Smorgasbord of 'Shrooms Hot to Handle Stuffed Mushrooms
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- mushroom caps, stems removed and chopped and reserved
- 4 slice
- bacon 2 cloves garlic, minced
- jalapeno pepper finely chopped, ribs and seeds removed
- 2 pkg
- (3oz) cream cheese softened
- 2 clove
- garlic, minced
- 1/4 c
- and 2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 Tbsp
- olive oil
- cooking spray
- sea salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
1Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Crumble the bacon slices and set aside.
2Preheat an oven to 350°F. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
3Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the chopped mushroom stems, garlic, and jalapeno; cook and stir until the mushrooms release moisture and soften, about 10 minutes. Transfer the mushroom mixture to a bowl, and stir in the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the cheese mixture generously into the reserved mushroom caps, and arrange the stuffed caps on the prepared baking dish.
4Bake in the preheated oven until cheese begins to brown, 15 to 20 minutes.