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Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon and Cream Cheese

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Stuffed Mushrooms with bacon and cream cheese are a delicious snack and appetizer and they’re easy to make. These bacon and cream cheese stuffed mushrooms are the perfect crowd pleaser for your next party or family gatherings.

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These delicious bite-sized appetizers will be a hit with young and old alike. Then, those who typically do not like mushrooms end up loving this easy appetizer.

Want more delicious mushroom recipes to try out? Make this simple Creamy Wild Rice Mushroom Soup for a warm lunch option alongside some fresh crusty bread. Or make some Instant Pot Chicken Tetrazzini with mushrooms for a simple main course.

If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy this Sweet and Spicy Bang Bang Meatballs recipe.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy to Make – This stuffed mushroom recipe with delicious cream cheese and bacon requires only a few ingredients to make
  • Few Ingredients– These stuffed mushrooms with cream cheese and bacon require only a few simple ingredients to make them.
  • Versatile – You can mix up the ingredients in the filling for these stuffed mushrooms to suit your personal tastes.

What Are The Best Mushrooms For Stuffed Mushrooms?

The best type of mushrooms for stuffed mushrooms, particularly for this recipe, are Baby Bella (Cremini) mushrooms. These tiny mushrooms have a rich, meaty flavor that pairs wonderfully with the creamy and smoky notes from the bacon and cream cheese filling. 

Baby Bellas are also the perfect size for tasty appetizers, offering enough surface area to hold a generous amount of filling without being too cumbersome to eat in a bite or two. Their firm texture holds up well during baking, ensuring that your stuffed mushrooms are as delightful to eat as they present.

What’s In This Stuffed Mushrooms With Bacon Recipe

Ingredients for stuffed mushrooms sitting on a marbled countertop.
  • Baby Bella Mushrooms: Chosen for their meaty texture and rich flavor, Baby Bella mushrooms provide the perfect base for our stuffing, making each bite a delightful experience.
  • Bacon: Once cooked and chopped, bacon adds a crisp texture and smoky taste that beautifully complements the creamy filling, ensuring a burst of flavor in every bite.
  • Cream Cheese: Softened to ensure smooth integration, cream cheese creates a rich, velvety base for the stuffing, contributing a tangy depth to the appetizer’s overall flavor profile.
  • Mozzarella Cheese: Shredded mozzarella cheese melts beautifully, binding the ingredients together while adding a mild, gooey sweetness that pairs wonderfully with the savory elements of the dish.
  • Panko: These Japanese bread crumbs are added for a slight crunch, offering a subtle contrast to the creaminess of the cheese and the tenderness of the mushrooms.
  • Dry Chives: Added to infuse the dish with a mild onion-like flavor, dry chives bring a fresh, herby note that elevates the overall taste of the stuffing.
  • Dry Minced Onion: This ingredient lends a more intensified onion flavor than chives, adding layers of savory depth to the stuffing without overpowering the delicate balance of flavors.
  • Black Pepper: A final seasoning of pepper is all that’s needed to complete the dish, enhancing the natural flavors of the other ingredients and adding a mild kick that ties everything together.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Other kinds of cheese that go well with these fillings are Cheddar, Swiss, Gruyère, and Havarti.
  • You can use breadcrumbs in place of panko in this recipe.
  • Add whatever fresh herbs or homemade spice mix you would like to the filling.
  • You can top these mushrooms with Parmesan cheese, Panko breadcrumbs, and extra bacon bits.
  • Other topping options are fresh parsley, red pepper flakes, or fried onion pieces.

How To Make Easy Stuffed Mushrooms Step by Step

Collage of creating stuffed mushrooms.
  1. Setting Up: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare a rimmed baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. This step ensures easy clean-up and prevents sticking.
  2. Preparing the Mushrooms: Carefully remove the mushroom stems from your Baby Bella mushrooms. Place these mushrooms cap-side down on the previously prepared baking sheet. (Photo 1).
  3. Creating the Filling: In a separate medium bowl, combine the chopped crispy bacon, softened cream cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, panko breadcrumbs, dried chives, dried minced onion, and black pepper. Stir these ingredients until they are thoroughly mixed. (Photo 2).
Collage of upside down mushroom without stems stuffed with cream cheese and bacon mixture.
  1. Filling the Mushrooms: Take each prepared mushroom cap and generously stuff it with the bacon and cream cheese mixture. Ensure an even layer and enough filling for each mushroom. (Photo 3).
  2. Baking Time: Once all the mushrooms are stuffed, place mushrooms on the baking sheet in the oven. Bake the mushrooms for 20-25 minutes or until you see that they are golden brown and the filling has heated through. (Photo 4).
  3. Serving: After baking, remove the mushrooms from the oven. Serve the best stuffed mushrooms warm, and enjoy the burst of flavors with each bite!
Seven stuffed mushrooms on a plate.

Recipe Tips

  • You can mix up the cheeses in the recipe for these stuffed mushrooms.
  • Clean mushrooms with a damp cloth before stuffing them.
  • Serve these mushrooms while they are still warm.
  • If you have a lot of filler in the stuffed mushrooms, these may take longer to cook, closer to 30 minutes.
  • Don’t overcrowd your baking sheet when cooking these bacon cream cheese stuffed mushrooms.

Alternative Cooking Methods

While baking is the preferred method for achieving the ideal texture and flavor for these stuffed mushrooms, alternative cooking methods can also be used for those who want to experiment. 

For instance, using an Instant Pot with a steam rack can be an efficient way to cook these stuffed mushrooms. Simply place them on the rack, set the pot to ‘Steam,’ and cook for 5-8 minutes. This method will yield softer mushrooms with a moist filling. 

A slow cooker can also be used by setting it on low for 2-3 hours until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is hot. However, keep in mind that these methods might not provide the same level of browning or crispiness that baking offers.

Close up of stuffed mushrooms sitting on a plate.

Storing Tips 

Store leftover stuffed mushrooms in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

These bacon cream cheese stuffed mushrooms can be frozen for later enjoyment. For best results, freeze them before baking. Arrange the stuffed mushrooms on a baking sheet, ensuring they don’t touch each other, and freeze until solid. Once solid, transfer the mushrooms to a freezer-safe bag or container. They can be stored for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, there’s no need to thaw; simply bake them from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.

If you have leftovers or you’ve frozen your stuffed mushrooms, they can easily be reheated to enjoy again. To reheat refrigerated mushrooms, place them on a baking sheet and warm them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10-15 minutes or until heated. 

For mushrooms that were frozen, add them directly to the oven without thawing and increase the baking time to ensure they are warmed throughout, typically around 20-30 minutes. Remember, the exact reheating time may vary depending on the size and amount of filling in the mushrooms, so it’s best to check their warmth partway through reheating.

Serving Suggestions

These bacon cream cheese stuffed mushrooms are incredibly versatile and can complement a wide range of dishes. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Recipe FAQs

Can I use different types of mushrooms for this recipe?

Yes, while Baby Bella mushrooms are recommended for their size and flavor, you can also use white button mushrooms or large portobello mushrooms (for a more substantial serving) with adjustments to the cooking time.

Is it possible to make the filling ahead of time?

Absolutely! The filling can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. This can save you time on the day you plan to serve the mushrooms.

Can I make these stuffed mushrooms vegan?

Yes, you can use vegan cream cheese, plant-based bacon, and dairy-free cheese as substitutions to make this dish vegan. Be sure to check the labels for any hidden animal products.

How do I know when the mushrooms are fully cooked?

The mushrooms are done when they are tender to the touch, the filling is hot throughout, and the tops are golden brown. Cooking times may need to be adjusted based on the size of the mushrooms and the accuracy of your oven temperature.

Can I add meat to the filling for extra protein?

Certainly! In addition to the bacon, you can include cooked and crumbled sausage, diced ham, or even shredded chicken to the filling for more variety and an extra protein boost. Just ensure any added meat is fully cooked before incorporating it with the other filling ingredients.

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Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon and Cream Cheese


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Appetizer & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Stuffed Mushrooms with bacon and cream cheese are a delicious snack and appetizer and they’re easy to make. These bacon and cream cheese stuffed mushrooms are the perfect crowd pleaser.

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb (453 ⅗ g) baby bella mushrooms
  • 4 slices bacon cooked & chopped
  • 4 oz (113 ⅖ g) cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup (56 g) mozzarella cheese shredded
  • cup (20 g) panko
  • 1 tablespoon chives dried
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion dried
  • Black Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Setting Up: Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare a rimmed baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. This step ensures easy clean-up and prevents sticking.
  • Preparing the Mushrooms: Carefully remove the mushroom stems from your Baby Bella mushrooms. Place these mushrooms cap-side down on the previously prepared baking sheet.
    1 lb baby bella mushrooms
  • Creating the Filling: In a separate medium bowl, combine the chopped crispy bacon, softened cream cheese, shredded mozzarella cheese, panko breadcrumbs, dried chives, dried minced onion, and black pepper. Stir these ingredients until they are thoroughly mixed.
    4 slices bacon,4 oz cream cheese,⅓ cup panko,1 tablespoon chives,1 tablespoon minced onion,Black Pepper,½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • Filling the Mushrooms: Take each prepared mushroom cap and generously stuff it with the bacon and cream cheese mixture. Ensure an even layer and enough filling for each mushroom.
  • Baking Time: Once all the mushrooms are stuffed, place mushrooms on the baking sheet in the oven. Bake the mushrooms for 20-25 minutes, or until you see that they are golden brown and the filling has heated through.
  • Serving: After baking, remove the mushrooms from the oven. Serve the best stuffed mushrooms warm and enjoy the burst of flavors with each bite!

Notes

  • You can mix up the cheeses in the recipe for these stuffed mushrooms.
  • Clean mushrooms with a damp cloth so they are clean before stuffing them.
  • Serve these mushrooms while they are still warm.
  • If you have a lot of filler in the stuffed mushrooms these may take longer to cook, closer to 30 minutes.
  • Don’t overcrowd your baking sheet when cooking these bacon cream cheese stuffed mushrooms.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Mushroom Calories: 88kcal (4%) Carbohydrates: 5g (2%) Protein: 4g (8%) Fat: 6g (9%) Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 19mg (6%) Sodium: 166mg (7%) Potassium: 259mg (7%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 2g (2%) Vitamin A: 227IU (5%) Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) Calcium: 58mg (6%) Iron: 1mg (6%)

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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I am the only one in my family who likes mushrooms, so it’s just more for me! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    What a great combination of flavors! These are the perfect appetizer for a dinner party! Thanks for another great recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Love these easy appetizers! My guests always gobble them up. The creaminess of the cream cheese combined with the crisp bacon just works!

  4. 5 stars
    I love that these are so easy to make but make a great appetizer for entertaining (or just snacking on – so hard to stop at one or two!)

  5. 5 stars
    Enjoyed these with dinner last night and they were a savory success! Easy, hearty and delicious; definitely, a new favorite recipe!

  6. I’ve made a similar recipe to this many many years ago. I took the shroom stems and chopped them up and add them to the filling mix. They are so good

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