Goat-Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Goat-Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

October 13, 2008

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It’s a known fact that even if you’re not a mushroom fan, you can’t help but love stuffed mushrooms. Am I right? Of all the parties and gatherings I’ve been to, for some reason I’ve never made stuffed mushrooms. Well, a stop had to be put to that, so when my friend Brett had an apartment-warming party, I decided to try making stuffed mushrooms.

I was dog sitting the weekend of the party, so I made my stuffed mushrooms under the watchful eyes of Cissy and Mitzi.

I got a stuffed mushroom recipe from Martha Stewart and adapted it a bit, especially after I read the reviews from people who had made them. The people said the stuffed mushrooms needed bacon. Who am I to argue with a request for bacon? If bacon is demanded then bacon shall be had.
Goat-Cheese Stuffed Mushroom Ingredients:
  • 2 packages (10 oz each) white button mushrooms
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 3 slices of sandwich bread (the Martha recipe calls for white but I used whole wheat and thought it was great)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 log (5 oz) goat cheese
  • 1/2 C fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 T red pepper flakes
  • Salt
  • Olive oil

First I cleaned and removed the stems from the mushrooms.

Then I started cooking up the bacon, making sure it stayed nice and crispy.

In a food processor, I pulsed the bread and garlic until I had fine crumbs. I set aside 1/2 cup of the bread crumbs and then added the goat cheese, parsley, red pepper flakes, and salt to the food processor. I also learned that there is nothing worse than cooking in someone else’s kitchen (do you know how long it took me to find a baking sheet??) and that I love my food processor a lot more than I love my aunt’s blender/food processor.

Anyway, after pulsing all the ingredients in the food processor, I spooned the mixture into the mushrooms and placed them on an oiled baking sheet.

Then I rolled the filled mushrooms into the breadcrumbs I had set aside.

Mitzi was briefly interested when she smelled the bacon on the stove top, but otherwise she just wondered why I wouldn’t play ball with her. So, I popped the mushrooms in the oven and went outside with the girls for approximately 15-20 minutes, while the mushrooms baked.

I pulled the mushrooms out of the oven and was thrilled by how pretty they looked.

They were pretty delicious and I’m certain that the bacon gave them the extra kick they needed. Next time I think I’ll do a different variation; maybe something involving spinach or artichokes or even sausage. The stuffed mushroom options are pretty endless.

And to everyone Chels and I met at BlogHer Boston on Saturday, hi!! We had so much fun and are super excited by how many awesome people we met and how much we learned. Thank you to BlogHer for coming to Boston and showing us an amazing day!

[Sues]

18 Responses to "Goat-Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms"

  1. Lily says:

    OMG, those look amazing! I love having found your site recently! This is great!

  2. Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer says:

    Off the charts great – If there is goat cheese in it I will make it!! Thanks for sharing these killer yummies.

  3. Susan from Food Blogga says:

    I never turn down stuffed mushrooms, especially when they’re as delicious as these!

  4. MaryBeth says:

    My husband would love these mushrooms, he is a mushroom freak! You left us a comment on our magical cookies… They are very easy, very good for you and taste wonderful.

  5. Tami says:

    I’m loving your blog! I would love to drop by for dinner…you make the best recipes!

  6. We Are Not Martha says:

    Lily- Thanks! They were the perfect party app.

    Cathy- Ummm me too. I am totally goat cheese obsessed!

    Susan- It would be rude to turn them down, wouldn’t it??

    Marybeth- Like I said, even mushroom haters would love these. And I am definitely trying your cookie recipe. Looked great!

    Tami- Seriously, I cook and bake way too much with not enough people to feed, soo come on to Boston and have some dinner!!

  7. We Are Never Full says:

    i can’t imagine hating mushrooms. can not even try to fathom it! it’s one of my faves. regardless, you are right – and i can prove it! my mushroom-hating friend loves stuffed mushrooms!! And she’s from boston! maybe it’s a boston thing?

  8. Kalyn says:

    Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers! Thanks for visiting my blog and letting me know you enjoyed the BlogHer presentation. I really appreciate the feedback. I’m having a great time in Boxston.

  9. RecipeGirl says:

    LOVE goat cheese! What a great idea 🙂

  10. Kevin says:

    Mushrooms are one of my favorites and then you take them and stuff them with bacon and cheese…mmm… They look so good!

  11. Lippy says:

    I forgot to say thank you. I borrowed your recipe for the mushrooms as I was assigned “appetizer” for a recent party, and just knew I would find something good here.

    Instead I found something GREAT! They weren’t as pretty as yours, but they sure tasted great.

    Thanks again.

  12. Raquelle says:

    I just made these. They came out pretty good. The salty bacon was like a little prize inside each of them. I had some roasted asparagus on the side.

    Your recipe was a little hard to follow though. I don’t have a food processor so I had to make do. Plus I used dry breadcrumbs instead of sandwich bread.

  13. Jennifer Ramos says:

    Stuffed mushrooms are the best! I have a feeling i will be adding this to my menu soon!

    Jen Ramos
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  14. rafa says:

    What race and their beautiful dogs?

  15. Sues says:

    Hi Rafa! The dogs are cockapoos, half cocker spaniel half poodle. They’re beautiful dogs and so sweet too!

  16. mountain man says:

    do you pulse the bacon with the goat cheese and other ingredients or???? I don’t see the bacon being added in the recipe.

  17. stro says:

    And at what temp. did you cook these???????????

  18. Sues says:

    @stro Sorry! 400 degrees, like it says in the Martha Stewart recipe I followed!

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