Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms

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Quick and easy stuffed mushrooms recipe/ jalapeno popper mushrooms- A 30 minute appetizer, made with simple ingredients and 3 types of cheese!

Continuing my love affair with jalapenos, I present these BITE SIZED jalapeno popper stuffed mushrooms.

They are ooey gooey, cheesy with a SPICY kick and they are always a hit at parties.

I used mozzarella, cheddar and cream cheese in these jalalapeno stuffed mushrooms but feel free to play around with other cheeses that YOU like!

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

How to make stuffed mushrooms?

  1. Prepare the stuffing by combing together cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder, chopped jalapenos.
  2. Stuff mixture into mushrooms (whose stems and gills have been removed).
  3. Sprinkle more cheese and add a jalapeno slice on top of each mushroom.
  4. Bake, garnish and enjoy.

Do you cover stuffed mushrooms when baking?

No, you do not cover them

How long do you cook large stuffed mushrooms?

They should be cooked for about 25 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.

How long do you bake stuffed mushrooms in the oven?

They should be baked for about 15-20 minutes but if you are baking at a lower temperature, you may need to  bake for 25 minutes for the mushrooms to become tender.

What cheese is used for stuffed mushrooms?

Mostly, the following cheeses are used:

  • Cream cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Cheddar cheese

What temperature do you bake stuffed mushrooms?

It’s best baked at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Some people prefer baking them at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushroom Recipe

Tips for best stuffed mushrooms:

  • ADJUST the amount of spice and seasonings in these stuffed mushroom caps, based on your preference.
  • Use low fat cheeses to make “healthy” stuffed mushrooms.
  • For MAXIMUM flavor and creaminess, use full fat cheeses.
  • DON’T wash the mushrooms because they will absorb too much water. Instead, wipe them clean with a damp towel.
  • Remove the seeds of jalapenos to REDUCE the spice. I don’t remove them because I like the spicy kick.
  • This is one of those appetizers that tastes best, when served FRESH and leftovers don’t taste that great. I am personally not too fond of reheating leftovers the next day. It just doesn’t taste the same.
  • REMOVE the gills of the mushrooms because that makes more space for the stuffing and also you don’t want to see that black mess when biting into them.
  • These mushrooms can be baked or grilled but remember to use bigger portobello mushrooms instead of button mushrooms for grilling so that they don’t fall apart.

How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms

Other stuffed mushroom recipes/ variations:

  • Vegan stuffed mushrooms: Follow the same recipe below but use vegan cheeses.
  • Bacon stuffed mushrooms: Add 1/3 cup crumbled cooked bacon in the cheese mixture and also sprinkle come crumbled bacon on top of each mushroom as garnish.
  • Spinach stuffed mushrooms: Mix 1/3 cup frozen (thawed and drained of excess water) into the cheese mixture.
  • Stuffed portobello mushrooms/ portabella mushrroms: Use this low carb portobello mushroom pizza recipe.
  • Cheese stuffed mushrooms: Stuff mushrooms with all your favorite cheeses and bake.
  • Vegetarian stuffed mushrooms: Add your favorite cooked veggies in the cheese mixture like spinach, corn, finely chopped carrots, bean, onions.
  • Seafood/ Crab stuffed mushrooms: Add 1 cup crabmeat and 1/4 cup finely chopped onions in the cheese mixture below. Replace cheddar cheese with mozzarella cheese. Add more seasonings of your choice. Stuff into mushrooms and bake.
  • Italian stuffed mushrooms: Replace cheddar cheese with mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese and use 1 tbsp Italian seasoning. Stuff into mushrooms and bake.
  • Sausage stuffed mushrooms: Cook Italian ground sausage first on the stovetop, using your favorite seasonings. Drain grease. Mix sausage together with parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs and lots of parsley. Stuff into mushrooms and bake.

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms

Other jalapeno recipes:

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30 Minute Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe (Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms)
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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Quick and easy stuffed mushrooms recipe/ jalapeno popper mushrooms- A 30 minute appetizer, made with simple ingredients and 3 types of cheese!
Yield: 20 Mushrooms



  • In a mixing bowl, add cream cheese, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, finely chopped jalapenos, salt, pepper, garlic powder. Mix until fully combined. Keep aside.
  • Wipe mushrooms clean with a damp towel. Remove stems and spoon out and discard the gills. 
  • Stuff mushroom caps with the cheese mixture.
  • Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top and place a jalapeno slice on top of each mushroom. 
  • Place them on a lightly oiled baking tray
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.
  • Garnish with parsley and enjoy! 


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Tastes best when served fresh but leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 day. For best results, it should be reheated in the oven again. 


Calories: 51kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 13mg, Sodium: 63mg, Potassium: 78mg, Vitamin A: 175IU, Vitamin C: 2.3mg, Calcium: 54mg, Iron: 0.2mg
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Calories: 51
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

6 comments on “Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Mushrooms”

  1. This is one delicious appetizer! Love stuffed mushrooms!5 stars

  2. Looks so gorgeous! This is absolutely a huge hit on our table, need to try this soon!5 stars

  3. I need to try this immediately, it looks so good!5 stars

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