•Whipped this up to take to Christmas Eve dinner with my family, hence (that word is for Dad since he let me use his special imported olive oil) the lack of pictures. Seriously, how can you go wrong with artichokes, spinach, and cream stuffed into a crimini mushroom and topped with a lemony parmesan and panko breadcrumb mix. Sounds pretty perfect to me:)15-20 crimini mushrooms- stems removed and wiped clean with a damp paper towel olive oil and cooking spray cracked black pepper for the filling 5 oz frozen chopped spinach-thawed and most of the water squeezed out using paper towels 6-8 artichoke hearts non marinated-roughly chopped and most of the water squeezed out using paper towels 4 oz cream cheese softened to room temp 4 tbls mayonnaise 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce 2 cloves garlic-very finely minced 2 sprigs thyme-removed from stem and given a quick chop 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese 1/4 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp black pepper for the breadcrumb topping 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese 1 tbls chopped parsley 1 tsp lemon zest pinch of red pepper flakes (optional) recipe can easily be doubled and the filling can be made ahead of time, but need to plan ahead to bring the cream cheese to room temp and defrost spinach prep and cooking time-1 hour 350°
For the mushrooms-Lightly spray a baking dish with cooking spray, I used my trusty Pyrex. Arrange the destemed and cleaned mushrooms in dish and spray with a little more cooking spray or brush with olive oil. Sprinkle over a little pepper. Set aside.
For the filling-Mix together the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, worcestershire sauce, thyme, garlic, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Add in the spinach and artichokes. Taste for seasoning adding more salt or pepper if needed.
For the breadcrumb topping-Mix together the panko, parsley, parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes and lemon zest.
Assembly-Stuff the mushroom evenly with the filling mixture. Top each mushroom with the breadcrumbs. Drizzle 2-4 tbls of olive oil over the mushrooms. Pop into 350° Oven and bake 20-30 min, rotating once, until mushrooms are cooked and topping is golden brown♥Enjoy