Party Appetizers ~ Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Cheese

Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Caramelised Onions, Spinach and Cheese
Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Caramelised Onions, Spinach and Cheese

Party Appetizers are a big thing in my head. If there is alcohol involved at a party (which almost always is at Casa Escapades unless you came by for breakfast) most people like something to nibble on. In my rather vast experience, its always a good thing to have an assortment of appetizers and a less elaborate main course. Why do I say this, based on my own preferences and because guests are usually more comfortable if they can walk around or sit with a small plate of nibbles/ short eats and not be tied down by a large plate with heavy food on it while socializing.

This is a dish that can be assembled ahead and left in the frying pan. a few minutes before you want to serve it, on gentle heat, cook covered for 5-6 minutes or till the mushrooms are cooked, cheese has melted and it is ready. I’ll admit that while I rarely stick to the same recipe when I make it over and over again, this one, I have not attempted to change since it already is an established classic.

Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Caramelised Onions, Spinach and Cheese
Stuffed Mushrooms ~ Caramelised Onions, Spinach and Cheese

Stuffed Mushrooms – Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Cheese (serves 3)

Button Mushrooms                 12-15, remove the stems, clean with a cloth and set aside

Onion                                            1 medium, chopped fine

Cheese                                          ½ cup, grated (use paneer for a low fat version)

Spinach Leaves                        1 cup, washed and drained and finely chopped

Garlic                                           1 clove, chopped finely

Salt and Pepper                       To taste

Oil                                                 2 teaspoons

  1. In a pan, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil and fry the onions on low heat till they turn brown.
  1. Add the spinach and cook till it wilts, but is still bright green. Add salt and pepper and leave to cool.
  1. Add the grated cheese into the cooked spinach and onion mixture and mix well. Stuff this into the hollow part of the mushrooms (where the stems were attached)
  1. When all the mushrooms have been stuffed, place the mushrooms in the same pan with the remaining oil.
  1. Heat the pan to medium high and cook the mushrooms for 5-6 minutes with a lid on till the cheese is melted and the mushrooms are cooked. Serve warm or cold

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Swati Sapna says:

    Heya there! I have been missing from the blog world for quite a bit, and so this delayed reaction to these wonderful mushrooms! They look divines, babes… the perfect party snack ever. Must try it soon… Love the way you have presented it in the stone boat 🙂

  2. neelamanogar says:

    Looks great….. mouth watery and tempting.

  3. Deepa says:

    I make these often in fact I have this in my blog but I bake it…Like your version

    1. arundati says:

      hello Deepa, you have a lovely blog. Yes I usually bake them, offlate, since I use the pan to fry the filling, am using the same thing to cook the mushrooms too! either ways, they are delicious. I find that they remain moist when cooked covered in the pan versus baking

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