The Best Stuffed Mushroom Cheesecake Factory Copycat


Stuffed Mushroom Cheesecake Factory

Homemade Stuffed Mushroom Cheesecake Factory are adelicious appetizer copycat recipe that you can easily make at home for any occasion. Mushrooms stuffed with a mixture of cheeses, green onions, and Italian flavors to give it a delightful taste. 

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Cheesecake Factory Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe Everyone Can Make at Home

Making your own homemade copycat stuffed mushrooms from theCheesecake Factory is surprisingly easy to do, and everyone can enjoy them anytime. To do this, you only need a few ingredients and are rewarded with a delicious appetizer or side dish to serve for any occasion. 

Stuffed Mushrooms

Before we jump right into our copycat stuffed mushroomCheesecake Factory recipe, let’s first look at what stuffed mushrooms are, and what you can expect from them. 

What Are Stuffed Mushrooms?

You may ask, what exactly are stuffed mushrooms? Stuffed mushrooms are very much like they sound. They are typically mushrooms such asPortobello mushrooms that have had their stems removed and are filled with a mixture of delicious goodies.

What they are filled with may vary depending upon the specific stuffed mushroom recipe, however you can typically find ingredients such as garlic, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and mozzarella cheese inside your average stuffed mushrooms.

How Will Cheesecake Factory Stuffed Mushrooms Look and Taste?

The Cheesecake Factory stuffed mushrooms are upside-down mushrooms that have had their stems removed, and are stuffed with a mixture of cheeses, green onions, and Italian flavors to give it a delightful taste. 

The Best Mushrooms To Use In Making Stuffed Mushrooms

The most common types of mushrooms to use when making stuffed mushrooms include baby bella mushrooms, white button mushrooms, cremini mushrooms, and Portobello mushrooms.

Each of these types of mushrooms works well, and can just depend upon the specific style you are going after. Portobello mushrooms tend to be a bit on the larger side, while the others are smaller, but all of them make delicious stuffed mushrooms. 

What is in these Stuffed Mushrooms?

In our copycat recipe for stuffed mushrooms from the Cheesecake Factory, we have included the following ingredients: 

Baby Bella mushrooms

Minced garlic

Lemon juice

Italian seasoning

Mozzarella cheese

Parmesan cheese


Star Ingredient

Out of all of these ingredients, however, the star ingredients are primarily the cheese included, as well as the seasonings we have chosen to use. Of course, the biggest star ingredient is the mushroom itself. 

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What Equipment Will You Need For Cheesecake Factory Stuffed Mushrooms?

When making our copycatCheesecake Factory stuffed mushrooms, you will not need a whole lot of equipment. Below is the simplest of our recommended equipment needed. 

Mixing bowl

Small cookie scoop

How Much Time Do You Need To Make Cheesecake Factory Stuffed Mushrooms?

The amount of time it takes to make a copycat recipe forCheesecake Factory stuffed mushrooms may vary depending upon the number of mushrooms you intend to make.

However, on average it usually takes approximately 15 minutes to prepare your mushrooms, and then another 15 to 20 minutes for them to cook. Making that a total of 30 to 35 minutes of the total time needed. 

What Ingredients Will You Need For Cheesecake Factory Stuffed Mushrooms?

For this copycat recipe, you will need the following ingredients.

Baby Bella mushrooms

Parmesan cheese

Mozzarella cheese

Minced garlic

Garlic salt

Italian seasoning

Parsley, optional 

Lemon juice 



Making Cheesecake Factory’s Stuffed Mushrooms

Now that you have gathered all of your ingredients, let’s turn our attention to how to prepare your mushrooms, as well as how to make your delicious stuffed mushrooms. 

Steps To Make Cheesecake Factory Stuffed Mushrooms

How To Prepare

You will want to begin preparing your stuffed mushrooms by taking each mushroom washing it, allowing it to dry, and then removing the stem. You will want to do this so that your mushroom has a place to add the stuffing to it. 

How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms:

After your mushrooms are prepared, it’s time to make the stuffing and fill your mushrooms.

In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients for your stuffing. Stir to combine. We recommend using a cookie scoop for the best results.

Take your cookie scoop and scoop your filling and place it into the hollow of your mushroom. Place your mushrooms on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 350°F for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until you see the cheese start to melt.

Remove from the oven, and garnish with an additional sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, parsley, and Italian seasoning. Serve right away and enjoy. 

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Cheesecake Factory Stuffed Mushroom Recipe


16 oz baby bella mushrooms, washed, dried, and stemmed

½ Tbsp garlic minced

½ Tbsp lemon juice

1 Tbsp Italian seasoning 

¾ cup mozzarella 

1/3 cup parmesan

1 Tbsp melted butter

Salt, to taste


Step 1: Prepare The Mushrooms

Start off by preparing your mushrooms. To prepare, rinse your mushrooms in cold water and allow them to dry. Then, take each mushroom individually and pop the stem out using your thumb and finger from the center of each mushroom. Set aside. 

Step 2: Make The Stuffing

In a mixing bowl, combine all of your stuffing ingredients. Stir until mixed. 

Step 3: Stuff The Mushrooms

Take a small cookie scoop, or spoon and stuff the hollow of your mushrooms with filling. Make sure it is packed securely. Place each mushroom on a lightly greased baking sheet and preheat your oven to 350°F. 

Step 4: Into The oven 

After each mushroom has been stuffed, place your mushrooms on a baking sheet into the oven. Bake for approximately 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and your mushrooms are soft.

Remove from the oven, and sprinkle the top of each mushroom with Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and parsley if desired. Sprinkle with salt, then serve right away and enjoy. 


Please note that the filling may make extra depending upon the size of your mushrooms. 

Nutritional Information

We have estimated that the above recipe makes approximately fifteen servings. We have also estimated that one serving is equal to one mushroom. Please note that the serving sizes may vary depending upon the size of your specific mushrooms. 

One serving is estimated to contain approximately 40 calories. We have also estimated one serving to contain 2.6g total fat, 7mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 2g total carbohydrates, and 3g protein. 

Stuffed mushrooms with parmesan recipe tips:

The process of making stuffed mushrooms is quite simple. For best results, you will want to be sure the stem of each mushroom has been fully removed so that you have room to stuff each mushroom.

Then, to stuff the mushrooms, we recommend using a small cookie scoop so that the filling can be packed into each mushroom and have a lovely presentation.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I stuff mushrooms the night before?

Yes, you can stuff your mushrooms the night before, place them on a cookie sheet, and wrap them securely in plastic wrap. Be sure to refrigerate overnight, then pull out and bake when you are ready. 

How do you make stuffed mushrooms not soggy?

The best way to make your stuffed mushrooms so that they are not soggy is a two-fold process. First, when you’re rinsing the mushrooms, don’t let them sit in the water for an extended amount of time. Simply rinse them until they are clean, then allow them to dry.

Additionally, when baking your mushrooms, to avoid them getting soggy, you can bake them at a high temperature for a shorter amount of time. Baking them at 400°F, for 8 to 10 minutes and then check on them to see if they are finished baking. This will prevent them from becoming quite so soggy.

If you really want to avoid them being soggy, you could even try baking them at a low broil. However, if you choose to broil them, you will want to be sure to keep a very close eye on them as they have a high chance of burning. 

What kind of cheese to use for stuffed Portobello mushrooms?

We recommend using mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese to stuffed Portobello mushrooms. 

Can these be made in advance?

Yes, this recipe for stuffed mushrooms may be made in advance, covered in plastic wrap, and stored in the refrigerator until ready to bake. We recommend preparing them no more than the night before. 

How to make stuffed mushrooms?

The process of making stuffed mushrooms is quite simple. To begin, rinse your mushrooms in cold water. Then, remove the stems. After that, mix your stuffing ingredients together in a mixing bowl, then scoop your stuffing into the center of your mushrooms. Bake your mushrooms until the cheese is melted, and your mushrooms are soft. 

How to clean mushrooms?

There are a few different suggestions on how you can clean mushrooms. First, fill a bowl with water and allow your mushrooms to sit in the water for a few minutes until most of the dirt is removed then pat them dry.

Another method is to place your mushrooms into a colander and spray them with cold water until the dirt is removed.

The last is to rinse each mushroom individually in a stream of water until each one appears to be clean. 

Ingredients for stuffed mushrooms filling?

The ingredients included in a stuffed mushroom recipe may vary depending upon your specific recipe. Please see the ingredient list for our recipe above. 

How long will stuffed mushrooms last in the fridge?

Stuffed mushrooms that have been baked may last up to five days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Uncooked stuffed mushrooms may last up to three days if stored in the airtight container in the refrigerator, however, we would recommend using them as quickly as possible.

Can I freeze them?

Yes, stuffed mushrooms may be frozen. To freeze, you will want to stuff your unbaked mushrooms, then place them directly into an airtight container and freeze before they’re baked. Then, simply pull them out of the freezer and bake as desired. 

Stuffed Mushrooms on a plate

Simple Delicious Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are a favorite appetizer at the Cheesecake Factory, and at Olive Garden. With this copycat recipe, you can easily adapt it so that it includes your favorite flavors in the stuffed mushrooms.

Stuffed mushrooms make a very easy appetizer that you can prepare in advance, then all you have to do is bake and everyone gets to enjoy the delicious goodness. 

Cheesecake Factory’s Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Making your own homemade version of Stuffed Mushroom Cheesecake Factory copycat is surprisingly easy, and this recipe makes for a delicious appetizer or side dish for any occasion. Try making this very easy dish your next gathering, and taste for yourself just how delicious it is. 

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2 thoughts on “The Best Stuffed Mushroom Cheesecake Factory Copycat”

  1. At the beginning,you stated green onions. No where in the recipe. 3/4 cup of mozzarella?? GRATED OR CUBED!!! Long story before you get to Recipe!!!!!

    • Hi Cindy,
      I have updated the recipe card to help clarify your questions. The green onions are an optional ingredient. They can be added to the stuffing, or used as a topping. You may choose to use whatever type of Mozzarella cheese you prefer, our preference is to use shredded cheese. I hope this helps!


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