WATCH: This 20-Minute Spinach-Mushroom Dip Will Dazzle at Any Party

This is the super easy yet fancy appetizer to you should serve this season.

You may think spinach is expensive and that used to be true. We've got the best news: SM Supermarket has frozen spinach in their freezers, and it only costs P50/500g! 

Use it together with an affordable can of mushrooms, some creamy and gooey cheeses, and you've got an umami-packed, creamy, cheesy, dip that'll be a hit at any party. 

Spinach-Mushroom Dip Recipe 

  • Takes 20 minutes  
  • Makes 2 cups 

  • 1/2 cup frozen spinach leaves, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons butter 
  • 1 cup mushrooms, drained 
  • Salt and pepper, to taste 
  • 1 cup cream cheese, softened 
  • 100 grams mozzarella cheese, diced 
  • 30 grams mozzarella cheese, grated 
  • Crackers or crostinis, to serve 

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). 

2 Melt butter in a small frying pan over low heat, being careful not to brown. Add then sauté sliced button mushrooms for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, and cool slightly.  

3 Put sautéed mushrooms, cream cheese, spinach, and diced mozzarella into a food processor. Pulse until creamy. Season with salt and pepper and process again. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.  

4 Place in a small casserole dish, and refrigerate until ready to serve.  

5 Before serving, sprinkle top with grated mozzarella cheese, and melt in the oven at 400 F for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and edges have crisped to a brown. Serve with crostini or crackers.

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The perfectly browned mozzarella top is chewy, stringy and oh, so, deliciously cheesy.
Photo by Riell Santos

No food processor? There are a lot of ways to work around that. You can mince up your mushrooms, cheese and spinach and cream with your cheese. If you have a blender, you can also use that to pulse your mixture instead. 

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Impressive doesn't mean difficult or expensive with this easy recipe. Bring it to potluck parties or serve it for Christmas as a wonderful appetizer.

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