1 Small Pkg Cremini Mushrooms, Stems Removed And Chopped And Caps Reserved
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
1 Jalapeno Pepper, Ribs And Seeds Removed, Finely Chopped
1 (8 Ounce) Package Cream Cheese, Softened
8 Tablespoons Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
Sea Salt To Taste
Ground Black Pepper To Taste
If using the bacon, place in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Crumble the bacon slices and set aside.
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a foil lined baking dish with cooking spray.
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the chopped mushroom stems, garlic, and jalapeno; cook and stir until the mushrooms release moisture and soften, about 10 minutes.
Transfer the mushroom mixture to a bowl, and stir in the cream cheese, cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper & garlic powder. Spoon the cheese mixture generously into the reserved mushroom caps, and arrange the stuffed caps on the prepared baking dish.
Bake in the preheated oven until cheese begins to brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with bacon if desired.
I like to do what I call dim sum dinners. Several small bite treats that make a plate full for entrees and sides. This is one of my favorites.