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Veggie Spinach and Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushroom Appetizers


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Veggie Stuffed Portabella or large Crimini Mushrooms. Buttery, garlic flavor with rich cheeses, spinach or kale and a bit of pepper for some crunch.
Stuff and bake the mushrooms and…this easy party appetizer is absolutely addicting.  Just keep popping those wonderballs into your mouth! This is great party food.
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Susie’s Veggie Stuffed Mushrooms

Watch me make these Veggie Stuffed Mushrooms:

This is my sister Susie’s Recipe for Veggie Stuffed Mushrooms. 

Susie came up to celebrate the fourth of July with us one year. She surprised us with her now famous Veggie Stuffed Mushroom recipe.
She pulled ingredients out of a bag and got to work. I watched in amazement as she put this party appetizer together. She was flying!
The kitchen filled with delectable sautèd scents as she whirled from spot to spot. A flurry of slicing, dicing and mixing was going on. 
In 30 minutes from the time she stepped into my house, she pulled wonderful smelling trays of stuffed mushroom caps coming out of my oven. Yum!
I ran around behind her and caught some pics on the fly. I wrote down the instructions and ingredient list as she moved from place to place. It was worth it. These are so good.

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Susie’s Veggie Stuffed Mushrooms and Spinach Chip Dip recipe:

This quick and easy appetizer looks really cute on a tray. We had never eaten baked stuffed mushrooms. To tell you the truth, Dave and I are not big mushroom fans. But we LOVED these. 
Susie’s made a spinach and cream cheese stuffed mushroom recipe with lots of delicious flavors added in.  She had them out of the oven in under 30 minutes. Which was great since she arrived late and the party was in full swing.
These easy stuffed Mushrooms make great finger food at a party. Just set them out on a tray and watch them disappear.
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.
This is a simple and delicious recipe with fresh and healthy ingredients. This recipe will make 24 to 36 stuffed crimini mushrooms or about a dozen stuffed Portobello mushrooms.
This recipe makes a lot of filling. If you are using large crimini mushrooms rather than stuffing Portabella mushrooms you will have leftover filling unless you need a LOT of finger food.
It’s a really good spinach cream cheese filling. So get out the crackers and enjoy this mushroom stuffing as a chip dip. it’s really great party food all on it’s own.

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 or light vegetarian lunch. So good even mushroom haters like my husband loves them!

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: 24 small or 12 large stuffed mushrooms

Veggie Stuffed Mushrooms

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

Veggie Stuffed Portabella or large Crimini Mushrooms. Buttery, garlic flavor with rich cheeses, spinach or kale and a bit of pepper for some crunch. Add in the mushrooms and…Absolutely addicting! Just keep popping those bite size wonderballs into your mouth! This is great party food!


  • 24 Large Crimini Mushrooms (or 12 Portabellas )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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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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