A Simple Keto Recipe – Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
Please note that I am not a doctor or registered dietitian. Before starting any new diet and exercise program please check with your doctor and clear any exercise and/or diet changes with them before beginning.
This recipe is one that I always come back to.
It’s so easy to make.
It only has 1g of net carbs per serving.
And it has bacon… Who doesn’t love bacon!?
Low Carb & Keto Oils
If you’re new to low carb and Keto cooking, I’ll also explain the benefits, differences, and drawbacks to some of the most common keto cooking oils.
This recipe calls for either olive oil or avocado oil.
But you could really use any keto-friendly oil that you’d like. For example, you could substitute and use ghee, coconut oil, lard, etc.
The oil that you use will influence the flavor of the dish, so keep that in mind.
I’ll give some brief advantages and disadvantages of the main keto oils below.
Olive oil is an anti-inflammatory oil that has been shown to protect heart health. It’s got lots of antioxidants and has a rich, nutty flavor.
Besides cooking with it, it’s also used for drizzling on vegetables or salads.
Olive oil has a smoking point of 350F.
The smoking point of an oil is the temperature when an oil starts to burn and smoke. When this happens, the oil may lose some of its beneficial properties, so it’s important to avoid overheating the oil beyond its smoking point.
Recently, coconut oil has been labeled by a superfood by some experts (and for good reason). It’s got antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties.
But beware: coconut oil can bring coconut flavors to your meal. So if you aren’t too fond of the flavor of coconut, then I’d recommend going with another keto-friendly oil.
Until a couple of years ago, I didn’t even know that avocado oil existed!
One great thing about avocado oil is that it has a smoking point of at least 425F. So if you’re ever cooking foods at a high temperature, then avocado oil is one of your best options.
One thing to note:
While avocado oil has gotten cheaper, I still find that it’s much more expensive than some of the other keto-friendly oils out there.
Think of ghee as butter’s better self.
In our version of keto, we don’t recommend dairy products, including butter, but we are totally gung-ho on using ghee as it has most of the casein and lactose removed.
And unlike butter, which has a smoking point of under 350F, ghee has a smoking point of over 450F, making it very versatile to use when cooking or frying your favorite foods at high temperatures.
Ok, let’s get to the food…
Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
- 20 medium white button mushrooms
- 4 slices of bacon, raw
- 1/4 onion
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil or avocado oil
- Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
- Clean the mushrooms (remove the stems carefully with your hands – they should pop and then come out cleanly after you wriggle it a bit).
- In the food processor, food process the bacon, onion, and mushroom stems to form a mince.
- Heat up a frying pan, add in the oil and fry the mince until slightly browned.
- Using your hands and a small spoon, stuff the bacon mixture into the mushrooms.
- Place mushrooms onto a baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until slightly browned.
Nutritional Data (estimates) – per serving:
Fat: 20 g
Total Carbs: 2 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 1 g
Net Carbs: 1 g
Protein: 5 g
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