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Cheese and Butterbean Stuffed Mushrooms

Hi Everyone, it’s Nicky again from Kitchen Sanctuary.

I’m so glad you liked the Snickers Brownie recipe – thank you for all of the kind comments.

Today I’m back with a savoury recipe in the form of these scrumptious stuffed mushrooms.  They’re so quick and easy for a weekday dinner.  You can literally have them in the table in less than 25 minutes.

Cheese and Butterbean Stuffed Mushrooms

The mushrooms are filled with garlicky, cheesy butterbeans and tomato puree and then sprinkled with more cheese.  One top of that goes a pile of seasoned panko breadcrumbs that have been drizzled in a little oil to help them crisp up beautifully.

Cheese and Butterbean Stuffed Mushrooms

The butterbeans and cheese provide a lovely creamy texture, whilst the mushrooms ensure a good meaty bite.

It really is vegetarian food for carnivores.

Finding this kind filling and satisfying meat-free meal is something I’m constant striving for.

My husband is the kind of guy who see’s anything without meat as nothing more than a side dish. I manage to get the odd vegetarian meal into him, but they’re few and far between.   I know this would have been a winner – if only he liked mushrooms!

Cheese and Butterbean Stuffed Mushrooms

Unfortunately my kids don’t eat mushrooms either, so I was forced to eat all of them after the photo shoot.  It’s a tough life…..

Just before we get to the recipe, let’s talk butterbeans.  Have you tried them?  They are sometimes known as mature lima beans and they’re light brown in colour rather than the young green version.

Although reasonably plain by themselves, it means they’re the perfect vehicle to soak up strong flavours – like garlic and tomato.

Cheese and Butterbean Stuffed Mushrooms

I use tinned butterbeans for this recipe as I think they work really well. However if you wanted to use dried butterbeans, simply soak a cupful in a large pan of cold water overnight. Then the next morning pour the water away, rinse and and boil the butterbeans up with some fresh water (no salt until the end! It will toughen the beans) for about 1 hour-to-1hour 30 mins (check they’re soft and cooked by tasting a few). Then you can drain and use them as you would the tinned beans.

Cheese and Butterbean Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheese and Butterbean Stuffed Mushrooms

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Cheese and Butterbean Stuffed Mushrooms

Quick and easy vegetarian recipe for Cheese and Butterbean Stuffed Mushrooms. Dinner is served in less than 25 minutes!

Ingredients:

Mushrooms

  • 4 large portabella mushrooms
  • 8 tbsp of tinned butterbeans (drained) *These are sometimes known as mature lima beans – they’re light brown in colour rather than the young green version.
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1.5 tbsp tomato puree
  • large pinch of ground black pepper
  • 100g/1 cup (firmly packed) of strong cheddar cheese (or your favourite cheese), grated
  • 4 tbsp panko breadcrumbs seasoned with a pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Cucumber and Red Onion Salad (optional)

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ½ a red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1tsp caster sugar
  • 2tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1tsp olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c/350F.
  2. Cut the stalks out of the mushrooms using a small, sharp knife. If you like you can cut the stalks up and add them to the filling. Place the mushrooms on a baking tray.
  3. In a small bowl mix the butterbeans, garlic, tomato puree, black pepper and ¾ of the cheese. Spoon this mixture into the mushrooms, then top with the remaining cheese. Carefully spoon over the breadcrumbs and drizzle a ¼ tbsp. of olive oil over each one.
  4. Place in the oven and cook for 15 minutes until the breadcrumbs are golden brown.
  5. Whilst the mushrooms are cooking, mix together the cucumber and red onion salad ingredients in a small bowl.
  6. Once cooked, serve the mushrooms straightaway with the cucumber and red onion salad.

 

Cheese and Butterbean Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheese and Butterbean Stuffed Mushrooms

Nicky lives in Cheshire in the UK with her husband and two children. She blogs over at Kitchen Sanctuary where she creates family friendly recipes and mouth-watering photos. Connect with Nicky on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

Nicky Corbishley

Nicky lives in Cheshire in the UK with her husband and two children. She blogs over at Kitchen Sanctuary where she creates family friendly recipes and mouth-watering photos.

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