Thursday, February 3, 2011

5 Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms with Pesto Sauce

Pesto Sauce:
1 T. basil ($.10)
1 tsp. lime juice ($.10)
3 T. olive oil ($.15)
1 T. parmesan ($.10)

Stuffed Mushrooms:
12 medium white mushrooms, stems removed ($.40)
3 slices smoked mozzarella or provolone ($.15)
2 T. shredded munster ($.05)
1 T. shredded cheddar ($.05)
2 oz. cream cheese ($.15)
2 T. sour cream ($.10)
1 T. olive oil ($.10)
salt & pepper, to taste ($.05)
2 T. minced red pepper ($.05)
1/8 C. chopped pork roast ($.05)
1 tsp. basil or Italian seasoning ($.05)
cooking spray

Heat oven to 350.

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the pesto sauce. Set aside.

In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients except mushrooms, smoked mozzarella, and pesto. Mixture should be almost crumbly.

Coat a glass baking dish with cooking spray.

Fill mushroom caps with mixture, making a small indent in the top of the stuffing. Top each stuffed mushroom with a teaspoon or two of pesto.

Cut each slice of cheese into 4 sqaures, top each mushroom with a square of cheese.

Bake at 350 for 20-23 minutes, until cheese is melted and stuffing is hot.

Serve with peppercorn ranch, marinara, or additional pesto.

Yield = 12 mushrooms
Cost: $1.55
Cost per mushroom: $.13

1 comment:

  1. I like the twist on pesto using lime, and while there are a lot of ingredients, I might just sub in whatever cheese I have on hand and give this a try.