Fried Mushrooms Marinara

Offer this eye-appealing appetizer at your next party and get ready to hand out the recipe. I deep-fry breaded mushrooms before adding them to a bed of spaghetti sauce.

Fried Mushrooms Marinara

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
YIELD: about 2 dozen.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 pound medium fresh mushrooms, stems removed
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) marinara sauce or meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a large shallow dish, combine the flour, salt and pepper. In another shallow dish, beat eggs and water. Place bread crumbs in a third shallow dish. Add mushrooms to the flour mixture; turn to coat. Dip in egg mixture, then coat with bread crumbs. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • 2. In a deep saucepan, electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry mushrooms, six to eight at a time, for 1-2 minutes or until golden brown, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels.
  • 3. Pour spaghetti sauce into an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with the mushrooms. Sprinkle with cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1 mushroom: 111 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 310mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.