Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms Tapa

This chorizo stuffed mushrooms recipe makes the perfect modern Spanish tapa. Perfect for snacking or as a starter, these chorizo mushrooms are a touch spicy and super creamy.

Recipe Stats:

One-Pot Recipe | Low-Carb | Keto Stuffed Mushrooms

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Cooking Mushroom And Chorizo

Mushroom and chorizo goes so well together. There’s something about the creaminess of the mushrooms when cooked, and the texture of the chorizo that is so flavorful. Then, add in some goat cheese, and these stuffed mushrooms are finger-licking good.

Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms Tapa
Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms Tapa

These are also low carb stuffed mushrooms, particularly because I don’t use any flour or breadcrumbs in the stuffing. The goat cheese holds the stuffing together.

If you are strictly gluten-free, though, double check the brand of chorizo you are using. Ensure that they are gluten free. Quality chorizo doesn’t have any sort of bread or additives in it, but just be safe and double check.

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Cooking Stuffed Mushrooms In A Cast Iron Skillet

I love cooking these chorizo stuffed mushroom tapas in a cast iron skillet. There are a few primary ways to cook stuffed mushrooms. Because you should cook the stuffing beforehand, most recipes have multiple steps. 

The stuffing can be cooked in a saute or frying pan. Then, you can stuff the mushrooms and cook on a baking sheet in the oven. Or, you can even put them in an air fryer. But, the better way, in my opinion, is to do it all in one pot. 

Using a cast iron skillet is the perfect way to make stuffed mushrooms in one pot. First, cook the stuffing in the skillet on the stovetop. After, just use a paper towel to wipe out the skillet. There is no reason to clean the skillet. Then, stuff the mushrooms, pop them back into the skillet, and pop the skillet into the oven. 

Chorizo mushrooms

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Ingredients For Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms

Button mushrooms
ingredients for stuffed mushrooms

Button mushrooms are the perfect mushrooms for a Spanish tapa because they are more-or-less bite-sized. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and dice the stems so that they can be cooked in the mixture. 

The stems of the mushrooms are cooked in olive oil along with minced or pressed garlic, onion, and red pepper. All of the vegetables should be diced small so that they blend well into the stuffing. I use a garlic press so that the garlic is pressed well and doesn’t end up having big chunks of garlic in the stuffed mushrooms in the end.

You can use green pepper, but red pepper is preferred because it adds some sweetness. Green pepper can have a bit of bitterness. 

Any soft goat cheese will work, but it should not be too pungent. It works best if you can take the goat cheese out and get it to room temperature before blending. 

Cooking Chorizo

cooking with chorizo

There are a few types of chorizo. The best for this is a typical cooking chorizo, which is easy to find at most supermarkets. Just be sure it is gluten-free if you are. And, this recipe is made with Spanish chorizo, not Mexican chorizo. There is a big difference! You can buy Spanish cooking chorizo on Amazon. Remove the chorizo from the casing so that it blends well into the mushroom mixture. 

How To Make This Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

using mushroom stems in stuffed mushrooms
Cooking the mushroom stems
cooking red peppers for stuffed mushrooms
Cooking the diced red pepper

These chorizo and cheese stuffed mushrooms are pretty easy to make, in only one pot, a cast iron skillet.

Preheat the oven to 350F. Using a cast iron skillet or saute pan, add the olive oil, garlic, onion, and mushroom stems and place over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper.

When the onion starts to soften and yellow, but before the garlic turns brown, add the diced red pepper. Cook for about 5-7 minutes or until the pepper softens.

Add the diced chorizo and cook 2-3 minutes or until the chorizo is warmed through.

Preparing The Stuffed Mushrooms

chorizo and goat cheese stuffed mushrooms

Remove the chorizo mixture to a mixing bowl. Add the goat cheese and blend with a rubber spatula until mixed well.

Wipe out the cast iron skillet but don’t clean it. Use a small spoon to scoop the chorizo mixture into the mushroom caps and place the mushroom caps in the skillet.

When all of the mushrooms are filled, bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender and start to brown. Top with fresh chopped parsley for garnish and serve.

Yield: 12 Mushrooms

Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms Tapa

Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms Tapa

This chorizo stuffed mushrooms recipe makes the perfect modern Spanish tapa. Perfect for snacking or as a starter, these chorizo mushrooms are a touch spicy and super creamy.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound button mushrooms, stems removed & diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
  • ½ small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and diced small
  • 2 links of chorizo, removed from the casing and diced small
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, room temperature

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Using a cast-iron skillet or saute pan, add the olive oil, garlic, onion, and mushroom stems and place over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. When the onion starts to soften and yellow, but before the garlic turns brown, add the red pepper. Cook 5-7 minutes or until the pepper softens.
  4. Add the diced chorizo and cook 2-3 minutes or until the chorizo is warmed through.
  5. Remove the chorizo mixture to a mixing bowl. Wipe out the cast iron skillet but don’t clean it.
  6. Add the goat cheese to the mushroom mixture and blend.
  7. Use a small spoon to scoop the chorizo mixture into the mushroom caps and place the mushroom caps in the skillet.
  8. When all of the mushrooms are filled, bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender and start to brown.
  9. Top with fresh chopped parsley for garnish and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 508mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 15g

This nutritional data is provided by a third-party source and should not be relied on if you are on a strict diet.

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Modifications And Variations

chorizo stuffed mushrooms in a cast iron skillet

I prefer using button mushrooms when making a tapa portion, but you can also make chorizo stuffed portobello mushrooms. In this case, it will take an extra 5 or 10 minutes to cook in the oven because the mushrooms themselves are bigger.

As mentioned above, you can also make air fryer stuffed mushrooms. Cook them in the air fryer for 7-8 minutes at 350 degrees.

If you can’t find the right kind of chorizo, you can also make sausage stuffed mushrooms using regular Italian-style sausage. Remove the sausage from the casino and cook the same way.

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