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Stuffed cremini mushrooms on a baked piece of parchment paper with a lemon wedge in the center

Lentil Stuffed Mushrooms

  • Author: Zestful Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings (10 mushrooms) 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop and oven
  • Cuisine: American


Baked mushroom caps filled with a cheesy veggie and lentil filling then finished with a crispy topping—a great vegetarian appetizer!


  • 10 medium cremini mushrooms, washed, dried, stems removed and chopped fine
  • ¾ cup brown lentils, cooked and drained
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 celery stalk, diced (¼ cup)
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • Splash of dry white wine
  • ¼ cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 teaspoons parsley, chopped
  • ⅓ cup bread crumbs (gluten free if necessary)


Heat oven to 350° F.

In a large nonstick skillet over medium heat add olive oil and heat until simmering.

Add about half to three quarters of the chopped mushroom stems, lentils, onion, celery and garlic to skillet. Cook for about 10 minutes until vegetables are softened.

Deglaze pan with a large splash of white wine and cook for another 5 minutes until liquid has evaporated.

Remove from heat and transfer vegetable mixture to a medium bowl.

Combine vegetable mixture with goat cheese, egg yolk, lemon zest and 2 teaspoons of parsley.

Mix until thoroughly combined, season with salt and pepper.

Place mushrooms caps facing up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Spoon about 1 tablespoon of mixture into each mushroom cap to form a mound. Depending on the size of mushroom you may need a little more or less to fill it.

Top each mushroom cap with a sprinkle of breadcrumbs and bake for 20 minutes at 350°F. Turn oven to broil and continue to bake until tops are lightly toasted.

Remove from oven and sprinkle each with chopped parsley, serve with lemon wedges.


  • Serving Size: 2 mushrooms
  • Calories: 174
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 120mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg

Keywords: Stuffed mushroom caps, stuffed mushrooms, easy stuffed mushrooms

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