Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

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Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

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I was at the grocery store yesterday and they had large capped mushrooms on markdown because they were just slightly past their prime, whenever I see produce markdowns I snatch them up and come up with a recipe to use them up. Saving money on produce, while not impossible, it is not always easy. Produce is our biggest expense for our household. I use coupons on most of my groceries so that I can spend more on produce.

So I pulled this recipe together from ingredients I already had on hand – cheese and cream cheese that were in the freezer, onion, garlic and spices. Easy.

If you don’t like mushrooms you can totally bake up the filling in a casserole dish and eat it that way. 2 of my kids and myself love mushrooms while my husband and 2 of the kids do not, so I did half of this recipe as stuffed mushrooms and the other half as a dip and served it with some baked pita chips.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 24 large capped mushrooms
  • 1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese. at room temperature
  • 1 (8 oz.) package of finely shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a small sauce pan heat the butter on high heat and sauté the diced onion until they are translucent – 2-3 minutes.

Stuffed Mushrooms - Saute Onions

To the sauce pan, add the minced garlic and sauté till everything starts looking a little golden, 1-2 minutes. Be careful not to burn your garlic.

Stuffed Mushrooms - Saute Garlic

Pour sautéed onion in garlic into a bowl and set aside.

Stuffed Mushrooms - Pour Onion & Garlic In Bowl

In the bowl of a mixer add cream cheese and milk and beat till fluffy.

Stuffed Mushrooms - Beat Cream Cheese & Milk

Add to the mixer the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and mix until combined.

Stuffed Mushrooms - Add Cheeses

Add in the sauteed onion and garlic, and mix.

Stuffed Mushrooms - Add Sauteed Onion & Garlic

Add cooked & crumbled bacon, salt & pepper to taste. I like a lot of fresh ground black pepper.

Stuffed Mushrooms - Add Bacon

Next take your mushrooms and remove the stems. I like to save the stems to use in soups but you can toss them in the compost pile or trash.

Stuffed Mushrooms - Remove Stems From Mushrooms

Using a large spoon stuff the mushrooms with the cheese filling, be generous with it!

Stuffed Mushrooms - Stuff The Mushrooms With Cheese Mixture

Place the stuffed mushrooms in a buttered baking dish. I used two handmade pie plates – I collect local pottery, aren’t they beautiful?

Stuffed Mushrooms - Place Mushrooms In Baking Dish

Place baking dish/dishes in your preheated oven and baked for 45 minutes or until the cheese is lightly golden brown and bubbly.

Enjoy!

Stuffed Mushrooms - Enjoy!

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I also like to take the stems and chop them up and saute them with the onion and garlic. This way there is no waste and it is delish!

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