Monday, April 9, 2012

Blue Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms


I don't blame you if you don't like Blue Cheese - it used to repulse me. The smell made me gag and the thought of eating moldy cheese made my stomach turn. And then one day, when I was pregnant (darn cravings!), I decided to try some Blue Cheese on my steak - it had been placed under a broiler so the result was a wonderful crust. I was still a little hesitant... Verdict? I was very surprised to find out that it was SPECTACULAR!! Now I like Blue Cheese and there is no turning back.

I can also thank pregnancy for my changed feelings of mushrooms, they also repulsed me. This dish would have never been made by me 5 years ago. Never.
 
However, I am now celebrating Blue Cheese with a week's worth of recipes - and kicking it off with Blue Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms! I made this button and placed it on my blog for easy reference back to these recipes. I would love it if you joined along. On Friday I will be setting up a Linky Party for everyone to share their Blue Cheese recipes - so join in the fun!

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Blue Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
First, I mixed together cream cheese, diced bacon, chopped green onions, minced garlic and shredded parmesan cheese.


Next, went in the Blue Cheese, salt and white pepper. It was mixed thoroughly.


Then the mushrooms were cleaned and de-stemmed, placing them on a lightly greased baking sheet.


Each mushroom was filled with about 1/2 - 1 tablespoon of cheese mixture. I used a pastry bag, sans tip, to fill them and it worked marvelous!


Don't they look great?


But they were not done yet! I put them in the oven at 375 for about 25 minutes - just until the tops were starting to turn golden brown.


While the Blue Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms were baking, my Dad was outside mastering the BBQ. He was so in the zone he didn't even know I snapped this picture!


Ding! When dinner was done we had an array of mouth-watering dishes. T-Bones, Filet Mignons, Shrimp & Pepper Skewers, Grilled Asparagus, Wild Rice, Baked Rolls and of course - Blue Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms! It was an Easter dinner like no other - not to mention the company wasn't half-bad... haha

Hope everyone had a good holiday this past weekend! See you tomorrow with another Blue Cheese recipe!


Blue Cheese & Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
Ingredients
8 oz cream cheese, softened
5 slices of bacon, cooked and diced(I used thick cut – if not using thick-cut add an additional piece.)
2 green onions, chopped
1/2  tablespoon garlic, minced
1/3 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
20 mushrooms, washed and de-stemmed (I used regular ol’ mushrooms from the grocery store)
Directions
1. Heat oven to 375, lightly grease baking sheet.
2. Mix together cream cheese, diced bacon, chopped green onions, minced garlic and shredded parmesan cheese.
3. Add blue cheese, salt and ground white pepper – mix thoroughly.
4. Fill each mushroom with filling, using just enough to leave a rounded top.  (I used a pastry bag which made the job amazingly easy and clean.)
5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tops start turning golden brown.
6. Let cool and serve while warm.

4 comments:

Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

YUMMMMM...I had to pin this one so I can make these sometime!!! beautiful blog and post!!!

Kiri W. said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooooh, can I get a huge platter of these? That looks amazing!

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The mushrooms look so good!

Jen @ BigBinder said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That looks AWESOME!! I love blue cheese. One time, at a reception, I ate almost a whole wheel of it. I had a horrible stomach ache, but I didn't regret it one bit. NOT ONE BIT!

Totally pinning this so I can make it later!

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