Bacon Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Come elevate your appetizer game with my simple fuss free Bacon Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms recipe! Crafted with a mouth-watering blend of crispy bacon, gooey mozzarella cheese, and savory spices like garlic powder and chili pepper, these mushrooms are a flavor explosion perfect for any gathering! Plus, with my bake-and-forget method, they’re easy to whip up and sure to impress your guests!

Bacon cheese stuffed mushrooms topped with fresh basil served on a wooden plank, top down shot.

Why I Love This Recipe

What I love most about my Bacon Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms is the effortless preparation, requiring just 5 minutes of prep time before the oven does the rest giving me plenty of time to go make my main course! Crafted with care, these mushrooms fuse the flavors of my favorite dishes, like Bacon Wrapped Asparagus and the going melting cheese of my Bacon Cauliflower Gratin into one delectable appetizer!

Perfect for any occasion, my stuffed mushrooms are the ultimate crowd-pleaser, delivering a burst of juicy mushroom, savory bacon, and creamy cheese in every irresistible bite! Whether you’re hosting a party or simply treating yourself to a flavorful snack, these stuffed mushrooms are the perfect choice for anyone seeking an effortless dish. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get making these right now!

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Common Mushrooms – common white mushrooms that are washed and de-stemmed. Serves as the base providing a perfect vessel to hold the bacon and mozzarella filling.
  • Garlic Powder – ground garlic powder.
  • White Pepper – ground White Pepper in a bottle.
  • Salt – sea salt preferred
  • Ground Chili Pepper – ground chili pepper to add some splice.
  • Mozzarella Cheese – pre-shredded dry mozzarella cheese.
  • Bacon – chopped and cooked to crispy.
  • Basil – freshly chopped that adds flavor and is used as a garnish.

Bacon cheese stuffed mushrooms topped with fresh basil served on a wooden plank, top down shot.

Essential Kitchen Equipment

Directions

Step 1 First, prepare the mushrooms by washing and removing the caps. Place the mushroom on a baking sheet or tray.

Mushrooms being prepared.

Step 2 Stuff the mushroom with chopped bacon and top with mozzarella cheese. After, sprinkle a blend of garlic powder, white pepper, salt, and ground chili powder.

Bacon cheese stuffed mushrooms on a baking mat.

🥓 Bacon Pro Tip

If your prefer Crispy Bacon, Pre-Cook the Bacon before adding it to the stuffing mixture.

Step 3 Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes at 350F until the cheese is melted.

Bacon cheese stuffed mushrooms baked.

🌿 Garnishing Pro Tip

For an extra flavor boost and added texture, enhance your dish by garnishing with Parmesan Cheese, Green Onions, or Fresh Parsley.

Pairing Recommendations

Utilize the same mushroom stuffing technique from this recipe and blend it with my Asian-inspired crab stuffing to create a Miso Crab Stuffed Mushroom variation of this recipe!

Bacon cheese stuffed mushrooms topped with fresh basil served on a wooden plank being picked up with a fork.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can you prevent the stuffed mushroom getting watery?

To prevent stuffed mushrooms from becoming watery, start by baking the mushrooms until most of the water is released. Once baked, discard the excess water before adding the stuffing. This method helps to minimize sogginess and ensures a better texture for your stuffed mushrooms.

What type of mushrooms should I use for this recipe?

For this recipe, medium-sized common white button mushrooms are the ideal choice given their shape and size.

Can I use different types of cheese in the stuffing?

Yes, you can absolutely use different types of cheese in the stuffing! We recommend selecting cheeses that melt well when baked, such as cheddar, mozzarella, or Gruyère. These cheeses will contribute to a deliciously gooey and flavorful filling for your stuffed mushrooms.

Can I add other ingredients to the stuffing mixture?

Absolutely! You have the freedom to customize the stuffing mixture with your favorite ingredients. Just ensure that any additional ingredients are chopped finely to avoid overstuffing the mushrooms.

Storage Tips

To store leftovers properly, place them in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. Leftovers can typically be kept for 3-5 days when stored this way.

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Bacon cheese stuffed mushrooms topped with fresh basil served on a wooden plank, side angle shot.

Bacon Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Savory the delights with my Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms recipe! Learn how to create this irresistible appetizer bursting with bacony goodness. Perfect for any occasion, these stuffed mushrooms are sure to impress your guests. Try them today!
5 from 5 votes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian Fusion, Worldwide
Keyword: bacon stuffed mushrooms
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 pieces
Print Recipe
Calories: 19kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 Mushrooms common medium size
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp White Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Chili Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Chopped Bacon
  • Fresh Basil

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
    Ingredients to make bacon cheese stuffed mushrooms on the countertop.
  • Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with a silicone baking mat (parchment paper works as well).
    Oven being preheated.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine garlic powder, white pepper, salt, and ground chili. Mix well and set aside.
    Seasoning for bacon cheese stuffed mushrooms in a mixing bowl.
  • Wash, de-stem mushrooms, and then place mushroom onto the silicone baking mat concave up.
    Mushrooms being prepared.
  • Chop the proper amount of bacon and set aside.
    Chopped bacon.
  • Stuff mozzarella cheese inside each of the mushrooms, followed by a sprinkle of chopped bacon and a generous pinch of dry seasoning mix.
    Bacon cheese stuffed mushrooms on a baking mat.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes in the center of the oven. Garnish with optional fresh chopped basil and enjoy hot!
    Bacon cheese stuffed mushrooms baked.

Nutrition

Calories: 19kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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