Recipe Box, Bleu Bacon & Pecan Dip or Stuffed Mushrooms

Last weekend we had an impromptu group for football watching and I had to come up with a dip at the last minute

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My fridge usually is stocked with bacon, cream cheese, bleu cheese and sour cream.  I get quite jittery if these ingredients aren’t in there…   If you have these things, you can conquer the world!

Or a least make a dip…       🙂

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Do you buy nuts in bulk from stores like Sam’s or Costco?  They are so much cheaper and keep in the freezer forever.  I handily had some pecans too

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I wasn’t planning to blog about this, and didn’t take any prep photos,

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BUT, when the leftover dip turned into stuffed mushrooms, as a side dish for dinner the next night

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“LAAAAAA”  Do you hear angels singing?  It was that kind of moment      💡

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I just had to pass this double duty recipe along

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to help keep your holidays full of fa la la!

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They disappeared faster than I could photo~

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Bleu, Bacon & Pecan Dip or Mushroom Stuffing

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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8 oz low fat cream cheese, softened

1 cup low fat sour cream

4 oz bleu cheese crumbles

6 slices bacon, cooked until crisp [ I used thick sliced applewood bacon] or use precooked bacon crumbles

1 cup chopped pecans

chopped chives and parsley for garnish

Combine cheeses with sour cream, bacon and 1/2 of pecans.  Put into a cooking oil sprayed small baking dish.  Top with remaining pecans.  Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes until hot and bubbling.  Garnish with chopped chives and parsley.  Serve with crackers, chips, celery sticks or toasted baguette slices.  Makes 2 1/2 cups dip, enough for 8 people.

Stuffed Mushrooms

large mushroom caps about 1 1/2 inches in diameter

2 T dip per cap

Wipe mushrooms clean with a damp cloth and remove stems.  Fill caps with generously with dip.  Place in a greased baking dish.  Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes, mushrooms should be hot and golden

Note: flavor is always better when you can cook the bacon and crumble the cheese yourself, but in this fast and easy dip, feel free to use precooked bacon and blue cheese crumbles for ease of preparation

for another printable version of Bleu, Bacon & Pecan Dip or Mushroom Stuffing click here

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If you are going to serve this as a side dish plan on 2-3 per person.   We had these with grilled chicken, but they would be divine with steak ~

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The mushrooms can stand alone as a hot appetizer too, get a little smaller size so guests can pop the whole thing in their mouth

Bon Appetit!

Be sure to stop back by next week when I will be sharing a fun and easy Advent calendar idea, some “not Thanksgiving” recipes to try when you’re sick of turkey, and a special themed Christmas Tree to jump start your holiday decorating~

You might also want to try these French Onion Soup Stuffed Mushrooms with Gruyere and Rosemary Croutons here

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for a tutorial for making the Burlap Angels click here

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Melanie Makes

Pure Grace Farms

Comments
12 Responses to “Recipe Box, Bleu Bacon & Pecan Dip or Stuffed Mushrooms”
  1. LOL! My fridge is usually NOT stocked with sour cream, bleu cheese, and bacon but it happens to be right now! Serendipitous to receive your recipe this am so I know what to do with those left overs!!! Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. laurie says:

    Jenna, you had me at bacon and pecans. This sounds delicious, and how clever of you to stuff mushrooms with it the next day! Thank you for sharing it

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  3. Lynn says:

    Pass the bowl and the chips please! Bet this was great and I know my oldest would love the stuffed mushrooms:@)

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  4. Kitty says:

    I love that this recipe does double duty, Jenna! You’re so creative in the kitchen.

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  5. Kim says:

    This looks so good, Jenna. My HH loves mushrooms, so I should surprise him with these stuffed mushrooms sometime. Anything with cream cheese and pecans is a winner at our house.

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  6. Mary says:

    Jenna, I’m surprised your dip wasn’t gobbled up and that you have some leftover over to stuff your mushrooms…YUM! Love it served either way, but just pass me a spoon please 🙂

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  7. Karen says:

    nothing better than stuffed mushrooms, must make this again soon. Stopping by from Tickle my Tastebuds

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  8. Gail Akeman says:

    Bacon and mushrooms you had me. yum

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