These creamy bacon-stuffed mushrooms are drizzled with a spicy blue cheese sauce before being baked. Perfect as a football appetizer or easy dinner!

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Eric just tried to explain to me, for the 7,000 time, the difference between affect and effect. He just doesn’t understand that it’s an Unlearnable for me. You know. Just one of those things you’re never going to learn.

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 Just like I’ll never understand what a 1st down is, because every time someone tries to tell me, my eyes glaze over after the first sentence, and I end up being distracted by the appetizers. Or how I’ll never understand the difference between black mascara and brownish-black mascara. They look EXACTLY THE SAME.

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One time when I was a teenager this huge black lady stopped me in the drugstore. I was getting an ice cream cone and she leans in and conspiratorially tells me how beautiful my eyelashes are, so long, but that I should DEFINITELY use Brownish-Black mascara, because Very Black washes me out. I still remember this woman with much fondness and think of her every time I reach for my Brownish-Black mascara at Target. Because even if I can’t tell the difference between affect and effect, somebody out there can, and I don’t want to be caught using the wrong one.

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You should definitely print out this recipe, if nothing else. It’s a keeper my friends. These beautiful bellas are stuffed full of creamy blue-cheesy bacon, then drizzled with a spicy 2-ingredient sauce. Spoiler alert: it’s just blue cheese dressing and Frank’s Red Hot sauce. But it’s sooooo good you guys! I’m telling you. I’m already dreaming about what else I can put this sauce on.

You could serve this as a meal with a great big salad or as an appetizer for watching football. Either way you will need plates. Sauce is boss.

Do you guys give up? Or are you thirsty for more?
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Bacon Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms with Creamy Hot Sauce

Serves 17-20 stuffed mushrooms     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 17-20 baby bella mushrooms
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 5 ounces blue cheese
  • 1 green onion
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper
  • 2/3 cup chunky blue cheese salad dressing
  • 1/3 cup Frank's Red Hot sauce*
  • chopped green onion, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Set out your cream cheese to soften while you prep the mushrooms.
  3. Remove the stems from all the mushrooms. I do this by getting my thumb way down in there and twisting. Discard the stems.
  4. Wash your mushrooms. Brush them clean if you like to waste time and/or eat dirt. I mean it's not going to kill you. But washing them is a lot faster and won't affect your mushrooms at all.
  5. Lay the mushroom caps top-down in a 9x13 inch casserole dish.
  6. In a medium bowl, beat or stir the cream cheese and egg yolk until it is smooth.
  7. Add the blue cheese, green onion, crumbled bacon, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
  8. Spoon the mixture into each mushroom cap and distribute evenly.
  9. In a glass measuring cup, stir together about 2/3 cup blue cheese dressing with 1/3 cup hot sauce (or whatever ratio tastes good to you).
  10. Drizzle the sauce over the mushrooms.
  11. Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes, or until the tops start to brown. Eat with a fork!

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Source: The Food Charlatan

Bacon Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms with Creamy Hot Sauce | TheFoodCharlatan.com // These are perfect (and easy!) appetizers for football watching! Make sure you get all that stem outta there. Gotta make room for bacon. Priorities people.

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Bacon Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms with Creamy Hot Sauce | TheFoodCharlatan.com // These are perfect (and easy!) appetizers for football watching!

The not-so-secret sauce.

Bacon Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms with Creamy Hot Sauce | TheFoodCharlatan.com // These are perfect (and easy!) appetizers for football watching!Drizzzzzzzle.

Some other appetizers you might like:

Sriracha Deviled Eggs:

Sriracha Deviled Eggs

Pimiento Cheese, Tomato, and Biscuit Sandwiches:

pimiento

Steak and Chimichurri Toasts:

steak chimi

More mushrooms from friends:

Bacon Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms from CenterCut Cook
Enchilada Stuffed Mushrooms from Lauren’s Latest
Cheesy Stuffed Mushroom Dip from Wonky Wonderful