In “Bringing Up Bates” episode 803, Zach Bates participated in the Bates family cook-off. Since the judges in the episode were quite young, we’ll let you be the final judge of how good it is. It looks like a 10 to me! If you’re looking for an entree, you can get Erin Bates Paine’s stuffed chicken recipe and make it a meal!


  • 15-20 mushrooms
  • 1 – 8 oz. package of cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup Italian Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated real Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Clean mushrooms and mince the stems
  • Heat the olive oil in a saute pan
  • When the oil is hot, add and saute the garlic, mushroom stems, salt, pepper and parsley
  • In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese and Italian breadcrumbs. Stir in the sauteed mushroom stems and garlic mixture from your saute pan
  • Spoon the mixture from your bowl into mushrooms
  • Heat butter and mix in the Italian Panko breacrumbs. Sprinkle over stuffed mushrooms
  • Bake for 20 minutes at 400 degrees
  • Garnish with parsley and additional Parmesan if desired
Those stuffed mushrooms look amazing! Is it dinner time yet?