Mushroom Stuffing Cups by Tara Noland of Noshing with the Nolands

 Mushroom Stuffing Cups

~:: by Tara Noland of Noshing with the Nolands ::~

Thanksgiving is coming up fast and these little mushroom stuffing cups are an excellent side. When I have someone I know to be vegetarian at my dining table, I want to give them something really good and something anyone else would enjoy with their turkey, too. They are just as good on their own, served with other sides, as they are with gravy and turkey.

This is also a wonderful “make ahead” side dish and can be made up to two days in advance. I actually prefer them made ahead. They are crispy on the outside when initially done and softened back up in the refrigerator, which is how I liked them. The flavors seem to meld more also.

These little cups would pair well with not only turkey, but beef. So give them a try and get a dish done ahead of time so you can relax a bit more with family and friends for your Thanksgiving feast.

Mushroom Stuffing Cups

Prep time 25 minutes
Cook time 1 hour
Total time 1 hour, 25 minutes


  • 425ml hot vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 28g dried porcini mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 cup Arborio rice
  • 100ml white wine
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 2 tablespoons shredded basil
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 6 tablespoons Parmesan (finely grated)


1. Heat oven to 375F. Spray a non-stick 12 hole muffin tin with cooking spray. Place the mushrooms in a bowl and pour over the hot vegetable stock. Let the mushrooms soften for 20 min. Strain, reserving the stock and squeeze out moisture. Chop the mushrooms and set aside with the vegetable stock.
2. Heat the oil in a large fry pan and saute the onion for about 5 min. Add the pine nuts and fry until lightly toasted. Add the garlic and rice and cook for 2 min. Pour in the wine and bring it up to a boil. Add the reserved stock and mushrooms and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cover and let simmer for 10 min. or until the rice is just cooked. Remove from the heat and let cool for 5 min. Stir in the egg, basil, salt and pepper.
3. Divide the mixture evenly among the muffin tins and stop with the grated Parmesan. Bake for 20-25 min. until lightly browned. Cool slightly if using right away to firm up the rice. If making ahead let cool in the muffin tins and then carefully lift them out and place in a storage container. Reheat on an oiled baking sheet at 300F for 10 min.

Happy Thanksgiving and may your holidays be truly blessed!!


ABOUT TARA: Tara’s love of cooking started at a very young age where she would cook for her family. That love has continued over the years and now includes lots of time spent in the kitchen with her husband and daughter creating and entertaining. She also has a new found love of photography, working hard to increase her skills. When pulled away from the kitchen the family loves to explore and travel.
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This post was written by Tara Noland for Bonbon Break Media, LLC.

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  1. says

    Tara does it again! I think I could eat a plate of these to myself… thanks for sharing another great mushroom recipe that I’m sure will make it to my dinner table this Holiday Season!


  2. says

    I loved this recipe back in November and I still love it! This would make such a nice main dish for a cozy winter weekday meal as well which is how I may use this as I am always trying to widen my dinner offerings to my crew! Thanks Tara, I love your site and love that you did this post just for our Bonbon Break readers!!

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