Easy Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms recipe

For many people their favorite party appetizers are Stuffed Mushrooms and there are plenty of these recipes available.

This particular stuffed mushrooms recipe though is unique from the others as it doesn't use any breading or crumbs in the recipe.

Instead, it relies on a simple ingredient list that includes cream cheese, parmesan and crumbled bacon - these stuffed mushrooms literally melt in your mouth.
grilled stuffed mushrooms recipe
Learn how to make these stuffed mushrooms and you'll be the hit at the next party.

Here's a better idea, practice making them for dinner tonight!

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› Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Serves: 6 - 8 (makes 16 mushrooms)

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes

Indirect Heat: 350F

What you'll need:

  • 16 fresh white mushrooms

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil (or olive, vegetable, etc)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 slices prosciutto (or pancetta or regular bacon)
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

    removing stems from mushrooms

    Step 1:
    Rinse the mushrooms under warm running water and rub gently with your hands to remove any residual dirt.

    Carefully snap the stems out of the mushrooms.

    diced mushrooms

    Cut off the tough dry end of the mushroom stem and dice them into very small pieces.

    Set these aside.

    fried prosciutto

    Step 2:
    Place a large frying pan over medium heat on your BBQ side burner (or stove) and place the 3 strips of prosciutto (or pancetta or regular bacon) in the pan.

    Cook the bacon until it's crispy.

    crumbled bacon

    Remove the bacon from the heat and let it cool on paper towels.

    When cooled, crumble the bacon into very small pieces and set aside.

    sauteed mushrooms and garlic

    Step 3:
    Clean the pan used in Step 2 and add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil.

    Place over medium heat.

    When it reaches cooking temperature add the diced mushroom stems and garlic and sautee several minutes until they just begin to brown.

    cream cheese and mushrooms

    Add the cream cheese (in several chunks) and stir constantly until its softened and the mushroom stems and garlic are blended in.

    cream cheese and bacon

    Add the cooked crumbled bacon, parmesan cheese, black pepper, cayenne pepper and onion powder.

    Stir well to combine and remove mixture from heat to cool.

    This mixture should be quite thick so it holds up well when put in the mushrooms. If not thick enough add a bit more parmesan.

    bbq stuffed mushrooms

    Step 4:
    Preheat the grill to 350F and set up for indirect grilling.

    Place the mushrooms in a disposable aluminum pan.

    Spoon the mixture into each mushroom cap so it slightly mounds higher than the mushroom.

    grilled mushrooms stuffed with cream cheese

    When the BBQ reaches temperature place the aluminum pan with the stuffed mushrooms recipe on the grill not over direct heat.

    Tip: I use the small narrow warming rack for this. It makes the grill act more like an oven and the mushrooms cook more evenly. I don't use the rear burner shown in the picture though.

    Cook for 25 minutes or until the mushrooms are giving up some liquid and the innards are hot. The tops should be browning slightly.

    Serve immediately, and then be prepared to make some more.

    Enjoy your new stuffed mushrooms recipe!

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