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4 (as an appetizer)

Olive Garden is famous for its generous portions of classic Italian dishes: pasta, pizza, breadsticks and that endless salad. The clam-stuffed mushrooms are a treat as a starter. Go out for a batch tonight, or try our easy at-home version.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove stems from all mushrooms; set aside 20 mushroom caps. Chop and combine mushroom stems and remaining whole mushrooms.

Step 2

Melt butter over medium heat. Add chopped mushrooms, salt, pepper and garlic and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Place in a bowl; stir in 1/3 cup Parmesan, cream cheese, clams, bread crumbs, Italian seasoning and 1 Tbsp. parsley.

Step 3

Fill mushroom caps with clam mixture. Pour 3 Tbsp. water into a baking dish and place mushrooms in a single layer; sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining Parmesan.

Step 4

Bake until tender, 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining parsley.

Ratings & Reviews


June 15, 2017
I didn't have clams or mozz cheese so I used cooked ground beef and skipped the mozz cheese topping. I was still really good. I would make 50% more stuffing next time because I like to really like to pile it on. My family loved it.


June 25, 2017
My husband had never had stuffed mushrooms before so I made him this recipe for this past Father's Day and he loved them! He's not real big on mushrooms. Anyway, instead of clams, I used bacon bits and I doubled the stuffing mixture and used Cremini mushrooms cause they're a little bit bigger and Panko instead of breadcrumbs because it's just easier. Delicious!

BlissND23's Review

March 25, 2012
I made these for a Wine and Cheese event we host every year - I had more compliments on this appetizer than anything else I have ever made. Will make for every event now! So easy!

Leanne EOwen's Review

December 25, 2011
These are fantastic and super easy to make! If you have trouble scooping out the mushrooms, try using a grapefruit spoon.

theresasway's Review

January 23, 2011
Wow. If you love the Olive Garden's stuffed mushrooms than this is the recipe for you. This is a dead ringer and so easy to make.

tara31's Review

Leanne EOwen
February 06, 2011
I used fat free cream cheese to lighten the recipe and made the rest as directed. Simple and tasty!

1emeraldcook's Review

September 09, 2014
I used Blue Cheese instead of Parm. It was delightful and they went fast.

TMar36's Review

August 29, 2014


July 31, 2016
Loved these!!! I've made different recipes but I do love Olive Gardens and these are spot on. I like to squeeze a little lemon juice over them when they're done cooking. Enjoy!!