Stuffed Mushrooms in Aape Pan

Craving stuffed mushrooms but afraid of all the fat they come soaked in? Then it is time to dust off that aape or ebelskiver pan and try these flavorful mushrooms that are steeped in flavor, instead of fat!

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Stuffed Mushrooms in Aape Pan!

My appe pan has been getting quite a workout these days using it for wadas, bondas and such, besides my favorite Jalapeno Poppah Aapah, of course! Stuffed mushrooms is on our list of appetizers that we order when we go out to eat. But most of the times I am so disappointed by how greasy they are. So I thought why not try them in the aape pan? The indentations nestle them  so well and only with a drop of oil in each indentation, I had the flavor of the stuffed mushrooms we crave. The secret is also in toasting the breadcrumbs with a touch of butter to get that buttery taste, so no compromising taste here! And can you believe that there are 2 cups of spinach leaves in here? So there is an added satisfaction of sneaking in nutrition 🙂

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Stuffed mushrooms filling and topping

It is such an easy appetizer to put together for holiday parties too! I like how the mushrooms get cuddled and toasty on all sides in the aape pan.I made a vegetarian version this time but these would also be scrumptious with crab meat filling. Mmm….next time! Meanwhile , here is the recipe!

Stuffed Mushrooms in Aape Pan

  • Servings: 14
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 14 medium sized mushrooms
  • 1/8 cup plain breadcrumbs or plain panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ teaspoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoon plain cream cheese or plain Neufchatel cheese
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Olive oil for the Aape or ebelskiver pan
  • Extra red chili powder or paprika for topping (optional)

To make the Stuffed Mushrooms in Aape Pan- 

  1. Clean the mushrooms with a damp cloth. Trim and remove the stems. Dice the stems finely and set aside.
  2. Toast the breadcrumbs with the butter in a pan on medium heat, until they are golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the pan. When cool, add the grated Parmesan cheese and mix. Set aside.
  3. In the same pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic stir fry until golden, taking care not to burn it. Add the finely minced mushroom stems and sauté for an additional minute. Add the red chili powder and the ground black pepper and stir for a few seconds until they are fragrant. Add the spinach leaves and stir fry until they are wilted, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in the cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese. Add sea salt to taste.
  5. Heat the Aape or ebelskiver pan over medium heat. Add a drop of oil to each indentation and place a mushroom cap in it. Place some of the stuffing in each mushroom cap and top with the breadcrumbs. Let the mushrooms cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with the chili powder or paprika, if using and serve immediately.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 with the other mushrooms and stuffing.





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    1. Thanks Greg! More uses for that aape pan 🙂 I really was so happy with ho wthe indentations in the pan nestle the mushrooms, toasting them on all sides in just 5 minutes!


  1. Ahh you’ve used your pan again Sandhya, it seems so versatile? Love these stuffed mushrooms, and love the ideas you have floating around incorporating those gorgeous Indian spices with the more traditional stuffed mushrooms, (yet not compromising the flavors). Just lovely! I’ll have to let you know that yesterday I attacked my lone sweet potato, and oh wow what a treat! Unfortunately I can never picture any of those to send across to you, as they are devoured (mostly by me, as I’m the main chef), but my husband just loved them too. I’ll be making these when the girls come home for Christmas. Some of them were a tad burnt as I put them in a large glass dish, but it was too large for the microwave, so it didn’t go round. Still, some turned out perfect, I’ll just have to master the microwave settings and my dish. Thanks!

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    1. Loretta, the stuffed mushrooms were a hit and so easy to put together too.I especially loved how the pan just seems to snuggle each e=one of them, toasting them on all sides in just 5 minutes!
      So glad you liked the sweet potato chips. I am going to make them often too, Yes the timing for each microwave is to be mastered but that is all. Btw, I used the microwave tray/dish itself, covering it with the circular cut parchment paper

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      1. Yes, after I re-read the recipe Sandhya, I realized you used the tray itself, I’ll give that a shot. I especially bought 2 more sweet potatoes. I’ll make some over Christmas too so the girls can enjoy them.

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    1. I like stuffed mushrooms too.These came out really yummy without the extra fat. the pans are available online and in kitchen stores. I use mine a lot.
      Thank you so much for visiting and for your sweet words.

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