Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms (Gluten-free + Vegan) | Healthy Recipes (2024)

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If you know me even just a little bit, you’d know how much I love a good party, especially those centered around eating, and OK yes, drinking, too! Everything in moderation, right? I love an excuse to wear a fun outfit, make some special treats and just enjoy myself. Our house is fairly small so it is very rare that I entertain at home, so I have to wait on other people to have parties and invite me, but when they do, I always jump at the chance to create something yummy to share with others. Besides the joy I get by making people happy with the food I make, the biggest reason I enjoy bringing something to share is the guarantee that I will have at least one thing to eat. Being that I am gluten-free and dairy-free and I also refrain from eating processed foods, it can be quite hard to indulge at parties and other get-togethers.

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The other reason I love being able to bring some food to share to a party, is so I can spread the good word about eating clean and healthy. I think many people attribute the words “clean”, “processed-free” or even “gluten-free”, to mean taste-free and unexciting. I love changing people’s perceptions on food and eating and showing them just how much fun you can have with your food, even with a clean diet.

This recipe would be great for many different types of co*cktail parties, whether it be a casual sports party for the Super Bowl or a fancy New Year’s Eve bash. They are as dressed down or dressed us as you need them to be. These stuffed mushrooms are grain-free and vegan, they are perfectly bite-sized and so full of flavor and texture. They are so quick to make, too. Plus, you could make these ahead of time, stuff them and put them in the oven just before the guests start to arrive.

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These Vegan Grain-free Stuffed Mushroomsare so simple to make and are the perfect small-bite party food. If the party isn’t at your place, make them ahead and pop them in the oven just before serving at your holiday or co*cktail party destination. They are of course perfect for any gluten-free and/or vegan eaters, but I promise all of the party guests will enjoy them and the bonus is they are easy on the waistline at a time of year when temptation is around every corner.

It was fun making these on a random work day (since we work from home) and eating them in the middle of the day, felt like we had a little party of our own.

Do you like bringing a dish or a treat to share when you go to a party or would you rather just eat what others make?

This recipe was originally shared onCara’s Cravings as part of her Clean Eating co*cktail Party. Cara’s site is full of creative and delicious recipes that are always seasonally inspired and clean. Cara’s recipes will always give you the excitement and comfort we crave from food, but without any of the guilt.

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[print_this]Vegan Grain-free Stuffed Mushrooms
YIELD: 4-8, depending on size and quantity of mushrooms
What’s a party without the ever-popular stuffed mushrooms? These ones are loaded with walnuts, spinach and sundried tomatoes, a savory burst of flavor to feed any appetite.

  • 1 1/2 lbs. mushrooms, you can use baby portobellos, cremini or button
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped – reserve a little for serving
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, finely diced
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, finely, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup baby spinach, finely, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375ºF.

Remove the stems from the mushrooms, set aside to dice and add to the filling. Brush mushrooms with a little olive oil, place stem side up and bake for 8-10 minutes.

In a medium pan over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Saute the shallots, bell pepper, garlic and sun dried tomatoes for about 3 minutes until they start to get tender. Add in the parsley, finely chopped mushroom stems and chopped walnuts, cook another 2-3 minutes. Add in chopped baby spinach and allow it to wilt. Salt and pepper to taste.

Remove the mushrooms from the oven, pour off or soak up any water that accumulates in the mushrooms. Spoon the filling into the mushrooms and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes. Topped with fresh, raw diced red bell peppers and serve warm.[/print_this]

Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms (Gluten-free + Vegan) | Healthy Recipes (2024)

FAQs

Why do some vegans not eat mushrooms? ›

Some vegans may not want to eat mushrooms since they could potentially be grown using animal products. For example, some mushrooms may be grown on animal manure. Some mushroom growing operations may also start their spawn by growing it in gelatin.

What are the benefits of mushrooms for vegans? ›

Generally low in fat, they contain fibre, protein and several minerals and vitamins, including copper, selenium, potassium, magnesium, zinc and a number of B vitamins. Mushrooms also contain some very specific antioxidants that help to reduce inflammation and protect our cells from damage.

What do you eat stuffed mushrooms with? ›

Stuffed mushrooms pair well with:
  1. A Fresh Salad – try our Caprese Salad, or Caesar Salad.
  2. Any Protein – Pan-Seared Steak, Roast Chicken or Pork Tenderloin.
  3. Vegetable Sides – Roasted Cauliflower or Au Gratin Potatoes.
  4. For a Holiday feast with Prime Rib, Spatchco*ck Turkey, or Baked Ham.
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Can you freeze stuffed mushrooms after cooked? ›

Yes, you can freeze stuffed mushrooms. They are better if you freeze them before you bake them (see storage tips below) but you can freeze them after cooking as well. How long do stuffed mushrooms last once they are frozen? They will last for about 3 months in the freezer if they are uncooked, and about a month cooked.

Why can't vegans eat onions? ›

Garlic and onion are plants so they are vegan. There might be some vegans who might not eat onion and garlic, but this is most likely due to personal likes and dislikes.

Why don t vegans eat rice? ›

But, don't worry. The further refinement of white rice does not exclude it from being considered vegan. Many vegans prefer white rice because it cooks quicker, has a softer texture, and takes on the flavors of whatever it's cooked with.

What does eating mushroom do to your body? ›

Mushrooms are one of the best sources of selenium, which helps your body make antioxidants that can reduce cell damage. Mushrooms are a good source of vitamins B2, B3, B5 and B9, also known as folate. B vitamins are essential for cell growth and formation.

What are vegans most deficient in? ›

Intake and status of vitamin B12, vitamin D, iron, zinc, iodine, calcium and bone turnover markers were generally lower in plant-based dietary patterns compared to meat-eaters. Vegans had the lowest vitamin B12, calcium and iodine intake, and also lower iodine status and lower bone mineral density.

Are mushrooms healthier than meat? ›

5 Reasons to go Meat-free and Load up on Mushrooms
  • High Nutritional Value.
  • Boosts immunity.
  • Improves digestion and gut health.
  • They are light and therefore assist weight loss.
  • They are good for the planet.

Do you remove mushroom gills for stuffed mushrooms? ›

Mushroom gills are totally edible, but in some cases, they make a dish unsightly. Thankfully, removing them is pretty simple. Most recipes that call for mushrooms don't require that you remove the gills on the underside of the caps.

Can dogs eat mushrooms? ›

Dogs can eat mushrooms, but not all types are safe. Store-bought mushrooms like white button, portobello, and cooked varieties are usually okay for your furry friend. These common mushrooms can be a healthy snack because they have vitamins B and D plus minerals. They're low in calories as well.

Can you eat stuffed mushrooms the next day? ›

The short answer is yes, but according to Rach, it's crucial that some parts of the stuffed mushroom recipe are done the day you plan to serve them for the best tasting results.

Do stuffed mushrooms reheat well? ›

The best way to reheat leftover stuffed mushrooms is in the oven. Place the mushrooms in a baking dish in the oven at 350 degrees F. In a pinch, you can rewarm in the microwave.

Should vegans not eat mushrooms? ›

Yes, mushrooms are completely vegan friendly. Even though they're part of the Fungi family and not classified as vegetables, they're entirely plant-based and considered vegan-friendly. Mushrooms can have a 'meaty' texture and are often used as a substitute in recipes because of this quality.

Are there vegans who don't eat mushrooms? ›

Most vegans do eat mushrooms. However, there might be confusion due to the fact that some people follow a plant-based diet for ethical reasons and choose not to consume any animal products, including honey and certain types of fungi that are used in traditional cultivation methods.

What foods are surprisingly not vegan? ›

What are Surprising Foods You Think Are Vegan But They're Not
  • Sugar. ...
  • Orange Juice. ...
  • Bananas. ...
  • Beer, Wine, and other Alcoholic Beverages. ...
  • Non-dairy creamers. ...
  • Herb Paste Blends. ...
  • Red Dyed Foods. ...
  • Sprinkles.
Aug 4, 2020

What do vegans think of mushrooms? ›

Vegan mushrooms are packed with loads of essential micronutrients, making them a fantastic addition to a balanced vegan diet. As well as being fat-free, cholesterol-free and low in calories and sodium, mushrooms are a rich source of fiber, protein, antioxidants and other essential vitamins and minerals.

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