Rating: 3.5 stars
29 Ratings
  • 1 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 5 star values: 8

Very few things embody comfort food like this hearty, warming Mushroom & Bacon Casserole.

David Bonom
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2013

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Credit: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Cindy Barr

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
35 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Yield:
Serves 8 (serving size: about 1 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375°.

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  • Bring stock and 3 cups water to a simmer in a large saucepan (do not boil). Keep mixture warm.

  • Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in pan; set bacon aside. Return pan to medium-high heat. Add onion, thyme, and garlic to drippings in pan; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add mushrooms and salt; cook 10 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in barley; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add Madeira; cook 1 minute or until liquid is absorbed. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in 2 cups broth mixture; cook 4 minutes or until the liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring frequently. Add remaining broth mixture, 1 cup at a time, stirring frequently until each portion of broth mixture is absorbed before adding the next (about 30 minutes total). Stir in 2 ounces Gruyère, tomatoes, soy sauce, pepper, spinach, and bacon. Place barley mixture in a 2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover with aluminum foil coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Remove foil, and bake 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Let stand 5 minutes.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

352 calories; fat 10.2g; saturated fat 4.3g; mono fat 2.8g; poly fat 1g; protein 16g; carbohydrates 49.1g; fiber 10.3g; cholesterol 24mg; iron 2.7mg; sodium 435mg; calcium 220mg.
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