Making stuffed portobellos for guys watching a hockey game was quite an endeavor. I made two dozen for six guys, and as the game got more exciting, they screamed for more. Scraping the gills from the underside of the mushroom is easy if you use a small teaspoon, gently, so as not to crack the cap. The amount of cheese, pepperoni and spices is entirely up to whatever satisfies your team. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
Feta cheese and spinach add Mediterranean flair to Sandy Rossier's mushroom caps. "They are delicious and filling," she pens from Brooksville, Florida. Try them for a simple entree, side dish or extravagant, sit-down appetizer.
"If you like mushrooms," assures Patricia Kile from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, "you'll love this appetizer! As soon as I tasted it for the first time at a friend's house, I had to get the recipe." Not on the rich side—but full cheese and seasonings—the puffs are satisfying by themselves or as accompaniments to other dishes.
Every Christmas Eve, I bring out a platter of my fresh-from-the-oven mushrooms. When you want a change, consider fixing the sausage and cream cheese filling all by itself—it's good spread on baguette slices and crackers. —Debby Beard, Eagle, Colorado
Guests will think you fussed over these rich, creamy stuffed mushrooms, but they go together so easily! The flavorful artichoke filling makes this party appetizer something special. —Amy Gaisford, Salt Lake City, Utah