Easy Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese and Bacon

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Published: 02/01/2022 | Updated: 01/08/2024

Stuffing mushrooms with cream cheese and bacon is delicious, but they can also be a bit tricky to prepare. If you want to impress your friends or family, try these simple stuffed mushroom recipes.

Mushrooms are versatile ingredients that can be prepared in numerous ways. They can be sauteed, grilled, baked, roasted, steamed, boiled, fried, or even deep-fried. There are hundreds of varieties of mushrooms, from button mushrooms to portobello mushrooms.

This recipe for stuffed mushrooms with bacon and cream cheese is sure to be a hit at any party.

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese and Bacon

 

These easy stuffed mushrooms with cream cheese and bacon are lovely for serving at a party. You can make the filling ahead of time and then stuff the mushroom caps and cook them just before serving.

My friend Holly knew of my love for appetizers. For my fifteenth birthday, she surprised me by making stuffed mushrooms. It was actually the first time I’d ever had stuffed mushrooms and I liked them immediately. What’s not to like about delicious flavors spooned into a mushroom cap and baked?!

The ones that Holly made for me were crab stuffed mushrooms, but I’ve since experimented with many varieties and recipes. I’ve found that I just plain love stuffed mushrooms!

These stuffed mushrooms with cream cheese and bacon bits are no exception. The herbed cream cheese pairs nicely with the bacon and of course, that crisp topping created by the Parmesan cheese once they are cooked adds the perfect finish.

Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese and Bacon Recipe:

  • 8 oz. Chive Cream Cheese*
  • 4 strips of bacon, cooked
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
  • ¾ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ⅛ cup shallots, minced
  • mushrooms, cleaned and stems and gills removed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

*If you can’t find Chive Cream Cheese at the store, mix a brick of regular cream cheese with some freshly cut chives.

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese and Bacon

Preheat oven to 400° (for the bacon and the mushrooms). Place the bacon on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes or until desired crispiness is reached.

While the bacon is cooking, prepare the mushrooms by removing the stems and gills from the mushroom. Set aside the mushroom caps.

Once the bacon is ready, move the bacon onto a plate layered with several paper towels to soak up the excess grease. Chop or cut using kitchen scissors once it has cooled.

Next, mince the shallots and the rosemary.

Add the cream cheese, rosemary, shallots, 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan, salt and pepper to your mixing bowl. Stir thoroughly.

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese and Bacon

Using a small spoon, scoop out some of the cheese mixture and spoon into the inside of the mushroom.

Top with the remaining Parmesan cheese and place in the oven for 10-20 minutes.

 

Once the cheese is brown on top, remove the mushrooms and serve. If desired, you can garnish with sliced green onions or chopped fresh chives. These are best served warm.

Easy Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese and Bacon

If you want, you can make the cream cheese mixture up to a day or two ahead and store in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to stuff the mushrooms. Making the filling ahead is a great way to save time on the day of your party.

 

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese and Bacon Recipe

Author: The Endless Appetite

Ingredients

  • oz.  Chive Cream Cheese*
  • 4  strips of bacon cooked
  • Tbsp.  fresh rosemary chopped
  • ¾  cup  Parmesan cheese grated
  •  cup  shallots minced
  • mushrooms  cleaned and stems and gills removed
  • 1  tsp  salt
  • tsp  pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° (for the bacon and the mushrooms). Place the bacon on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 15-20 minutes or until desired crispiness is reached.
  • While the bacon is cooking, prepare the mushrooms by removing the stems and gills from the mushroom. Set aside the mushroom caps.
  • Once the bacon is ready, move the bacon onto a plate layered with several paper towels to soak up the excess grease. Chop or cut using kitchen scissors once it has cooled.
  • Next, mince the shallots and the rosemary.
  • Add the cream cheese, rosemary, shallots, 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan, salt and pepper to your mixing bowl. Stir thoroughly. Using a small spoon, scoop out some of the cheese mixture and spoon into the inside of the mushroom.
  • Top with the remaining Parmesan cheese and place in the oven for 10-20 minutes.
  • Once the cheese is brown on top, remove the mushrooms and serve. If desired, you can garnish with sliced green onions or chopped fresh chives. These are best served warm.

Notes

*If you can't find Chive Cream Cheese at the store, mix a brick of regular cream cheese with some freshly cut chives.

How do you clean mushrooms for stuffing?

What mushrooms should you use? There are hundreds of different types of edible mushrooms, and each one has its unique flavor and texture. Some of the best include shiitake, oyster, portobello, and cremini.

How long can you keep stuffed mushrooms in the fridge?

 These stuffed mushrooms can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Remember to put them in an airtight container. You may notice a bit of moisture inside the container if you leave them too long, but that’s fine. They’re still edible! You can reheat them by microwaving them for about 15 seconds, or you can eat them cold. Either method works well.

What Cheese is best for stuffed mushrooms?

I love the combo of silken cream cheese and pungently blue cheese but feel free to experiment with your favorite chees. Beat the cream cheese until fluffy to ensure no lumpy and make stirring the remainder of the ingredients easier.

What’s the best way to bake stuffed mushrooms?

The best way to bake stuffed mushrooms is to use a baking dish, fill them with stuffing, and then cover them with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minute

In conclusion, these cream cheese stuffed mushrooms with bacon are the perfect appetizer for your next party. They are easy to make, and they are sure to be a hit with your guests. So, what are you waiting for? Get cooking stuffed mushrooms with bacon and cream cheese !

 

Check out these other party-perfect appetizers:

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Easy Stuffed Mushrooms with Cream Cheese and Bacon

 

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