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Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms

Start off your meal right with bacon stuffed mushrooms – a surprisingly easy appetizer using Jimmy Dean® Premium Hickory Smoked Bacon.

Ingredients

  • 1 package Premium Hickory Smoked Bacon

  • 2 pounds large mushrooms, stems removed and reserved

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed, softened

  • ¾ cup dry Italian breadcrumbs, divided

  • ½ cup (2 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Place bacon slices in unheated skillet. Cook slowly over LOW heat, turning occasionally and draining excess drippings as needed. Crumble and set aside.

  3. Finely chop enough mushroom stems to measure 1 cup; discard any remaining stems.

  4. Place mushroom caps, rounded-sides down, in lightly greased shallow baking pans. Cook chopped stems and garlic in large skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH heat for 2 minutes until fragrant. Add cream cheese, ½ cup breadcrumbs, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, parsley and crumbled bacon; mix well. Spoon into mushroom caps.

  5. Combine remaining breadcrumbs, remaining Parmesan cheese and oil; sprinkle over mushrooms.

  6. Bake 20 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and stuffing is lightly browned.