For me, appetizers are a must if I’m having a party. There’s nothing like sitting around the table, catching up and munching on goodies.
A veggie tray is always a must have for me. It’s one thing that always gets eaten. Of course I always serve it with dip.
There are so many options to choose from when making appetizers. The good news is there are plenty of healthy options.
They are all Weight Watcher friendly recipes!
Just like the Stuffed Mushrooms I made. These stuffed mushrooms are 1 Freestyle point each.
The mushrooms are 0 points so it was all about keeping the filling low in points, but still tasting great.
I used reduced-fat cream cheese to save on points. I use 4 oz. which is 10 points. Regular cream cheese would have been 18 points, that’s a saving of 8 points!
The filling also has 2 slices of center cut bacon, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, chives and light mayonnaise.
These stuffed mushrooms are so easy to make. They can also be prepared ahead of time and they only take 15 minutes to bake.
First you want to clean your mushrooms and remove the stems.
For the filling, just mix all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix them together.
I added the filling to a zip up bag, sealed the bag and cut the bottom corner off. Kind of like a pastry bag. It made it really easy to squeeze the filling into the mushrooms. Just make sure you cut the corner big enough for the bacon pieces and chives to get out.
Once you fill the mushrooms you can either bake them right away, or cover them with plastic wrap and pop them in the fridge until you’re ready for them.
Yield: 15 stuffed mushrooms (1 point each with blue, green and purple)
- 15 mushrooms, cleaned and stems removed
- 4 oz. reduced-fat cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon dried bread crumbs
- 2 slices center cut bacon, cooked and chopped
- 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Add the mushrooms.
In a mixing bowl add the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, light mayonnaise and chives.
Fill each mushroom with the cream cheese mixture.
Bake for 15 minutes.
If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.
If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!