Grilled Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

These grilled bacon and cheese stuffed mushrooms are the perfect grilled appetizer. Tender mushrooms that still have a little ‘bite’ to them. The cheese mixture is fantastic. Three different cheeses and a little seasoning combine with bacon and bell pepper for bite after bite of deliciousness. I say ‘bite’, but if you use small mushrooms you can pop these little treats into your mouth like popcorn. I did.

Grilled Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

These disposable Dutch oven pans are perfect for making these grilled bacon and cheese stuffed mushrooms. They’re the perfect size for this recipe. They’re sturdy so you don’t have to worry about them collapsing. I use them for a lot of my grilled dishes.

You can pre-make these mushrooms by doing steps 1-8 then refrigerating the mushrooms for later. Then, when you’re ready to finish them, remove them from the fridge and let come to room temperature for 30 minutes before transferring to a hot grill to cook and heat thoroughly.

You can also make these on a Char-Broil Big Easy.

I highly recommend that you shred or grate your own cheese at home. Don’t buy the pre-shredded or pre-grated stuff. It has stuff added to it to keep it from sticking together. That ‘stuff’ affects how the cheese melts. Shred it yourself and use the good stuff.

Also try my grilled bacon-wrapped jalapeno-stuffed olives.

Grilled Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
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Grilled Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

These are the perfect easy appetizers.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword mushroom, stuffed
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 159kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces mushrooms 12-16 small whole mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese shredded or grated
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 slices bacon (plus more for garnish if desired) cooked, chopped very fine
  • ¼ small green bell pepper (plus more for garnish if desired) chopped very fine
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • paprika to taste
  • parsley chopped, for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 F. Spray a small disposable pan with non-stick spray.
  • Clean the mushrooms and remove the stems.
  • Dip the mushrooms cap-side down into the butter and place onto the baking dish cap-side up.
  • Pour the remaining butter into the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the mushrooms with salt. Bake 10 minutes. The mushrooms should just be soft and most of the water in them should be cooked out.
  • Remove from the oven. Shake any remaining liquid out of the mushrooms into the pan and place them cap-side down.
  • Using a small spoon, gently fill each mushroom with the cheese mixture. Mound it up high. Return to the pan.
  • Sprinkle tops of the mushrooms with paprika.
  • Fire up your grill for cooking at 400 F.
  • Transfer the pan to the grill and cook 15-20 minutes or until the stuffing is hot.
  • Garnish with more bacon, bell pepper and parsley if desired and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 381IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms on the Char-Broil Big Easy

These bacon and cheese stuffed mushrooms on the Char-Broil Big Easy are the perfect grilled appetizer. Tender mushrooms that still have a little ‘bite’ to them. The cheese mixture is fantastic. Three different cheeses and a little seasoning combine with bacon and bell pepper for bite after bite of deliciousness. I say ‘bite’, but if you use small mushrooms you can pop these little treats into your mouth like popcorn. Sure, I did.

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms on the Char-Broil Big Easy

Eat ‘Em Like Popcorn

These disposable Dutch oven pans are perfect for making these bacon and cheese stuffed mushrooms on the Char-Broil Big Easy. They’re the perfect size for this recipe and they’re the perfect size for the Big Easy basket or bunk bed basket. They’re sturdy so you don’t have to worry about them collapsing. I use them for a lot of my Big Easy dishes.

I highly recommend that you shred or grate your own cheese at home. Don’t buy the pre-shredded or pre-grated stuff. It has stuff added to it to keep it from sticking together. That ‘stuff’ affects how the cheese melts. Shred it yourself and use the good stuff.

You can pre-make these mushrooms by doing steps 1-8 then refrigerating the mushrooms for later. Then, when you’re ready to finish them, remove them from the fridge and let come to room temperature for 30 minutes before transferring to a pre-heated Big Easy to cook and heat thoroughly.

You can also make these on a grill.

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms on the Char-Broil Big Easy
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Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms on the Char-Broil Big Easy

These are the perfect easy appetizers.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword mushroom, stuffed
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 159kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces mushrooms 12-16 small whole mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese shredded or grated
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 slices bacon (plus more for garnish if desired) cooked and finely chopped
  • ¼ green bell pepper (plus more for garnish if desired) very finely chopped
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • paprika to taste
  • parsley chopped, for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 F. Spray a small disposable pan with non-stick spray.
  • Clean the mushrooms and remove the stems.
  • Dip the mushrooms cap-side down into the butter and place onto the baking dish cap-side up.
  • Pour the remaining butter into the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the mushrooms with salt. Bake 10 minutes. The mushrooms should just be soft and most of the water in them should be cooked out.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, Parmesan, Mozzarella, bacon, bell pepper and a pinch or so of cayenne. Add salt to taste.
  • Using a small spoon, gently fill each mushroom with the cheese mixture. Mound it up high. Place in a small disposable pan that will fit onto the Big Easy or place directly on a Big Easy basket or Bunk Bed Basket.
  • Sprinkle tops of the mushrooms with paprika.
  • Fire up your Big Easy and let it get good and hot.
  • Transfer the basket and/or pan to a Big Easy basket and place into the cooker. Cook 15-20 minutes or until the stuffing is hot.
  • Garnish with more bacon, bell pepper and parsley if desired and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 388IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Garlic Parmesan Pub Mushrooms

I follow a bunch of restaurants and pubs on social media. Some I’ve been to, some I hope to go to some day soon. The idea for these garlic Parmesan pub mushrooms popped up on my feed the other day and I instantly knew that I was going to try and make them at home. Sausage-stuffed mushrooms, baked in a sauce that is out-of-this-world delicious then topped with just a bit of mozzarella! These are the perfect appetizers!

Garlic Parmesan Pub Mushrooms

I made these garlic Parmesan pub mushrooms in a cast iron skillet on a grill. They’re perfect for a quick and easy dish before grilling dinner. You can make them in an oven too, and you don’t have to use a cast iron skillet either. A small baking dish will work just as well.

I found small Portobello mushrooms to be perfect for stuffing for these garlic Parmesan pub mushrooms but button mushrooms are fine also. Just try to use mushrooms that are all about the same size so they cook evenly.

Also try my restaurant-style deep-fried mushrooms and my bacon-wrapped mushrooms with artichokes.

Garlic Parmesan Pub Mushrooms
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Garlic Parmesan Pub Mushrooms

I found small portobello mushrooms to be perfect for stuffing but button mushrooms are fine also.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic Parmesan, mushroom
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 901kcal

Ingredients

For the mushrooms

  • 8 small mushrooms wiped clean, stems removed
  • ½ cup Italian ground sausage cooked, crumbled small
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 green onion sliced

For the sauce (makes enough for at least 2 batches of the mushrooms)

Instructions

For the mushrooms

  • Preheat your oven to 425 F, or use a grill set up for indirect cooking.
  • Stuff the mushrooms with the sausage. Push it in gently with your fingers, trying to get as much sausage in as you can.
  • Place mushrooms stem side up in a small cast iron skillet or heat-proof dish.
  • Add in enough of the sauce from below to come up halfway on the mushrooms.
  • Sprinkle the mushrooms with cheese.
  • Transfer the dish to the oven or grill and cook until the sauce starts to bubble and the cheese is melted.
  • Serve hot, garnished with green onion.

For the sauce

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and Italian seasoning along with a few pinches each of salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 1 minute.
  • Whisk in the flour. Continue whisking while cooking for another 1 minute.
  • Reduce heat to low and whisk in the vegetable broth.
  • Turn the heat back up to medium and bring the mix to a slight simmer. Continue whisking as the sauce thickens, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the cream, cheese and parsley and whisk until the cheese melts and the sauce becomes creamy and smooth.
  • Reduce heat to low and stir often until the sauce is as thick as you want it. If you get it too thick add a bit more broth or cream and stir.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, stir, and keep warm until ready to use.

Nutrition

Calories: 901kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 42g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 192mg | Sodium: 2906mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3105IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 1560mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.