Italian-Style Stuffed Mushrooms

  New Year's Eve in Dogville
 
Cassius Coolidge



My, gosh!  It sounds like we have been cheated of a good thing!  Four thousand years ago, the ancient Babylonians were probably the first group of people to celebrate New Year’s Eve and they had 11 days of celebrating, beginning with the first crescent moon after the spring equinox.  Then in the late 1500’s, the Gregorian calendar changed all of that.


                                         
Mushrooms for sale at market in Napoli, Italy - D Evans


                                    
I love appetizers and New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to serve a tempting array of them.  They are fun to make, delicious to eat and they could be the main meal if you serve a variety of them.  Italian-Style Stuffed Mushrooms is my favorite appetizer!!!  They are delicious with the added bonus that they can be prepared the day before, refrigerated and then baked just before serving the next day.  They are the best!


Whoopee!!!  The biggest party day/night of the year is fast approaching.  How do you celebrate New Year’s Eve?  Do you go out for the big bash, have a party at home, watch a movie or just go to bed early?  So many options…
                                              


Italian-Style Stuffed Mushrooms 

Ingredients: 

1 pound large button mushrooms
1/3 cup butter, divided
1/3 cup onion, chopped
1/3 cup pepperoni, chopped
1/3 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs 

Method:

Clean mushrooms with damp cloth. Remove stems.
Chop stems and brush caps with melted butter.  Set aside.
Sauté onion and mushroom stems in remaining butter.
Add remaining ingredients.  Combine well.
Fill caps.
Place in buttered dish.
Bake 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes until hot and bubbly.
 Place on plate and watch them go! 

Yum!!!  Savory delicious!!!

When you make these, please invite us over!

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