Bacon Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon parmesan stuffed mushrooms

Bacon, parmesan cheese, cream cheese, and seasonings get combined together, then stuffed into mushroom caps and baked. It’ll be hard to keep these babies around for longer than a few minutes!

Love at first sight! Bacon, parmesan cheese, cream cheese, a little garlic and other goodies get combined together, then stuffed into mushroom caps and baked. Holy moly, this is good stuff! Make these, and I promise, it’ll be hard to keep these babies around for longer than a few minutes!

I know, this is the second mushroom recipe in just a few short days (checkout the Crispy Breaded Mushrooms from the other day!). I’ll blame it on the jumbo pack of mushrooms I bought at Costco, but really, is this a bad thing? I know there must be a few other mushroom fanatics out there besides little ole me, right?

I’ve been toying with this recipe for a few years now and changing it along the way. My most recent change to the recipe was the addition of bacon because, well…. everything is better with bacon! Truth be told, this recipe was great without the bacon, so all you vegetarians can take comfort in knowing that you can omit the bacon and still be left with a fantastic stuffed mushroom.  What I love about this recipe is that it’s non-traditional in that there are no bread crumbs to be found. To get the tops nice and golden brown, I just turned the broiler on for the last few minutes until they looked perfect. Easy peasy. Enjoy! 

Bacon Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon parmesan stuffed mushrooms 2

Prep Time: 10mn
Cook Time: 23mn
Total Time: 33mn


  • 12 ounces button mushrooms (about 15-20 mushrooms)
  • 1- 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened and cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese, plus some for garnish
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flake
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley 
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Remove stems from mushrooms and set aside. You’ll need these in a minute.
  3. Use a damp cloth to wash the mushrooms.
  4. Use cooking spray to coat a mini muffin tin. Arrange the mushrooms in the mini muffin tin.
  5. Cut any hard parts off the mushroom stems and discard. Chop up the remaining mushroom stems so that they’re pretty fine.
  6. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large non-stick skillet. Sauté chopped mushroom stems and garlic for 5-10 minutes. Turn the heat to low. Stir in cream cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, crumbled bacon, red pepper flake, black pepper, onion powder, dried parsley, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Mix well.
  7. When all of the ingredients are combined, the mixture should be thick. Spoon about 1/2 tablespoon of mixture into each mushroom cap. You may end up with filling leftover if your mushrooms are on the smaller side.
  8. Sprinkle of bit of finely grated parmesan cheese on top of each mushroom.
  9. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  10. If you’d like the tops to brown nicely, turn on the broiler and cook for a few minutes longer, until the tops are golden brown. Watch the mushrooms carefully so that they don’t burn.
  11. Let the mushrooms cool for a couple of minutes before serving.

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  1. I’ve been making these for YEARS only I use a box of sage stuffing and add the parmesan and bacon after its cooked. Stuff the baby portabella mushrooms, coat with butter and heat til cheese melts…super fast and still VERY good!!

  2. This just might be the way to get Wayne to willingly eat a mushroom!!?? ;)

  3. Sharon Bowman Markey

    Gee, these look so delicious I now have to run out to buy a mini-muffin pan…lol

  4. These look yummy definitely going to try. I stuff mine with canned crab, cream cheese, green onions, hot sauce and top with parm cheese and broil. They don’t last long either. Even my granddaughters (who don’t like mushrooms) gobble them right up.

  5. So I just made this, only instead of onion powder I used half of a white onion. I started sautéing those first then added the mushroom stems & garlic… Ummmm those are the best stuffed mushrooms I ever had!!! Plus I may have added 3 or so more strips of bacon :). Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, everyone loved them…. it’s definitely a keeper!!

  6. Denise Smith Alexander

    You had me at bacon, Parmesan and cream cheese. Didn’t read on, but I know I’m making them

  7. This is a recipe that was pasted down from my great great grandmother all the way to me lol

  8. Minus the bacon I will make these! Bacon just doesn’t agree with me……. I make it for everyone else in my house tho!!!!!

  9. Bet the would go good on a potato as well I don’t like mushrooms

  10. I ate dinner already” now your making me hungry again” stop stop!!! :-)

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