Happy Friday! Today’s recipe – Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon, Mozzarella & Cherry Tomatoes – scrumptious mushrooms loaded with melted cheese, bacon pieces and juicy cherry tomatoes – this is my kind of starter!
I can’t believe May is already halfway gone which brings June in. Wait, isn’t it supposed to be warm and sunny then? 🙂 It seems the weather here is a total mystery. For example, today, it’s been sunny, rainy and windy, like three different seasons in a day. It changes so quickly it’s insane. No, I’m not used to it and I’ll probably keep on complaining until some sun is shining. That’s enough for this post though so let’s get back to the recipes.
As my previous recipe, this one is perfect for a tasty brunch too. I actually did these last Sunday brunch and thew were divine. Make sure to serve them hot though, otherwise they get soggy and not so appetizing. I drenched mine in hot sauce, but how could I not (you know I’m addictive). Also, I think these lovely mushrooms will go just fine with a spicy Bloody Mary, definitely trying this next time. 🙂
You can serve them as a starter, canapes or even as a main, probably with some salad on a side. They would make a delicious weeknight dinner too, quick and easy to make.
Here’s what you need to make Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon, Mozzarella & Cherry Tomatoes
Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon, Mozzarella & Cherry Tomatoes
- 4-5 large mushrooms
- 10 cherry tomatoes, chopped
- 150g Mozzarella cheese, grated
- 100g bacon, chopped
- 100g breadcrumbs
- 2tsp dry parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- In a bowl, combine all the ingredients together and mix well.
- Stuff the mushrooms and season with the parsley, salt and pepper.
- Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes or until ready.
- Take out from the oven and serve straight away!
I used my homemade breadcrumbs, which I think I mentioned before how I prepare – simply blitz my leftover bread with some spices I fancy. This is a really simple way to use a stale bread and it works even better than the shop-bought breadcrumbs.
I hope you enjoy this simple recipe. Stay connected for more delicious recipes coming your way. Meanwhile, have an amazing weekend and hopefully the sun will be out. 🙂 xx
Happy rainy Thursday all! The recipe of the day is tasty and cute – Spinach Bites! These are made with only a few ingredients but they’re a real crowd pleaser. I mean who wouldn’t love these – buttery puff pastry generously covered with spinach cream cheese. Don’t tell there’s spinach and I’m sure no one would notice. Seriously, even the kids liked these (I’m pretty sure they didn’t realize there’s quite a lot of spinach in them). 🙂
The Spinach Bites are great for snacking all day, they’re quite filling. I served them as an appetizer and everyone loved them. They’re amazing for entertaining your friends and guests too. For more canape ideas for you party check here:
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
Smoked Salmon Bites
Smoked Salmon Stuffed Avocados
Bacon Wrapped Baby Portobello Mushrooms stuffed with Blue Cheese
These are all very simple and quick to make and taste amazing. As a matter of fact, I absolutely love making a variety of appetizers as a dinner. 🙂 It’s kind of mix and match dinner. 🙂
And in these gloomy rainy weather, something green and tasty would make you feel better. 🙂 Seriously though, is it gonna snow in London? It seems we all have been waiting for the snow to come after warning for bad weather coming our way. At least the kids will be happy. Anyway, stay warm, safe and hopefully there won’t be any disruptions.
Back to my recipe now..
So the only ingredients you’re gonna need are three – spinach, cream cheese and puff pastry. If you prefer and you’re good at it, you can make your own puff pastry. I used shop bought ready to roll pastry. It saved me lots of time and to be honest I use these quite often. It’s amazing – it’s a real-time saver and you don’t have to worry whether you’ll make the puff pastry actually puff. I’ve never made puff pastry before but I know it might be a bit tricky so I stayed on the safe side. 🙂 I used fresh spinach but frozen would work just fine. Simply make sure to defrost it before combining with the cream cheese.
And for meat lovers, some chopped crispy bacon inside the spinach cream cheese would taste divine. I shall try this next time I’m making these bites. Even some smoked fish would taste lovely. But enough already, there are many options and combinations, just choose the one you fancy and let’s get cooking. And eating. 🙂
Here’s what you need to make the cute little bites.
- 200g puff pastry
- 400g cream cheese
- 200g spinach, cooked and pureed
- salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- Unroll the pastry, use a kitchen ring and cut small circles from the pastry. Place them on a greased baking tray and cook in the oven for about 15 minutes or until golden.
- Meanwhile make the spinach cream cheese - in a bowl, simply combine them, season with salt and pepper to taste and blitz till a smooth green consistence.
- Use a piping bag to cover the puff pastry with the spinach cream cheese!