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Veggie Stuffed Mushroom Appetizers

Veggie Stuffed mushroom appetizers are rich with buttery, garlic flavor. This mushroom appetizer recipe is simple to make in about 30 minutes.

These yummers look great on a party platter. Your friends and family will devour them!

Make a lot. This easy appetizer is absolutely addicting. 

Veggie stuffed Cremini mushrooms disappear off a tray fast.

Choose large Portobellos mushrooms to transform this stuffed mushroom recipe into a gorgeous side dish or special brunch menu item.

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Susie’s Veggie Stuffed Mushrooms

Veggie Stuffed Mushroom Appetizers:

This is my sister Susie’s recipe. She surprised us with her Veggie Stuffed Mushroom appetizers at a family event. You have to try these.

These tasty mushroom appetizers are on my list of favorite party food.  The spinach stuffed mushrooms vanished quickly at the party. but she left us extra spinach cream cheese filling. It makes a fantastic chip dip.

Here’s the process for making Veggie Stuffed Mushrooms:

Clean the Mushrooms really well.

Pop Off The Mushroom Stems And Dice Them Up Fine For Stuffed Mushrooms

Remove the stems from the mushrooms. I suggest also slicing a very slim bottom off of each top – giving it a flat surface so when they’re stuffed, they don’t tip over. 

Dice up the mushroom stems, onions and garlic

Dice Up The Mushroom Caps

SautÈ The Onions And Mushroom Caps In Butter Or Oil.

Saute’ the onions and mushroom tidbits in butter or olive oil until brown and soft, about five minutes.

Throw the filling ingredients into a large bowl and mix them thoroughly:

Here’s our Filling ingredient list:

  • Diced spinach leaves
  • Diced red bell pepper
  • Sautéd onions, garlic, stems
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Cream Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Feta Cheese
Susie's Veggie Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuff the mushrooms – if you find your mushrooms falling over, (a problem with the crimini mushrooms due to their round heads), slice a thin piece off the bottom of the mushroom to make a flat surface. Sprinkle freshly grated parmesan cheese over the stuffing.

  1. Stuff the mushrooms.
  2. Arrange the stuffed mushrooms on your baking sheet. I recommend oiling your baking sheet with oil or lining it with a silicone mat.
  3. Bake for 12-14 minutes at 450ºF until the mushrooms are slightly browned
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A delicious bite sized wonderball.Excellent, elegant appetizers, use the extra filling for dip or spread it on crackers. Fabulous!

Arrange the baked mushrooms on your serving platter. Enjoy!

Recipe NOTE:

With 13 large Crimini mushrooms, there is quite a bit of stuffing/dip leftover. It is delicious and will disappear FAST so I suggest doubling the recipe for a party.

I made this recipe twice since last year. This time I created the stuffed Portabello mushroom recipes version.

Susie's Veggie Stuffed Mushrooms By Homemadefoodjunkie.comChock full of fresh veggies and a savory mix of cheeses. These appetizers please a crowd!These portabellas are HUGE! So they are a bit big for finger food at a party. They do make a lovely side dish for a grilled steak though.

I  used a dozen Portabellas.  The portabella mushrooms are so large they will need the entire filling recipe.  So definitely double the recipe if you want some on the side for a cracker dip.

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Look at that filling. This is a great grill side, brunch item or light vegetarian lunch.

As you can see these are almost a light meal in themselves.

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Portabella Mushrooms stuffed with Susie’s fantastic filing!

Our party goers demolished these lovely stuffed mushrooms for vegetarians with the delicious spinach mixture. We highly recommend this recipe for a large group event.

This easy appetizer has a large appeal for special dieters too. This vegetarian stuffed mushroom recipe is gluten free and low carb.

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Susie's Veggie Stuffed Mushrooms
Yield: 32 Cremini or 12 stuffed Portobello mushrooms

Veggie Stuffed Mushrooms

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

These Stuffed Portobella or large Cremini Mushroom appetizers are rich and delicious. And not difficult to make. These are crowd pleasing vegetarian appetizers.


  • 36 Cremini Mushrooms (or 24 Portobella )with Caps and Stems
  • 2 C Fresh Spinach( or kale) Leaves
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper (or whatever heat pepper you enjoy)
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 Onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • 3/4 C Cream Cheese
  • 1/4 C Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 C Feta Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF
  2. Pop the stems off from about the mushrooms.
  3. Slice a very slim bottom off of each top if the mushroom heads are round to create a flat surface so they sit level and flat on the baking sheet.
  4. Dice up the mushroom Stems,Onions and Garlic. Sauté them in butter over medium heat until brown and soft: about 5 minutes.
  5. Dice up the Spinach or kale and Red Bell Peppers and add to a big bowl with Sautéd onions, garlic and stems, Salt, Pepper,Cream Cheese, Parmesan Cheese and Feta and mix together
  6. Stuff the mushrooms - if you find your mushrooms falling over, slice a thin piece off the bottom of the mushroom to make a flat surface.
  7. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over the tops
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes until slightly browned and cheese melted.


This recipe makes 36 stuffed Crimini mushrooms or 24 portabella stuffed mushrooms.

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Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 stuffed portabella or 2 stuffed crimini mushrooms

Amount Per Serving Calories 136Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 23mgSodium 180mgCarbohydrates 12gFiber 2gSugar 5gProtein 8g

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Sunday 10th of February 2019

I am SO glad this was on your blog! I was at the grocery store to buy ingredients and left my shopping list at home. This is more common than I care to admit. Then, tonight, I couldn't find my recipe! So, back to your azing blog! Oh! And the recipe was taped to the inside of my cupboard. Lol.


Monday 11th of February 2019

HaHa!! We are SO glad to provide back-up for you. Don't want to lose this wonderful recipe. It's so easy and perfect party food!

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Sunday 20th of December 2015

These look yummy. Thanks for linking up to Let's Get Real Party.


Sunday 20th of December 2015

It was my pleasure Karen. These stuffed mushrooms make an excellent appetizer! Thanks for stopping by!

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