Turkey and Cranberry Stuffed Mushrooms: Festive Appetizers
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As the holiday season approaches, the quest for festive appetizers commence! Today, I am going to present to you a delightful recipe of Turkey and Cranberry Stuffed Mushrooms. These stuffed mushrooms are filled with all your favorite holiday flavors—savory turkey, sweet-tart cranberries, earthy mushrooms, all tied together with melty cheese. Not only do they make a great addition to any Thanksgiving or Christmas spread, but they are also perfect for using up those leftovers you may have stashed in the fridge.

Let’s jump right into the recipe details.

Ingredients:

  • 24 whole white mushrooms
  • 1 cup cooked turkey, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for drizzling

Instructions:

Preparation:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Rinse the mushrooms, remove the stems and set the caps aside. You can save the stems for a later use like a vegetable stock or stuffing.

Prepare the Filling:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the finely diced turkey, dried cranberries, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, chopped sage, and thyme. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and mix everything together until well incorporated.

Fill the Mushrooms:

Once the filling is ready, use a small spoon to generously stuff each mushroom cap. Aim to overfill the caps slightly, as the filling will compact during cooking.

Baking:

  • Arrange the stuffed mushrooms on a baking tray, leaving space between each one. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil over the top, and then place the tray in the preheated oven.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the mushrooms are cooked through and the filling is golden and bubbly.

Serving:

Allow them to cool for a few minutes, then serve hot. Enjoy these festive bite-sized delights at your holiday gathering!

Note: You can prepare these stuffed mushrooms ahead of time, refrigerate them, and pop them into the oven just before you’re ready to serve.

Nutritional Information: (per mushroom)

  • Calories: 70
  • Protein: 2.5g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fats: 4.5g

The delicious combination of turkey and cranberry gives these stuffed mushrooms a perfect holiday twist. They’re earthy, savory, slightly sweet, and totally irresistible! So get yourself in the festive mood and enjoy these mouthwatering mushroom appetizers. Happy cooking!

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