Stuffed Mushrooms

LAST UPDATED: Nov 16, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Nov 11, 2020 | By:

These bacon and cream cheese Stuffed Mushrooms are an easy crowd pleasing appetizer made with just a few simple ingredients. This stuffed mushroom recipe is perfect for parties and perfectly poppable! You can’t stop at just one!

Stuffed Mushrooms are such an incredible hors d’oeuvre that are always a crowd pleaser. They take just 15 minutes to make before putting them in to the oven to bake!

Bacon stuffed mushrooms on a white surface.

This recipe was originally published May 2013 and updated November 2020 with new photos, notes and video!

Today’s recipe is the totally poppable bacon and cream cheese stuffed mushrooms. These hors d’oeuvres are a year round favorite and are incredibly easy to make.

Once you pop, you can’t stop! I love serving appetizers that are the talk of the party weeks and months after the event!

cream cheese stuffed mushrooms on a white surface.

I love stuffing everything from mushrooms to dates! It’s such a fun and surprising way to wrap a lot of flavor into one little bite. These stuffed mushrooms are great for casual game day appetizers or more elegant Thanksgiving appetizers!

The addition of bacon in these cream cheese stuffed mushrooms gives them a wonderful salty flavor that you just can’t get enough of.

The options are endless! You can stuff them with crab meat, sausage, bacon, cream cheese, spinach and more!

A white oval platter full of cream cheese stuffed mushrooms, blue linen towel to the side.

Why You’ll Love Stuffed Mushrooms

  • easy to make
  • Keto friendly
  • savory and satisfying
  • simple to serve
  • easy to customize
  • great for parties
cream cheese stuffed mushrooms on a white surface.

Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushroom Ingredients

  • Mushrooms – Use small mushrooms for this recipe for the perfect finger food. White button mushrooms, crimini are both great options.
  • Bacon – Cook bacon and cut into bits or purchase bacon pieces.
  • Garlic – Minced or cloves.
  • Onion – White or yellow onion.
  • Cream Cheese – I prefer to use a full fat cream cheese in this recipe for the creamiest consistency. Learn how to soften cream cheese quickly!
  • Grated Parmesan – Freshly grated parmesan has the best flavor and melts better than pre-grated.
  • Salt and Pepper – Thick flakes of fresh cracked salt and pepper adds wonderful flavor.
Ingredients for a stuffed mushroom recipe laid out on a white surface.

How to Stuffed Mushrooms

  1. Prep – Preheat oven.
  2. Twist to remove mushroom stems and chop. Set aside. Fresh mushrooms sliced on a white cutting board.
  3. Sauté – Add chopped onion to saucepan with a tablespoon of bacon grease or olive oil and cook on medium for 5 minutes while removing and chopping stems of mushrooms. A frying pan full of diced bacon and onions with a wooden spatula to the side.Add Mushroom Stems to saucepan with garlic and cook 3 minutes. A frying pan full of diced bacon and onions with a wooden spatula to the side. A frying pan full of diced bacon and onions with a wooden spatula to the side.Reduce heat to low. Add cream cheese and stir well. Add parmesan, salt and pepper.
  4. Fill – Stuff mushrooms with mixture and place in baking dish.
  5. Bake – 20 minutes. A white platter full of stuffed mushrooms on a marble surface.

Can You Make this Stuffed Mushroom Recipe Ahead Of Time?

When I catered, stuffed mushrooms were a go-to because you can make them and bake them when you’re ready to serve (and they are always a crowd pleaser)! There are several ways you can make these ahead of time for stress free entertaining.

Make and Assemble Uncooked Mushrooms

Make filling and stuff mushrooms. Then follow one of the two below methods to store before baking.

Refrigerate

Keep them covered for up to a day in the fridge and bake as directed before serving.

Freeze

You can freeze the unbaked stuffed mushrooms on a sheet pan and then transfer to a container or freezer bag. Thaw the mushrooms in the fridge overnight. Bake as directed.

Make and Bake Prepared Mushrooms

Fill and bake mushrooms, allow them to cool. Freeze and reheat in oven or microwave.

A white platter full of stuffed mushrooms on a marble surface.
A white platter full of stuffed mushrooms on a marble surface.

Tips

  • Bake the mushrooms in a baking dish or rimmed baking sheet, so you catch the juices that are released by the mushrooms during cooking.
  • Don’t overcrowd the mushrooms in the baking dish or they may not cook evenly.
A white oval platter full of cream cheese stuffed mushrooms, blue linen towel to the side.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve as an elegant hors d’oeuvre on an appetizer tray
  • Serve with mashed potatoes for a delicious dinner
  • Try them with mashed cauliflower for a low carb dinner!
  • Serve as a side dish with a side of rice and my incredible baked chicken.

Love mushrooms? Don’t miss these incredible roasted mushrooms and my favorite steak kabobs for more!

cream cheese stuffed mushrooms on a white surface.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – you can leave stuffed mushrooms out while entertaining for up to two hours at room temperature.
  • Refrigerate – These stuffed mushrooms will last up to five days in the fridge whether cooked or uncooked.
cream cheese stuffed mushrooms on a white surface.
How do you make stuffed mushrooms not soggy?

Avoid soaking them in water. Simply wipe and pat dry, making sure they are baked for the full 20 minutes.

How do you clean mushrooms?

Mushrooms can absorb a lot of water, so rather than rinse them under a running tap, it’s best to just wipe them well with a damp cloth. If they take on too much water, it can cause them to have a slimy texture when baked.

A white oval platter full of bacon stuffed mushrooms on a marble surface.

Dietary Considerations

  • Gluten Free
  • Low Carb
  • Nut Free

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Stuffed Mushrooms

Author: Julie Blanner
These bacon and cream cheese stuffed mushrooms are the perfect finger food appetizer. Simple and easy to make, they are perfect to serve at parties and require just a few simple ingredients. You won't be able to have just one!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 12 appetizers
Calories 128 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ pound bacon cooked and cut into bits or 2.8 ounces bacon pieces
  • 12 mushrooms
  • ½ cup onion minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup parmesan grated
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Twist to remove mushroom stems and chop. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, add a tablespoon of bacon grease or olive oil. Sauté onion for 5 minutes or until tender and translucent.
  • Add chopped mushroom stems and garlic to saucepan and cook 3 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low and stir in bacon, cream cheese and parmesan.
  • Stuff mushrooms with mixture and place in baking dish. Bake 20 minutes.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Video

Notes

Tips

  • Don’t overcrowd the mushrooms in the baking dish or they may not cook evenly.
  • Bake the mushrooms in a baking dish or rimmed baking sheet, so you catch the juices that are released by the mushrooms during cooking.

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – you can leave stuffed mushrooms out while entertaining for up to two hours at room temperature.
  • Refrigerate – These stuffed mushrooms will last up to five days in the fridge whether cooked or uncooked.

Nutrition

Calories:128kcalCarbohydrates:2gProtein:4gFat:11gSaturated Fat:5gCholesterol:25mgSodium:191mgPotassium:124mgFiber:1gSugar:1gVitamin A:152IUVitamin C:1mgCalcium:36mgIron:1mg
5 from 2 votes
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