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Summer Entertaining Made Easy with Mushrooms

Summer Entertaining Made Easy with Mushrooms

Summer is here! Beat the heat (or add to it!) with delicious mushroom dishes that are perfect for all of your summer activities. Whether in a salad for a picnic, blended into appetizers at backyard parties or sautéed over the fire while camping, mushrooms add that delicious umami flavor (plus an extra serving of veggies to the plate). No matter how you serve them, mushrooms are the perfect addition to all of your summer spreads.

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Campfire Mushrooms

Campfire Mushrooms
Take your mushrooms camping! Cooking over a campfire gives mushrooms a deep smoky flavor.

Mushroom Gazpacho

Mushroom and Pea Gazpacho
This sweet and healthy gazpacho soup is made with spring peas and mushrooms to create a refreshingly cold snack on hot summer days.

Mushroom Sausage Polenta Bruschetta

Mushroom and Sausage Polenta Bruschetta
White button mushrooms, lightly spiced Italian sausage, pine nuts and fresh rosemary make for delicious flavor combination atop polenta.

Mushroom-Mango-Salad

Mushroom Mango Salad
Bring summer to your plate with mangos, avocados and mushrooms mixed in a sweet chili sauce.

Mushroom Egg Salad

Mushroom Egg Salad
The classic egg salad gets a face lift with the addition of crispy sautéed mushrooms and shallots.

Surf & Turf Shrimp Portabella Fajitas

Surf & Turf Shrimp Portabella Fajitas
Bring a sizzle to your summer nights with Surf and Turf Shrimp and Portabella Fajitas.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Robyn from Add a Pinch shares her recipe for a perfect make-ahead summer appetizer with Crab Stuffed Mushrooms.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms make a perfect warm weather meal. While they are perfect for a family meal, they are also excellent for entertaining.

During the summer months no one wants to spend endless hours in the kitchen when they can be outside enjoying their company, which is why I like to make these crab stuffed mushrooms ahead of time (up to a day in advance) and then bake them right before serving.

You can easily assemble the crabmeat stuffing and stuff into large portabella caps for a dinner or in smaller portabella or even white mushroom caps as an appetizer.

Their versatility makes them a go-to recipe in my book.

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms by Robyn from Add a Pinch

Crab Stuffed Mushroom Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 large Portabella mushroom caps or 24 small Portabella or white button mushroom caps
  • 2 cups crab meat
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375º F, if baking at time of making. Otherwise, skip this step.

2. Place mushrooms onto a rimmed baking sheet.

3. Combine crab meat, cream cheese, parsley, onion, cheese, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper in a medium bowl. Spoon into mushroom caps.

4. Top each mushroom cap with bread crumbs.

5. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for 20 minutes, or until the mushroom has become tender and juicy and the crab stuffing has warmed throughout.

6. Serve warm.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!