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Cheesy Mushroom Appetizers

on December 28, 2011

Are you looking for a crowd-pleasing snack for an upcoming New Year’s Eve party?  Consider this easy recipe!

Three years ago, with my aunt providing the main meal and my mom covering the pies for Christmas dinner, I decided to bring appetizers to share.  Cheesy Mushroom Appetizers had been a hit at my Lincoln Christmas parties, and I thought I’d share them with my family.

My cousin hasn’t forgotten them, and when I asked my aunt what I should bring this year, she mentioned my cousin had been talking about them again.  I really wasn’t planning to write about them here (hence, no picture), but another cousin asked for the recipe on Sunday, too, and since he was one of my first blog followers, I said I would share it.  🙂

Cheesy Mushroom Appetizers

Prep Time: ~15 minutes

Bake Time: ~25 minutes


3 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls (I used the Pillsbury Recipe Creations kind with no perforations this time.  This change saved time and gave better results.)

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened

3 cans (4 ounces each) mushroom stems and pieces, drained and chopped

1-1/4 teaspoons garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (I don’t have this in my cupboard, or didn’t until today, so I usually put in Italian seasoning.)

1 egg

1 tablespoon water

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


Unroll crescent dough into three long rectangles; seal seams and perforations.  In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, mushrooms, garlic powder and Cajun seasoning.  Divide mixture into thirds (one-third for each crescent rectangle).  Spread over dough to within 1 inch of edges.  Roll up each rectangle, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; seal edges.  Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet.  Beat egg and water; brush over dough.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.  (I made a note to myself to bake them at least 25 minutes.)  Cut into slices about 1 inch wide.

Yield: 24-36 appetizers (depends on how thick you slice them).

(Modified from The Best of Country Cooking 2000, p. 14)




3 responses to “Cheesy Mushroom Appetizers

  1. Laurel.hill says:

    YUM! I must remember this.

  2. Peggy says:

    This is very similar to one of our family’s favorite meals; put in chopped up cooked chicken mixture instead of the mushrooms mixture. Served the folded over rectangles whole instead of cutting in to slices. Yum is right!

  3. Shamika Ainsley says:

    i love appetizers because they are one of the tastiest part of a meal aside from the dessert.*

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