Militello’s Superbowl TV Tailgating Mushrooms

5 tbsp. Militello Gourmet Specialties Sicilian Olive Oil

1 cup parmesan cheese

1 cup Italian style bread crumbs

¼ tsp. cayenne

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper to taste

12 medium mushrooms, stems removed

3 slices low fat pepper jack, cut into 12 pieces

1 shallot chopped

2 pieces turkey bacon, fried crisp and crumbled

Militello's Antipasta Mix

¼ cup diced roasted red bell peppers

¼ cup diced Roma tomato

5 green olives, sliced

2 tbsp. paprika

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pour 2 tablespoons of oil into a pan and turn on medium high heat.

Combine 1 cup parmesan cheese, 1 cup bread crumbs, peppers and salt. Reserve 1/3 cup of this mixture to use later. Place bread mixture in skillet and brown lightly. Hollow out the center of the mushrooms with a small knife (for stuffing)

Brush the mushrooms with olive oil (save 2 tsp. to sprinkle on top of mushrooms)

Place browned bread crumb mixture in a bowl, and dip mushrooms in mixture, dropping a small amount in the inside.

Place the pepper jack cheese into the mushrooms first.

Place 3 to 4 pieces of each of the shallots, bacon, 1/8 tsp. Antipasta Mix, bell peppers, and diced tomatoes on top of cheese.

Spead the remainder of the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese on top of the mushrooms

Drip a little of the olive oil on top.

Place the slices olives on top then sprinkle with the paprika.

Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes (or until the tops are lightly brown).