Blue Cheese and Smoked Bacon Flat Mushrooms

Just to let you know, this post was written before I started the paleo diet to help ease my psoriasis. Nowadays I eat a more allergy-friendly diet, but leave these older, non-paleo posts up in case they are useful to readers, as I know not everyone eats the same as I do. Thanks for your understanding. 

This is a lifesaver starter, party nibble or small snack, and can be dished up in 10-12 minutes from walking into the kitchen. If you're serving this as a starter or snack, use big, flat mushrooms and place a little tangle of rocket or lamb's lettuce alongside. If you want to have these as a party nibble then use little mini portabello-style mushrooms and arrange them on a platter for people to grab. That way they're exactly bite-sized and people won't have to deal with juice dribbling down their best party frock. 

Blue cheese and smoked bacon mushrooms
Serves 4
4 large flat mushrooms, or 10-12 small brown mushrooms
40g blue cheese
4 rashers smoked streaky bacon

Grill the bacon until crisp, chop and set to one side. 
Clean the mushrooms and place stalk side up on a foil-lined baking tray. Heat your oven to 200ºC and remove the stalks. Crumble the cheese evenly over the mushrooms, followed by the chopped bacon. Drizzle with olive oil and slide into the oven. Bake for 7-10 minutes. 
Remove from the oven, grind over some black pepper and serve. 

What are your favourite quick party snacks or starters?


  1. I may have just had my breakfast but I am drooling at the thought of these. Umami overload! Roll on lunchtime :)

    1. Yes it is a bit of an umami overload, but I love them, especially with some dressed rocket or similar along the side :)

  2. thanks for sharing..


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