Olive Garden Stuffed Mushrooms

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These stuffed mushrooms are delicious!  They are the perfect appetizer to accompany pretty much any meal that you make. I have tried many stuffed mushroom recipes in an attempt to recreate the Stuffed Mushrooms at Olive Garden and have been disappointed many times. This my friends is it, the recipe most similar to that of Olive Garden. These are very easy to make and great for a big party or event because you can stuff them ahead of time and keep them in the fridge until 40 minutes before the party and all you would have to do is just stick them in the oven! I Love mushrooms so this is one of my most favorite appetizers. It has a hint of clams for just the right amount of seafood taste and a combination of 3 cheeses that put together, taste heavenly. You will most definitely find this scrumptious appetizer on my big party or special events menu! 🙂

Olive Garden Stuffed Mushrooms  {Serves 6-8}

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16 Oz) Fresh Mushrooms
  • 1 (10 Oz ) Can of Baby Clams
  • 2 Green Onions
  • 2 Tablespoons (Softened) Butter
  • 1 Cup Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic, minced
  •  1/3 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 4 Tablespoons Mozzarella Cheese (Finely Grated)
  • 4 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese (Finely Grated)
  • 3 Tablespoons Romano Cheese (Finely Grated)
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Melted Butter (About 1 and 1/2 Sticks)
  • 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese (Finely Grated) For Garnish on top

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Directions:

1) Wash the mushrooms. Pat them dry. Then carefully cut out the stems of each mushroom. I cut the stems out by cutting around the stem with a sharp edged knife in a circular way, all around the stem, then I gently pulled the stems out using my hands. *Be careful not to cut the Mushroom caps and try not to pierce them with the end of the knife, because making those little holes will drain out the delicious juice that the mushrooms make.* Put the mushroom stems in a separate plate and use them for another recipe.

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2) Finely chop the green onion and add it to a large bowl. Then pour 1/2 a Cup of Clam juice from the Can of Clams into the bowl. Drain out the rest of the Clam juice (You will only need 1/2 a Cup for the recipe) and Finely mince the clams. Add the clams to the bowl. Add the Garlic Seasoning to the bowl. Then add the minced Garlic to the bowl. Soften 2 Tablespoons of butter in the microwave and add it to the bowl also. Then add the eggs, Italian bread crumbs and 3 Cheeses (Mozzarella, Romano, Parmesan) into the mixing bowl. Sprinkle some salt and pepper into the bowl. *This will be your stuffing for the mushrooms!*

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3) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the stuffing very well. Spray a glass baking dish with Pam or slightly oil the baking dish. Stuff each mushroom cap with the stuffing mix and put it into the glass baking dish.

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4) Melt 1/2 Cup of Butter. Then pour the butter onto all of the mushrooms. Cover the glass baking sheet tightly with aluminum foil and put it into the preheated oven. Bake it on 350 Degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.

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5) In the last few minutes, take the mushrooms out of the oven. Sprinkle them all individually with the 1/2 Cup of finely shredded mozzarella cheese.

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6)Stick them back into the oven, uncovered for a few more minutes until the cheese melts on top of them. *These are best served piping hot!*

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2 thoughts on “Olive Garden Stuffed Mushrooms

  1. butterisafruit March 26, 2014 / 1:01 pm

    I always wondered how they made these. Thank you for sharing this.

    • sofiyababinov March 26, 2014 / 1:33 pm

      You’re welcome. I hope you enjoy them! 🙂

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