Stuffed Mushrooms

Flavorful bacon teamed with cream cheese and mushrooms is always a surefire party hit!

1 (16-ounce) package whole fresh mushrooms

4 ounces bacon

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


Wash mushrooms and remove stems; drain on paper towels. Cook bacon in a frying pan until crispy; drain on paper towels. Cool and crumble cooked bacon. In a small bowl, combine bacon with cream cheese and chives. Fill mushroom caps with cream cheese mixture. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet; sprinkle with paprika. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Makes 15 to 20 appetizers.

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