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Keto Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms

Keto Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms

Microwave-steaming your mushrooms before baking is the key to perfectly cooked Keto Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms. 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Baking sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 1 16-ounce package stuffing mushrooms
  • ½ pound chorizo good quality
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese grate it!
  • ¼ cup crushed salted and roasted pecans
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cook the chorizo and garlic (optional) in a pan over medium heat, for 5-7 minutes, until fully cooked. Strain the chorizo over paper towels to remove the excess grease. Set aside.
  • Remove the stems from each mushroom and wipe any dirt away with a paper towel. Separate mushrooms into two groups, by size. This will ensure that the mushrooms get the proper amount of steaming time in the microwave before baking.
  • Arrange the smaller mushrooms on a plate, cap side down (gill side up), and cover with three layers of damp paper towels. Microwave for 2 minutes. Remove and place upside down to let any excess water drain off.
  • Arrange the large mushrooms on a plate, cap side down (gill side up), and cover with three layers of damp paper towels. Microwave for 3 minutes. Remove and place upside down to let any excess water drain off.
  • Add cream cheese and pecans to a bowl and mix until well combined. Add the strained chorizo and mix until well combined.
  • Take a bit of the cream cheese mixture and add it to each mushroom cap. I like to add a generous amount and stuff each mushroom by hand.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, middle rack of oven.
  • Remove from oven. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Add a pinch of shredded cheese to each stuffed mushroom.
  • Put back in the oven on the top rack for 3-4 minutes, until cheese has just melted. Let cool for 2 minutes.

Notes

If you happen to have any leftover cream cheese chorizo mixture, spread it on a cracker or tortilla chip as a quick snack while you wait for the stuffed mushrooms to be done. 
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