The festive holiday months are upon us, and with them comes some of my favorite things – family, fun and food.
If you’re looking for a dish to catch eyes and please palates, make my scrumptious goat cheese and sage stuffed mushrooms for your holiday soiree.
A Dish for Your Next Soiree
I know that in my family, finding just the right dish for a family holiday gathering can sometimes be a challenge.
You need to choose a dish that nobody else is bringing, but will please the wide variety of tastebuds at the get together.
My stuffed mushroom appetizer is absolutely perfect for these occasions.
With its simple preparation and luxurious appearance it’s like icing on the cake to any type of celebration.
Mushrooms Put the “Fun” in “Fungi”
A common misconception about mushrooms is that they are vegetables. In reality, they are a type of fungus, but don’t let that deter you!
Mushrooms are delicious, versatile, and they are riddled with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They are chock-full of nutritional value.
Challenge and Please Your Palate
Like mushrooms, goat cheese has a tendency to draw some apprehension.
However, trying new things and expanding your palate is one of the most fun parts of cooking and eating.
Did you know that goat cheese is considered a healthier dairy choice than cow’s cheese?
It has forty percent less fat, cholesterol, and calories than standard cow’s milk cheddar.
This is a huge plus if you’re looking for nutritious alternatives at the holidays.
Goat’s cheese is noted for having a somewhat tart and earthy flavor, as opposed to the sweeter taste of cow’s cheese.
It’s good to mix up your repretoire of ingredients from time to time!
In my goat cheese and sage stuffed mushrooms recipe, the tart and earthy cheese mixed with sherry, sage, and minced garlic makes a beautiful companion to the earthy mushroom.
Roll the cheese packed mushroom caps in breadcrumbs, roast them in the oven for a few minutes, and then, well, it’s bon appetit!
These tastes and textures are definitely alluring, and they’ll leave your mouth watering for more as soon as you take your first bite.Print
- 4 oz. goat cheese
- 1 tablespoon Sherry
- 1 tablespoon sage, minced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- kosher salt
- 24 crimini mushrooms, stems removed
- 1/4 cup toasted breadcrumbs
- Preheat oven to 375° F.
- Combine goat cheese, Sherry, sage, and garlic in a small bowl.
- Stir until combined.
- Taste and season with kosher salt.
- Arrange cleaned and stemmed mushrooms on a sheet tray.
- Spoon 1/2 teaspoon of goat cheese into the center of each mushroom.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until mushrooms are tender.
- Sprinkle the mushrooms with the toasted breadcrumbs as a garnish and to provide a bit of a crunch to each bite.