Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

 

Ah, a nice and easy appetizer for the holiday season.  And while I am big on appetizers in general, I am even bigger on easy WARM appetizers that can be served this time of year.  This one is great for two reasons: it really is simple to throw together (you can make and pre-fill the mushrooms and pop them in the oven when you are almost ready to serve), and the flavors are great.  Who doesn’t love spinach and artichoke dip?  But in portable, finger-food friendly form?  Ok.  I’m sold.

 

While I used full-fat versions of the mayonnaise and the cream cheese, you could substitute in lower-fat versions.  As far as a vegan version of this, I’m sure you could substitute in your vegan favorites for the cream cheese and mayo (I haven’t tried this yet, so let me know if you try it and how it works out!)

 

Have a fantastic rest of your holiday season!

 

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

 

Servings: 8 large “stuffing” mushrooms**I had leftover filling, please feel free to make extra mushrooms with this recipe

 

Ingredients

 

8 large stuffing mushrooms (or mushroom variety of your choice)

4 ounces (1/2 brick) cream cheese, at room temperature

2/3 cup mayonnaise

One 12-ounce jar of artichoke hearts, liquid drained, chopped and squeezed dry

1 cup frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

3 cloves garlic,  minced

1 teaspoon sugar

1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Sea salt and pepper, to taste

 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2.  Clean the mushrooms by gently blotting them with damp paper towel, removing the stems and scoop out the gills.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, artichoke hearts, spinach, garlic, sugar, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper, mixing until completely combined.
  4. Gently fill each mushroom with a heaping tablespoon (or two) of the filling mixture.
  5.  Place the mushrooms on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until the topping is lightly golden, about 15-20 minutes.  Serve immediately.

Source:  Adapted from Eating Well Living Thin.

 

December 30, 2011 - 7:12 pm

Tina - This is awesome! Hubby and I were just out to dinner and had spinach artichoke dip and he said he was sure I could make something better at home. I said I’d look it up when we got back and lo and behold – the interwebz delivered directly to my Google Reader this recipe! Looks wonderful and I can wait to try it with and without the mushrooms. Thank you!

December 31, 2011 - 12:13 pm

Kim - Liv Life - These look like a treat! Love the flavors you have going on, and serving in the mushroom is brilliant! Nicely done. Happy New Year to you!! Sending you off with some buzz!!

December 31, 2011 - 3:33 pm

Ann P. - I love mushrooms! Stuffed? Even better :) Love your photography on this one, too!

January 1, 2012 - 7:52 am

marla - Love these mushrooms for appetizers! Happy New Year!

January 1, 2012 - 11:59 am

Mrs. Measurement - Yummm! My husband I love mushrooms and this looks absolutely delicious. I’ll have to try it out as a side dish or an appetizer.

January 1, 2012 - 8:20 pm

Vegolicious - I love mushrooms! So delicious and nutritious.

I’d love for you to submit your delicious mushrooms to Vegolicious, a food photo gallery of the best vegetarian recipes on the web. You can submit your entry here http://www.vegolicious.com/submit

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