Thursday, July 7, 2011

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms have become one of my favorite appetizers so I like to play around with different variations.  These are the most recent:

5 slices bacon
1 (10oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
12 large mushrooms
3 TBSP butter
2 TBSP onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
3/8c heavy cream
1/4c Parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper to taste

1.  Preheat oven to 400*.  Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. 
2.  Place bacon in a large, deep skillet.  Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown.  Drain, crumble and set aside.

3.  Remove stems from mushrooms.  Arrange caps in the baking dish.  Finely chop stems and set aside.

4.  Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and mix in onion and garlic.  Cook 5 minutes, or until tender, then mix in bacon, spinach, chopped mushroom stems and heavy cream. 

5.  Bring cream to a boil. Remove from heat and mix in Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

6.  Stuff mushroom caps generously with the mixture.

7.  Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes until lightly browned.
Not the most kid-friendly, I know, but they're so good!

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