Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are crunchy on top with a creamy and juicy center. They are loaded with flavor and really stand out as a holiday party appetizer. | natashaskitchen.com

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are crunchy on top with a creamy and juicy center. They are loaded with flavor and really stand out as a holiday party appetizer.

We LOVE mushrooms around here. An entire “test batch” disappeared between my husband, my Mom and I. We wolfed them down mighty quick! ๐Ÿ˜‰ They have amazing Italian flavor and are so satisfying.

P.S. To make the stuffed mushrooms gluten free, just omit the bread crumbs!

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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are crunchy on top with a creamy and juicy center. They are loaded with flavor and really stand out as a holiday party appetizer. | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms:

2 lbs (20 count) large white mushrooms
16oz ground mild Italian sausage
4 oz cream cheese, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 Tbsp finely chopped green onion or chives, plus more to garnish
2 Tbsp fresh parsley
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs (omit if gluten free)

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are crunchy on top with a creamy and juicy center. They are loaded with flavor and really stand out as a holiday party appetizer. | natashaskitchen.com

How to make Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms:

1. Wipe mushrooms clean with lightly damp paper towels. Remove stems and scoop out the brown gills from inside the mushrooms, being careful not to break through the shell. Arrange mushroom caps with the opening facing up on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silpat.

2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage until browned, breaking it apart with your spatula into crumbles. No need to add oil since the sausage will release plenty. Use tongs to push a paper towel around the bottom of the pan to soak up and discard excess oil.ย ย 

3. Reduce heat to medium/low and add 1 garlic minced garlic clove andย 2ย Tbsp chopped chives and stir 1 minute until fragrant.ย  Stir in diced cream cheese until it starts melting itโ€™s ok if not completely smooth.

4. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup bread crumbs, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and 2 Tbsp parsley.

5. Divide stuffing mixture evenly between prepared mushroom caps then bake uncovered in the center of the oven at 400หšF for 15 minutes or until mushrooms are softened and topping is golden brown. Transfer sausage stuffed mushrooms to a serving platter and garnish with fresh parsley to serve.

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are crunchy on top with a creamy and juicy center. They are loaded with flavor and really stand out as a holiday party appetizer. | natashaskitchen.com

Print-Friendly Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe:

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are crunchy on top with a creamy and juicy center. They are loaded with flavor and really stand out as a holiday party appetizer.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $14-$16
Calories: 116 kcal
Servings: 20 stuffed mushrooms

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs large white mushrooms (20 count)
  • 16 oz ground mild Italian sausage
  • 4 oz cream cheese diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 Tbsp green onion or chives, finely chopped plus more to garnish
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs omit if gluten free

Instructions

  1. Wipe mushrooms clean with damp paper towels. Remove stems and scoop out the brown gills from inside the mushrooms, being careful not to break through shells. Arrange mushroom caps with the opening facing up on rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silpat.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook sausage until browned, breaking it apart with your spatula into crumbles. Don't add oil since the sausage will release plenty. Use tongs to push a paper towel around the bottom of the pan to soak up and discard excess oil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium/low and add 1 garlic minced garlic clove and 2 Tbsp chopped chives. Stir 1 minute until fragrant. Stir in diced cream cheese until it starts melting itโ€™s ok if not completely smooth.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup bread crumbs, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and 2 Tbsp parsley.
  5. Divide stuffing mixture between mushroom caps then bake uncovered in the center of the oven at 400หšF for 15 minutes or until mushrooms are softened and topping is golden brown. Transfer to serving platter and garnish with fresh parsley to serve.

Recipe Notes

*Nutrition values are per mushroom. Recipe yields 20 stuffed mushrooms.ย 

Nutrition Facts
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Potassium 211mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 2.5%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 2.8%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are crunchy on top with a creamy and juicy center. They are loaded with flavor and really stand out as a holiday party appetizer. | natashaskitchen.com

Love Stuffed Mushrooms? Check out all of our favorite mushroom recipes here.

P.S. What is your all-time favorite holiday appetizer? We are always looking for new ideas!

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are crunchy on top with a creamy and juicy center. They are loaded with flavor and really stand out as a holiday party appetizer. | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Maria
    January 31, 2018

    Can I replace he cream cheese with something else? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 31, 2018

      Hi Maria, I haven’t tried any other substitutions so its difficult to give a recommendation for something else. If you try something different, please share the results ๐Ÿ˜€. Reply

  • Madeline
    January 29, 2018

    Hi Natasha! I was wondering if you have froze these and then cooked them later. Do think they would still turn out as great? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 29, 2018

      Hi Madeline, I have refrigerated them prepped and then baked but thawed frozen mushrooms are usually pretty soft and juicy afterwards and I’m not sure that they will have the correct texture and may just juice out in the oven. Again, I haven’t tested it but that is my guess. Reply

  • Cj
    January 9, 2018

    Can I leave out the bread crumbs? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 9, 2018

      Hi Cj, I think they would still work well without the crumbs. Reply

  • resep reina
    January 8, 2018

    feel hungry reading this recipe Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 8, 2018

      That’s the exact reaction I was looking for! Reply

  • Halina
    January 2, 2018

    Great recipe!!
    Everyone loved them! I will definitely be making these again and again. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 2, 2018

      I’m happy to hear that Halina! Thanks so much for sharing! Reply

  • Luda Gubarik
    December 28, 2017

    I made these for our Christmas dinner and it was such a big hit with the family. Was told that these stuffed mushrooms taste better than the expensive stuffed mushrooms at restaurants. Keep those recipes coming, love it! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 29, 2017

      I’m glad to hear the recipe is a HIT! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review Luda! Reply

  • Fritz
    December 23, 2017

    omg i made these stuffed Mushrooms and they were fantastic !!!!! Thank you very much !!!!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 23, 2017

      You’re welcome! I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe. Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Olya
    December 22, 2017

    Hi! Can you make these a day before and just bake them the next day?
    Cant wait to try these! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 22, 2017

      Hi Olya, yes you can prep them day before and just keep covered in the fridge. I would bake them a little longer since you are putting chilled mushrooms in the oven. Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Reply

  • Marie Shemain
    December 20, 2017

    Love all your recipes, and enjoy making them. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 20, 2017

      I’m glad to hear you are enjoying the recipes! Thanks for following Marie! Reply

  • Dana K.
    December 19, 2017

    Thanks for this recipe. I will try it soon. Also I’m looking for another stuffed mushrooms recipe that you have. I couldn’t find it. Do you still have it? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 19, 2017

      Search “stuffed mushrooms” in the top right search bar and all of our stuffed mushrooms will pop up ๐Ÿ™‚  Reply

  • December 14, 2017

    wonderful recipe! I’ve usually seen this type of recipe with a dough of some kind, so mushrooms are a nice tweak and much preferred, thank you for this recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 14, 2017

      Youโ€™re welcome Sabrina! I hope you love it! Reply

  • Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    December 14, 2017

    These looks absolutely fabulous! Browned and glowing, yum, yum, yum! I really appreciate how you put the “cost to make” in here. That is so important! I see lots of recipes on blogs and by the time I add up the cost of buying new ingredients that I don’t usually use, I could have eaten out for the same price. Bleh. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 14, 2017

      I’m glad you find that helpful Laura! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know what you think! Reply

  • Jenny
    December 13, 2017

    This looks like a great appetizer for a party! Do you think this could be a make ahead recipe? If so what parts and how would you prep it ahead of time. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 13, 2017

      Hi Jenny, you could completely assemble these before baking and then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake the next day. You might add an extra minute or two to the baking time since they will be chilled. I hope you love them!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

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