Jalapeno Hummus Stuffed Mushrooms

Making one appetizer is usually pretty easy to do.  Making piles of appetizers and pretending it was an easy way to make a complete meal is a great way to be surprised by how much work they can be to make.  I think they start out innocent enough, but for some reason when you are making multiple kinds the difficulty seems to multiply instead of merely add.

These bite sized mushrooms are stuffed with a jalapeno hummus and covered in cheddar cheese.

10Jalapeno Hummus Stuffed Mushrooms

Jalapeno Hummus Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
(Makes about 15 stuffed mushrooms, but it will depend on the size of your mushrooms)

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans (aka chick peas), drained and rinsed
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, roughly chopped
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 ounces of fresh mushrooms (about 15 small mushrooms)
  • About 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions for Jalapeno Hummus:

  1. In a food processor, blend together the chick peas, garlic, jalapeno, lemon juice, olive oil, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper, until it’s well combined and smooth.

Directions for Stuffed Mushrooms:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lay tin foil onto a baking sheet and set it aside.
  3. Break the stems out of the caps of the mushrooms and discard them.
  4. Clean the mushrooms thoroughly.
  5. Place the mushrooms onto the baking sheet and bake them in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the mushroom caps fill with liquid.  (Don’t worry, the liquid is normal.)
  6. Carefully empty the liquid from the mushrooms (be careful, they are hot right out of the oven) and then let them cool.
  7. Fill each mushroom cap with jalapeno hummus.
  8. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top of the hummus.
  9. (Optional) Garnish the top with a slice of fresh jalapeno and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.  Note that while this does make the appetizer prettier, it will also make it spicier.

Source: Tina’s Chic Corner

 

When I’m hosting a party, I try to get as much done the day before as possible so I’m not running around like a crazy lady the day of.  Unfortunately, no matter how much I prepare the day before, I’m pretty much still a crazy lady the day of the party.     😉  This appetizer is a great make-ahead recipe because it’s meant to be enjoyed cold or at room temperature and hummus flavors seem to marry together nicely overnight.

I baked the mushrooms to give them that roasty veggie essence.  Since it’s grilling season, feel free to grill them instead if you like.

01Jalapeno Hummus Stuffed Mushrooms

I took my Easy Hummus recipe and turned into a spicy wonderland.  It’s super delicious on its own so if you’re looking for a fab flavored hummus then here you go.  Two recipes for the price of one.     🙂

02Jalapeno Hummus Stuffed Mushrooms

It’s official.  I love roasted mushrooms with hummus.  It’s not that much of a stretch since I’ll dunk pretty much any veggie in that stuff.  (My husband points out that it is a stretch to keep calling mushrooms a “veggie” but that’s a different story.)

08alapeno Hummus Stuffed Mushrooms

One jalapeno and a touch of cayenne pepper makes this party mildly spicy.  Since I was catering to a crowd, I wanted to keep the spice levels at a respectable level.  If you like it really spicy, of course add more jalapeno, cayenne pepper or both to your liking.

09Jalapeno Hummus Stuffed Mushrooms

Adding cheese to this party was a no brainer for me.  I mean, it’s cheese.  Hello, it goes with everything.

Warning, warning… get your stuffed mushroom as soon as you put them out.  These were gone in a flash.  Seriously, I plated them, performed a few quick hostess duties, and turned around to an almost empty plate.  Rave reviews and vanishing food.  My kind of party.

06Jalapeno Hummus Stuffed Mushrooms

If you’re not one for making appetizers, don’t worry, these make for an awesome snack.  Walk over to fridge, pop a few in your mouth, yummy in the tummy.     🙂

 

 

Rating:

4 Hats

 

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Comments

  1. I love stuffed mushrooms and I really like the lighting in this pic.

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks so much!

  2. What a great appetizer!! I love mushrooms and I love hummus – such a great idea to put them together.

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Cate! 🙂

  3. Victoria Cooke says:

    Love mushrooms and hot peppers. A nice change from breadcrumbs. I can’t wait to try these.

    1. Tina says:

      Awesome! I hope you love them. 🙂

  4. Those look awesome! Hummus is definitely my favorite appetizer, this looks like a great way to serve it! 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you!

  5. These bites are beautiful Tina! I never would have thought of this super creative idea! LOVE IT! Can’t wait to have an appetizer party so I can try these 🙂 Pinning!

    1. Tina says:

      Awesome sauce!

  6. Ashley says:

    I am a HUGE fan of stuffed mushrooms but would have never thought to use hummus in them! And you’re right, stuffed mushrooms disappear so fast at parties – sometimes I like to keep a secret stash for myself later : ) haha so bad!

    1. Tina says:

      Hehe…secret stash…love it! I’ll have to remember that next time.

  7. Make ahead apps! – that’s the way to go. Really different and wonderful flavor combo as well!
    Kathi

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks Kathi! 🙂

  8. Ah, I know all too well about he frantic crazy person running around getting ready. I never understand why, I clean and prep the day before but still there always seems to be a million things to get done. These stuffed mushrooms look amazing!

    1. Tina says:

      Yes! That is SO me!!

  9. Yummy in your tummy for sure. Stuffed mushies are delicious and I always forget to include them on my canapé list. I agree with Victoria, nice to see them not coated in bread and fried. Great recipe chicka. 🙂

    1. Tina says:

      Thanks, my friend. 🙂

  10. Another terrific recipe Tina! I love this idea. Pinned!

    1. Tina says:

      Thank you so much!

  11. These look amazing Tina! They look delicious tasting and are fancy too! I love it!

    1. Tina says:

      Glad you love. 🙂

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