Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms with Kalamata Olives

18 large mushrooms (each about 2 inches in diameter)
4 bacon slices
1 Tbs. chopped garlic
1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp dried
1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried
1/4 cup chopped pitted brine-cured Kalamata olives
2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
Olive oil

Remove stems from mushrooms. Coarsely chop stems and set aside. Cook bacon in heavy large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Using tongs, transfer bacon to paper towels and drain. Pour off all but 1 Tbs. drippings from skillet. Add chopped mushroom stems, garlic and rosemary and sauté over medium heat until tender, about 10 minutes. Crumble bacon and add to skillet. Add olives and stir to combine. Mix cream cheese in medium bowl until smooth. Add mushroom mixture and stir to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Lightly brush rounded side of mushroom caps with oil. Place rounded side down large baking sheet. Spoon filling into caps, mounding in center. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover stuffed mushrooms with plastic and chill.)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake stuffed mushrooms until heated through, about 20 minutes. Transfer mushrooms to platter and serve.

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Mushrooms are a natural source of Vitamin D, essential for absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the body. There is nothing synthetic or chemical added. When exposed to UV light, our sliced mushrooms provide 100% DV of Vitamin D in a 3 oz. serving.