I'm always on the hunt for those perfect bite-size appetizers that are suitable for just about any party, even this weekend's Super Bowl. These button mushrooms stuffed with artichoke and spinach dip are just that; they only require a small cocktail napkin and are best served warm, but are even satisfying at room temperature. The earthy mushrooms are filled with a creamy vegetable mixture and topped with crunchy panko crumbs — a perfect bite.
The task of preparing the mushrooms can be a little tedious, as you'll want to remove the gills, or the undersides of the mushroom caps, since they retain most of the water; removing them will ensure you won't have a soggy bite. With the right tools (either a small paring knife or a tiny melon baller), removing the gills is fairly easy.
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When filling the mushrooms, use a pastry bag or a small cookie scoop to ensure roughly the same amount of filling in each.
Dip the stuffed mushrooms into the panko mixture or sprinkle over each cap.
Once the mushrooms are ready, the rest of the prep is a breeze. I promise you'll amaze your friends with these tiny bites!
Adapted from Fine Cooking Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil Directions This recipe is for a bite-size appetizer, the original recipe used a portobello mushroom and was served as a side dish. Makes about 40 stuffed mushrooms.
Mushrooms Stuffed With Creamy Spinach-Artichoke Filling
1 medium clove garlic, minced (1 tbs.)
40 small brown mushrooms, stemmed, gills removed
Freshly ground black pepper
2 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
5 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
5 ounces frozen artichokes, thawed, lightly squeezed dry, and chopped
3 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs or panko
3 tablespoons finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Adapted from Fine Cooking
2 tablespoons olive oil
This recipe is for a bite-size appetizer, the original recipe used a portobello mushroom and was served as a side dish.
Makes about 40 stuffed mushrooms.