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cheese and bacon stuffed mushrooms

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms - the stuffing is made with Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses, cream cheese, bacon bits, finely chopped green bell pepper, with a touch of Cayenne pepper. Baked in a small amount of butter, with a splash of lemon juice.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 20 stuffed mushrooms
Calories 66 kcal
Author Julia

Ingredients

  • 10 oz mushrooms (20 small whole mushrooms)
  • 2 oz butter , melted
  • 4 oz cream cheese , slightly softened
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese , shredded
  • 1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese , shredded
  • 2 slices bacon , cooked and finely chopped
  • 1/4 green bell pepper , very finely chopped
  • salt
  • cayenne pepper
  • paprika
  • fresh lemon juice , optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a medium baking dish with a small amount of butter.
  2. Clean mushrooms with a damp paper towel. Carefully break off stems.
  3. Dip all mushrooms into melted butter to coat the outside of the caps. You will have some butter left - use it later to pour into the baking pan. Place mushroom caps upside down (caps side up) into the baking dish, sprinkle a little bit of salt on top, and bake for 10-15 min to get extra water out.
  4. After 10-15 minutes, remove mushrooms from the oven, flip them all over, draining the caps of any accumulated liquid - drain it right back into the baking dish.
  5. In the mean time, in a medium bowl combine and mix softened cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella cheese, bacon bits, finely chopped bell pepper, a splash of cayenne pepper. Season with salt to taste. Note: cream cheese should be softened but not too soft, not melted. Mixture should be very thick.
  6. Using a little spoon, fill each mushroom cap with a generous amount of cheese and bacon stuffing, slightly mounding the mixture. Arrange the mushroom caps in the same baking dish. Sprinkle a small amount of paprika over the cheese stuffed mushrooms (for color, mainly). Pour any remaining butter you have into the baking pan, not over the stuffed mushrooms directly, but in the bottom of the pan.

  7. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the cheese and bacon stuffed mushrooms are piping hot.

  8. Optional: Add lemon juice to the butter in the end.
  9. Garnish mushrooms with freshly diced bell pepper, chopped green onions, or parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving (5 g)
Calories 66 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 102mg4%
Potassium 62mg2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.