Stuffed mushrooms! Is anyone else out there a giant fan of these things?!
I love them. Mushrooms and cheese – how can you go wrong? And these ones also have crab and bacon. So they’re pretty much incredible. But then, that’s four of my favourite things all wrapped up in one lovely little package!
I made these for Christmas Eve this year. My extended family always gets together for Christmas Eve and everyone brings various appetizers and treats for a giant potluck dinner. And it IS giant because my family is huge. So much good food. It’s awesome.
So this year I made these amazing crab and cheese stuffed mushrooms. And then I wrapped some of them in bacon. Because why not? You can never go wrong by adding bacon. As my husband said, more things should be wrapped in bacon!
The wonderful thing about stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer, is that you can make them ahead. Which is always oh so convenient! You can make them a day ahead and refrigerate before baking. Or make them and freeze them before thawing and baking. OR you can do like I did, and bake them up, then allow them to cool and freeze to reheat later. So many options! Oh, and they were also terrific without the bacon if you’re not a fan (but why?).
So if you’re looking for a fantastic appetizer for your New Year’s plans, these are definitely worth making. Like I said, you can’t go wrong with mushrooms, cheese, crab and bacon. You just can’t!