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Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

Every year during the holidays, I use this delicious recipe that I got from my brother. These appealing appetizers get hearty flavor from the ham, bacon and cheese. They look lovely and really curb the hunger of guests waiting for a meal. —Virginia Slater, West Sunbury, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    15 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 30 large fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup onion and garlic salad croutons, crushed
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 1/4 pound ground fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  • Remove stems from mushrooms; set caps aside. Finely chop half of the stems (save the remaining for another use). Add chopped stems to drippings with bacon; saute 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  • Firmly stuff crouton mixture into mushroom caps. Place in a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 12-15 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 88 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 217mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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