Just Because We Miss Pizza Week Already: Pizza-Stuffed Mushrooms

August 2, 2018

Getting a break from that pizza-streaked week is kinda tough, especially if you spent the entirety of last week writing, tasting, and looking at those fat-filled circles of glory. It’s the same feeling as parting with your last few days of camp, or wishing a movie would never end.

But life goes on, so here’s a little token from last week’s pizza euphoria: Pizza-Stuffed Mushrooms, which are tiny caps of gooey pizza goodness awaiting to be gobbled up by us human pigs.

The shitake mushrooms were stuffed silly with mozzarella, cream cheese, Luganega sausages, and some bell peppers to produce everyone’s well-loved pizza flavor within the tiny size of an edible toadstool.

These bite-sized pizza bombs will be a surefire hit on your dinner table, but best consumed alone, of course. Unless you want to wage a war between you and the people in your household.

Pizza-Stuffed Mushrooms

Total Time: 45 minutes / Yield: 1-2 servings

Ingredients for the Mushrooms

  • 12 pcs shitake mushrooms, stems removed
  • 3/4 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Ingredients for the Pizza Filling

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • onions
  • Bell peppers
  • Cream cheese
  • Luganega sausage

Procedure

  1. Sauté onions in oil.
  2. Add bell peppers and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Turn off fire.
  4. Remove casing of sausage and transfer to bowl.
  5. Mix in sautéed onion and bell peppers, then mix in cream cheese.
  6. Mix until well combined. Fill mushroom caps.
  7. Top with mozzarella.
  8. Arrange in a foiled baking sheet.
  9. Bake in preheated 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 25-30 minutes or until cheese has melted and a bit browned.
  10. Serve immediately.
Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of Pepper.ph and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, Preen.ph. She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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