Umami Bombs
(Savory Stuffed Mushrooms)
PersonalPoints™ per serving

Total Time: 46 min
Prep: 20 min
Cook: 26 min
Serves: 8
Umami is the savory "fifth flavor" that excites our taste buds and heightens our enjoyment of food. It's found famously in roast meat and soy sauce, but also in mushrooms and garlic. You'll see what we mean when you take a bite into these amazingly savory mushrooms, which are also flavored with shallots, rosemary, thyme, and sweet red peppers. We suggest you serve these stuffed treats with truffle salt, another umami-rich ingredient, but you can also use a sprinkling of sea salt. Be sure to season the mushrooms while they're still warm for the ultimate umami bomb. And the best part is these stuffed mushrooms may be made ahead and rewarmed before serving.
  • 16 medium cremini mushrooms, stems removed
  • 4 sprays cooking spray
  • ¼ tsp table salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • 2 medium uncooked shallots, minced
  • 4 oz fresh mushrooms, mixed gourmet variety, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp rosemary, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, minced (plus extra for garnish)
  • 2 tbsp sweet red peppers, minced
  • ¼ tsp sea salt, flaky, or truffle salt, for sprinkling (optional)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Place mushroom caps on a foil-lined baking pan and lightly coat with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Roast until tender, 15 minutes; pat dry.
  3. Coat a medium skillet with cooking spray; set over medium-high heat. Add shallots and chopped mushrooms; cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 10 minutes. Add garlic, herbs, and red pepper; stir and cook for 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper (optional) or sprinkle with truffle salt (optional).
  4. Divide sautéed mushroom mixture among mushroom caps; serve garnished with thyme.
  5. Serving Size: 2 stuffed mushrooms.