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The Ultimate Mushroom Appetizer

You can make these mushrooms as a delicious, healthy appetizer for your next book club or party or add a little bit of a protein topping and make it a quick and tasty dinner.


24 small organic mushrooms

1/2 cup fresh pesto

2 TBSP olive oil

24 garlic cloves

1/4-1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 375

Place garlic cloves on a baking sheet with olive oil and salt and bake for 15 minutes or until soft and slightly brown.

While the garlic cloves are baking, remove stem and scoop out a little bit of the middle of the mushrooms

Place mushrooms stem side up on a baking tray

After garlic cloves are done place 1 garlic clove at the base of each mushroom.

Top each mushroom with a dollop of pesto so that the center is about 3/4 full

Add parmesan cheese to cover the top of each mushroom. You can also add some prosciutto or chicken for protein and turn this into a light dinner.

Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes then broil for 3 minutes.


xo Darby


Recipe and post by Darby Jackson (see original post).

Darby Jackson is a Bay Area health and wellness expert. You can learn more here or get in touch via Facebook or Instagram.

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