Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

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Fall is one of my favorite times of year. The weather is cooler which means we can open the windows, fire up the oven and bust out our boots and cardigans. It makes me want to cook even more. We typically have friends over at least once a week. I like to have a small appetizer ready to go when they arrive.

In the summer it’s typically cheese, olives and salame. In the fall my go to is stuffed mushrooms. The stuffing is varied depending on what I have on hand but this is my favorite vegetarian version. Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms.

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Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

What You Will Need:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 20 ounces medium mushrooms - stems removed and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 9 ounces baby spinach, - roughly chopped
  • salt/pepper
  • 2 slices Nature's Pride Bread - toasted and pulsed into bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Pecorino cheese - grated

What To Do:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Place mushrooms onto a baking sheet stem-side down for approximately 10 minutes or until softened.
  2. In a medium saute pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add garlic, mushroom stems and cook until softened.
  3. Add the spinach, season with salt and pepper. Cook until wilted. Remove from heat.
  4. Add bread crumbs and cheese.
  5. Spoon into the mushroom caps and bake for additional 5 minutes.
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50 Comments

  1. 1
    Regina /

    I love to use avocado instead of mayo

  2. 2

    I love your blog! You should post some of your stuff on FlauntMyFood.com

    A friend told me about it and that’s where I go to check out cool foods. I guess food bloggers post there, its pretty sweet. Anywho, love your site!

  3. 3

    Love mushrooms and love spinach so I’m sure I’d really LOVE this recipe!

  4. 4

    I think adding fresh fruits or veggies always helps!

  5. 5

    I’m surprised your guests ever leave!! What a delicious appetizer and so fitting for the season. YUM! I can taste them now…thanks for sharing!

    -Shannon

  6. 6

    LOVE stuffed mushrooms! These look fabulous!

  7. 7
    sarah /

    I make a basic sandwich less basic by going for more premium less expected swaps. Using three artisinal cheeses instead of American in a grilled cheese is an example.

  8. 8

    These look too good!

  9. 9
    Marissa Kubinski /

    Adding roasted vegetables to the sandwich!

  10. 10

    I need to host a girls night at my house so I have an excuse to make these… I can’t justify making a batch for just myself (I love mushrooms but Hubby hates them!) Looks delicious.

  11. 11

    Absolutely love the stuffing for these Paula, so simple but so flavorful!

  12. 12

    Oh I’m swooning over these! Love how simply you made the breadcrumbs for the stuffing – perfect!

  13. 13

    High quality ingredients! A simple grilled cheese can be elevated to a gourmet masterpiece of you use a nice, high quality cheese (brie? fontina? sky’s the limit!)

  14. 14
    Solaera /

    A smear of pesto makes any sandwich better!

  15. 15

    Lightly toasting the bread makes a lot of difference.

  16. 16
    Kristen /

    I like fancy mustard or spreads on my sandwich. It makes it so much more exciting!

  17. 17
    Jessie C. /

    I add colorful veggies.

  18. 18
    Julie /

    I turn my basic sandwich into a panini – oozy cheese! I also love to add a little bit of Trader Joe’s Hot Pepper Jelly – it is the perfect amount of spicy & sweet.

  19. 19
    Lisa Bailey /

    I make a basic sandwich less basic by substituting arugula or basic instead of lettuce.

  20. 20
    Cindi /

    To make my sandwich less basic, I add
    sprouts, homegrown tomatoes and humus!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  21. 21
    Babs /

    Adding fresh vegetables and herbs. Basil, shredded carrots, different lettuces. Condiments of all sorts are great additions. And the list goes on….

  22. 22

    I enjoy most sandwiches with a smear of either homemade ranch dressing or pesto.

  23. 23
    Becky B. /

    I aaaaalways add avocado, and sometimes a dab of flavored cream cheese. Sprouts are great too!

  24. 24
    Sheila K. /

    I add asiago cheese to my turkey sandwiches—it is delicious and really kicks up any sandwich!

  25. 25
    barbara n /

    I make basic sandwiches less basic by switching up the bread!

  26. 26
    erika /

    Using goat or feta cheese, avacado instead of mayonaisse and a little kimchee, yes kimchee pending I have a daughter who loves this stuff.

  27. 27
    Mattie /

    I’ve been amking and using a lot of sundried tomatoe mayo on our sandwiches lately. Made a whole tray of grilled chicken with provolone, lettuce, tomato and grilled onions with the mayo for a group of people and they raved over them, no one could figure out exactly what the new taste was but they all loved it. I’m thinking the mayo would also give a nice note to your stuffed mushrooms too.

  28. 28
    Pat R /

    I love making the sandich on ciabatg it to make a panini……works with any type sandwich.

  29. 29
    sarapete /

    I love to pile sprouts on! Such a great crunch!

  30. 30
    Denise /

    Make it a panini with creamy cheese.

  31. 31
    Corisa /

    Mixing the sweet and salty ! I love sandwiches with salty bacon balanced with a sweet jam or relish!

  32. 32

    Stuffed mushrooms are my favorite!

  33. 33

    Basic Makeover – Avocado and sprouts make a sandwich seem so fancy to me! Add some Ezekiel sprouted bread and I feel like I ordered out!

  34. 34
    Tracy P /

    I add avocado.

  35. 35
    Patty T /

    I add a wasabi mustard I found made by Beaver. It always takes a sandwich up a notch.

  36. 36

    I have a thing for avocado, so I add a few slices to all of my sandwiches!

  37. 37
    Linda H. /

    How about Fritos….always put them on my balogna sandwich!! Started when I was in grade school. Potato chips also!

  38. 38

    I absolutely love Natures Pride. All of their breads are delicious. I love fresh tomato on any sandwich.

  39. 39

    Oooh, mushrooms. I love stuffed mushrooms! These look incredible!

  40. 40
    TK /

    Panini sandwiches! I love my sandwiches toasted a bit.

  41. 41

    Spinach + Mushrooms? LOVE these!!!

  42. 42
    Sarah H.P. /

    I spread hummus on my basic sandwiches!

  43. 43
    Julie /

    melting cheese

  44. 44
    Tara /

    I use higher quality ingredients- specialty cheeses and different spices.

  45. 45

    Oooh yummy, these stuffed mushrooms look fantastic!

  46. 46
    Ruth Naylor /

    I like to pile it up with a variety of marinated vegetables and o&v then throw it in my Redi, Set, Go grill!

  47. 47
    MikeW /

    Sandwiches get variety — assorted cold cuts or leftover roast meat, cheese, tomato, pickle, pepper, mixed lettuce, a squirt of dressing, avocado …

  48. 48

    I make classic sandwich less classic by adding hot sauce in it. I know, might sound weird but it’s so good and addictive. :)

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  49. 49

    i add goat cheese or feta! my two fav cheeses

  50. 50
    latanya /

    I like to add chips to my sandwich.

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