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Ingredients

12 Cremini or Brown Mushrooms (stems removed and reserved for another use)

1 tbsp Olive Oil

½ tsp Sea Salt (Divided)

½ tsp Ground Black Pepper (Divided)

½ cup Corn Kernels

½ cup Grated Parmesan Cheese (Divided)

¼ cup Thinly Sliced Green Onion (Divided)

2 pieces of Cooked Bacon (Crumbled)

1 tsp Minced Garlic

From The Author

Traditional recipes for stuffed mushroom caps call for heavy filling. To create a more contemporary bite, use this recipe with sweet late summer corn, smoky bacon, tasty green onions, piquant Parmesan cheese and flavorful garlic instead.

Late summer and early fall always brings an abundance of sweet corn to the markets. Roast, boil or grill extra ears of this seasonal, healthy vegetable and use the leftovers in egg scrambles, summer salads or this tasty, light and flavorful appetizer.

Mushrooms are packed with nutritional value. They're low in calories and a great source of fiber. They also provide important nutrients, including B vitamins, selenium, potassium, copper, and (particularly when exposed to the sun) vitamin D.

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Spread 1 tbsp olive oil onto the bottom of a 8”x11” baking pan.
  3. Place each mushroom cap upside down and sprinkle with ¼ tsp sea salt and ¼ tsp ground black pepper.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining sea salt and pepper, corn, all but 1 tbsp of the green onion, all but 2 tbsp of the Parmesan cheese, bacon, and garlic.
  5. Divide the mixture into the mushroom caps and lightly press down the mixture when filling them.
  6. Sprinkle the mushroom caps with the remaining 2 tbsp of Parmesan cheese.
  7. Place the pan with the mushrooms into the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and garnish with the remaining sliced green onions.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Serving Per Container 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 53 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.6g
Saturated Fat 1.3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 7mg
Sodium 197mg
Total Carbohydrate 2.3g
Dietary Fiber 0.3g
Sugars 0.5g
Protein 3.3g
Vitamin A % Vitamin C %
Calcium 4% Iron 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

About the Author(s)

Leslie Myers is a culinary professional with over thirty years of experience including healthy eating and cooking specialist, culinary instructor, restaurant owner and operator, caterer, operations manager, pastry chef, raw foods chef and culinary instructor. She is the owner of Foodsense, Now, a Solana Beach-based company which focuses on healthy eating for athletes. She is also the Professional Chef for Home Care Assistance, where she creates delicious recipes that promote brain health and healthy longevity and are appropriate for the changing dietary needs of seniors.

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