I have a delicious new recipe to share with you today that involves one of my husband’s favorite appetizer, Stuffed Mushrooms! Whenever we go out to eat if there are stuffed mushrooms on the menu you bet your sweet behind my hubby is ordering them! They get kind of pricy though! So I went to my good friend Google to see how hard they would be to make… well guess what they are actually really easy to make! We’ve had stuffed mushrooms so many times before in restaurants, but I’ve never tried making them from scratch. You pretty much cook everything in a skillet; stuff the mix in a mushroom top, top with cheese and bake until golden brown. Yup pretty simple!
After about 20-25 minutes, the mushrooms came out perfectly cooked with Parmesan and cheddar cheese melted all over the tops! And oh my goodness they were so yummy!
Italian Bacon Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms
- 16 ounces white button mushrooms, I also had some portabello mushrooms that I used.
- 1/2 onion, finely diced
- 2 tablespoons of garlic paste (or 2-4 cloves minced)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons white wine
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
- 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 package of bacon bits
- 2-3 handfuls of parmesan cheese
- 1 cup of cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Wipe the mushrooms with a damp paper towel to clean and remove any dirt. Remove the stems of the mushrooms by gently twisting them from the cap. Place the mushrooms caps in a large bowl and set aside. Finely chop the mushroom stems. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat and add the chopped mushroom stems and onion. Cook 4-5 minutes then add the garlic. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the wine to the pan and cook until liquid is evaporated. Turn off the heat and add the parsley, breadcrumbs, and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper and mix until combined. Toss the mushroom caps with olive oil and fill the inside of the mushrooms with the stuffing mixture using a small teaspoon. Place the mushrooms in a baking dish and top each mushroom with the bacon bits, cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes until mushrooms are cooked and cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes before serving.