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The best sausage stuffed mushrooms recipe. Makes a great appetizer and snack and also reheats well.
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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Perfect for a party or as a side item, these Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are a must try! They are flavorful, cheesy, and easy to make!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword italian stuffed mushrooms
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 large mushrooms
Calories 204kcal


  • 20 oz mushrooms cleaned and cored, save 1/2 the stems
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2/3 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesean cheese
  • 4-6 oz swiss cheese shredded (larger hole)


  • Clean and core the mushrooms. Save about half of the stems and very finely chop in a food processor or with a knife. Take a spoon and clean out the center of the mushroom caps to create more room for stuffing. Does not need to be perfect or remove all the gills.
  • Preheat Oven to 350 F. Place mushrooms stem side down on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until liquid releases from the mushrooms.
  • While the mushrooms are baking, prepare the stuffing. In a skillet over medium heat, crumble the Italian sausage and cook until no longer pink. Move the Italian sausage to a plate but do not clean the pan. Add the minced garlic, basil, onion, celery, and reserved mushroom stems. Cook until soft and the onions are translucent. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in the sausage and Parmesan cheese. Stir in the breadcrumbs a little at a time to avoid using too much. The stuffing should look well coated and course, but not overly dry. If the stuffing looks too dry, you can add a bit of chicken broth to moisten it.
  • With a spoon, pack the mushroom tops with the stuffing. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven. Top with shredded swiss cheese and put in a warm oven for a few minutes to melt.



The stuffing consistency should not be too crumbly or it may make them harder to stay together in the mushroom. You can tell this by how well it sticks together if you form a ball in your hand. While it shouldn't be too wet, if shouldn't crumble in your hand. Adjust the bread crumbs and cheese if necessary. If too dry, add a bit of chicken broth or stock.


Serving: 2mushrooms | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.5g | Protein: 12.9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 365mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 1.6g | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2.2mg