Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ricotta and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms

I had been fancying stuffed mushrooms for a while now as I haven't cooked them for quite a long time. I love the fact that mushrooms can be filled with anything and can themselves be a main meal, a lunch or even a side dish.

These are incredibly easy to make as well and are a definite on the "quick" list also. Although these are a vegetarian recipe they are very filling and very satisfying even for a "meat" eater.

Ricotta and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms

Serves: 8
ProPoints per serve: 2
 (Old Points per serve: 2)

8 large flat mushrooms
500 grams low fat ricotta cheese
1/2 red capsicum, finely diced
2 spring onions, finely sliced
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 teaspoons dried oregano flakes
1 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon crushed chilli paste or chilli flakes (if using)
freshly ground black pepper
40 grams parmesan, finely grated
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Remove the stalks from the mushrooms and finely dice.

In a large bowl mix together the mushroom stalks, ricotta, capsicum, spring onions, garlic, oregano, parsley, chilli (if using) and season to taste with salt and pepper. Fill mushroom tops evenly and sprinkle with the grated parmesan cheese.

Place mushrooms on a large baking dish sprays with cooking spray. Cook for 20 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and cheese golden.

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Justin said...

i've never heard of using ricotta in these before -- very interesting

Chef E said...

I love stuffed shrooms! Now ricotta would be a fantastic addition, so yummy with the cheese on top grilled, a total yum!

Anonymous said...

This one is a winner. I love mushrooms but with something to make them even better. This certainly does it. Ricotta goes with everything, it seems