Stuffed Mushroom Dip

Get ready to indulge in this creamy and cheesy Stuffed Mushroom Dip! Perfect for parties or a cozy night in, this dip is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.


  • 8 oz (225g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 16 oz (450g) mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Preheat Oven:

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Prepare the Mushrooms:

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onions and garlic, and sauté until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add the chopped mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

Mix the Dip:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise. Mix until smooth.
  2. Add the cooked mushroom mixture, 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese, and chopped parsley. Mix well to combine.

Bake the Dip:

  1. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  2. Top with the remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the dip is bubbly and the top is golden brown.

Serving and Storage Tips:

Serving Tips:

  1. Serve Hot: This dip is best enjoyed hot. The cheesy, creamy texture is most appealing when fresh out of the oven.
  2. Accompaniments: Serve with a variety of dippers such as crackers, toasted baguette slices, fresh vegetable sticks (like carrots, celery, and bell peppers), or tortilla chips.
  3. Garnish: For an extra touch of freshness and color, garnish the dip with additional chopped parsley or a sprinkle of chives before serving.

Storage Tips:

  1. Refrigeration: If you have any leftovers, allow the dip to cool to room temperature. Transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  2. Reheating: To reheat, place the dip in an oven-safe dish and warm it in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) until heated through, usually about 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, you can reheat individual portions in the microwave in short intervals, stirring in between to ensure even heating.
  3. Freezing: While this dip is best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze it if necessary. Place the cooled dip in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating in the oven.

By following these serving and storage tips, you can ensure your Stuffed Mushroom Dip remains delicious and satisfying even after the initial serving. Enjoy every creamy, savory bite!

Variations :

1. Spinach and Artichoke Mushroom Dip:

Enhance the classic dip by adding 1 cup of chopped spinach and 1 cup of chopped artichoke hearts to the mixture. This combination brings additional flavor and texture, making it even more delectable.

2. Bacon and Cheddar Mushroom Dip:

For a smoky, savory twist, add 1 cup of cooked and crumbled bacon and substitute 1 cup of cheddar cheese for one of the cups of mozzarella. The bacon adds a crispy texture, while the cheddar gives a sharper cheese flavor.

3. Spicy Jalapeño Mushroom Dip:

Kick up the heat by adding 1-2 finely chopped jalapeños (seeds removed for less heat) to the mushroom mixture. You can also add a dash of hot sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper for an extra spicy punch.

4. Herb and Garlic Mushroom Dip:

Intensify the herb flavors by adding 1 teaspoon each of dried thyme and rosemary, along with a handful of fresh chopped basil. This variation brings an aromatic and fresh taste to the dip.

5. Vegan Mushroom Dip:

To make a vegan version, substitute the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise with plant-based alternatives. Use dairy-free shredded cheese and add nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor. Ensure the mayonnaise is egg-free and the sour cream and cream cheese are made from cashews or almonds.

6. Crab-Stuffed Mushroom Dip:

Add a luxurious touch by folding in 1 cup of lump crab meat to the mixture. The crab adds a subtle sweetness and pairs wonderfully with the earthy mushrooms and creamy cheese.

7. Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Dip:

Enhance the dip with the rich, sweet flavor of caramelized onions. Slowly cook 2 large thinly sliced onions in olive oil over low heat until golden brown and caramelized, then mix them in with the mushrooms.

8. Truffle Mushroom Dip:

Elevate the dip with a touch of truffle oil. Add 1-2 teaspoons of truffle oil to the mixture before baking. The truffle oil infuses the dip with a luxurious, earthy aroma and flavor.

9. Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Mushroom Dip:

Add a Mediterranean flair by mixing in 1/2 cup of chopped sun-dried tomatoes and 1/4 cup of basil pesto. This variation brings a burst of tangy and herby flavors to the dip.

10. Blue Cheese and Walnut Mushroom Dip:

For a bold and nutty flavor, substitute 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese with crumbled blue cheese and mix in 1/2 cup of chopped toasted walnuts. This variation adds a rich, tangy, and crunchy element to the dip.

Experiment with these variations to find your favorite twist on the classic Stuffed Mushroom Dip. Each version offers a unique flavor profile, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

FAQs :

1. Can I prepare Stuffed Mushroom Dip ahead of time?

  • Yes, you can prepare the dip up to a day in advance. Follow all steps up to baking, cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap or foil, and refrigerate. Bake as directed when ready to serve.

2. How can I make Stuffed Mushroom Dip gluten-free?

  • Ensure all ingredients, including the mayonnaise, sour cream, and cheeses, are certified gluten-free. Serve with gluten-free crackers, bread, or vegetable sticks.

3. Can I use different types of mushrooms in this recipe?

  • Absolutely! You can use a mix of mushrooms such as cremini, shiitake, or even wild mushrooms for added depth of flavor.

4. Is it possible to make this dip spicy?

  • Yes, you can add chopped jalapeños, red pepper flakes, or a pinch of cayenne pepper to increase the heat level according to your preference.

5. How do I prevent the dip from becoming too oily?

  • Ensure the mushrooms are cooked until most of their moisture has evaporated before mixing them into the dip. Also, use reduced-fat or light versions of cream cheese, sour cream, and mayonnaise if preferred.

6. Can I freeze Stuffed Mushroom Dip?

  • While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat in the oven before serving.

7. What can I substitute for cream cheese in a vegan version?

  • You can use dairy-free cream cheese made from cashews or almonds, or even tofu-based cream cheese alternatives.

8. How do I know when the dip is done baking?

  • The dip should be bubbly around the edges and the top should be golden brown. Inserting a knife into the center should come out warm.

9. Can I add additional vegetables to this dip?

  • Yes, feel free to add vegetables like spinach, artichoke hearts, or roasted bell peppers to customize the dip to your taste.

10. What are some creative serving suggestions beyond crackers and bread?

  • Try serving the dip with pita chips, pretzel rods, or even as a topping for baked potatoes or grilled meats for a hearty meal.

These FAQs address common concerns and offer helpful tips to ensure your Stuffed Mushroom Dip turns out perfectly every time.

This Stuffed Mushroom Dip is rich, flavorful, and perfect for sharing. Enjoy the blend of creamy cheese and savory mushrooms in every bite!