January 29th, 2009

sausage stuffed mushrooms

stuffed mushrooms 1

you’ve probably noticed by now that i’ve got a bit of sweet tooth. cake over steak. i’m usually happy to let the girl do most of the cooking (she’s an amazing cook), but there are times when i have to break out ingredients other than butter and sugar. the results? indulgent. full of bacon.

mushrooms 2

another common theme: appetizers for dinner. i love making a bunch of little finger foods and just eating them as a meal. growing up, this was a treat reserved for new years eve, complete with mozzarella sticks, potato skins, nachos and *gasp* birch beer (best soda ever). since i’m still young enough that it’s a novelty to go to the grocery store and get whatever i want, if i want snacks for dinner now, that’s what i’m having.

mushroom stuffing 1

these stuffed mushrooms are straight up indulgent and flavorful bites that work just as well as a main dish as they do party starters. the combination of sweet sausage and earthy mushrooms mixed with caramelized onions and hints of parmesan cheese will make you rethink how you do dinner too. and the way the sausage just crisps up in the oven – i could go on if you want…

parmesan cheese

the great thing about recipes like this is that you can mix and match any ingredients you like. try turkey or chicken sausage (just had this for the first time recently – surprisingly good!). throw in any spices or herbs you might like, or even mix in some wild mushrooms for a kick.

mushroom stuffing 2

i don’t actually have any pictures of the mushrooms once they came out of the oven. there’s a perfectly good reason – we finished them off before i could break out the camera. seriously.

stuffed mushrooms 2

sausage stuffed mushrooms
makes about 20 mushrooms. great for a party!

20 medium-sized mushrooms (also called “stuffing mushrooms”)
8 oz sweet italian sausage
2 cloves crushed garlic
2 Tbsp parsley
1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
1/2 cup italian bread crumbs
1 small diced onion
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil for drizzling

1. wash and stem the mushrooms. carefully cut off the sausage casing and crumble the sausage into small pieces. dice the mushroom stems and saute with a few drops of oil,  the sausage, onion, garlic, parsley and salt and pepper.

2. cook until sausage is lightly browned and remove from heat. pour into large bowl and mix with bread crumbs and shredded parmesan cheese.

3. stuff mushroom caps with sausage mixture while it is still warm and drizzle with olive oil. bake on an ungreased baking sheet at  350 F for 20 minutes.

23 Comments for sausage stuffed mushrooms - why not leave some love?

  1. Marcie says:

    I’m close to 60 and still love appetizers for dinner, chocolate, food. It never changes.
    These look fabulous, easy to make and just in time for my party Saturday p.m.
    Thanks so much for this website. I get great enjoyment from just reading your emails, let alone making the recipes.

  2. What a delicious recipe, and I love your step-by-step photos. Mushrooms are great, you can pretty much stuff them with anything (cheese is always good) and they will taste fantastic! This would make the perfect Super Bowl snack. Thanks for the inspiration!
    – Brittany

    • Julia says:

      I love to make a meal of appetizers, just like you. However my family doesn’t so I rarely get to indulge myself. Keep those recipes coming and maybe I can convert the family to enjoy appetizers as a meal.

  3. Heather says:

    game food!! bring these on for sunday. i enjoy stopping by your blog – great recipes, witty writing, fabulous photography. launched my own blog last week and would love for you to pop in!



  4. Donna says:

    This filling looks amazing. I am soo trying this. Your photo is outstanding. Makes me want one right this second, darnit!

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  6. Carrie says:

    We made these for the Superbowl and they were awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

  7. anna says:

    these sausage stuffed mushrooms are so perfect for me. a combo of my favorite things. i mean who doesn’t love mushrooms, sausage, and cheese? can’t wait to try it out.

    love the blog, btw. =D

  8. Kristin says:

    These were great! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Beef steak has always been my all time favorite dish and i am always looking for some new recipes that has steak as the main ingredient.~’~

  11. hugs and kisses says:

    I think i’m going to suffer from food nightmare tonight. this looks like my brother’s waste products after eating the noodles i cooked.

  12. Brittany Bennett says:

    I brought these mushrooms to my boyfriend’s family’s house for Thanksgiving and they were a huge hit! I actually tripled the recipe and they were all gone before dinner. I just got an email from one of the dinner guests asking me to send them the recipe. Thank you so much for the amazing recipe!

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