Now when I grew up I used to hate mushrooms, never mind keto stuffed mushrooms. I simply thought that mushrooms were so slimy looking and tasted of vegetation. It did not help when I discovered that mushrooms were actually a fungus.
I kid you not mushrooms and stuffed mushrooms made me shiver at a certain time in my life. Looking back it seems silly but as many of you will know, our tastes change as we get older and experiment more in the kitchen.
Yet fast forward a few decades and they are one of my most favorite foods ever. Not only that mushrooms are super versatile and can be use in so many exciting recipes. The humble mushroom has gone from something I hated to a keto food that I now use in an abundance of keto mushroom recipes.
Making The Keto Stuffed Mushrooms
This particular keto stuffed mushrooms recipe uses large portabella mushrooms. These kind of keto stuffed mushrooms are great for baking. You can stuff them with cheeses, bacon, leafy greens; the list of possible fillings just goes on and on. In fact choosing the filling for these large portabella mushrooms can be the hardest part. This keto stuffed mushroom recipe uses scallions and ground beef. You can easily swap this out with ground lamb, pork, chicken or any other keto friendly protein. This keto stuffed mushrooms recipe will serve around eight people and should bake in around 40-45 minutes in total.
Other Mushroom Meal Ideas
Mushrooms add an incredible kick to any stir fry for instance such as my exciting keto beef and broccoli recipe. The best mushroom recipe of all though has to be my take on keto stuffed mushrooms. A giant tasty and super healthy mushroom filled with all sorts of yummy goodness, oh my!
Sara Louise's Keto Stuffed Mushrooms
- 24 Medium portabella mushrooms
- 1/2 Pound beef
- 5 Scallions finely sliced
- 7 Garlic cloves minced
- 1/4 Cup coconut flour
- 1/4 Cup fresh parsley chopped
- 1 Large egg
- 1 Tsp Sea salt
- 3/4 Tsp black pepper
- 4 Tbs olive oil or butter
- Preheat oven to 375
- Prepare a large tray with parchment paper, greased well
- Cut stems off of mushrooms, and place in food processor
- Add beef, scallions, oil or butter, garlic, egg, parsley, flour, pepper & salt and pulse until becomes a fine meal texture
- Fill each mushroom cap
- Bake between 35-45 minutes until begins to look golden
What Are The Best Ways to Cook Stuffed Mushrooms?
Generally I find that baking in the oven for around 40-45 minutes offers up the very best results. That said I know of recipes that recommend both air fryer stuffed mushrooms and fried stuffed mushrooms. My personal preference is to bake them since the fillings come out of the oven nice and golden crunchy.
What Are The Best Stuffed Mushroom Filings ?
This is such a versatile recipe that you can go with almost anything. This recipe uses ground beef but less common fillings that I have seen include keto crab stuffed mushrooms and salmon stuffed mushrooms. So the choice of filling really comes down to macros and taste preferences.
Learning More About Cooking Keto Stuffed Mushrooms
Ok so hopefully you tried the keto stuffed mushrooms recipe, do tell me your favorite filling in the recipe comments. You may also be rather curious about the healthy benefits of consuming mushrooms on a ketogenic diet. For instance are mushrooms keto friendly and how many carbs in mushrooms are all common questions that I hear in our Facebook group. So I also put together a in-depth guide to the health benefits of mushrooms on a keto diet that any serious lifestyle should enjoy and find useful.