South Beach Diet Spinach-Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Here’s a recipe from the best-selling “South Beach Diet” that will win raves from your family–and each serving has only 33 calories!

Fragrant mushrooms stuffed with spinach make a pretty and delicious side dish, or a fun appetizer.


1 10-ounce package chopped spinach
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 large mushrooms
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil. Add the spinach and salt. Cover, and cook according to package directions. Wash the mushrooms. Remove the stems, trim off the ends, then chop the stems.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the chopped mushroom stems. Saute until golden, about 3 minutes. Remove from the pan. Add the mushroom caps to the skillet and saute for 4-5 minutes. Remove the mushroom caps to a heatproof serving platter.

3. Drain the spinach. Stir in the sautéed chopped mushrooms.

4. Spoon the spinach mixture into the caps and serve immediately or place in the oven on low heat to keep warm.

Serves 8.

Adapted from The South Beach Diet, by Dr. Arthur Agatson (Rodale Press, 2003). Copyright (c) 2003 by Dr. arthur Agatson. Reprinted by permission of Rodale Press.
Adapted from The South Beach Diet, by Dr. Arthur Agatson (Rodale Press, 2003).


Edvanir L.
Edvanir L4 years ago

Thank you.

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen5 years ago

Thank you :)

Harshiita Sharma
Harshita Sharma5 years ago


Lynn D.
Lynn D5 years ago

Sounds heavenly, wish the picture was there! Thanks!

Gabriella Bertelmann
G Bertelmann5 years ago

There are some nice variations to this, for example with parmesan, or mozzarella topping

Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Terry Vanderbush
Terry V5 years ago

Sounds good

KS Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

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j A5 years ago


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