Sparky and I both LOVE Crab Stuffed Mushrooms and baked Artichoke dip. We hadn’t had either one in a while so I decided to get busy and treat ourselves to something really yummy. Then, while I was pulling out all the ingredients, I paused, looked down at the Mushrooms, then at the Artichokes and then there was this moment of Epiphany! The clouds parted and sunbeams shone down from the heavens. Oh yes! I can combine everything and make the most awesome Crabmeat, Artichoke Dip stuffed Mushrooms that are just to LIVE for!
Just in time for the Holidays, I give to you this fabulous, easy, not gonna be one little smidgen left, stuffed SROOMS!
So, let’s build some!
Hers’s what we’ll need.
Crab, Artichoke Dip Stuffed Mushrooms
- 12-24 medium size Mushrooms
- 1 14oz can water packed Artichoke Hearts good quality. I learned my lesson when using a cheap brand that were tough as nails!
- 1 6 oz can Crab meat do not bother with Lump. The lesser quality is fine
- 1 Cup Salad Dressing like "Miracle Whip."
- 3/4 Cup grated Parmesan Cheese Shredded
- 2 TBSP onion finely minced
- 1/4 Cup Italian Seasoned Dry bread Crumbs
- Paprika to shake on top.
- Forget that "rule" about not rinsing Mushrooms because they get soggy. I have rinsed Mushrooms for the past 40 plus years and I can honestly say I have never had a soggy 'Shroom. So rinse away and wipe dry with a paper towel. Remove the stems and save them for another day. I place them in a freezer bag to use in my next batch of soup. Place the Mushroom caps in a baking dish. I used my old standby, the 11 x 7 Pyrex then set it aside.
- Place the Artichoke hearts, Salad Dressing, Parmesan Cheese, and Onion in a food processor or blender. Process just until combined and spoon into a medium size mixing bowl. Drain the Crab meat, flake it and add to the Artichoke mixture.
- Either use it all to stuff the Mushrooms or take half of it out and place in a small baking dish.
- Spoon 1-2 tsp of the Crab-Artichoke mixture into each Mushroom cap. Sprinkle each stuffed Mushroom with about 1/4 Tsp Seasoned Bread Crumbs. Add a dash of Paprika to each Mushroom. Add about 1/4 cup water to the baking dish. Then place in a pre-heated 350 degree oven.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and serve. For the "unstuffed" variety,place in a baking dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs and Paprika. Then place the baking dish in the oven and bake as above.
- Now...just plate them up, put on your smile and graciously say "Thank you" when you are heaped with praise.
- Dan and I want to take this time to wish all of our friends here at The Journey Girl, a wonderful Thanksgiving. Whether you are a gathering of 2 or 20, enjoy your day. Whether you stay home or are traveling over the river and through the woods, we are thankful for your friendship and support!
- Journey On! Hugs and much love from us this Thanksgiving Week. Dan and Karen TJG