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Fried Mushrooms Marinara

Offer this eye-appealing appetizer at your next party and get ready to hand out the recipe. I deep-fry breaded mushrooms before adding them to a bed of spaghetti sauce. —Barbara McCalley, Allison Park, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 pound medium fresh mushrooms, stems removed
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) marinara sauce or meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a large shallow dish, combine the flour, salt and pepper. In another shallow dish, beat eggs and water. Place bread crumbs in a third shallow dish. Add mushrooms to the flour mixture; turn to coat. Dip in egg mixture, then coat with bread crumbs. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • In a deep saucepan, electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry mushrooms, six to eight at a time, for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels.
  • Pour spaghetti sauce into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with the mushrooms. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 mushroom: 111 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • ms11145
    Mar 2, 2018

    I normally do not fry a lot of foods, but I am so glad that I made this recipe. Family loved it. I did add garlic powder and Italian seasonings to the flour. I used Aldi's Italian bread crumbs. Will be making this again.

  • chrisuzi4
    Oct 3, 2017

    omg these r soo good thx u

  • Corwin44
    Feb 13, 2015

    These were great and easy to make. I will be making these again.

  • redmillplumbing
    Sep 5, 2012

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  • justmbeth
    Oct 18, 2011

    Absolutely awesome! I only made 1/2 recipe for the 4 of us. The leftovers heated up marvelously in the microwave, keeping their crispness and taste.

  • conishkee
    Aug 10, 2010

    I saw this recipe for the first time on yesterday while @ work and went to the market and home and made it. IT WAS FABULOUS!! The only thing different I did was to add some onion and garlic powders in the flour mix and it was good to go. Thank you so muchto the creator for this dish. They were so meaty...YUM!!

  • Juliya Rusev
    Mar 24, 2009

    this sounds sooooo good, i cant wait to give em a try!! I love mushrooms,,, so yea

  • alinash
    Feb 23, 2008

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