Stuffed Mushrooms (Mantar Dolmasi)
1 lb (~450 gr) button mushrooms
½ cup mozzarella/cheddar, shredded
2-3 tbsp cream cheese (optional)
¼ tsp salt to taste
A pinch of black pepper
A pinch of basil (optional)
1 tbsp olive oil
Clean mushrooms with a damp paper towel or brush. If mushrooms contact with water so long, they will absorb water like a sponge.
Discard the stalks of mushrooms and chop them finely. Saute them with olive oil over low heat, for about 2-3 minutes. Then stir in black pepper, salt and basil. Mix with cream cheese (optional) and shredded cheese.
With a teaspoon, put this mixture into the mushrooms and press firmly (). Preheat the oven to 350F (180C) and bake the stuffed mushrooms for about 18-20 minutes.