These creamy bacon-stuffed mushrooms are drizzled with a spicy blue cheese sauce before being baked. Perfect as a football appetizer or easy dinner!
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.
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.
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.
GUESS WHAT GUYS!! My new blog design is going live this week! I’ve had my current design since March 2012. My awesome sister-in-law Reesy made it for me, and I love it, but it’s time for a little change. She designed the new one as well. I’m super excited to let you guys see it! One of the best parts is that my Recipe Index will finally be more than a giant list of links. It will show you pretty thumbnails and be categorized. So fun! You guys will love it. YOU BETTER LOVE IT.
Heads up that my site will be down for a bit while we get the new design up and running. If you are planning on using any of my recipes Thursday or Friday, print now. Keep up with me on Facebook to hear more detailed updates on times.
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
- 20 baby bella mushrooms
- 1 8-oz package 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
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
- Set out your cream cheese to soften while you prep the mushrooms.
- Remove the stems from all the mushrooms. I do this by getting my thumb way down in there and twisting. Discard the stems.
- 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.
- Lay the mushroom caps top-down in a 9x13 inch casserole dish.
- In a medium bowl, beat or stir the cream cheese and egg yolk until it is smooth.
- Add the blue cheese, green onion, crumbled bacon, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine.
- Spoon the mixture into each mushroom cap and distribute evenly.
- 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).
- Drizzle the sauce over the mushrooms.
- Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes, or until the tops start to brown. Eat with a fork!
Make sure you get all that stem outta there. Gotta make room for bacon. Priorities people.
The not-so-secret sauce.
Some other appetizers you might like:
Pimiento Cheese, Tomato, and Biscuit Sandwiches:
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
Ermagherd these look amazing!!! Such a perfect dinner party app! Pinning the heck out of this!
Oh my gossshhh these sound so good. They need to be made in my house, like, today.
These are absolutely GORGEOUS Karen – and I totally never say that about mushrooms :) Pinned!
Oh I’m excited for the new design! My recipe index is the same way – just a long scrolling list. I want pictures so bad! Why do computers have to hate me!!! Ahhhh!! Love these mushrooms!! I want to pop like 10 of them in my mouth right now!
This recipe needs to make its way to my mouth. I’m an English graduate and still have trouble with “affect” and “effect.” It blows my mind. I only show up for football so I can eat all the food.
LOVE these mushrooms!!! and totally agree on the black mascara and brownish-black mascara. . and can’t wait to see your new blog design!!! how fun!!!
That’s so funny… I always use blackest black mascara because I hate how light and blonde my eyelashes are! I’ve never tried anything else because I can’t really see a difference either… Although one time in 8th grade, my friend tried to convince me that green mascara would bring out the green in my eyes. I never tried that again. And all you need to know about a 1st down is that if it’s for everyone’s favorite team, it’s the time when they stand up to cheer and leave the chips and salsa unattended, therefore making it the perfect opportunity to swipe two (or five). ;) And I’ll take a dozen of these bacon bleu cheese beauties! Although, umm, sans the mushrooms… I hate being allergic. Pinned! (P.S. This is the FIRST mushroom thing I’ve ever pinned. I swore I wouldn’t because I was allergic, but I love you way too much and bleu cheese is the bomb.)
TRUE story. I have “affect” and “effect” written down on a post-it note on my desk so I can refer to it in moments of “I realllly hope I used the right word” moments! My husband is also the grammar police <—- so annoying.
I love hot sauce anything and mushroom anything so this recipe is a must!
You take the most gorgeous photos!! This recipe sounds divine!
I love that you realize bacon is priority number one. This is why we’re such good internet friends. And I’m super excited to see the new look/design/thingy. (Computer lingo is obviously not my strong suit. Bacon, however, is.)
SO EXCITED! I use your recipe archive ALL the time and seeing thumbnails is going to be the. best. Of course I can’t wait to see what Reesy did too, she is so talented.
These stuffed mushrooms look great. Definitely want to try this recipe.
Yummy! I’ve made these before, and they were a big hit. I can’t wait to make this fabulous appetizer again. Thank you.
Aren’t stuffed mushrooms the best Christy? Thanks for commenting!