Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage

Stuffed mushrooms with sausage are among my favorite dishes. As a matter of fact, when I spot them on the appetizer tray or buffet table at any get-together, I make a beeline for them. After all, I’m not the only one who enjoys them, so I know they’ll disappear quickly.

Fork in a mushroom stuffed with sausage and cheese
Sausage stuffed mushroom

I’ve had these delectable little bites of deliciousness prepared a variety of ways. And I haven’t had one yet that I didn’t like. Some have a creamy filling, while others are more robust. This is basically one of the most versatile appetizers you can make.

Fortunately, my husband likes mushrooms as much as I do. So when I told him that I was going to make some for my blog, he got excited. Last time I made stuffed mushrooms, they were gone in a matter of seconds. This time was no different. He basically ate them as quickly as I made them.

Without a doubt, it’s fun to have a variety of finger foods. That’s why I like to serve the stuffed mushrooms with sausage alongside mini stuffed peppers and green bean bundles. Surround those treats with cut veggies, chips, and dips, and you’ll have a great spread.

Variations of Stuffed Mushrooms

I’ve stuffed mushrooms with a variety of things, and they’re all good. Here are some ideas of things to stuff mushrooms with before you cook them:

  • Cream cheese and mushroom stems
  • Cream cheese, sour cream, and green onions
  • Brie and prosciutto or ham
  • Crabmeat and breadcrumbs
  • Ground beef and rice
  • Tuna
  • Chopped or baby shrimp

Or you can cook the mushrooms first and stuff them afterward with any of these things:

  • Pimento cheese
  • Hummus
  • Cold tuna salad
  • Tomato aspic (not a fan, but some people love it)

Actually, anything you like can be stuffed into mushrooms. It’s all about personal taste.

Mushrooms Stuffed with Sausage for Any Occasion

These delightful little bites of deliciousness are ideal for any party table, appetizer, or meal. They add an earthy element to a bridal shower, baby shower, adult birthday party, backyard barbecue, or church potluck. You can also serve them before a formal dinner party.

One of the things I love about stuffed mushrooms is how quick and easy they are to prepare. Another thing to like is that you can make them to go with almost any type of meal or snack. It’s all about how you season them.

How Do You Clean Mushrooms?

A lot of people like to soak mushrooms or run water over them. However, that’s not the best way to clean them since they are comprised mostly of water. Doing this may cause them to get water-logged, and they’ll break down.

It’s best to thoroughly wipe them with a damp paper towel. You can easily get all of the dirt off the surface without damaging the mushrooms.

How Do You Hollow Out Mushrooms?

After you clean the mushrooms, pat them dry and then remove the stems. This is easy. All you have to do is pop them off. Next, using a spoon or melon baller, gently scoop out the inside section of the mushrooms.

I don’t like wasting any part of the mushrooms, so I chop up the stems and insides to use when stuffing the caps.

How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage

Clean the mushrooms with a damp paper towel.

5 whole mushrooms
Mushrooms ready to be stuffed with sausage
Canister of gluten-free breadcrumbs
Use either regular or gluten-free breadcrumbs.

Remove the stems and hollow out the inside of the caps of all the mushrooms. Set them aside.

Mushroom stems on one plate and caps on another
Remove the stems

In the meantime, brown the sausage. Chop the stems and insides that you removed from the mushroom caps. Add this to the sausage and continue to cook.

Sausage and mushroom stems cooking in a skillet
Cook the sausage and mushroom pieces

Combine the breadcrumbs and cheese with the browned sausage and chopped pieces of mushroom. Mix well.

Cooked sausage, mushroom pieces, and breadcrumbs in the frying pan
Breadcrumbs in the pan
Shredded cheese in a small clear bowl
Shredded cheese

Next, place the caps open side up on a shallow baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Scoop the sausage mixture into the caps.

Shallow baking dish with uncooked stuffed mushrooms
Mushrooms stuffed with sausage and ready for the oven

Bake until the mushroom caps are a rich golden brown. Remove from the oven and add more cheese if you want. However, it isn’t necessary.

Cooked stuffed mushrooms with shredded cheese on top
Cooked sausage stuffed mushrooms with cheese

Finally, this delicious appetizer is ready. As soon as you bite into one of these, you’ll want more.

Enjoy these delicious stuffed mushrooms with sausage! Also make sure you have enough for everyone because they will disappear quickly.

Cooked mushrooms stuffed with sausage and cheese on a plate with a fork
Yummy stuffed mushrooms with sausage

How to Serve Stuffed Mushrooms

There are several ways to serve these delectable finger foods. You can place them on a plate, in a bowl, or on a decorative 3-tiered platter. Another thing you can do is add lettuce leaves, carrot strips, or tomatoes for an extra pop of color.

Not only will your guests be happy, but they’ll also be on the lookout for your next invitation. After all, who doesn’t like tasty appetizers?

Stuffed mushrooms with shredded cheese on top

More Food Blogs I Enjoy

You can also check out some of my other favorite blogs. Without a doubt, you’ll love these:
Back to My Southern Roots
Southern Plate
Southern Bite
Julia’s Simply Southern
Big Bear’s Wife
Mrs. Happy Homemaker
Marilyn’s Treats
Sweet Little Bluebird
Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Yield: 24 stuffed mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms
When you need a delicious appetizer, this is an easy one to make.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 24 whole mushrooms
  • 8 ounces of your favorite sausage
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a large baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. To clean the mushrooms, wipe them off with a damp paper towel.
  3. Pop off the stems and put them aside.
  4. Using a spoon or melon baller, scoop out the insides of the mushrooms.
  5. In a medium skillet, brown the sausage, breaking it up as it cooks.
  6. Add the chopped mushroom pieces to the sausage and continue to cook until the pieces are golden brown.
  7. Mix the cheese and breadcrumbs into the skillet.
  8. Add the olive oil. If you want extra salt and pepper, add it now. Stir.
  9. Fill the mushroom caps with the sausage mixture and place open side up on the baking pan.
  10. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes, until the mushrooms are golden brown.
  11. Remove from the oven. Sprinkle more cheese on the mushrooms if you like them cheesy. Return to the oven for a couple of minutes to melt the cheese.
  12. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

4 mushrooms

Amount Per Serving Calories 294 Total Fat 22g Saturated Fat 8g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 13g Cholesterol 53mg Sodium 557mg Carbohydrates 10g Fiber 1g Sugar 2g Protein 14g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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