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smoky stuffed mushrooms

★★★★★ 6
a recipe by
Karen Crossland
Walterboro, SC

I love mushrooms any way I can get them. I made this recipe up one night because I was craving something different. Even my then 3-year-old, who said she didn't like mushrooms, gobbled them up! WARNING: These are addictive, and it's a fattening dish because of the bacon drippings or butter... but please give them a try!

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All you'll smell is bacon while these smoky stuffed mushrooms bake. They're filled with creamy, cheesy goodness mixed with onions, mushrooms, and bacon. On top is a small piece of bacon. If you love mushrooms and bacon, these easy-to-make stuffed mushrooms are for you. They're a tasty appetizer for watching football or a holiday party.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 6
serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For smoky stuffed mushrooms

  • 12
    button mushrooms or cremini (baby portobello) cleaned, stems removed
  • 4 slice
    bacon, cooked crisp
  • 3 slice
    bacon, cooked to the limp stage
  • mushroom stems, diced
  • 1/4 c
    onion, diced
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 - 1 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • black pepper, to suit your taste
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    butter or reserved bacon drippings, your choice
  • 1/2 c
    bread crumbs, seasoned or plain

How To Make smoky stuffed mushrooms

Test Kitchen Tips
If you want a smokier mushroom, use the bacon drippings instead of butter in the recipe.
  • Cooking bacon and cleaning mushrooms.
    Clean mushrooms and set aside. Cook 3 slices of bacon to the limp stage and the other 4 crisp.
  • Sauteeing mushroom pieces and onions in bacon drippings.
    In your bacon drippings add onion and diced mushroom stems. Cook until soft.
  • Chopped bacon in a bowl with cream cheese and cheddar cheese.
    Chop crisp bacon into small pieces. In a mixing bowl add cream cheese. Stir in your crisp bacon and cheddar cheese.
  • Mushroom mixture and seasonings added to the cheese.
    Stir in onion/mushroom mixture, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Cheese filling stuffed inside mushroom caps.
    Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish or sheet pan with cooking spray. Fill each mushroom with as much cheese filling as it will hold.
  • Small piece of bacon on top of each mushroom cap.
    Cut each slice of limp bacon into 4 pieces so one small piece will fit onto each mushroom. Sprinkle bread crumbs on top of bacon-covered mushrooms and drizzle with bacon drippings or melted butter.
  • Baking the stuffed mushrooms.
    Place in 350 F preheated oven for 20 minutes until brown on top. Enjoy!!