Keto Cashew Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Do you have a social gathering coming up and you’re wondering how to please your guests while adhering to your diet? These keto cashew cheese stuffed mushrooms are a must-have!
Why Cashew Cheese?
You may be wondering what’s up with the cashew cheese. Is it nuts? Or cheese? And why would you want to use it in this recipe?
Cashew cheese represents the best of both worlds. You get the taste and texture of cheese without the dairy.
If you read a lot of other keto blogs, you might come to believe that cheese is a food group in keto-land. There is another way, however.
While it’s true that dairy has some nutritional plusses, it comes with some downsides. Dairy doesn’t agree with a lot of people.
Even if you don’t consider yourself lactose intolerant or allergic to dairy, you might feel better if you take it out of your diet.
I like to make my recipes dairy-free so that those who choose to avoid dairy don’t have to re-engineer my ingredients. Luckily, there are plenty of keto workarounds for dairy products.
The cashew cheese in this recipe is one of them. It yields a soft cheese that resembles hummus in texture.
It does a pretty good imitation of cheese and it’s totally addicting in this mushroom recipe.
Overnight Soak Required
Heads up: To make my almost-famous cashew cheese you need to soak the cashews overnight.
But hey, good things come to those who wait.
Before you get ready to party, prep your cashews accordingly. After they’re soaked, you’ll be ready to whip them into shape, and then stuff your mushrooms full of tasty “cheese” that’s dairy-free and delicious.
Keep it Fresh
There are a few ways you can make this recipe taste even better.
First, use real garlic. I know the pre-minced stuff is super convenient, but nothing beats fresh garlic. Use gloves if you don’t want to wear the stench.
Next, get your hands on some fresh chives. This might be tricky depending on the time of year, but it’s another way to make this simple recipe pop.
Finally, aim for large mushrooms. This is one instance where bigger is better!
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- 20 mushrooms, remove the stem (find large mushrooms if possible)
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) cashew cheese
- 1/4 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon chives
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) olive oil, to cook with
- Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
- Clean the mushrooms (remove the stems carefully).
- In a frying pan, add the olive oil and fry the onions, garlic, and mushroom stems for a few minutes.
- In the food processor, food process the cashew cheese, onion, garlic, chives, and mushroom stems to form a mince.
- Stuff the mixture into the mushrooms.
- Place mushrooms onto a baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until slightly browned.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 4 g
- Calories: 113
- Sugar: 2 g
- Fat: 10 g
- Carbohydrates: 5 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 3 g