Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms

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Oh Boy, Stuffed Mushrooms…

But not just any stuffed mushrooms, these have all the flavor of that ubiquitous Dip but in a stuffed mushroom.

These are stuffed with all the ingredients needed… Bacon, Jalapenos to taste (add less if you like, more if needed and leave the seeds and white inner membrane if you really want to bring on the heat), two types of cheese and even a little garlic and Cajun Seasonings.

Quick note… I used an air fryer to make these, but I also added directions for making them in a conventional oven.  Just keep scrolling down for both recipes.

I served these for of all things, my wife’s book club party.  5 of the 6 ladies dove in and loved the mushrooms.  The 6th was a little skittish, being afraid of anything with spice.  I assured her the sweet cream cheese balanced out the heat, leaving a delicious melange of flavors without the jalapenos scarring her throat for life.  With just a bit of terror in her eyes, she took a nibble… then a bigger bite and finally she was fighting them all for the last mushroom.

A great recipe to convert the skittish.

Keep scrolling down for this easy to follow recipe…

But wait, there’s more.  I recently bought a new “toy”.  An air fryer, the star of plenty of late night 30 minute infomercials and is now popping up on the Home Shopping Networks.  I was a bit skeptical, but after using this a few times, I am in love.   First thing I made was Crispy Crunchy highly addictive Chick Peas (Delicious and meets that craving for something crunchy while being totally healthy!  Got left over French fries from the night before … this will re-crisp them up.  Want to make a small meal without dirtying up the kitchen, this is your new best friend.  Want the texture and flavor of fried foods.  Yep, here is your answer.

Below are links to what I used to make this recipe (including the Air Fryer and the spice mix).  I HIGHLY recommend the  Air Fry Everything: Foolproof Recipes for Fried Favorites and Easy Fresh Ideas by Blue Jean Chef, Meredith Laurence (The Blue Jean Chef) Book.  It provides a great general over view of how to work your new toy, but also has over 100 recipes that you can make, ranked by quality and ease (try a couple of the easy recipes to get you started).

            

Keep scrolling down for this easy to follow recipe (both Air Fryer and Conventional Oven)

OK, Here’s What I Did…

Jalapeno Poppers Stuffed Mushrooms


Ingredients

  • 12 Button Mushrooms
  • 1/2 Brick (4 OZ) Cream Cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 8 slices Bacon, cooked crispy and chopped
  • 1 Jalapeno Peppers, cored, seeds and inner membrane removed, minced
  • 1 TBS Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Cajun Spice mix seasonings
  • Salt and Pepper, a large Pinch of each

Mixing Directions

  1. To Make in a Conventional Oven – Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2.  In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar, bacon, jalapeño, and garlic and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stuff mushrooms with mixture and transfer to a baking dish or sheet.
  4. Bake until mushrooms are cooked and mixture warmed through, with just hints of a golden brown and delicious crust forming.  About 25 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, transfer to a serving platter and ENJOY!!!
  6. To Make in an Air Fryer – Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  7.  In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar, bacon, jalapeño, and garlic and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Stuff mushrooms with mixture and transfer to a baking dish or sheet.  Arrange on a single layer in the cooking basket.  You may need to work in batches depending on how many you are making.
  9. Fry until mushrooms are cooked and mixture warmed through, with just hints of a golden brown and delicious crust forming.  About 15 minutes.  Check every 5 minutes to make sure they are cooking evenly.  They are done when the cheese just starts to brown
  10. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, transfer to a serving platter and ENJOY!!!

Source: erecipecards.blogspot.com

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