24white mushroomsabout 1 pound (see note about what to buy and how to prepare)
salt and pepper
6ouncesbacondiced and cooked until crisp
1/4cupmonterey jack cheese
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, and set aside.
In a large bowl toss the mushrooms (see note about preparing them) with salt, pepper, and olive oil.
Line a large plate with a paper towel and put the mushroom tops gill side down on it. Microwave for 8 to 10 minuts or until the mushrooms are soft and tender.
While the mushrooms are cooking, cook the bacon until crisp. Drain and set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, monterey jack cheese, and parmesan. Beat in the garlic, paprika, and bacon.
Place the prepared mushrooms on the lined baking sheet, gill side up. Spoon a little bit of the mixture into each mushroom. Bake 10 minutes.
Top the mushrooms with more fresh parmesan and fresh parsley. Serve and enjoy!
Look for mushrooms that are 2 to 3 inches across. Do not buy button mushrooms as they will be too small. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and discard. Use a wet paper towel to wipe the mushrooms clean.