Stuffed Mushrooms

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"Relatives coming over? Serve this mouth watering appetizer!"

Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 30 Min
Ready In: 50 Min
Servings: 8

Ingredients

20 fresh mushrooms, stems removed
2 (6.5 ounce) cans minced clams, drained
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 small onion, finely chopped
¾ cup dry bread crumbs
½ cup chopped green bell pepper
2 tbsp dried parsley
2 tbsp Italian-style seasoning
ground black pepper to taste
1 ½ cups butter, melted
½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Arrange mushroom caps hollow side up in the baking dish.

In a medium bowl, mix together minced clams, garlic, Parmesan cheese, onion, bread crumbs, green bell pepper, parsley, Italian-style seasoning and black pepper. Slowly stir in approx. ½ the butter, enough to make the mixture slightly moist.

Generously fill the mushroom caps with the clam mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Drizzle with remaining butter.

Bake in the preheated oven 30 min., or until lightly browned.