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Pepper Jack and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms are ready in just 20 minutes and make the perfect easy and flavorful appetizer that everyone will love with melty, spicy pepper jack cheese and hickory smoked bacon!
The first time that I made these stuffed mushrooms was New Year's Eve last year. We were at my brother's house and we decided to make a bunch of appetizers and drink champagne. We went to the store to get all of the ingredients but forgot to buy stuffing mix for stuffed mushrooms. Instead of scrapping the stuffed mushrooms all together, I decided to make due and make a whole different type of stuffed mushrooms instead.These Pepper Jack and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms were then born. We had fresh pico de gallo on hand, pepper jack cheese and bacon. I chopped everything up very finely, stuffed the mushrooms, threw them in the oven and hoped for the best. They turned out so amazing! Much better than stuffing mushrooms.
I've been wanting to make these stuffed mushrooms since that date but somehow, never got around to it until now. I'm excited to share this recipe with you because these are super easy to make and taste so good! They are the perfect appetizer and would especially be awesome to have for any tailgate party or anytime you are watching a game with family and friends.
Pepper Jack and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
- 1 pound white mushrooms
- 3 slices Wright® Brand Hickory Smoked Bacon, diced
- 1 small roma tomato, diced
- 1/2 small onion, diced
- 1/4 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
2. Remove stems from mushrooms and set aside for another use or discard.
3. In a bowl, combine mushroom stems, bacon, tomato, onion and pepper jack cheese and mix together well.
4. Stuff mushrooms with filling and bake for 15 minutes until mushrooms are softened, cheese is melted and bacon is crispy.
For this recipe, I used Wright Brand Bacon in the hickory smoked flavor. I got this bacon in the refrigerated section at Kroger. It provided so much delicious flavor to this dish. So good! You do not need a ton to provide a bunch of flavor that makes these stuffed mushrooms irresistible. These stuffed mushrooms are the perfect snack hack because it will look and taste like you spent a long time making these but they really just take a few minutes of prep and then 15-20 minutes of baking time. This bacon is thick and so perfectly smoked!
Tyson®Any’tizers® in the frozen foods section and Ball Park® Hot Dogs in the refrigerated section all from Kroger make fun appetizers that you just need to throw into the oven for a party. I like to make a combination of homemade foods and prepackaged ones when throwing a tailgating party. For example, I like making premade boneless chicken wings along with homemade stuffed mushrooms and a veggie tray. It’s a tabletop tailgate that guests will love!
The Ball Park Hot Dogs would be perfect with a homemade Chicago style relish (tomatoes, pickles and onions). The Tyson Any'tizers boneless wings would be awesome with a homemade Greek yogurt ranch dressing.
I am looking forward to the Big Game. No, I do not mean watching football. I mean eating a bunch of delicious food while watching the commercials. Homegating as I'll call it is so much fun because you can be in the comfort of your own home and sit on your comfy couch along with your favorite foods. I like to make sure to have all of the food ready right as the game starts so we can make a plate and sit down and watch the game/commercials. I make everything buffet style for simplicity and leave the food out so people can eat throughout the game.
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