Whole Roasted Loaded Cauliflower

Whole Roasted Loaded Cauliflower

Whole Roasted Loaded Cauliflower

Cauliflower is still a shinning star in the food world. Pearly white heads of chunky florets, just begging for new recipes. Whole, in florets, mashed, or riced, the possibilities are endless. 

I’m not sure if I have told this story before….after almost five years, I may have started to repeat….or maybe its old timers.

Whole Roasted Loaded Cauliflower

When I was kid, we all went over the river and through the woods to Grandmothers house. Ok, we did go over a river, but she didn’t live in the woods, and we called her Grandma. Anyway, Holidays were spent at her house, and she cooked. My Grandma was an awesome cook, you know the old fashioned, down home kind of cook <3. Continue reading “Whole Roasted Loaded Cauliflower”

Classic Pimiento Cheese

Just a few more days and the game of the year will be here! Every game day needs a cheese dip of some type or another. Classic Pimiento Cheese.

Classic Pimiento Cheese

So, I thought making a recipe that was an homage to each team was a fun idea. After a little research, and some serious thought for Atlanta, I chose Classic Pimiento Cheese.

Classic Pimiento Cheese

Never have I had Classic Pimiento Cheese or any other pimiento cheese. Pimiento…….I wasn’t so sure? From bartending for about a thousand years……I’m not kidding,I did…..I do not care for pimento stuffed olives. Thinking of the olives with the pimientos stuffed inside, I couldn’t imagine that Classic Pimiento Cheese would be good at all!! Continue reading “Classic Pimiento Cheese”

Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

It has been HOT!!!! Let’s not heat up the house with the oven…….let’s GRILL.   Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms.      Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

Grilled stuffed mushrooms, full of gooey cheese, crispy bacon, and spinach. What’s not to love?????

I don’t know about anyone else, but when its ubber hot like it was last week, the last thing on my mind is cooking indoors. Outdoors is another story. No need to heat up the house and over tax your AC…thank you Mr. Carrier for inventing the best thing since sliced bread.

Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

Sometimes the grocery store has a pre made item that will catch the eye. Such was the case of some stuffed mushrooms. They were stuffed with cheese and we were grilling so we threw them on the grill.

Other than the fact that they were probably not the healthiest things in the world. I recently have issue with too much pre-packaged foods, maybe because we have been eating too much of it. But they were little bites of heaven.

Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

My mission was clear……to make my own version. Stuffed mushroom are pretty straight forward to make and you can stuff them with most anything.

I knew I wanted to use cheese,a given and cream cheese makes things super rich and creamy, besides every recipe I researched had cream cheese. They all couldn’t be wrong!

Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

If all else fails, bacon is your friend. I swear it could make the worst thing take great. O.K. maybe not liver, but most anything else. So, a veggie would be nice, spinach. A nice green color, good for you, and tastes great with bacon.Everything gets all mixed up and stuffed in the mushroom cap.

Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

For my money, baby bellas are the best stuffing mushrooms, but any nice sized mushroom will work. Be sure to remove the stem and wipe them clean with a damp paper towel or a mushroom brush.

I had a mushroom brush at one time and I don’t know what happen, but it disappeared. I can hear my Mom saying “Well it didn’t grow legs and walk off”……I sure do miss my Mom. But for cleaning mushrooms they are a great gadget to have.

Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

The cool part of stuffed mushrooms is, you can make them in advance and cook them at your leisure. Outside, on the grill, with your choice of beverage.

Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms make a great appetizer, or can be a side dish for grilled meat. Give them a try for your next cookout!

Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

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Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Yield: 12

Ingredients

  • 8 pieces bacon, cooked crisp, reserving 2 tablespoons for topping, reserve
  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 16 oz whole mushrooms
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese mix
  • Salt and Fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare grill.
  2. Using a damp paper towel or mushroom brush wipe mushrooms of any visible dirt and remove stems.
  3. In a small skillet, heat reserved bacon fat over medium high heat. Add shallots and sauté just until translucent. Add spinach and cook until spinach is wilted.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, Panko crumbs, 1 cup cheddar cheese mix, egg, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  5. Add spinach and bacon to the cheese mixture. Mix until evenly incorporated.
  6. Place mushroom caps onto a small sheet that will fit your grill or use a grate made for the grill.
  7. Fill mushroom cups with cheese mixture I used a small ice cream scoop and then pressed down lightly so you can get more filling in.
  8. Sprinkle each stuffed mushroom with a little bit of reserved cheese and bacon.
  9. Grill about 20 minutes.
  10. Alternately you can bake in a 350* oven for the same amount of time.