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Creamy Mushroom Dip

Creamy Mushroom Dip

This Creamy Mushroom Dip combines two kinds of mushrooms and a blend of Italian grated cheeses to create a warm appetizer your guests will love.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword christmas, dip, game day, gluten free, holiday recipes, mushrooms
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 -10


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 16 oz. baby bella mushrooms (chopped)
  • 5 oz. shiitake mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese plus 2 tablespoons *see notes below for using vegetarian-friendly cheese
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese plus 2 tablespoons *see notes below for using vegetarian-friendly cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Olive oil cooking spray


  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, onion and garlic and saute for 5-7 minutes until tender.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine mushroom mixture with cream cheese, mayonnaise, 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, 1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano, parsley, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Stir until all ingredients are well blended.
  • Spray 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray and then add in dip. Ensure it has been evenly distributed in the casserole. Top with remaining grated cheese.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until top is lightly browned.


To make a lightened up version of this recipe, replace regular cream cheese with reduced-fat cream cheese and regular mayonnaise with light mayonnaise.
To make vegetarian, replace the Parmigiano Reggiano with vegetarian-friendly Parmesan cheese and replace the Pecorino Romano with vegetarian-friendly Asiago cheese. This article from Vegetatio includes a list of vegetarian cheese brands and types.