Recipe: Cashew-Stuffed Mushrooms


This recipe and photo were created by Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple. Learn more about Amie by checking out her bio at the bottom of this page!

Unfortunately, cocktail parties don't usually offer the healthiest of options. Those little passed bites are typically full of buttery pastry dough, melty cheese, and other decadent indulgences. Not exactly super healthy or friendly to those friends with dietary restrictions. Next time around, give these gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan (but oh-so flavorful) stuffed mushrooms a try!

Recipe: Cashew-Stuffed Mushrooms

Photo by Amie Valpone

Makes 24 mushrooms

What You'll Need:

24 large button mushrooms, stems discarded
1/4 cup Vidalia onion, minced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup cooked wild rice 1/4 cup dairy-free mexican style shredded "cheese" (we used GO Veggie! brand) 1 large carrot, peeled and grated 1/2 cup cashews, finely chopped 2 tablespoons salsa 1 teaspoons sea salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 3 chives, finely chopped

*Note: You can, of course, use regular cheese if you like! 

What to Do: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking dish with nonstick spray; set aside.
  2. In a small skillet over medium heat, cook onions in oil until translucent, approximately 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add wild rice, cheese, carrots, cashews, salsa, salt, and pepper. Cook for 3 minutes, or until warm. Remove from heat.
  4. Using a teaspoon, fill each mushroom cap with the mixture.
  5. Place stuffed mushrooms in a single layer on the prepared baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes, or until heated through.
  6. Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh chives, and serve!


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Amie Valpone runs She is a Manhattan-based personal chef, culinary nutritionist, professional recipe developer, food photographer, and writer specializing in simple gluten-free and dairy-free "clean"recipes for the home cook. On her blog, she shares her story of how clean eating saved her life and inspires you to clean up your food, too. Amie's work appears on Martha Stewart, Fox News Health, WebMD, The Huffington Post, The Food Network, Clean Eating Magazine, and many other outlets. Visit Amie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

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