Crumbed Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms with BBQ Dipping Sauce


Mushrooms are one of my favourite ingredients.  I love them braaied, fried, baked etc.  I can have  them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in between.  It therefore comes as no surprise that I would choose mushrooms for my second  Knorr Crispy & Tasty Coating recipe.  This starter recipe uses button mushrooms ,however, one can use mushroom steaks for bigger portions which can be served as main course.   For the recipe, I played around with the preparation instructions and went against what is recommended on the packet by adding milk to the coating then dipping the mushrooms into it.  This creates a crunchy coating.  One should feel free to use the directions on the packet.

I particularly  love the dipping sauce in this recipe.  It is made up of the BBQ dippping mix, tomato sauce, sweet chilli sauce and parsley.  It is delicious and it adds extra personality to this lovely dish.  Get to try the recipe and share your thoughts and experience with us.  Enjoy!


Crumbed Bacon-Stuffed Mushrooms with a BBQ Dipping Sauce


Makes:  4 starter portions


1 packet button mushrooms, cleaned and stalks removed

125ml (½ cup) milk

1 packet Knorr Crispy & Tasty Chicken Coating with BBQ Dip-Mix

For the dip:

75ml (5 Tbsp) tomato sauce

25ml (5 tsp) sweet chilli sauce

2.5ml (½ tsp) fresh parsley, chopped

For the stuffing:

30ml (2 Tbsp) oil

½ onion, peeled and finely chopped

2.5ml crushed garlic

¼ red pepper, finely chopped

3 slices shoulder bacon, chopped into small pieces

5ml (1 tsp) fresh parsley, chopped

5ml (1 tsp) fresh thyme, chopped

salt and freshly ground black pepper

mozzarella cheese, for sprinkling




  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C.
  2. Combine the milk and the crumb coating and mix together well. Set the Dip-Mix aside to make the dip (see Step 10.)
  3. Dip mushrooms into the coating. Place them face down on a lightly greased baking tray.
  4. Put them in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Prepare the stuffing while mushrooms are baking in the oven. In a saucepan, heat the oil and sauté the onion, garlic and red pepper.
  6. Add bacon and continue frying until cooked.
  7. Add the parsley and thyme and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Remove the mushrooms from the oven and turn them over so their hollows are facing upwards. Add a little stuffing to each mushroom and sprinkle with cheese.
  9. Return the mushroom to the oven for 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  10. To make the sauce: Mix together the BBQ Dip-Mix, tomato sauce, sweet chilli sauce and parsley.
  11. Serve the stuffed mushrooms with the sauce.


About Author


Thuli Gogela is a Food Technologist with 8 years of experience developing products in food manufacturing. She is dedicated to discovering wholesome traditional dishes and recipes with a distinctive taste from different parts of the African continent. Thuli is well known for her food blog, Mzansi Style Cuisine which was established in 2010. She saw a gap in the traditional food market that people were hungry for. From there, it didn’t take long to build her brand. In 2013, she started writing a recipe column for the Cape Times for and has collaborated with some of the biggest brands in South Africa namely, Knorr, Nedeburg Wines, First Choice and Spekko rice. Not only does Thuli feature traditional African dishes, she’s also open to developing recipes, food consultations and brand collaborations.

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