Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon

November 3, 2017

Add a pop of flavor to your holiday menu with these Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon! They’re an easy holiday appetizer with bold flavor!

It’s hard to believe that in a few weeks, we’ll be gathering together at the Thanksgiving table.  And right behind that is the official start to the holiday season.  Have you started making Thanksgiving plans yet?  In our family, plans aren’t officially set in stone until about the week before.  As far as I can remember, my husband and I have only hosted Thanksgiving dinner once. 

As a foodie, I would love to host Thanksgiving, but our home is small and our family continues to grow.  So usually, we split Thanksgiving between both of our families.  We spend the first half of Thanksgiving with my husband’s family and the last half with mine.  Despite traveling back and forth between families, one thing is certain – we never show up empty-handed.

Cheese is always a big part of entertaining for me whether it’s on a cheese board, made into a dip, or part of a tasty appetizer.  Thankfully, even though my family is picky, there’s one thing for sure – we all love cheese!  One of my favorite cheeses to use in appetizers is goat cheese.  It’s creamy, tangy, and adds a great flavor to dishes!

Recently, I picked up some Joan of Arc® Goat Cheese to work on a holiday appetizer idea.  Cheese and bacon are a match made in foodie heaven!  So I decided to stuff baby bella mushrooms with goat cheese.  I whipped the goat cheese to perfection with chopped fresh herbs and topped the mushrooms with crispy bacon.  I’m fairly sure these will be a hit for Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon


  • 1/2 cup bacon, chopped and cooked
  • 1 - 4 oz. package of Joan of Arc® Goat Cheese
  • 2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Approximately 1 tbsp. mixed fresh herbs, such as basil, rosemary, and oregano
  • 14 baby bella mushrooms, cleaned with stems removed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350º and prepare a baking sheet with foil and non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, use a mixer to whip Joan of Arc® Goat Cheese, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, and garlic together.
  3. Gently fold in herbs and set goat cheese mixture aside.
  4. Toss the mushroom caps with approximately 1-2 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil. Place evenly on the baking sheet stem-side-up.
  5. Next, begin spooning the goat cheese mixture into each mushroom.
  6. Season with salt and pepper and top with bacon.
  7. Bake mushrooms for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese begins to turn golden brown.
  8. Serve warm.


You may need to drain the mushrooms on a paper towel before serving. The moisture from the mushrooms and the oil tends to soak the bottom of the sheet pan while baking. Once the mushrooms have been dried, serve immediately.

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You can find Joan of Arc® Goat Cheese in the cheese case at your local grocery store in a variety of flavors.  I used the Fresh Traditional Goat Cheese in this appetizer, but you can definitely get creative with the rest of the flavors!

Like most of us this Thanksgiving, we’ll be cooking up a storm from the night before to the day of!  These Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon can even be made ahead of time.  Just warm them up in the oven before serving!
Joan of Arc® Goat Cheese added a delicious pop of flavor to the earthy mushrooms that wasn’t overpowered by the herbs and garlic mixed into it.  The salty bacon added a nice crunch and went well with the tanginess of the goat cheese.  But I mean seriously – is bacon really bad with anything?

So while you’re planning your Thanksgiving and Christmas menus this year, make Joan of Arc® Goat Cheese a part of your holiday appetizers!  Your guests and your taste buds will thank you!


What’s your favorite way to use goat cheese in holiday recipes?


  • Reply kissmytulle November 3, 2017 at 12:54 PM

    I’d eat the whole platter… on my own.

    • Reply Jessica November 3, 2017 at 2:04 PM

      I know I definitely could!

  • Reply bysarahhalstead November 3, 2017 at 8:29 PM

    Ohhhh! Those look amazing.

  • Reply Carrie R November 4, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Such a great appetizer idea with the holidays quickly approaching! 🙂

    • Reply Jessica November 4, 2017 at 9:43 AM

      Yes! These will definitely be making an appearance on our holiday table this year! 🙂

  • Reply Kendra November 5, 2017 at 12:06 AM

    These look perfect for holiday parties!

    • Reply Jessica November 5, 2017 at 10:10 AM

      Thanks so much!

  • Reply Jay @ JayTriedAndTrue November 6, 2017 at 6:02 AM

    I need these in my life! I would love you to share these on Smell Good Sunday https://jaytriedandtrue.blogspot.com/2017/11/smell-good-sunday-38.html

  • Reply Helen at the Lazy Gastronome November 6, 2017 at 8:39 AM

    Pinning this one!! They look so good! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner Party!

    • Reply Jessica November 6, 2017 at 5:59 PM

      Thanks so much for pinning! Enjoy!

  • Reply the cape on the corner November 7, 2017 at 2:29 PM

    i looove goat cheese. i think i want to do some sort of appetizer for thanksgiving…but it can’t be this, lol. i don’t like mushrooms, and some of my family keep kosher so i can’t combine the bacon. but this looks sooo deelish!

    • Reply Jessica November 7, 2017 at 6:15 PM

      Isn’t it delicious? Goat cheese is definitely one of my favorites! And I loooove me some cheese! 😉 Hopefully you’ll be able to figure out a Thanksgiving appetizer that works for your family!

  • Reply Nikki G (GwinGal) November 7, 2017 at 9:37 PM

    mmmmmmmmmmm this looks fantastic! I love goat cheese and I love stuffed mushrooms, so together they MUST be awesome!
    🙂 gwingal

    • Reply Jessica November 7, 2017 at 9:51 PM

      I must say that they certainly make a delicious appetizer! I hope you get to try them soon!

  • Reply Dean November 8, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Yes, please! I’ll take the lot 🙂
    These look amazing!!! Oh my goodness- pinning!
    Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Jessica November 8, 2017 at 3:06 PM

      Thank you so much! Enjoy this recipe! 🙂

  • Reply Katherines Corner November 9, 2017 at 9:42 PM

    thank you for sharing at THursday Favorite Things, pinned this yumminess and I will feature on facebook too. xo

    • Reply Jessica November 10, 2017 at 7:54 AM

      Thanks so much for the feature and for pinning!

  • Reply DIY Home Sweet Home November 10, 2017 at 7:27 AM

    These sound delicious!! Too bad I’m the only one in my family who likes mushrooms 🙁

    • Reply Jessica November 10, 2017 at 7:57 AM

      I definitely have a few picky non-mushroom eaters in the family, too! That just means more of these stuffed mushrooms for us! 😉

  • Reply homemadeyum November 10, 2017 at 1:31 PM

    This is brilliant! My family loves herbed goat cheese but I never thought to stuff mushrooms with it. I will definitely be trying this recipe soon!

    • Reply Jessica November 10, 2017 at 2:26 PM

      Thanks so much! I hope you and your family enjoy this recipe!

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  • Reply MyCulinarySaga November 13, 2017 at 3:34 AM

    These look so good. I am not a big fan of goat cheese but those mushrooms look delicious. Thanks for bringing this to Fiesta Friday.
    May I please request you to update your post and link it to Fiesta Friday (http://fiestafriday.net/2017/11/10/fiesta-friday-197)and the co-hosts Laurena @ Life Diet Health ((https://lifediethealth.wordpress.com)and Trupti @ My Culinary Saga (https://myculinarysaga.com/)

    • Reply Jessica November 13, 2017 at 8:45 AM

      Another soft, melty kind of cheese would probably work in this recipe. Enjoy!

  • Reply Miz Helen November 13, 2017 at 12:55 PM

    I just pinned your delicious Stuffed Mushrooms! Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Reply Jessica November 13, 2017 at 7:33 PM

      Thanks so much for pinning! Enjoy this recipe!

  • Reply lemons2408 November 13, 2017 at 5:01 PM

    So glad I saw these – they are on my Thanksgiving menu this year!

    • Reply Jessica November 13, 2017 at 7:34 PM

      That’s wonderful! I hope your family enjoys this recipe!

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