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Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

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Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms – Perfectly cheesy, salty, and irresistibly flavorful, this recipe is a must-make appetizer for all of your holiday festivities! A stuffed mushroom recipe so simple, yet so inviting, your guests will love them at your next gathering.

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The holidays are here, and it is time to eat!

You have been searching all over Pinterest for those perfect side dishes and centerpieces, and now the season has finally arrived…

But what’s this? You forgot to plan pre-dinner-party snacks?

Have no fear! I’ve got a quick, five ingredient, show-stopping party snack that will set the tone for the rest of your holiday feast…

Our Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms recipe!

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The Best Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

These little atomic flavor bombs combine all the best attributes of their ingredients into fabulous one bite wonders.

Earthy, spicy, nutty, creamy, salty, kaboom! Chorizo and cheese perfectly melt together inside hearty mushrooms to create an absolutely crave-able appetizer.

This cheese stuffed mushroom recipe is so easy to whip up. Simply pop the stems off of your mushrooms, stir the filling, spoon it in the mushroom cavities, and sprinkle with panela cheese.

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How to Make Mushroom Stuffed with Cheese and Chorizo

Panela cheese is the secret weapon in this stuffed mushroom recipe, because it melts, bubbles and toasts into a marvelous crust that holds all the chorizo goodness inside.

Here are All of the Simple Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Crimini mushrooms
  • Cream cheese – softened at room temperature
  • Panela cheese – crumbled
  • Mexican chorizo
  • Fresh thyme leave

The cream cheese unites the chorizo, mushrooms, and thyme in such a wonderful way, my only complaint is that each mushroom holds just a spoonful of filling. Seriously, I could eat nearly an entire plate of these delectable chorizo and cheese stuffed mushrooms by myself!

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How To Make Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degree F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Prepare the cremini mushrooms by washing and drying; then pop off their stems and place the mushroom caps upside-down on the baking sheet.

2. Heat a small skillet on medium-high on your stovetop. Brown the chorizo, breaking the sausage apart into crumbles as it cooks.

3. Have your softened cream cheese and thyme ready in a medium bowl. Once the chorizo is cooked thoroughly, add to the bowl and mix all ingredients thoroughly. Use a teaspoon to spoon a bit of the creamy mixture into each mushroom cavity. You want there to be plenty of filling in each, but without the chorizo and cream cheese mixture spilling over.

4. Sprinkle each stuffed mushroom with a hearty pinch of the the crumbled panela cheese, tapping the cheese gently into place on top of the cream cheese and chorizo. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until the panela cheese has turned gorgeous brown and the mushrooms are nice and hot.

You’ll want to serve these stuffed mushrooms warm!

See the Complete Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe Below!

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Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms are not only a good choice for an appetizer, they will make brilliant party snacks for all your holiday parties and game days this season.

With just 5 ingredients, this stuffed mushroom recipe is quick to put together. And you can believe they disappear just as fast!

Stuffed Mushrooms Q&A

Are Mushrooms Stuffed with Cheese and Chorizo Low Carb / Keto?

Yes! All of the ingredients used in our stuffed mushrooms recipe are low carb and keto-friendly.

Can Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Be Made Ahead?

You absolutely can prepare this delicious appetizer a day or so in advance, but for the freshest flavor, I would not recommend completely making chorizo stuffed mushrooms ahead of time.

Mushrooms tend to lose their bite when heated and then reheated. So if you are planning to prep the day before a gathering, you can make your chorizo and cream cheese filling, allow to cool completely, stuff the raw mushrooms, and keep in an airtight container in the fridge overnight.

Then, when you are getting ready for your festivities, top each stuffed mushroom with the panela cheese and bake fresh before serving.

Do You Recommend Freezing Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms?

I would not freeze stuffed mushroom once they have already been baked.

However, as with making this stuffed mushroom recipe ahead of time, you can prepare the raw mushrooms and chorizo with cream cheese mixture in advance and then freeze. First, stuff the mushroom caps and freeze on a baking sheet for three hours. Then, place the frozen stuffed mushrooms in an airtight bag, for up to three months.

When you are ready to enjoy, allow the raw mushrooms stuffed with cream cheese and chorizo to defrost completely. Top with the panela cheese and bake twenty minutes or so before you are ready to serve your guests.

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Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms - Perfectly cheesy, salty, and irresistibly flavorful, this recipe is a must-make appetizer for all of your holiday festivities!
Servings: 24 mushrooms


  • 1 pound crimini mushrooms
  • 4 ounces  cream cheese softened
  • 3 ounces  panela cheese crumbled
  • 5 ounces Mexican chorizo
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Pop all the stems off the mushrooms and lay them up side down on the baking sheet.
  • Heat a small skillet to medium-high. Sauté the chorizo, until cooked through. Then place it in a mixing bowl with the cream cheese and thyme. Mix thoroughly, then spoon the chorizo filling into the cavity of each mushroom.
  • Sprinkle the top of each mushroom with crumbled panela cheese and bake for 18-20 minutes. Until the tops are brown and the mushrooms have cooked through. Serve warm.


To make these Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms in advance: Simply prepare raw mushroom caps with the cream cheese and chorizo mixture, keep sealed in the fridge in an airtight container overnight, and then sprinkle with panela cheese and bake just before you are ready to serve and enjoy.


Serving: 1mushroom, Calories: 50kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 136mg, Potassium: 124mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 55IU, Vitamin C: 0.5mg, Calcium: 30mg, Iron: 0.3mg
Course: Appetizer, Holiday, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Author: Sommer Collier

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111 comments on “Chorizo and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms”

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  2. I have made many different types of stuffed mushrooms, and adding the Chorizo in here makes it just a tad bit spicy! 

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  5. my mother helps us out by getting a food box for us every month. Each time it’s a total surprise what we’re going to get, kinda like a lottery. This month’s lottery brought us two and a half pounds of HUGE button mushrooms and a couple packets of mexican chorizo. I’m so glad i found your recipe, though i had to make a few adjustments. We didn’t have enough cream cheese, but we DID have some cornbread cubes in the freezer waiting to be stuffing. No panela, but a large block of Monterrey jack. And finally, it’s currently flirting with 100 degrees here, so turning on the oven sounds like a horrid idea, so these bad boys are going on the grill! Just as soon has the HusBeast gets home…

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  7. Thanks for this. You are a star******

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  14. My mouth waters at the thought of these babies…YUM! I love chorizo :)

  15. My aunt taught me how to make a wonderful cheese ball – using three types of cheese (wait, four – with cream cheese) and covered in walnuts.

  16. I love baked Brie with cranberries on top.

  17. Just chunks of cheese work for me.

  18. What a clever appetizer!

  19. Spinach dip is my absolute favorite food!

  20. has to be nachos with cheese

  21. one of my favorites is nachos
    thanks for the giveaway

  22. Cheese ball!

  23. I love anything cheesy, but cheese dips and cheese balls are my favorites this time of year!

  24. Baked dates wrapped with prosciutto and stuffed with Gorgonzola cheese.

  25. Oh Man, anything with cheese! I can’t pick just one!

  26. I crave cheesy fondue!

  27. A cheese ball – or my best friend’s mom makes an amazingly simple snickers dip with cream cheese. Does that count? ;) I’ve never had baked brie, but I have a feeling it’d be my favorite if I had!

  28. a cheeseball and crackers

  29. I like to make a pastry puff with a Saint Andre inside and some mushrooms (it’s crazy how good this is).

  30. i love cheesesticks!

  31. These are amazing.

  32. cheese capped stuffed mushrooms

  33. My favorite cheesy appetizer is provolone, basil, mozzarella rolled together!

  34. These tasty little appetizers looks absolutely delicious!

  35. I have a recipe for artichoke stuffed mushrooms topped with a ton of asiago cheese. LOVE it! Pretty much any kind of stuffed mushrooms with cheese is my favorite cheesy appetizer.

  36. Smoked salmon/cream cheese canapes.

  37. I like nachos.

  38. I like making cheese crostinis or cheesy pinwheels.

  39. Homemade cheese crackers

  40. baked brie with pecans or preserves

  41. I love a cheesy crab dip!

  42. I like cheese fries.

  43. Brie with fig jam on crusty bread or a cracker. Simple, but good!

  44. I love spinach and artichoke dip with lots of cheese and jalapenos!

  45. Twice baked potatoes halves smothered in bacon and cheddar cheese.

  46. I love brie, baked in crescent rolls, and often stuffed with jelly or preserves too!

  47. I like slicing crusty bread, then toasting it with butter, garlic powder, and fresh mozzarella.

  48. The combination of panela and the chorizo together sounds amazing.

  49. Cheese ball and crackers!

  50. Pinch and artichoke dip is a favorite.

  51. We make a yummy cheesy spinach artichoke dip

  52. My family loves cheese. One of my new favorites is Brie served with roasted garlic, baby greens and a tomato jam or chutney. Serve with toast or crackers.

  53. Potato skins smothered in cheese!

  54. I love pretty much every cheesy appetizer you could name, lol. So hard to choose a favorite. I don’t know… white queso dip?

  55. Cheesy spinach and artichoke dip!

  56. I like Buffalo Chicken Dip with extra cheese on it!

  57. Love how easy these little stuffed mushrooms are, packed with flavor I’m sure with the chorizo!

  58. My mother-in-law’s cheese ball!

  59. Baked Brie with honey!

  60. Buffalo chicken cheese dip.

  61. I’m a sucker for a baked brie….

  62. My favorite cheesy appetizer is in a dough pastry and has spinach inside as well.

  63. I love cheese dip with salsa and chips!

  64. My recent favorite is a Sommer recipe: Brie and Pear tart. when I cut it into small slices it’s an appetizer; wider slices, it becomes a first course. Every time I serve this appetizer, I get tons of compliments. I have tried different cheeses and cheese combos, such as mozzarella + a stronger cheese, or a smoked + a more mild cheese.)

  65. I love cheese and crackers

  66. I know it’s dated but I love love love baked brie

  67. There are too many cheese appetizers that I love. One that I especially love is the baked brie served on french baguette.

  68. I love jalapeno poppers and the standby cream cheese with shrimp dip.

  69. Artichoke and spinach dip!

  70. Brie and raspberry jam baked inside puff pastry

  71. I like fried Mac & Cheese balls!

  72. spinach and artichoke dip

  73. Yum! Yum! Yum! Love these! Great Idea. Can’t wait to try them! Thanks!

  74. I like Mozzarella Sticks

  75. Cheese and crackers

  76. Spinach artichoke dip!! i love it

  77. Great appetizer for the holidays! Happy Thanksgiving! xo

  78. wow, these are the perfect little bites!! looks so good!

  79. I love cheese dip.. the classic with velveeta and rotel. But I add sausage, crispy bacon, green onions and mushrooms

  80. I’m still an artichoke dip (w/ extra cheese) fan.
    P.S. What can I substitute in this recipe if I can’t find Panela cheese?

  81. making Spinach Artichoke Dip tomorrow, but will try these amazing mushrooms over the Holidays ♥

  82. >;~D Looks positively scrumptious!

  83. Such a perfect appetizer!

  84. I like cheese and crackers.

  85. I love taco cheese dip.

  86. I enjoy some tortilla chips with a spicy cheese sauce.

  87. I am such a sucker for stuffed mushrooms! These look amazing!

  88. Mmmm…chorizo and the California/Mexican cheese. Sounds delicious!

  89. I love to make Brie with puff pastry and cranberry chutney as a holiday appetizer

  90. These look great. Always looking for another way to stuff a mushroom.

  91. I love baked brie.

  92. These look like the most perfect little bites EVER!!

  93. I want to pop every single one of these cuties into my mouth! I’m a sucker for baked brie with honey or cranberry. It’s a classic that never gets old.

  94. I love Hissy Fit Dip, find it on my Pinterest page under Yum.

  95. I love cheese melted over nachos (not as a dipping sauce)

  96. I love good homemade cheese balls with crackers.

  97. You are speaking my language with this recipe, Sommer. Pinned to my low carb board because I know people will go nuts for it!

  98. Spinach artichoke dip

  99. My favorite cheesy appetizer is anything with goat cheese!

  100. My favorite cheese appetizer is jalapeno poppers or creamy cheesy Buffalo Wing Dip! Yum!!

  101. warm brie and apples

  102. These are my kind of stuffed mushrooms! Cheesy + Chorizo always = delicious!

    Have a great Thanksgiving, Sommer!

  103. cream cheese-stuffed jalapenos, wrapped in bacon, baked til bacon is crisp & jalapeno is tender. cream cheese filling is fantastic on its own, however, if you are ambitious you can sprinkle the bacon with brown sugar before baking.

  104. i love mozzarella sticks!

  105. Great recipe! I love mushrooms with pasta.

  106. pizza rolls.