoon pea mixture into mushroom caps. Arrange the stuffed mushrooms in the same baking pan. Sprinkle with cheese.

  6. Bake for about 8 minutes more or until mushrooms are heated through and cheese is melted.

  7. Serve warm or at room temperature. YUM!

Recipe Notes

Why Is It Healthy?

  • Peas contain just about every vitamin and mineral you need, in addition to a significant amount of fiber. What makes peas unique from other vegetables is their high protein content.
  • Cayenne pepper can stimulate your body's circulation and reduce acidity. It's also used to help digestion!
  • Mushrooms are an excellent source of many minerals, including copper, selenium, and phosphorus. They are also an excellent source of B vitamins, including B2, niacin, and pantothenic acid. In addition, mushrooms are a very good source of potassium, zinc, vitamin B1, and manganese.

This recipe is sourced from Better Homes & Gardens.
Presented in partnership with Creative Health.

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Mushrooms with Lemon and Peas
Amount Per Serving (3 mushrooms)
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 5g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.