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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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! 😉 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.

Four photos of mushrooms with the stems being removed

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.

Two photos with meat being fried

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

Two photos with sausage stuffing for mushrooms being cooked

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

Two photos with sausage stuffing for mushrooms being cooked

5. Divide stuffing mixture evenly between prepared mushroom caps then bake uncovered in the center of the oven at 400˚F 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.

Two photos of Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms on a baking pan

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:

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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

4.99 from 68 votes
Author: Natasha of 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.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 20 stuffed mushrooms
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 it’s ok if not completely smooth.
  • Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup bread crumbs, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and 2 Tbsp parsley.
  • Divide stuffing mixture between mushroom caps then bake uncovered in the center of the oven at 400˚F for 15 minutes or until mushrooms are softened and topping is golden brown. Transfer to serving platter and garnish with fresh parsley to serve.

Notes

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

Nutrition Per Serving

116kcal Calories2g Carbs5g Protein9g Fat3g Saturated Fat24mg Cholesterol212mg Sodium211mg Potassium1g Sugar125IU Vitamin A2.1mg Vitamin C28mg Calcium0.6mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Amount per Serving
Calories
116
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
9
g
14
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Cholesterol
 
24
mg
8
%
Sodium
 
212
mg
9
%
Potassium
 
211
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
2
g
1
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
125
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
2.1
mg
3
%
Calcium
 
28
mg
3
%
Iron
 
0.6
mg
3
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 116

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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

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Stephen C Roth
    December 23, 2023

    I use Portobello mushrooms for their texture and larger size. Add chopped Italian parsley in the mixture. In addition I omit the cream cheese and mix in additional Parmesan cheese.
    Make yourself a dry Martini.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 23, 2023

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Stephen! I’m so glad you enjoyed this stuffed mushroom recipe.

      Reply

  • rachael
    November 22, 2023

    hello Natasha, you may not see this as its the day before thanksgiving. I was thinking of making the stuffing today andassembling tomorrow does that work?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 22, 2023

      Hi Rachael! I think that would be fine.

      Reply

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