Vegan Parmesan + Parsnip Stuffed Mushrooms

Vegan Parmesan + Parsnip Stuffed Mushrooms

Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 30 min Total Time: 40 min Servings: 4

The mixture of parsnips, shallots, garlic, and thyme give an amazing hearty root vegetable flavor that sits over a decadent balsamic reduction, all of which seeps into every inch of the mushrooms as they roast in the oven. And to finish it off, the mushrooms are topped with delicious vegan parmesan that melts and crisps up just enough to give you hints of parmesan chips that are absolutely to die for! We know that anyone you share these with won’t be able to get enough of these poppable flavor bombs!


  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

  • 16 oz cremini mushrooms, stems removed

  • 2 tbsp vegan butter

  • 3 parsnips, finely chopped

  • 1 shallot, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped

  • Salt + fresh-cracked black pepper to taste

  • 1/2 cup vegan parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F (190° C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Sauté the parsnips in the butter over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add shallots and sauté for an additional 2 minutes. Finally, add the garlic and thyme and allow to sauté for another 2 minutes or until the parsnips are softened and cooked throughout. Season with salt + pepper to taste!

  3. Add the balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan and bring to a rapid boil before reducing to a simmer. Allow to simmer for approximately 15 minutes (or until the vinegar is reduced to a syrup), stirring frequently. Tip: Don't inhale deeply near the vinegar as it can cause a coughing fit.

  4. Lay the the mushroom caps out, gill side facing up, on the sheet lined with parchment paper and spoon a bit of the reduction into each mushroom cap.

  5. Carefully fill the mushrooms with the parsnip mixture, taking care not to spill the balsamic reduction. Sprinkle the tops with vegan parmesan.

  6. Roast the mushrooms for 15 minutes or until the mushrooms are cooked throughout and the parmesan is slightly crisp. Remove from oven and sprinkle with a bit of fresh thyme.

  7. Enjoy!