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Basil Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

Eli Ben-yehuda

Written by Eli Ben-yehuda

On January 9, 2019

Today’s heart healthy recipe comes to us from The Mayo Clinic. Enjoy this heart smart recipe with friends and family. Great food should be enjoyed with others.

Personally I like stuffing the much larger portabella mushrooms. The flavor is incredible and 1 large mushroom can make an entire meal for one person.

Ingredients:

20 crimini mushrooms, washed and stems removed

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Topping:
    1. 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
    2. 1/4 cup melted butter
    3. 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Filling:
  1. 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  2. 1/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese
  3. 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  4. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  5. 1 tablespoon fresh garlic
  6. 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  7. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Directions:

Heat the oven to 350 F. Line the mushroom caps upside down on a baking sheet.

Prepare the topping, in a small bowl, combine the panko, butter, and parsley; set aside.

Prepare the filling, place the basil, cheese, pumpkin seeds, oil, garlic, lemon juice and salt in a food processor. Process until evenly mixed.

Generously stuff the mushroom caps with the basil pesto filling. Sprinkle each mushroom with about 1 teaspoon of panko topping. Gently pat down the topping. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.


Written by Eli Ben-Yehuda

With a passion for health advocacy Eli researches and writes many articles concerning improving the lives of people diagnosed with high blood pressure and the complication they experience. He believes educating people is the best way to improve their overall health.

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