The holidays may bring opportunities for fancy dinners and cocktail parties, but it’s the impromptu moments that sometimes mean the most like these easy Garlic and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms.
During the holidays, you always be prepared with a shortlist of simple and quick go-to recipes like these mushrooms stuffed with Boursin® cheese to earn you the reputation as the holiday hostess with the mostess – even if you didn’t put forth much effort!
I love that the holidays remind us to spending together. It’s so easy all year long to let everything get in the way, but at least between rolling out the first big orange pumpkin until the Big Ball drops on January 1, we try to make time to say hello, catch up and give that much-needed hug.
While you can’t always be ready with a fridge full of perfect appetizers ready to go, having a few staples around will make your guests think you’ve been slaving away for hours before they showed up! Check out the Walmart deli and produce areas for meats and cheeses like Boursin® to create a cheese plate and these Garlic and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms (that have less than five ingredients) paired with a good wine for a beautiful and delicious presentation to be proud to your own!
The feature of the Garlic and Herb stuffed mushrooms is creamy Boursin® cheese. Seasoned with garlic and fine herbs wrapped in its signature foil, it’s hard not to devour this rich, but airy cheese before it’s stuffed into the mushrooms (just remember to buy two – one to nibble, one to use for the recipe.)
Because there’s already the great flavor of herbs and garlic, the cheese doesn’t need anything extra added to the filling. However, I added a few leaves of fresh basil chopped finely to just add a little more color to the mixture, but in a fix, you don’t have to worry about herbs. Lastly, topped with shredded Parmesan cheese and baked in the oven, you’ll have a sinfully decadent bite-sized app in just about 25-30 minutes.
Now just be ready for the rich smell of garlic that will take over your kitchen…it’s heavenly!
For another quick app that will wow your gifts, make sure you always have veggies, breads and crackers around, especially during the holidays. You can present a serious spread by just pan frying a few slices of bread with butter then spreading a little Boursin® Monterey Jack & Spicy Pepper Cheese Dip on the top.
Or for a little healthier spin, stuff some of the creamy spread in celery sticks. Two apps in about two minutes (okay, maybe five), you’re ready to enjoy a little time to catch up with you eat up!
You can try other recipes with Boursin® on its holiday resource www.boursinpartytricks.com.
A quick and easy yet impressive appetizer perfect for last-minute hospitality.
- Cooking Spray
- 1 package whole mushrooms (white or portobellos)
- 1 package Boursin® cheese
- 2–3 basil leaves, chopped finely (optional)
- 2 tablespoon parmesan cheese, shredded
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray pan with cooking spray.
- Remove mushrooms steps from the caps. Chop stems finely.
- Combine chopped mushrooms, chopped basil and Boursin® cheese in a bowl until filly blended.
- Add mixture to mushroom caps until full and rounded.
- Place all the mushrooms in pan and then sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
- Bake mushrooms for 25-30 minutes until golden.
- When done, remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes and serve!
- Serving Size: 10
- Calories: 97
- Sugar: 0
- Sodium: 158
- Fat: 8
- Saturated Fat: 5
- Unsaturated Fat: 2
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 1
- Protein: 6
- Cholesterol: 25