65% less fat • 60% less sat fat • 47% fewer calories than the original recipe. Pop one of these healthified appetizers in your mouth for a tasty treat.

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 35 min
Makes: 8 servings (3 mushrooms each)

24 large fresh whole mushrooms (1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter)
2 tablespoons reduced-fat balsamic vinaigrette
2 slices bacon
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup finely shredded reduced-fat Italian cheese blend
1/3 cup reduced-fat garlic-and-herbs spreadable cheese (from 6.5-oz container)
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons Progresso® plain bread crumbs
2 teaspoons chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove stems from mushrooms; reserve caps. Chop enough stems to measure 3/4 cup. Discard remaining stems or reserve for another use. In large bowl, toss mushroom caps with vinaigrette; place stem sides down in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan.
2. Bake 10 minutes. Let stand until cool enough to handle; drain.
3. Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towel. Crumble bacon; set aside. Remove and discard drippings from skillet.
4. In same skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and chopped mushroom stems; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender.
5. In medium bowl, stir onion mixture, bacon, cheeses and mustard until well blended. Spoon mixture into mushroom caps; place filled sides up in pan. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs and remaining 1/2 teaspoon olive oil; stir in parsley. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over filled mushroom caps.
6. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Serve warm.

Success:
Clean mushrooms just before using. Wipe clean with damp cloth or rinse quickly and drain well. Mushrooms should not be soaked in water because they will absorb it.

Time-Saver:
Don't want to cook bacon? Look for precooked bacon with the regular bacon at the grocery store. It's a great way to save time, and you can keep it in the freezer.


Nutrition Information:
1 Serving: Calories 90 (Calories from Fat 40); Total Fat 4 1/2g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 190mg; Total Carbohydrate 6g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 3g); Protein 6g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 10%; Iron 4% Exchanges: 0 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 High-Fat Meat