“The meaty texture of portobello mushrooms will make you think you're eating steak,” says Diane Lombardo of New Castle, Pennsylvania. “With a cheesy spinach filling, this is a marvelous main dish. Pepper flakes add color and a kick.”
These crumb-topped appetizers never last long at parties. The rich filling of cream cheese, artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese and green onion is terrific. You can broil them in your oven to enjoy any time of year. —Ruth Lewis, West Newton, Pennsylvania
Don't like mushrooms? Guess again…you will now! These pretty appetizers taste divine. For a main dish, double the filling and use large portobellos. (This recipe was first place winner in the Mushrooms Every Day, Every Way contest "Inspiring Appetizers" category.) —Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario
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
"I first tasted these fun mushroom appetizers at a support group meeting for diabetics," says Beth Ann Howard of Verona, Pennsylvania. "I couldn't believe how yummy they were. Since then, I've shared the recipe with friends and co-workers."
“Mushroom caps plump with crabmeat make a wonderful appetizer for entertaining,” suggests Tonya Farmer, Iowa City, Iowa. She suggests using the recipe as a light entree, served on salad greens or with pasta.