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{Recipe} Bacon, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Mushrooms

Say that five times fast.

Confession: I hate long blog post/recipe titles. I mean, when someone asks you what you made, who wants to say eight words for one dish? I struggled with what to name this one because they aren’t just any stuffed mushrooms – they’re bacon, goat cheese and caramelized onion stuffed mushrooms, and believe me, every one of those ingredients warrants a spot in the title. It’s okay, though. I figure if you make them, you can just call them “stuffed mushrooms.” 😛

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I have a lot of memories attached to the basic stuffed mushroom. You know, the cream cheese and bacon ones. Standing by my mom while she stuffed mushrooms sneaking spoonfuls of filling when she wasn’t looking. A bunch of girlfriends sitting around my friend’s dining room table popping mushrooms in our mouths as soon as they came out of the oven. My college roommate and I making them for a party thinking we were all fancy only to find that half the guests hated mushrooms (more for us!!).

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One day soon after I got married I decided to mess with the classic. I started by replacing the bacon with pancetta and the cream cheese with goat cheese. I called them “adult stuffed mushrooms” because I’m lame like that.

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Over time the tweaks continued – I decided that the subtle difference between bacon and pancetta was lost when combined with all that creamy cheese. I fell in love with the pairing of sweet onions and tangy goat cheese. I brought cream cheese back into the picture to help bind the crumbly goat cheese and to cut the tang back and make it more crowd pleasing (because sadly, there are people out there in this world who don’t like goat cheese. *tear*).

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In the end, I think these little guys are a new classic. They’re still the crowd pleasing stuffed mushrooms I grew up with, just kicked up a notch.

 

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Bacon, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Mushrooms

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Bacon, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds button or cremini mushrooms
  • 8-9 slices bacon
  • 4-5 Tbs caramelized sweet onions, minced (I caramelize onions in the slow cooker
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 6-8 oz soft goat cheese
  • 1 small bunch chives, minced (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Clean mushrooms well*
  3. Separate mushrooms stems from caps and finely chop the stems.
  4. Cook bacon until crisp, allow to cool, then crumble into small pieces.
  5. Saute mushrooms stems in bacon fat or fat/oil of choice on medium heat until soft, 5-10 minutes.
  6. Season cooked stems with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Combine cream cheese, goat cheese, caramelized onions, crumbled bacon and 4-5 Tbs of the sauteed stems (and chives if using) in a bowl.
  8. Stuff caps generously.
  9. Place evenly spaced in a baking dish or on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until caps are browned and filling is browned on top and melty inside.

Notes

* If you wash your mushrooms I recommend laying them out to dry while you prep the other ingredients so that you don't end up with watery stuffed mushrooms.

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Bacon, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Mushrooms
 
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Recipe type: appetizer, finger food, game food
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds button or cremini mushrooms
  • 8-9 slices bacon
  • 4-5 Tbs caramelized sweet onions, minced (I caramelize onions in the slow cooker
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 6-8 oz soft goat cheese
  • 1 small bunch chives, minced (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Clean mushrooms well*
  3. Separate mushrooms stems from caps and finely chop the stems.
  4. Cook bacon until crisp, allow to cool, then crumble into small pieces.
  5. Saute mushrooms stems in bacon fat or fat/oil of choice on medium heat until soft, 5-10 minutes.
  6. Season cooked stems with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Combine cream cheese, goat cheese, caramelized onions, crumbled bacon and 4-5 Tbs of the sauteed stems (and chives if using) in a bowl.
  8. Stuff caps generously.
  9. Place evenly spaced in a baking dish or on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until caps are browned and filling is browned on top and melty inside.
Notes
* If you wash your mushrooms I recommend laying them out to dry while you prep the other ingredients so that you don't end up with watery stuffed mushrooms.

 

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35 Comments

  1. Yum ! What a great gluten free gourmet idea!

  2. These look DELICIOUS! They would make great snacks for the Super Bowl!

  3. Wow these look heavenly! I absolutely have to make these. My while family would love them! Yum

  4. Oh my gosh this looks so good!

  5. I wish I had those memories but sadly only my Dad liked mushrooms growing up – my Mom, sister and I hated them. That is until something strange happened in my 30’s and I suddenly loved them! I eat them all the time! I don’t think I have ever had them stuffed with goat cheese, I am definitely going to have to try this out!

  6. I just started a diet but these look so so delicious!!

  7. My husband LOVES cooking with mushrooms. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I’m going to try my hand at it and surprise him with 😀

  8. I’m saving this recipe for EVER. I love stuffed mushrooms. But I’m wondering what I can replace the onions with? My husband and I just can’t stand them lol

    • They’re more of a sweet element in the dish, so how about something like dried figs or dates? You’d probably need a much smaller amount, though, since they’re sweeter than the onions would have been.

  9. These sound delicious! <3 I JUST recently started getting into mushrooms, so I think I'd try these! <3

  10. It’s not often I come across stuffed mushrooms that are gluten-free! Thanks for the recipe.

  11. Kyla Currier

    I wish I had an open palette for this dish, but unfortunately I don’t care for mushrooms or goat cheese.
    KyMarieC

    • Oh no! Two things I love! You’re not alone, though. I know people who don’t care for both, too. Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Looks absolutely deliciously divine. Lovely recipe

  13. I don’t love mushrooms, but they look like potato skins and the pictures make me want to eat it right now!

    • Oh, now you’ve got me wanting to put this filling in a potato skin! Yup, I’m going to go do that…

  14. I LOVE stuffed mushrooms, and I love the flavor combo that you have here! Yummy! Thanks so much for sharing on Wined Down Wednesday! :-)
    Cathy

  15. You had me at goat cheese. These look delicious!

  16. So yummy! I love stuffed anything!

    • Oh, girl, I am the same way! I feel like I’ve been stuffing things left and right these days.

  17. Guess what I am having for an appetizer tonight for dinner — THIS!!!! absolutely looks amazing, delicious and EASY. Pinning. Thanks for sharing. Loved reading this post by the way.

    R,
    LCDR Pitterson

  18. OMG now I am hungry. May just make these for my date.

  19. I need to perfect this for my inlaws. Mushroom everything lol!
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    • Haha! I’m all about the mushroom errthang. If your in-laws love mushrooms, this’ll be a hit!

  20. vegetarianmamma (Cindy)

    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I can’t wait to see what you share next time!
    -Cindy

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