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French Onion Soup Stuffed Mushrooms

Every French Onion Soup lover's dream! Caramelized onions, melted cheese, dripping with onion soup.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, french onion soup, mushrooms, stuffed mushrooms
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
cook onions 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10


  • 24 white mushrooms (12 large or 24 medium) or 2-8 oz packages washed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 sweet Vidalias or Walla Walla, sliced thin about 5 cups sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt, pepper
  • 1/4 cup beef broth or stock
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3-4 dashes of hot sauce I use Tabasco
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup grated Gruyere, Swiss Cheese or Mozzarella
  • minced parsley optional for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and place the rack in the top third of the oven.

  2. Pull off the mushroom stems. Chop the stems into small pieces and set the mushroom caps aside.

  3. In a medium skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of butter and the olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, chopped mushroom stems, garlic, salt and pepper and sauté for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until very soft and reduced to about one third of original volume.

  4. Add the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and balsamic vinegar. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until liquid is cooked down. Remove from heat and set aside.

  5. Place mushroom caps in an oven-proof dish lined with parchment paper or coated with cooking spray. Turn the mushrooms dome side up and bake for 5 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove from oven and turn oven up to 425 degrees.

  6. Fill the mushrooms with sautéed onion and mushroom mixture, about 1 heaping tablespoon per mushroom.

  7. Bake uncovered for 10 minutes at 425 degrees. Remove from oven and sprinkle mushrooms with cheese. Turn on broiler and cook just until the cheese starts to bubble and turn golden brown. Watch carefully! Top with minced parsley and serve immediately. 

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe is easily doubled or halved, 
  • I have skipped the step of cooking the mushrooms before stuffing and just adding another couple minutes of cooking time to the mushrooms after they are stuffed.