Bolognese Stuffed Mushrooms
Bolognese Stuffed Mushrooms are an easy party appetizer packed with all the flavors of your favorite Italian meat sauce in one bite-sized package. With a sprinkling of mozzarella and parmesan cheese, these low carb stuffed mushrooms is going to be a favorite gluten-free appetizer recipe or even a simple dinner alongside a salad.
Disclaimer:This recipe was developed through a sponsored partnership with Tuttorosso. As always, all opinions are my own.
How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms with Beef and Tomato Sauce
Mushrooms are filled with a simple, extra thick bolognese sauce and topped with two kinds of cheese. Bolognese Stuffed Mushrooms have big, fresh flavors in one little bite.
Speaking of a little package packed with big personality, I wish I had been able to spend more time with my paternal grandmother throughout my life. She was as quick with a joke as she was with her temper, but we all loved that fiery personality. She loved board games, and enjoyed teaching us as much as she loved beating us. Oh no, there was no letting the grandkids win. She fought for every point, space on the board, or winning hand, and would not go down without a fight. But she loved us to no end.
Sadly she moved to Texas when I was very small, and I only had the opportunity to visit every now and then, which is unfortunate because there is one thing I would have liked to learn from her… canning.
Yes, I wish I knew how to take fresh fruits and vegetables from the summer harvest and preserve the freshness and nutrition to enjoy all year long. I know she knew how to do it, but I was never around her long enough when I was at an age where I was ready to learn. I know I could probably figure it out, but it would have been a great experience to have learned from her, especially since I am not sure anyone else in my family knows how to do it either.
I know some people still break out the glass jars to can their food, but it seems to be an art that is slowly fading away, and so many people do not have a personal connection with the preservation of food. These days it seems most people associate preserving food with adding chemicals and sticking it in a box on a store shelf.
That’s why I love that Tuttorosso is spreading the word to consumers that their canned tomatoes are more like those jars of tomatoes that were canned on farms and in homes with tomatoes from the garden in generations past. After selecting the most perfectly ripe tomatoes, Tuttorosso preserves them with only steam, never adding any artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
That means you get fresh, vine-ripened flavors without adding “processed food” to recipes like this one…
Bolognese Stuffed Mushrooms are easy low carb stuffed mushrooms made with real ingredients!
For this stuffed mushroom recipe I was inspired by the extra meaty meat sauce I had made from my friend Carolyn’s cookbook, The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen. While that sauce was amazing over zoodles, I thought it would also make an amazing filling for these Bolognese Stuffed Mushrooms. I changed the recipe a bit to simplify it, made sure I cooked it until it was extra thick, and then popped it into some cremini mushrooms (though white mushrooms work just fine too). Topped with two kinds of cheese and baked till hot, tender, and golden, this finger food is so full of flavor. You can serve them as a party snack, or even alongside an Italian Style Wedge Salad for a light and simple dinner.
Unlike other stuffed mushroom recipes, these Bolognese Stuffed Mushrooms don’t have bread crumbs to bind the mixture, making them naturally gluten-free and low carb. And they are made from unprocessed and wholesome ingredients, like fresh mushrooms, ground beef, a few dried herbs and spices, and Tuttorosso Tomato Sauce.
Besides being my favorite canned tomatoes, Tuttorosso is the best selling Italian inspired canned tomato brand in the US. And you can feel good about serving Tuttorosso to your family because their family takes pride in sustainably produced tomatoes, NON-GMO harvest and Non-BPA lined cans. Learn more and get recipe ideas and inspiration by following Tuttorosso on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
If you like these gluten free stuffed mushrooms, here’s a few more gluten-free appetizers you can make or serve with your favorite Tuttorosso products…
- Blue Cheese Cauliflower Cheesy Bread Sticks with Buffalo Marinara Dipping Sauce
- Cheesy Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Bites
- Cheesy Hot Jambalaya Dip
- Parmesan Mozzarella Baked Cauli-Tots
Instead of mini quiche, serve up Tomato and Cheese Omelette Muffins from The Little Kitchen. Take a dip into Queso Fundido from Wishes and Dishes. Or scoop up Lasagna Dip from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.
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An easy party appetizer packed with all the flavors of your favorite Italian meat sauce in one low carb bite-sized package.
- 2 pounds cremini mushrooms, baby portabella or white mushrooms, wiped clean and stems removed
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 15 oz Tuttorosso tomato sauce (about 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 400°F and place the mushrooms with the bottom facing up on a sheet pan.
- In a large skillet, brown ground beef and drain and excess grease.
- Add the garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes, and cook for another minute or two.
- Stir in the tomato sauce and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the mixture is very thick. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.
- Divide the meat mixture between the mushrooms, packing it in well (you may have a little leftover). Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese over the meat mixture in the mushrooms.
- Bake at 400°F 20-25 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and the cheese is golden brown.