Monday, October 24, 2011

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

It was a pleasure to be assigned Marla's blog, Family Fresh Cooking, for The Secret Recipe Club reveal today!  Marla's goal is to provide her family with fresh wholesome foods and foster a lifestyle of mental and physical fitness.  Her blog is inspiring.  I had a very difficult time deciding what to prepare.  After browsing through many recipes I stumbled upon Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms that Marla prepared for a virtual dinner and fund raiser last fall.  They looked delicious and I knew that my family would really like them.


Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
adapted from Family Fresh Cooking.com

Yield:   12 mushrooms
Cook Time:  20 minutes

Ingredients
12 medium Crimini Mushrooms, rinsed and pat dry
3 Tbsp bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled, set aside 1 Tbsp for topping
1 ounce cheese cut into pieces (I used Brie and Parmesan)  set aside 1/2 for topping
1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped; reserve some tops for garnish
1 Tbsp chopped chives, reserve some tops for garnish
1 clove garlic, crushed or a pinch of garlic salt
a twist of fresh black pepper
pinch of smoked paprika

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cook bacon until  crisp, let cool, crumble and set aside.
Gently remove the stems from the mushrooms and finely chop.
Spray a non-stick skillet.  Over medium heat saute mushroom stems, chives, thyme with crushed garlic or garlic salt, fresh ground pepper and paprika.  Mushrooms should be very soft.  Remove from heat.  In a medium bowl combine 2 Tbsp bacon with the mushroom mixture.  If you are filling with two types of cheese, divide the mixture between  two bowls.  Add the cheese to the bowl(s).

Place mushroom caps snugly in a baking dish.  With a small spoon gently fill the mushrooms with the mixture(s).  Top each stuffed mushroom with the remainder of the cheese and bacon crumbles.  Bake for about 20 minutes until the cheese is melted.  Garnish with the thyme and chives.




The Secret Recipe Club provides bloggers an opportunity to make a recipe from an assigned blog and share it on reveal day.  If you blog and love to prepare  recipes from other bloggers,  this is the club for you!






24 comments:

  1. I'm a stuffed mushroom fan and these look delicious - packed full of flavors.

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  2. If you haven't, please have a look at my blog for Oct 23

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  3. I haven't made stuffed mushrooms in ages. That is about to change after seeing these.
    Sam

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  4. Bacon, mushroom, cheese? Heaven! Love that you combined Brie and Parm. Delish!

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  5. Those are some awesome stuffed mushrooms. Great job on this months SRC post!!

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  6. Oh, my, these look amazing!!! I need an excuse to make these delicious beauties (darn hubby does not like mushrooms :().

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  7. look absolutely delicious! nice recipe! gloria

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  8. Drool! My 17 year old son was just begging for some of these. They look awesome. I need to get in on this secret recipe club. How do you join? Or is it a secret?!!!

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  9. Oh wow these look fantastic, great SRC post! So glad to be in Group C with you! xoxo

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  10. I wish I could reach into the computer and grab one!

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  11. A delicious and beautiful looking appetizer, so very tempting.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Thin Mint Irish Coffee.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  12. I love love love stuffed mushrooms. These look insane.

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  13. Lovely, we are always looking for new app recipes around our house.

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  14. I love that these stuffed mushrooms don't have a "filler" them. Just all yummy goodness!

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  15. Honestly, I can't think of anything more sensible to do with a mushroom - simply wonderful flavors
    Mary x

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  16. Bacon, cheese, mushroom...you're killing me. I'll probably be dreaming about them tonight!

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  17. We always do one holiday gathering serving only hors d'oeuvres. I am going to add this to my "must make" list for that upcoming holiday party. Great SRC choice.

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  18. Great little appetizer!

    Donna
    apronstringsblog.com

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  19. Hi! Yay, love what you did with these stuffed mushrooms :) Thanks sharing my recipe for the SRC. Btw.....my name is Marla not Maria ;) A very common mistake....xo

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  20. This is so fetish-worthy, I've been inspired to include it in my Friday Food Fetish blog. If you have any objections, please let me know

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  21. I'm just passing by and thought id say hello. We will be receiving some snow this weekend in Pennsylvania, and the leaves are just about at their peek colors. I hope everyone has a very nice weekend. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  22. I sure do love Marla's blog. Your mushrooms look AMAZING! Great photos. I seriously love mushrooms SO MUCH, and bacon too, so this combination is brilliant. Bookmarking this to make :)

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