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Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms

pimiento cheese-stuffed mushrooms Appetizer
Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 20

Stuffed mushrooms are an amazing appetizer. Pimiento cheese-stuffed mushrooms, however, are mind-blowingly divine. With a zippy, melty, cheesy middle and crunchy bread crumb bite on top, these budget-friendly apps won’t last long (if they ever make it to the party). MORE+ LESS-

Updated August 23, 2019
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Progresso Breadcrumbs

Ingredients

20
(about 1 1/2-inch) white button mushrooms, washed and stems removed (about two 8-oz packages)
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
1
cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1/4
cup mayonnaise
1
jar (2 oz) chopped pimiento, drained
1/2
teaspoon lemon juice
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
tablespoon butter
1/4
cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
2
slices cooked bacon, finely chopped
2
tablespoons thinly sliced green onions

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil and a rectangular cooling rack that fits pan.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, toss mushrooms with oil, salt and pepper. Place mushrooms, stem side down, on rack. Bake 11 to 14 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Remove from oven. There will be some liquid in bottom of pan.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix cheese, mayonnaise, pimiento, lemon juice and red pepper; stir until blended.
  • 4
    In 8-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in bread crumbs; cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until golden brown. Remove from skillet, and set aside.
  • 5
    Carefully turn mushrooms over. Spoon cheese mixture into each mushroom, and top with bread crumbs.
  • 6
    Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Top with bacon and green onions. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Cooking the mushrooms upside down on a rack allows moisture to drain before stuffing.
  • If you’re looking for more spice, increase the ground red pepper to 1/4 teaspoon.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Mushroom
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
135mg
6%
Potassium
90mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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