Monday, January 07, 2008

Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

Every home cook needs a recipe that is their "ace in the hole." Usually, it's something that can be whipped up in the least amount of time possible, uses ingredients that are usually stocked in your kitchen, yet looks like you spent hours slaving over the stove.

These stuffed mushrooms are amazing. Not only do they whip up in just a few minutes, but most of the ingredients are readily found in any well-stocked refrigerator and pantry. I normally hate to use prepacked seasoning mixes or sauces, but the Lipton Garlic and Herb mix adds just the right amount of spice in seconds. Although I haven't tried them, I'm sure you could freeze these to always have them ready to go for a delicious yet gourmet appetizer.

If you are a meat-eater, this would also be fantastic stuffed into a chicken breast and baked until done. The filling by itself also makes an excellent hot or cold dip, as a coworker of mine recently found out.

Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms
1/2 pkg (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach
1 1/2 pkg (8 oz each) cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 c shredded parmesan
1 c canned artichoke hearts, chopped
1 pkt Lipton Garlic and Herb dry soup mix
18 baby bella mushrooms, washed with stems removed

Cook and drain spinach. Combine spinach, cream cheese, parmesan, artichokes, and soup mix in a medium mixing bowl. Stuff mushrooms generously with mixture. Place on a oiled cookie sheet covered with foil. Place into 375 degree oven and bake 20-25 minutes, until mushrooms are soft and stuffing has started to brown. Serve and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm making this the next time I have company. I love stuffed mushrooms, and I love spinach/artichoke dip. This sounds like a happy marriage between the two!

Courtney said...

Mmmm, the meat eater in me says that you can make veggies look GOOD! :) I'll have to give these a go!

Mansi said...

that's a cool starter recipe, and I love your pic! nicely shot!

thanks for your kind comments on my blog!:)

nixtress said...

Good lord, this sounds amazing. I can't wait to try it!

Rumela said...

Great recipe!! The combination is truly fascinating. Spinach & artichoke stuffed mushrooms both are nutritious and scrumptious. so both combination are likely to be tasty and healthy alike. thank you for shearing your post.

Clotilde M said...

Sounds very tasty!