Food: Get Stuffed — Vegetarian, Vegan

I love me some mushrooms. I can knock out a one-pan dish of stuffed mushrooms in twenty minutes or fewer. Sometimes I make some for a meal, sometimes for a side, and sometimes for a late-night snack.

Naturally vegetarian, I use vegan “butter” and “cheese” to make them vegan. Still delicioso!

I use a fairly large pan. Pull the stems off some large portobello caps. If the stems are yucky, discard them. If they’re nice, chop them. Chop up more mushrooms, if you don’t have enough (or any) stems. Salt and pepper the insides of the caps. I also sprinkle with Penzeys Justice blend, but you do you, Boo.

When your pan is hot, add some vegan or regular butter/margarine. Put the caps, inside down, on one half of the pan. Put the chopped mushrooms in the other half. Sprinkle everything with salt, pepper, and whatever you like. When the chopped mushrooms are cooked down the way you like them, take the caps out and turn them hollow-up. Add more butter to the chopped mushrooms and add bread crumbs to sop up the butter. Pull that mixture out into a bowl and fold in some cheese.

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Stuff the caps with the mixture and put them back into the pan stuffed-side-up to soften the domes.





I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Food: Get Stuffed — Vegetarian, Vegan

  1. Mary J

    March 1, 2023 at 5:50pm

    Yum, yum, yum, Marian. I am not vegetarian or vegan, but I do love mushrooms sautéed in butter. Good stuff!

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      Marian Allen

      March 2, 2023 at 8:22am

      When you think about it, most food is vegetarian and/or vegan. There’s a lot of good vegan cheese out there, and a variety of different dairy products other than cheese. When I miss most often is real eggs. JustEgg is a great sub for scrambled eggs, but I haven’t found a substitute yet for hard-boiled or over easy. So I do without those until the farmers market opens, then buy from a small farm owner (the farm is small, not the owner) who treats his hens right and keeps on treating them right after they get too old to lay.

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