Here at Don’t Fear the Vegan we are hoping everyone is having a nice holiday season!
I had very little extra time, which I think is the case for many this time of year, but had to come up with an appetizer that would feed mostly people not from our vegan tribe. Stuffed mushrooms are a fairly easy thing to make and even the most anti-vegan food people will like them. Unless of course, they are of the anti fungi mindset, which includes many vegans I know, my own daughter being one of them.
These were an absolute success, loved by all the mushroom lovers. I had two request for the recipe and promised to have it up today. I loved the fact that people were eating them up with no complaints about the vegan cheese. I need to thank Miyoko’s High Sierra Rustic Alpine for that!
If you are entertaining this week, I highly recommend adding these to your menu.
There were gluten-free people in our crowd so I refrained from sprinkling the top with bread crumbs, but I think it would be a great addition.
I made them ahead and baked them when it was time to serve so they would be warm. Though they were still delicious when they cooled off!
2 lbs crimini mushrooms – cleaned and stems removed
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup vegan butter
2 cups fresh spinach
1 jar Trader Joe’s Antipasto
1 package 6.5 ounces Miyoko’s Rustic Alpine cheese- chopped in chunks
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sauté onions and seasonings from basil to salt in olive oil over medium heat until onions are translucent. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted.
Reduce heat to medium low. Add butter and artichoke antipasto. Stir until butter is melted.
Add Miyoko’s cheese and Nutritional yeast and continue to stir until cheese is melted.
Transfer ingredients into a food processor or blender, leaving any liquid behind. I used a food processor on pulse until it was a paste consistency. Do the same in a blender.
Place mushrooms on a large cookie sheet. Stuff mushrooms. It is okay to over fill.
Bake at 350 for 20 – 25 minutes until mushrooms are just beginning to get soft. Serve.