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Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Photo by Tom McCorkle and food styling by Gina Nistico; for The Washington Post


In these two-bite stuffed mushrooms, a luxurious garlic-and-herbed spinach filling is mounded into mushroom caps and sprinkled with Parmesan. They are then baked until the mushrooms are nearly bursting with juiciness and the filling is warm throughout and beautifully browned on top. An enticing, crowd-pleasing nibble, these stuffed mushrooms will shatter any notions that vegetables can’t be buzz-worthy party fare.

Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Serve at room temperature or reheat on a rimmed baking sheet in a 350-degree oven until warmed through.


Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms



1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped shallot or onion
5 ounces baby spinach, chopped
3 sun-dried tomatoes, soaked in hot water for 10 minutes, drained and finely chopped (2 tablespoons)
1/3 cup (2 1/2 ounces) garlic-and-herb Gournay cheese, such as Boursin, at room temperature
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
16 medium baby bella (cremini) mushrooms (about 12 ounces), stems removed
1 1/2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese



Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 425 degrees.

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the shallot or onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 1 minute. Add the spinach, a few handfuls at a time, and cook, stirring until all the spinach is wilted down, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the sun-dried tomatoes and remove from the heat. Stir in the Gournay cheese and pepper until well-combined. You should have about 1 cup of filling.

Fill each mushroom cap generously with the spinach-cheese mixture (each cap should get about 1 tablespoon), piling the filling in a high mound. Place the mushrooms onto a large, rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle each with a little Parmesan cheese. Roast for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and the cheese on top is nicely browned.

Serve warm or at room temperature.


Makes 8 Servings

Serving size: 2 pieces

Per serving: Calories 78; Total Fat 6 g (Sat Fat 3 g); Protein 3 g; Carb 4 g; Fiber 1 g; Cholesterol 11 mg; Sodium  106 mg; Total Sugar 2 g (including 0 g added sugar)


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