Stuffed mushrooms are absolutely delicious and it’s such a versatile dish. However, you may end up making too many of them, either by mistake or with the intention of having them over several days. Could you maybe freeze stuffed mushrooms? Let’s see.
Although freezing stuffed mushrooms will work, you’re going to need to be quite careful about it.
Can You Freeze Stuffed Mushrooms?
We’re not alone in our passion for mushrooms, that much we know. Here’s a message we received from one of our readers:
I whipped up a batch of stuffed mushrooms for a holiday dinner this week. I use those really big mushroom caps, scoop out the middle, and then stuff them with a variety of ingredients before baking them up in the oven.
When packing up the mushrooms for the dinner, I realized that I have about a dozen stuffed mushrooms leftover that I would like to keep for myself. I would like to be able to eat them over time, but I don’t want to eat them this week.
I’m interested in freezing them, but I’m not sure if that would work because of the stuffing. I don’t want it to go soggy or too dry. Can you freeze stuffed mushrooms?
Yes, you can freeze stuffed mushrooms if you freeze them carefully. Many people prefer to stuff and freeze the mushrooms without baking them, and then baking them upon thawing, but they can be frozen after baking as well.
However, the sooner they’re frozen, the better they will freeze. Ideally, they would be frozen the same day they’re stuffed. They may lose a bit of their firmness after being thawed, but it shouldn’t affect the final result very much, and the flavor should remain intact.
How to Freeze Stuffed Mushrooms?
Before we start freezing your stuffed mushrooms, we need to go through a few steps.
- Prepare the stuffed mushrooms according to your favorite recipe, but don’t bake them.
- Then, place the stuffed mushrooms on a piece of parchment paper that has been placed on a baking sheet.
- Place the sheet in the freezer until the mushrooms are firm and frozen. This will stop the mushrooms from sticking together in the freezer.
- Remove the baking sheet from the freezer. Place the stuffed mushrooms in a single layer in a freezer bag.
- Place a piece of parchment paper on top of the first layer of stuffed mushrooms, and then repeat with a second layer of mushrooms.
- Remove as much air from the bag as possible, then seal and label the bag.
- Be careful not to place anything heavy on top of the stuffed mushrooms or they will get crushed in the freezer.
How Long Do Frozen Stuffed Mushrooms Keep?
Stuffed mushrooms will keep for up to three months in the freezer before beginning to lose their quality.
How to Keep Stuffed Mushrooms for Longer?
If you want to make sure that your stuffed mushrooms are good for longer, you can use a vacuum sealer. In fact, we have a long list of great vacuum sealers that will take the air out of the container or bag and create a perfect seal for your mushrooms.
Our favorite is the FoodSaver V4840 2-in-1 Vacuum Sealer Machine which works on multiple types of containers and bags so you’ll get to use it extensively. In the long run, it will save you time and money.
How to Thaw Stuffed Mushrooms?
To use the mushrooms, place them in a preheated oven and cook from frozen for best results.
This avoids having the mushrooms go soggy in the refrigerator upon defrosting. Refrigerate any leftovers, but do not refreeze.