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Healthy Stuffed Mushrooms (You Can Make Ahead!)

Everybody’s favorite party appetizer got a makeover and turned into a delicious and healthy stuffed mushroom recipe made with grated parmesan cheese and lots of garlic ('cuz it's so good!). No breadcrumbs involved so this recipe is not only healthy and yummy but also gluten-free, paleo, and low-carb.

Categories Appetizer, Clean Eating, gluten free, Healthy Recipes, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Difficulty Easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20 mushrooms
Calories 47 kcal
Author Lacey Baier


  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp plus 1/2 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/4 tsp black pepper, divided
  • 20 large cremini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp shallot, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, divided into wedges, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; Set aside.

  2. Toss almond meal with 2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper and thyme and spread over the baking sheet. Bake until golden, approximately 6-8 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  3. Carefully remove the stems from the mushroom caps. Reserve half of the stems and innards and finely chop (you can discard the rest), as they will be added to the stuffing.
  4. On a different baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place the cleaned mushrooms, stem-side down, on the sheet. Place mushrooms in the oven and bake until they start to release their juices, approximately 10 minutes.
  5. While mushrooms are baking, heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a medium skillet. Add the chopped mushroom stems, onion, shallot, sea salt, and pepper, and cook for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and oregano, stirring occasionally until golden and cooked through.
  6. Remove from heat and add to the breadcrumbs in a large mixing bowl. Add parmesan and parsley and toss until well combined.
  7. Pack stuffing into the opening of each mushroom, pressing gently, and lay on a clean baking sheet. Bake until the mushrooms are tender and stuffing is golden, approximately 15-20 minutes. Take care not to over-crowd the mushrooms to allow for even cooking. 
  8. To serve, top with fresh parsley and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice over the mushrooms.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Stuffed Mushrooms (You Can Make Ahead!)
Amount Per Serving (2 mushrooms)
Calories 47 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.