Thursday, December 11, 2014

Fun Food For Festive Feasting - Recipe 4

Posting all of these recipes is sure putting me in a party mood - and making me HUNGRY! Who would have thought that there were so many different types of appetizers? We've featured ones made from puff pastry, cute little cheese balls, a warm yummy spread - a far cry from the squirt cheese and crackers of days gone by!

Today's recipe combines smooth, warm blue cheese, earthy mushrooms and smokey bacon - oh yes, bacon! Doesn't everything taste better with bacon? AND they can be made in advance, refrigerated, then baked when it's PARTY TIME! So go on, get your YUM-YUM on!

Blue Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
 24 large fresh mushrooms
 1 carton (8 ounces) reduced-fat spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese 4 green onions, chopped
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 3/4 cup bacon bits, divided

    1. Remove stems from mushrooms and set caps aside; discard stems or save for another use. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, blue cheese, onions, garlic and 1/4 cup bacon bits. Stuff into mushroom caps, a scant tablespoonful in each.
    2. Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining bacon bits. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Yield: 2 dozen.


      1. HEY! Watch those squirt cheese comments, lady!
        The funny thing is, I was looking for a recipe just like this one last night, but decided to go with the family favorite which is which is similar, sans bacon.

      2. Oh, and btw, you will find BOTH squirt cheese and bleu stuffed mushrooms on my table during our New Years Board Game Festival today! So there! ;)

      3. Well, missy! I WOULD know that had I been invited! LOL!! <3


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