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Nutty Stuffed Toadstools

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


18-20 servings

These haunting appetizers are perfect for a Halloween party—or any occasion, really! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Nutty Stuffed Toadstools Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 18 to 20 large fresh mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper


  1. Remove stems from mushrooms; set caps aside. Finely chop stems. In a large skillet, saute chopped mushrooms and onion in butter for 5 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, pecans, Parmesan cheese, salt, basil and cayenne; add mushroom mixture. Stuff firmly into mushroom caps.
  3. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until tender. Serve warm.

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