Thursday, July 1, 2010


Dinner last night was soooo good. I picked up some big white stuffing mushrooms at the store. I was planning on making my Crab Stuffed Mushrooms (which are to die for) but when I got home I remembered I had taken down some ground turkey to defrost the night before. I debated chopping up my perfect stuffing mushrooms and making my Asian Lettuce Cups but it seemed sad after carefully picking out the best shaped stuffers.

This is what I came up with. OMG these rock! Make 'em.

Shelly's Mexican Stuffed Mushrooms

1 Yellow Onion, diced
2 Green Onions, diced
1 clove Garlic, minced
1/2 pound Ground Turkey
1 Tablespoon Southwest or Taco Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1 (4 oz. can) Mild Green Chilies, drained
1/2 cup Cottage Cheese
1 Tablespoon Mayo
a few dashes of Hot Sauce to taste (I prefer Cholula)
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
a few twists of Black Pepper
1/2 cup Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded
12-15 Large Stuffing-size White Mushrooms

Clean and remove the stems from 12 to 15 Mushrooms. Chop up stems if not to woody. Set aside. Saute onions and mushroom stems till golden. Add turkey and cook till no pink is seen. Add garlic and seasonings and cook 1 minute more. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Add cottage cheese, mayo and hot sauce. Add to meat mixture.

Mix till well combined. Stuff mixture into mushroom caps. Arrange on a lightly oiled Pyrex dish or baking sheet. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

These would be great made ahead for a party and warmed up just before guests arrive. Perfect weight loss surgery friendly appetizer. Since size of mushrooms will vary, any leftover mixture would be great on a Tortilla Pizza or heated up with an egg for breakfast. I served these for dinner with a cucumber and homegrown tomato salad. It was a delicious and packed with protein meal.

Speaking of tomatoes. My garden is starting to produce a steady stream each day. Nicely staggered. Though I have a feeling next week I may be inundated. Here were the first little beauties of the season...

There is nothing like a just-picked, warm from the sun tomato. One of life's little pleasures.


Pamela E. Williams said...

This looks sooooo GOOD!! I am just sitting here at my desk at work going through your site and I'm like a kid at Christmas time. I don't where to look first. I started off with the mushrooms, but ended up at the Bento boxes. Wow, wow, WOW!!! Thanks for this wonderful site. I hope to have my lap band surgery in August. I love recipes and cooking. This is a one stop site. Love it!!

mom of 5 daughters said...

I just had to stop and say that this looks sooo incredibly delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

Di said...

Yummy! I'll add that to my Eggface repertoire. I am always envious of your tomatoes! I have several greenies, but it will be awhile until I get any ripe ones. Thank goodness for farm stands (plenty of those in my area of Indiana).

greentea said...

This is an awesome post
Green Tea

Anonymous said...

made these for girls night...another hit!! So far, everything I've ever taken goes over really well and they don't realize they are eating healthy :)
your awesome!!

Charles said...

i like your wife is having surgery tomorrow and reading your site and the recipes and stories really have helped to kind of ease my fears. keep doing what you're doing and thanks again for helping a confused think we're gonna be just fine

Michelle "Shelly" said...

Hope you guys enjoy them!


Charles, All the best to your wife. I hope she soon feel the same way I do about having weight loss surgery that it was the BEST GIFT I ever gave myself. Prepare for some wth did I do moments, tears, buyer's remorse and the blues in those first few weeks... took me about 7 weeks to feel "normal" again and not like a patient. A lot of it is the drugs, anesthesia talking, hormones going wonky, shock of the eating like a baby, smells of food and commercials on TV, but it will get better and then GREAT but if someone told me that in those first weeks I would have hit them with a remote LOL (so duck and cover) and have faith all will be "normal" again soon.