Mushrooms have to be one of my all time favorite foods which is why when Mushrooms Canada approached me about taking part in an international mushroom tournament, I jumped at the chance to take part! The name of the game is “Mushroom Masters: A Tournament of Taste” and the basic idea behind it is that food bloggers, in association with mushroom organizations, from Canada, the United States and Australia would develop and photograph new mushroom recipes to face off against each other once a week for the month of September, which is mushroom month. The photographs have been appearing on Taste Spotting for the show down for the last few weeks this week it was my turn to represent team Canada with a tasty new mushroom dish.
Luckily, I drew the wild card and I was allowed to use pretty much any commonly available mushroom. My biggest problem for this challenge however, was that I had too many ideas! When I sat down to brain storm, I ended up with over a dozen ideas within a few minutes. I was able to narrow the list down to six recipes which I ended up making all in one weekend and this hot cheesy mushroom dip was my favourite from among them.
I had been craving a hot cheesy dip for a while and the idea one infused with mushroomy goodness was too hard to resist. I started out by sauteing some mushrooms in butter along with some onions, garlic and thyme and I finished things of with a splash of wine. You could use pretty mush any mushroom you want in this dip and I went for my goto mushroom, the cremini mushroom to keep things nice and simple. I then pureed half of the mushrooms in a food processor to make sure that the mushroom flavour penetrated the entire dip and I left the other half of the mushrooms the way they were so that I could also enjoy their texture. From there I incorporated the mushrooms into a pretty standard hot cheesy dip base and baked the whole thing in the oven until it was nice and bubbling and golden brown.
I have to say that if you like mushrooms and you like hot cheesy dips then this is the dip for you! I was immediately hooked and the entire batch disappeared much quicker than it should have! I served the mushroom dip on toasty sliced baguette along with a glass of that white wine.
Take a look at the Hot Cheesy Mushroom Dip Recipe on Mushrooms Canada’s Blog
Take a look at this weeks Mushroom Masters: A Tournament of Taste contest on Taste Spotting and vote!
Updated October 16, 2020: Removed old broken links and added the recipe, below.
Hot Cheesy Mushroom Dip
An ooey ooey hot melted cheese dip just packed with sauteed onions! Yum!
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 medium onion (sliced)
- 8 ounces mushrooms (cleaned and sliced)
- 1 clove garlic (chopped)
- 1 teaspoon thyme (chopped)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup white wine (or broth)
- 1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese (room temperature)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup mozzarella (grated)
- 1/4 cup grated parmigiano reggiano (grated)
- Heat the oil and melt the butter in a pan.
- Add the onion and cook until it starts to caramelize, about 20 minutes.
- Add the mushrooms and saute until they start to caramelize, about 20 minutes.
- Add the garlic and thyme and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Add the wine, deglazed the pan and cook until it has evaporated.
- Puree 1/2 of the mushrooms in a food processor.
- Mix the mushrooms, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, mozzarella and parmigiano reggiano and place in a baking dish.
- Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until bubbling and golden brown on top, about 20-40 minutes.
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Disclaimer: I have received compensation from Mushrooms Canada for my recipe and photos.
What a great idea! I haven't thought of using mushrooms in dips. I'm gonna try it out!
Colleen @ The Taste Place says
Mushrooms are one of my favorite foods, too. This is definitely going on the menu for at least one of my Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner parties!
I nearly fell off my chair reading your post! I love puree-ing half of solid foods and keeping chunks for bite. it definitely increases the flavour. this recipe sounds like a winner!
I really hope you win! This dip looks AMAZING!
This is a fantastic hot dip I must say. You have done your country proud!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
A gorgeous dish! So comforting looking.
That looks yummy/
The Girlie Blog says
I often find mushroom recipes hard to find too. This one looks very yummy. A great party appetizer.
Fuat Gencal says
Çok leziz ve iştah açıcı bir görüntüsü var. Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık.
bellini valli says
This recipe is a winner Kevin!!
Sue K. says
Maybe I'll try this one instead of the popper dip! You make it difficult to choose. Yum. Thank you!
Susan @ SGCC says
This dish looks fantastic, Kevin! As a member of Team USA, I'm truly torn. Must try the dip!
Best of luck. I'm enchanted.
It looks really delicious.
Heavenly. I have no other words.
Kitten with a Whisk says
I've died and gone to heaven. This looks fantastic.
Wow! That looks beyond good Kevin!
That looks absolutely amazing – and what a great idea from Colleen to serve this at a Christmas party – I think I may have to do the same thing and bring this to Christmas eve.
mushrooms are definitely my favourite things to eat (which is savoury). I must try this. Cheese and mushrooms are a match made in heaven.
champagne kisses says
this looks amazing Ive never had mushroom dip but Im about to!
This looks amazing!
you had me at "hot cheesy"
I don't think that mushroom can be like this….wanna try it out!!!
The Southern Cookbook says
This looks awesome. I love mushrooms, so this is a must! 🙂
We Are Not Martha says
International mushroom tournament!! Love it! I just made a mushroom dish tonight for the Mushroom Channel, but now I'm totally craving this dip 🙂
So far so good! 39% of votes up till now. Can't wait to try this dip.
Jess @ Bakericious says
this looks delicious, I love anything mushroom.
Mushrooms Canada says
Yum Yum Yum! Cheese and Mushrooms – I'm there!
This one will bring home another win for Canada in the Mushroom Masters for sure!!
Great stuff Kevin!
Healthy and Homemade says
What a cool tournament! This dip looks absolutely amazing!
Pretty. Good. Food. says
Sounds so good! Yum!
so curious about this one!
Perfect for the Thanksgiving! Its already so gloomy here, cant wait to comfort my soul with this dip!
I like mushroom so much. I wish I could do it someday.
I always love your hot dips Kevin!
I made this dip for a party this weekend and everyone RAVED about it! I think someone actually said, "I want to bathe in that dip." So delish! Thanks!
I made this for a New Years Eve party, and it was a big hit! It lends itself to whatever is available in terms of the kind of mushroom (I used baby bella, oyster and shitake), and the kind of cheese (I used mozzarella and an italian blend). Really really delicious for mushroom lovers, and gluten free cooks (with tortilla chips for dipping, but make sure they are hearty enough to stand up to the dip).
I made this for my Mom's birthday brunch, after finding it on Pinterest. Everybody LOVED it! I made several new recipes, and everybody liked them, but this was the favorite. Thanks so much!!
AmyLynn in the Attic says
My husband and I are both mushroom lovers! Can't wait to try this!! Thanks, as always, for sharing!
A happy observer says
ugh why can't I just marry food…this looks positively divine. I would add some caramelized onions in there to take it over the edge
This looks awesome! I LOVE mushrooms and also thought adding the carmelized onions would be great! Thanks for this great recipe – will try this weekend for the Nascar race 🙂
Interestingly, 41 “reviews” and only 3 people actually made the dish. “Sounds delicious” is not a review.