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Potluck Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

12 servings

Pennsylvania is often referred to as the "Mushroom Capital of the World." These sausage-stuffed mushrooms are delicious appetizers and always the hit of the party. —Beatrice Vetrano, Landenberg, Pennsylvania
Potluck Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 12 large fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Thinly sliced green onions, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Remove stems from mushrooms; place caps in a greased 15x10x1-in. pan. Finely chop stems; wrap in paper towels and squeeze to remove moisture.
  2. In a skillet, heat 1-1/2 tablespoons butter; saute onion and stems over medium-high heat until tender. Stir in lemon juice and seasonings; cook until juices are almost evaporated. Cool slightly.
  3. Mix sausage, parsley and onion mixture; spoon into mushroom caps. Mix bread crumbs and cheese; sprinkle over tops. Dot with remaining butter.
  4. Bake until sausage is cooked through, 15-20 minutes, basting occasionally with pan juices. If desired, top with green onions.
Sausage-Stuffed Mushroom Tips

What kind of mushrooms should you use to make sausage-stuffed mushrooms?

Cremini (also called baby bella) and button mushrooms are easy to find and usually about the correct size. Other common varieties such as shiitake are simply not sturdy enough, or are an improper shape for making stuffed mushrooms.

How should you wash the mushrooms before stuffing them?

Use a dry paper towel or cloth to wipe away any dirt or debris on the exterior of the mushrooms. Rinsing in water is actually a common mistake lots of us make when cooking mushrooms; mushrooms are like sponges and can absorb too much water to cook properly.

How can you make sausage-stuffed mushrooms your own?

Add any flavors you love to make these sausage-stuffed mushrooms your favorite! Try using fresh lemon zest with the lemon juice to boost the citrus flavor, or mix in minced fresh garlic. Add crushed red pepper for heat, or use additional fresh herbs like oregano or rosemary. Even different types of sausage, such as hot or sweet Italian sausage, can really give this easy appetizer your own spin.

Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed mushroom: 59 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 111mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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