Spinach and mashed potato stuffed mushrooms

by Kenda Hettinger, a recent  ASU nutrition  student

Before I first made these my husband told me that he didn’t know how he was going to like a mashed potato stuffed a mushroom. He has completely changed his mind, and this is not on a weekly rotation in our house. I buy the big portabella mushrooms and we use this as the main dish and eat with more vegetables.







4 portabella mushrooms with stems removed

3 cups prepared mashed potatoes

1 cup chopped baby spinach

½ cup grated cheese

2 tsp melted butter

½ cup breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix the mashed potatoes, baby spinach, and grated cheese in a bowl
  3. In a separate bowl mix the melted butter and breadcrumbs so that the breadcrumbs clump together.
  4. On a baking sheet, divide the mashed potato mixture evenly into the cup part of the mushroom and then top with the breadcrumbs.
  5. Cook for 15 minutes. Serve warm.



A few notes:

  • I will interchange kale and spinach depending on what I have on hand. I also use frozen if I do not have fresh.
  • These could easily be made into a party dish or appetizer by using a smaller whole mushroom instead of the portabella.
  • You could easily decrease the saturated fat in these by omitting the cheese altogether and even using a little bit of mashed potatoes to make the breadcrumbs sticky instead of butter. I have done both and they are still delicious.


I hope you enjoy these as much as my family!


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