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stuffed mushrooms

Gluten-Free Girl recently announced she is with child.

Out here in Colorado, I have big news as well. Our pet house-bunny was neutered today. After humping every stuffed animal and slipper in the house, we took him to the vet only to discover that contrary to what the Humane Society had told us when we adopted him from their shelter, all of his reproductive capacities were fully intact.

Now, I know this is not the usual subject matter around here and it is even bordering on PG. Probably not a very appetizing way to begin a food post either. However, it was 70 degrees today and everyone has spring fever. Except bunny. He is hunkered down is his cage mourning the loss of his manhood. Alas, population control prevails. After all, you know what they say about rabbits.

Now, onto something more appetizing. Stuffed mushrooms. This classic dish is a favorite of mine, however, I figured I would have to give it up along with cheese –cheese really makes the stuffed mushroom. Happily, I was wrong.

Last week I posted my parsley pesto with sundried tomato recipe. Of late, I have been making stuffed mushrooms using this pesto as the filling. The nuts in the pesto make for a rich and tasty stuffed mushroom. These would be great hors d’oeuvres for a spring baby shower –congrats to Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef!

Stuffed Mushrooms


  • 1 cup parsley, chopped
  • ½ cup sun dried tomatoes
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 (8 ounce) package mushrooms
  1. In a food processor, place parsley and pulse briefly
  2. Add sun dried tomatoes, pine nuts, garlic, lemon juice and salt, then pulse until almost smooth
  3. Drizzle in olive oil and pulse again briefly to incorporate
  4. Remove stems from mushrooms and stuff with pesto
  5. Bake at 350° for 30-45 minutes
  6. Serve

Serves 4

bunny with flowers

posted on March 11, 2008, 22 comments

  1. Courtney Holden @ benefityourlifestore.com


    I am SO thankful for you. I found freedom from an eating disorder by eating a low-glycemic diet. It is the ONLY way I do not have a “monster” in my head telling me to over exercise or to purge the food out of my body. I know my eating disorder was my body telling my brain that it is not O.K. for certain foods to be in my digestive system. I HAVE to eat wheat-free and sugar-free. I am working on cutting out my dairy just because of the way it makes me feel. At first, I bought every wheat-free cookbook I could get my hands on. They are all taking up space on a shelf because I get so overwhelmed to get in the kitchen with over 10 ingredients and a long recipe. My husband loves comfort food so it is a process to cook a dish my husband and I will both enjoy. I agree with you, “Dinner should be a meal we all enjoy together”. I absolutely love your suggestions and I definitely look up to you. My husband and I are from Tennessee and we will be visiting Boulder, CO this June. I know I will feel a connection with the atmosphere in Colorado. A healthy lifestyle is the only way I can experience life to the fullest. It is not worth the “sugar and grains” to have the mental fogginess that follows. It seems you handle the life God gave you Brilliantly. Thank you for the time you put into this website… You are helping others in a way you may never know.

    Courtney Holden
    Knoxville, TN

  2. CeliacChick @ celiacchicks.com

    Wow! What a nice and interesting comment!

    I was just going to thank you for making me laugh today! :)

  3. Dear Courtney,
    Thanks for your comment. It is so nice to love what you do AND be appreciated for it. I am blessed.

    Maybe we can schedule a cooking class during the time you are in Colorado; send me an email and let me know the dates for your trip.


  4. That’s a fabulous Easter-ish picture of bunny and flowers. It gives me warm fuzzies. And about now, I really needed that! Lol. We will be trying these stuffed mushrooms… SOON. Likely tonight with a BIG BOTTLE OF MERLOT. Nuff said.

  5. Jamie-

    Thanks for stopping by, it’s always nice to see you whether here, or on your blog http://looksgoodinpolkadots.wordpress.com/

    Sorry to hear about the bug enthrallment and keep hanging in there!


  6. I have been looking for a good dairy-free mushroom stuffing idea and this sounds delicious. Love the random bunny pic too, it caught me off guard!

  7. Elana


    So great to hear from you and thanks for stopping by. How are things going over at godairyfree.org? Every time I stop by your site things look good and as busy as ever!


  8. Thanks Elana, yes, we do our best to keep it updating daily with recipes, reviews, news, etc… more than a little work for this small show, but lots of fun. So glad you stop by!

    I am also delighted that you now have comments, this is one of my favorite blogs.

  9. Theresa Watson

    Wow Elana — Thanks so much — I can’t wait to try these stuffed mushrooms. I am Italian and having to be gluten free is a little difficult — especially stuffed mushrooms — this recipe looks scrumptious.

    I have tried so many of your recipes and the measurements are always exact — everything turns out wonderfully. My husband, who does not have to be gluten free, loves these recipes also. He is happy that I can enjoy being in the kitchen again!

    Thanks for your easy and amazingly delicious recipes.

    Thanks again,
    Theresa Watson

  10. Dear Theresa,

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comment; I really appreciate the feedback.

    Your husband sounds like my husband :-)

    Take Care,

  11. Karalee Curry @ columbusrabbit.org

    Hi Elana!

    I love your website that I discovered recently. And I was so happy to see you have a rabbit and neutered him! Good you for. I am in rabbit rescue and thrilled to see people learning that rabbits need spayed or neutered.

    I have a question about making almond flour but will write it in a more appropriate recipe page, but couldn’t resist commenting on your bunny.


  12. this looks so wonderful, I love anything stuffed in a mushroom! Just found your site via PW, great reference.

  13. Melissa

    Hi Elana –

    I just made these stuffed mushrooms and they are AMAZING!! Thank you for everything that you do for those of us with Celiac and dairy allergies!

    Take care –

  14. Rebecca

    I made these two nights ago for hors d’oeuvres and they were astonishingly delicious. When my guests said they only wanted to eat one to save their appetites for the meal, I did not even argue and popped them in my mouth instead. :-)

    My husband ate 2 leftover mushrooms later that had been refrigerated. He didn’t heat them up and still thought they were fantastic.

  15. I see a bunny! LOL. Those mushrooms actually look good and I am NOT a mushroom fan :)

  16. victoria p

    I just recently became gluten free and discovered your website, I absolutely love it! Your recipes are magnificent and have helped me so much, thank you! I’m new to cooking and can’t wait to make every one of your recipes!

  17. kelsey

    Just made these- substituted walnuts for pine nuts and they are AMAZING. Thank you for all the recipes and everything you do!

  18. Julie


    I just discovered your site and I am obsessed with your recipes. My whole family is gluten intolerant and you have the best recipes I have come across. I make lots a raw food recipes, but have really missed cooking and eating cooked food. I share all or your recipes with my friends and they love them. Thank you so much for your generosity and time! I know you have put lots of time into this website and you are so kind to give your recipes free for all to enjoy.

    Julie Swanton

  19. Brandi

    Oh..my gawd! I’m baking these right now, all I can say is the filling is soooo yummy!I could just eat it by itself! Can’t wait to try it with the mushrooms lol

  20. Maggie

    Hi Elana! Do so much enjoy your blog & recipes. Always fun (& tasty!) to try them out. But did I miss something somewhere along the way–you mention in this post about giving up cheese. Are you dairy-free as well as gluten-, sugar- and grain-free? I thought cheese was OK on a gluten-free diet, so don’t want to be making any mistakes on my end. Thanks!

  21. Hillary

    I absutely love this recipe! I’ve been searching for GF/DF recipes and this site has been such a great resource. These stuffed mushrooms have become a favorite at home and at parties, with many recipe requests and astonishment that they are vegan. I find I need less oil, like adding some of the stems back in, and that the pesto always fills way more mushrooms regardless. Freezing the pesto also has been an awesome option for fast prep later. Thanks, Elana!

  22. Ali

    Can’t wait to try this recipe for Thanksgiving! I just had one question – do you think basil would work as a good substitute for the parsley? I have a couple of family members who have an absolutely hatred for parsley (& cilantro). Thanks!

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