Mouth-watering Spinach & Creamy Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

by Krista on December 13, 2013 · 28 comments

Spinach & Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Portabella Mushrooms stuffed with tangy goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and cooked spinach. A great appetizer option before Christmas Dinner or with a celebratory glass of champagne New Years Eve!

Growing up, our tradition on Christmas Eve night was to go to the early candle light service at church, head back home to have a big meal with my mom’s side of the family, then open half of the gifts.

When I got married obviously Mike and I needed to figure out how to handle the “holiday situation”. We decided that the best and most fair thing to do would be to rotate sides every year. So one year we spend it with my family and then next with Mike’s. That doesn’t mean that we won’t see the other side of the family if the opportunity presents itself, it just means that the other side gets “priority” that year. It has worked out quite well and helps both parents understand as we plan for the holidays.

This year we are celebrating with Mike’s side of the family over Christmas Eve and Day. Their tradition is to go to candle light service then come back for appetizers or finger foods. I have been racking my brain trying to come up with some fun and new appetizers to serve not only for New Years Eve but also for Christmas Eve night with Mike’s family.

Well, I think I hit the nail on the head with these Spinach & Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms. Using baby Portabella Mushrooms instead of Button Mushrooms gave a little more space for the filling because they were bigger, but also a rich deep beefy mushroom flavor that held its own to the strong goat cheese taste. This appetizer is super easy to make and very versatile to add different fillings if you don’t like sun-dried tomatoes or spinach. If you want to make it even more fancy, serve it with an optional Balsamic Reduction.

These Spinach & Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms are absolutely amazing, everyone will be asking you for the recipe. :) Just send them my way… hehe! Don’t forget to eat them with a nice glass of red wine!

To get started, preheat oven to 400º.  In a large bowl mix 1/2 cup of frozen chopped spinach {that has been thawed and then drained well to remove moisture}, 3 Tablespoons of diced sun-dried tomatoes, 1 teaspoon of dry basil, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, and 6 oz. of softened goat cheese. Use a hand mixer to mix together. Set aside.

Spinach & Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms 4Remove stems from 12 baby portabella mushrooms. Place mushrooms on a baking sheet, cap side down.

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Stuff each mushroom with the spinach goat cheese mixture and place back on baking sheet.

Spinach & Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms 5Put in oven and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool down for 5 minutes.

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Spinach & Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
 
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Serves: 12 mushroooms
Ingredients
  • ½ cup of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well
  • 3 Tablespoons of sun-dried tomatoes, diced
  • 6 oz. of goat cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon of dry basil
  • ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 12 baby portabella mushrooms
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400º.
  2. In a large bowl mix frozen chopped spinach {that has been thawed and then drained well to remove moisture}, diced sun-dried tomatoes, dry basil, garlic powder, and softened goat cheese. Use a hand mixer to mix together. Set aside.
  3. Remove stems from portabella mushrooms.
  4. Place mushrooms on a baking sheet, cap side down.
  5. Stuff each mushroom with the spinach goat cheese mixture and place back on baking sheet.
  6. Put in oven and bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool down for 5 minutes.

 


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Kelly December 13, 2013 at 8:34 AM

I love stuffed mushrooms and yours looks awesome! Love that you used portabella mushrooms and added sun-dried tomatoes with the spinach and goat cheese, sounds incredible! These would definitely make great holiday appetizers, thanks for sharing Krista and hope you have a great weekend!

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Krista December 14, 2013 at 9:16 AM

Thanks Kelly, they were definitely awesome! In fact, even my 19 month old was downing these which really surprised me. Can’t wait to make them for my family! I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

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Aggie December 13, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Oh how I love stuffed mushrooms, I get excited whenever I see a plate of them at any get together. I need to make them more often at home as a meal! These look amazing!

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Krista December 14, 2013 at 9:10 AM

I know! I forgot how much I liked them until I made these! A good blast from the past.. foodwise. :) Thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet comments!

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Gloria // Simply Gloria December 13, 2013 at 9:36 PM

These definitely are THE perfect snacky kind of finger food for the holiday seasons. (Or really anytime.) My family LOVES stuffed mushrooms to the max. I love how you used the goat cheese in with the spinach…delish! Your family traditions sound really fun. Especially on both sides. I do a niece and nephew party and spoil them to pieces on Christmas Eve…and New Years Eve. Love this recipe…pinning and printing out to put in my snack menu list for the upcoming holidays! Have a great weekend, my friend! (Hope your hubby heals fast!)

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Krista December 14, 2013 at 9:20 AM

So fun! What do you stuff yours with?

I’m pretty sure you are probably the favorite Aunt, you always do such sweet things, love on them, and make cookies. Winner! :)

Thanks for pinning and can’t wait to hear how you guys like it!

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Anne Byerley December 14, 2013 at 3:38 AM

Hi Krista,
Yummy, yum, yum, yum. On the list for supper to night.
Thank you so much.
I hope that you have a fantastic day and weekend.
Love and best wishes.
Anne

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Krista December 14, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Thanks Anne! I hope you and the family enjoy them. Have a great rest of your weekend as well! :)

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Samantha @ Five Heart Home December 15, 2013 at 2:07 PM

These look amazing, Krista! I love stuffed mushrooms but for some reason I never think to make them. And using baby portobellos as a means to fit in more filling is brilliant…the filling is usually my favorite part! ;)

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Krista December 15, 2013 at 3:53 PM

haha.. mine too. :) Plus portabellas tend to have more of a “meatier” flavor.. if thats a word. haha.. So it works well with the strong flavors in the filling. You totally need to make them soon for your family… consider this post a reminder. :)

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Renee@Two in the Kitchen December 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

This is my kind of appetizer! It looks fantastic!!!! I LOVE portabella. Pinning this to make sure I remember to make them soon!!!

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Krista December 18, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Thanks Renee! We are all about mushrooms over here, even my little guy loves them. :) Hope you get a chance to try it, have a great rest of the week Renee!

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Lisa December 30, 2013 at 3:43 PM

I love stuffed mushrooms(and goat’s cheese)! I have fresh spinach in the fridge. I wonder if I could sub that in after its been steamed… I will try it and let you know:)

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Krista December 31, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Oh.. you absolutely could! You’ll have to try it let me know how it goes. :) Thanks for stopping by Lisa, hope you have a wonderful New Year!

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Lucy December 30, 2013 at 4:33 PM

I have just discovered how much I love mushrooms but I’ve never tried them stuffed. These look absolutely fantastic! Pinning.

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Krista December 31, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Mushrooms rock and are even better stuffed! Plus its a great vegetarian main dish option! {although with this I would do the full size portabellas instead of the baby} Hope you get a chance to try Lucy!

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Caroline December 31, 2013 at 10:32 AM

I’m so happy to have found your site! I’m looking forward to browsing! These mushrooms are really lovely! I love that mix of goat cheese and spinach as a filling! Pinning now to make soon!

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Krista December 31, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Ohhh.. thanks Caroline. Your too sweet! :) Glad to have you here and I hope you enjoy those stuffed mushrooms as much as our family did. :) The goat cheese in this dish is what makes it… so creamy and tangy! YUM!

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Joann@EuchreFun January 9, 2014 at 11:33 AM

WOW we love mushrooms and these look amazing. I will definitely be trying them!! Visiting from The SITS Girls and following you on Bloglovin’ and pinning this. I look forward to checking out your other recipes as I am always looking for good ones to eat healthier :-) Thanks!!

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Krista January 9, 2014 at 6:51 PM

We are mushroom lovers over here too! Any excuse to use them! Thanks so much for the follow and the pin, you are too sweet! So honored ot have you a new follower Joann! Hope you have a great rest of the week! Yeah for friday! :)

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Eva January 25, 2014 at 7:11 PM

I found these (and your site) through Pinterest today, and made them on a whim. Oh. My. Gosh. They are DELICIOUS!! I love a good stuffed mushroom recipe, thanks for sharing it!! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes :)

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Krista January 26, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Awesome Eva, you totally just made my day girl! SO glad that you liked them, I’m a big fan of stuffed mushrooms too! :) Thanks so much for stopping by to give me feedback, I always love that. {good or bad :)}

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laramealor.com January 31, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Love goat cheese, love this recipe !

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Krista January 31, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Oh.. i am a total goat cheese addict. :)

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