Photo: Ryan Liebe; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl 
Serves 4 (serving size: 3 mushrooms)

Kids may squirm at the sight of mushrooms, but these stuffed, bite-size starters are sure to please mature palates around the room.

How to Make It

Cook bacon in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings; crumble. Add garlic to drippings in pan; sauté 3 minutes or until garlic begins to brown. Combine garlic, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, thyme, and all but 2 tablespoons crumbled bacon in a bowl. Spoon ricotta mixture evenly into mushrooms. Combine reserved 2 tablespoons bacon and panko. Sprinkle panko mixture evenly over ricotta mixture. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until tender.

Ratings & Reviews

Great appetizer

September 27, 2015
Even my finicky teenager who hates ricotta cheese liked them.  These would be wonderful to serve at a dinner party and pairs beautifully with almost any wine.