Every year, we host a big Christmas cocktail party. I think about it all year and really put a TON of effort into putting it together. For me, party food has a few requirements: taste good, look good and be easy to eat without utensils. It doesn’t hurt to be something that a lot of guests are at least mildly familiar with too. When, I was prepping for an upcoming party, I was searching for things to make that I knew would be a hit and would also be easy to eat. These spicy spinach artichoke stuffed mushrooms immediately came to mind.
Stuffed mushrooms are really easy to make and are always a crowd favorite. I also don’t know many people who don’t like spinach artichoke dip so these are a win win since they have the best of both dishes. I actually make the filling for these and freeze it so I always have some handy in case we’re going to have an impromptu party.
I use basic white mushrooms but you can use larger caps if you want.
- 24-36 white mushrooms, stems removed
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/2 cup panko crumbs
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
- 1 can quartered artichoke hearts, roughly chopped
- 1 small bow frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess moisture
- 2 tsp Sriracha
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick foil.
- Chop mushroom stems. Heat butter over medium heat and add mushroom stems and onion. Saute for about 5 minutes or until onion begins to soften. Add panko crumbs and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
- Mix together spinach and artichokes in bowl. Set aside.
- Combine cream cheese, sour cream, shredded cheeses and cooled mushroom mixture. Mix well. Stir in spinach mixture, Sriracha and salt.
- Spoon mixture into mushroom caps. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
These mushrooms are sure to be a party hit! Of course, you can easily make them for any day of the week too. Sometimes I just get a craving for stuffed mushrooms and these definitely cure it. The little bit of spice the Sriracha adds is the perfect touch for me when combined with the creaminess of the spinach artichoke filling. I can’t wait to include these on the menu of our holiday cocktail party this year! I am sure they are going to disappear off of the table.
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