Shrooms Two Ways

November 14, 2011


This may be in the top 10 recipes I have ever developed. Both of these stuffed mushroom flavors turned out incredible!!!






Stuffed and baked for 30 minutes at 375*. Delicious!



Shrooms Two Ways

Lemon Almond + Smoked Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

Makes: About two dozen mushrooms | Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes


  • 2 pints cremini mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
Lemon Almond Honey
  • 4 oz log goat cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp chopped almonds
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 grinds around black pepper
Smoked Bacon + Sage
  • 4 oz log goat cheese
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 tbsp fresh sage
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 grinds black pepper


  1. Allow goat cheese to soften, either on your countertop or for a few seconds in the microwave. Place each log into two separate bowls.
  2. Preheat oven to 375*
  3. Rinse and dry mushrooms and line them in a pan. Drizzle on 2 tbsp olive oil and rub thoroughly to coat.
  4. Lemon Almond Honey: Chop almonds and rosemary. Zest and juice lemon. Combine all ingredients into bowl with goat cheese and mix thoroughly with a fork to combine. Stuff into half of the mushrooms.
  5. Smoked Bacon + Sage: Chop bacon into small pieces and pan-fry in a skillet until brown. Remove and drain on paper towel. Add sage to bacon grease and cook for 2-3 minutes, until sage begins to crisp. Drain with bacon. Combine all ingredients into bowl with goat cheese and mix thoroughly with a fork to combine.Stuff into half of the mushrooms.
  6. Bake mushrooms at for 30 minutes. Serve warm.


And even better with wine :)


I quickly finished up the recipe and headed downtown on foot to meet the new editor of Breathe for a meeting.

The walk was out-of-this world. I felt like I was strolling through a Georgia beach town – the air was balmy and warm and the breezes blowing. So beautiful!!!

I had a decaf cappuccino during the meeting and then padded home for dinner.


Of course the shrooms were repurposed for dinner! Can’t let anything go to waste. [I shared some with our porch crew too so they didn’t all go to waist either!]


I reheated the mushrooms in the oven for 15 minutes at 350* – they heated nicely!


They were served swimming in a sea of red lentils. I used to eat lentils all the time and forgot about them! They rock and are so delicious. These were cooked in a 2:1 water to lentil ratio with a half cup of leftover coconut milk, a quarter cup of tomato paste, and 1/2 tsp each of smoked paprika, turmeric, garam masala and salt. Some cinnamon and curry powder would do too!

Hiding on the other side was some simple steamed kale that I dressed in some tamari [soy sauce].


This meal’s flavors were random, but it came together so nicely!


Matt just installed our new programmable thermostat!!! And now we’re going to watch the SIMPSONS! I hear food blogging made a grand appearance :mrgreen:

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1 Katie @ Raisins&Apples November 14, 2011 at 8:28 pm

I hate when mushrooms get bashed—they’re one of my favorite vegetables and I can’t wait to put these on a holiday table! {or maybe a regular thursday table}


2 Emily November 14, 2011 at 8:31 pm This looks amazing!!! SO YUM!


3 lynda @ healthy hoboken girl November 14, 2011 at 8:33 pm

I love the combination of flavors you used for the mushrooms! Sounds delicious…great Thanksgiving appetizer idea!

Enjoy the couch!


4 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 14, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Wow! Amazing! I never think to stuff mushrooms. I need to do that more often! Dinner looks amazing!


5 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes November 14, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Wow! These look seriously amazing :)


6 Nicole November 14, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I love mushrooms….I can eat an entire carton in one sitting. The stuffed mushrooms (subbing tempeh bacon) sound so tasty!


7 Hillary November 14, 2011 at 8:54 pm

My dad makes such stellar stuffed mushrooms, but I’ve never given them a go. These look delicious!


8 lynn @ the actor's diet November 14, 2011 at 8:57 pm

the simpsons episode is epic – and they eat at a lot of the places in LA i love!


9 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama November 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I love stuffed mushrooms. Looks like a great combo of flavors. Nicely done! :-)


10 kathleen @ the daily crumb November 14, 2011 at 9:00 pm

i have been waiting for these recipes every since i saw your tweet this morning! wow. what an amazing flavor combination. the honey and almond look especially delicious.

enjoy the evening :)


11 Mahealani @ Beauty, Brains, and Balance November 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm

If I could lick my computer screen I would. :)


12 Jen November 14, 2011 at 9:03 pm

Do you DVR? I missed that episode…


13 thatShortChick November 14, 2011 at 9:03 pm

love stuffed mushrooms! I find it rare to find decent recipes for them but these sound delicious and have unique combos of flavor.


14 Andrea November 14, 2011 at 9:04 pm

These sagey shrooms HAVE to be on my Thanksgiving table! Looks awesome Kath!


15 donna November 14, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Didn’t go to waste, not waist!


16 Amanda November 14, 2011 at 9:18 pm

She was talking about her waist. So they didn’t go to her waist either!!!


17 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Read it again!


18 Logan November 15, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Ha Ha! I figured you spelled it that way on purpose!!! And who cares if you didn’t? :) Those mushrooms look delicious to me!


19 Simply Life November 14, 2011 at 9:09 pm

oooh great new recipes!


20 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries November 14, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Oh my, these shrooms look so so delicious! My husband would be in love with them, I have a feeling. Definitely plan on including this in my dinner menu soon!


21 Anna @ On Anna's Plate November 14, 2011 at 9:18 pm

“Go to waist”– haha. Love that.

These both look delicious!


22 Jillian H November 14, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Great post! Thanks, can’t wait to make these.


23 Becca November 14, 2011 at 9:21 pm

The picture of the lemon-almond-honey “batter” has sage written on it, but then the ingredients list rosemary? Is sage then in both versions? Or is it rosemary in one, sage in the other?


24 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Oh sorry – I made the recipe with sage but think rosemary would been even better. You could use either!


25 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen November 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Ah, you used goat cheese! My fave :)
These both look absolutely delicious. I might add one of them to the Thanksgiving list!


26 Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food November 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm

Both of those flavors look delicious! I will definitely have to try both next time I need unique appetizers!…or when I want a snack for myself! 😉


27 Diana @ frontyardfoodie November 14, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Those are so cute! I love the look of stuffed mushrooms but I seriously have a mushroom issue….texture? Taste? I don’t know, but it’s something.

I’ll just spoon the filling into my mouth. hehe


28 Larbs November 14, 2011 at 9:33 pm

I kept thinking of a Georgia beach town all day today too!!!


29 KathEats November 14, 2011 at 9:37 pm



30 Brandy November 14, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Hahaha! that’s funny because I haven’t seen a new episode of The Simpsons in YEARS, but my best friend had TiVo’d it for us to watch last night because he said the info reminded him of me, and I wondered why…. turns out it’s ’cause he has to listen to me talk about all the blogs I read all the time 😛 was a funny episode!


31 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious November 14, 2011 at 9:38 pm

The mushrooms look great. I just made a vegan version last week on my blog. I used Field Roast Apple Sage Smoked Sausage. They were a hit! Your mushrooms look soooo good, I want to make more now.

Have a great evening watching TV with your awesome hubby!


32 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More November 14, 2011 at 9:38 pm

OH MY! Those look so delicious! I don’t do meat so I’ll skip the ones with bacon but I’ll be all over the lemon almond honey! :)


33 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 14, 2011 at 9:41 pm

These look awesome. And I love it when you ‘write’ on pictures. Something about it..the graphics geek in me is drawn to them.

And the pictures and meal looks ‘fancy’ without being fancy…the wine, the white serving platter, the recipe…a very do-able ‘fancy’ meal. Thanks for the inspiration!


34 Jamie C. November 14, 2011 at 9:41 pm

yum…. gonna have to give these mushrooms a go! had your sweet potato wedges tonight….DELISH!


35 katie @KatieDid November 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Awesome recipe idea kath. The bacon sage ones are some of my favorite flavors all together. And dinner looks delicious! I never know what to do with lentils and they usually turn out incredibly bland.


36 [email protected] Kel Show November 14, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Oh my! I could see the bacon and sage mushrooms as “croutons” on a butternut squash soup.

Thank you! Looking forward to making these!


37 kaila@ healthy helper blog! November 14, 2011 at 10:13 pm

The lemon almond honey sounds fantastic! I would have never thought of that flavor pairing for stuffed mushrooms! And I love the idea of serving them over lentils! Ya can’t go wrong :)


38 [email protected] Notebok November 14, 2011 at 10:29 pm

I love stuffed mushrooms. I like to make them pizza style too with all the typical pizza toppings stuffed inside. Delicious. I love how your repurposed them too.


39 Dawn @ Blonde on a Mission November 14, 2011 at 10:39 pm

I’m just wondering about the bacon you used. With all the nitrates and additives + heaps of sodium that tend to be found in bacon, I stay away from it. Is this bacon better in some way?


40 KathEats November 15, 2011 at 9:43 am

This was local bacon from a farm here in Cville. I’m not sure about the nitrite content, but I’d rather choose local pasture pork than a mass-marketed version. I’ll see if I can find out more the next time I’m at the butcher.


41 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats November 14, 2011 at 10:40 pm

I love the font you used on the photos! :) Do you know what it is called?


42 KathEats November 15, 2011 at 9:44 am
43 Molly @ RDexposed November 14, 2011 at 10:42 pm

The mushrooms look gorgeous and I don’t even care for mushrooms all that much.


44 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings November 14, 2011 at 10:44 pm

If a mushroom can be breathtaking, you’ve done it! I can only imagine how they taste! This is a sure thing for our next wine tasting! Thanks :)


45 emily November 14, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Mmmmn, tasting looking ‘shrooms!

Random question: did you recently update your blog font? I just got my computer back from a repair and your site looks different (I’ve only been reading via GReader on my phone the last week) but I suspect it may be my new settings.


46 emily November 14, 2011 at 10:50 pm

geez, tasting = tasty. I can’t even blame the computer for that one!


47 KathEats November 15, 2011 at 9:44 am

I didn’t – no!! Weird!?


48 Angel7 November 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm

I wish I could grab one of those mushrooms out of the computer screen :) They look fabulous!!!


49 Elisabeth November 14, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Yay for the thermostat! I wouldn’t be without one 😉


50 Heather H November 14, 2011 at 11:20 pm

Wow, I don’t even like mushrooms, but those look so amazing that I would eat them!


51 jojo November 14, 2011 at 11:28 pm

Can’t go wrong with goat cheese and mushroom!
I love that creativity of putting honey in the stuffing with almond. I bet it has a nice texture too. Something about creamy and crunchy together that I love….


52 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl November 14, 2011 at 11:43 pm

I will definitely take some of those bacon and sage ones, please! YUM! We have a party coming together this Saturday and I keep finding all these delicious recipes I want to make for it. Lets see if I can tackle them all. Actually, I think this will go great with the big thing of mac n cheese I am making. Okay, its on the menu. 😉 Can’t wait.


53 Alex November 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm

I really want to eat some of the mushrooms you made. I’ve been thinking about mushrooms since i read this post earlier on! (You should bring me some) =)


54 Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco November 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm

OH. MY. GOSH. I want those mushrooms.

Like, now.


55 Khushboo November 15, 2011 at 12:29 am

Those mushrooms look so delicious- love their meaty texture! How was the Simpsons episode? I can’t wait to watch it!


56 KathEats November 15, 2011 at 9:44 am



57 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) November 15, 2011 at 12:59 am

I’ve been in love with mushrooms lately, so those just made our relationship extra spicy. Yummmmmmmmmm !!! Love the way they are floating in your lentils. I love lentils too and wonder why I don’t eat them more often whenever I have them.


58 Health Bee November 15, 2011 at 2:20 am

Wow, love the smoked bacon + sage recipe.


59 SD November 15, 2011 at 2:46 am

Me too!


60 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles November 15, 2011 at 7:43 am

Your mushrooms look simply divine! Perfect for the holidays!


61 Amanda November 15, 2011 at 8:09 am

The lemon, honey, almond combination sounds divine. I love mushrooms!

I think Boston currently has the balmy weather you experienced in VA yesterday. It’s 60 now, but should hit near 70 later today! Kinda rainy, but I’ll take these mild temps over freezing and sunny any day.


62 Cait's Plate November 15, 2011 at 8:10 am

Oh my – I could happily gobble up both of those!! They seriously look so delicious Kath. And I love the idea of putting them over a nice bowl of soup! That’s comfort in a bowl if you ask me :)


63 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 15, 2011 at 8:13 am

These look amazing! Lately I’ve gained a whole new appreciation for mushrooms. I used to think of them as just a filler for pasta sauces and chili, but recently I’ve seen how they can really be the star of a meal. They have such a great flavour when you cook them properly!


64 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope November 15, 2011 at 8:16 am

Those stuffed mushrooms look incredible! :) I’ve been loving mushrooms lately and these look like the perfect appetizer for a party!


65 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count November 15, 2011 at 8:23 am

The mushrooms look great and I love red lentils. Great idea. I think I even have some in the pantry. Thanks for the idea!


66 The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh November 15, 2011 at 8:28 am

Ooh the hubby would love these!


67 Sally November 15, 2011 at 8:35 am

Those lemon almond goat cheese mushrooms sound HEAVENLY!!


68 Jen November 15, 2011 at 8:52 am

Do you boil the lentils first and then add the paste and spices or just cook it all together at once?


69 KathEats November 15, 2011 at 9:44 am

All together in the pot and simmered – just like how I cook oats


70 Jules @ La Petite Maison Verte November 15, 2011 at 9:04 am

I never would have thought to make a sweet filling for mushrooms, but the lemon-honey-almond flavor really sounds divine! And of course it goes without saying that bacon + sage is a recipe for deliciousness! I’m seeing some stuffed mushrooms in my holiday-party future :-)


71 Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life November 15, 2011 at 9:49 am

I am DEFinitely making these for my holiday party! They look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


72 BeckytheRD @ Taste of Healthy Goodness November 15, 2011 at 1:14 pm

What a fabulous looking, creative recipe! Definitely will “pin” this to my Pinterest board to make soon!


73 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio November 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

mmmm, I love stuffed mushrooms! Yummy!


74 Tee @ She Writes, Bites, and Window Shops November 15, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Those look to die for! My mouth is watering just looking at them!


75 Julie November 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Wow! Those mushrooms seriously look amazing! Can’t wait to make the bacon ones :)


76 Maria November 15, 2011 at 8:21 pm

OMG these look divine! My boyfriend loves mushrooms, I will have to try them :)


77 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 15, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Wow, I never thought to put stuffed mushrooms IN something–genius, though! At first i thought you put them on pumpkin oatmeal and got REALLY confused…but those lentils look amazing! Mushrooms are so good.


78 Dominique November 19, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Just catching up on your blog since the fiance and I just got our internet set up on Tuesday. I watched that episode of the Simpsons and laughed so hard. I tried to record a segment for Sean using my phone but the sound didn’t come through.

Your stuffed mushrooms sound delicious! I love mushroom and goat cheese and would never have thought to use them together.


79 Louise January 30, 2012 at 3:55 pm

Would love to make those! What temperature should the oven be set to?


80 KathEats January 30, 2012 at 6:06 pm

It says in the recipe: 375* :)


81 Louise January 31, 2012 at 5:40 am

Oops – sorry! I just looked at the last line in the recipe and saw it was blank :)


82 Hannah March 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Thanks for your recipe. They were a bit time consuming for me, but totally worth it.
I made these ‘shrooms for a Christmas party last Dec, and they were amazing. Everyone gobbled them up, even two guys who don’t like mushrooms! (I wanted to make the lemon almond honey ones, but opted for a double batch of bacon since I thought they would be more popular with the group.) If you want a gourmet recipe for mouthwatering stuffed mushrooms, here it is!!! MMM.


83 Sarah June 19, 2013 at 11:23 pm

They are sooo good! I’m a huge fun of mushroom, heading to the kitchen to make them NOW! Thanks for sharing! I had featured U in the post of Top 7 Popular and Tempting Appetizers on AllFreshRecipes. Wish the coming of more DELISH Eats!


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