Monday Makeover : Skinny ” Fried” Mushroom Caps

During the holidays it’s always great to have some awesome go-to appetizer recipes. Get togethers happen often and its nice to have something other than the standard dips or cheeseball.  After a delicious and buttery Thanksgiving , many of you may be looking for lighter recipes of our favorites, like this recipe for baked mushrooms.


These mushrooms are a delicious alternative to the fried variety you’d get at your local pub or sports bar. With all the flavor and crunch of the real fried ‘shrooms, but healthier , you get the best of both worlds.


I’ve also tried broccoli and asparagus in lieu of mushrooms with yummy results .

Skinny ” Fried” Mushroom Caps

10-12 medium Cremini Mushrooms ( wash and remove stem and area around stem with paring knife )

1 – 1/2 cups Panko breadcrumbs or plain breadcrumbs

1/2 cup whole wheat flour ( i used robin hood kind that looks white but isn’t )

1 large egg + 1 egg white

Whatever spices you want. I used a bit of garlic powder, Italian herb mixture and herbs de Provence.

3 Separate bowls for the flour, Panko +spices , Egg and egg white.

Dip in egg , then flour, then egg, then Panko. Put on parchment paper on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for about 15-20 minutes or until golden.

Let me know if you try the recipe 🙂

If there is a skinny version of something do you usually get it or the real thing?

I have to say for me , it depends.  If its a latte at Starbucks , skinny all the way . Otherwise I feel as if its a dessert and not coffee. I don’t require whipped cream on my coffee but I ordered a PSL latte once and forgot to say no whip and lord it was like an actual pumpkin pie. HEAVEN !

If by skinny its a lettuce wrap instead of burger bun, I ‘ll go with the burger bun. If I want a cheeseburger , I want a cheeseburger. Lettuce wraps are great if that’s what you’re going for ( i love them on turkey burgers) but sometimes a big squishy  white bun is required.