Stuffed Mushroom

Stuffed Mushroom

Stuffed mushrooms offer a variety of health benefits, combining the nutritional virtues of mushrooms with a flavorful and nutrient-dense filling. Mushrooms are a low-calorie food rich in essential nutrients such as vitamins B and D, selenium, and antioxidants. The stuffing, often composed of ingredients like spinach, garlic, onions, and breadcrumbs, adds fiber, vitamins, and minerals to the dish. Spinach, for example, contributes iron and folate, while garlic and onions provide immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, stuffed mushrooms can be customized with lean protein sources like chicken or tofu, further enhancing their nutritional profile. The versatility and nutrient density of stuffed mushrooms make them a savory and healthful option, fitting into a well-rounded and balanced diet.

Ingredients:

  • 250g mushrooms, cleaned and stems removed
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • ¼  cup chopped onion
  • ¼ cup tomatoes
  • ½ tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray

Instructions:

Prepare the Mushrooms:

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  • Clean the mushrooms and remove the stems. Set aside.

Prepare the Filling:

  • In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add chopped onion and garlic, sautéing until softened.
  • Add chopped spinach and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool.

Stuff the Mushrooms:

  • Lightly spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
  • Take each mushroom cap and stuff it with the spinach mixture, pressing down gently to pack the filling.

Air Fry:

  • Arrange the stuffed mushrooms in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the stuffed mushrooms.
  • Air fry at 375°F (190°C) for about 10-12 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is golden brown.

Serve:

  • Once done, remove the stuffed mushrooms from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes.
  • Serve as an appetizer or snack.

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