Creamy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I’m a contributor.

The mushroom and Italian sausage filling in these creamy sausage stuffed mushrooms is sure to delight the tastebuds of all who eat them.

The mushroom and Italian sausage filling in these creamy sausage stuffed mushrooms is sure to delight the tastebuds of all who eat them.

We’re pretty big on appetizers at our house. On any given night, I would much rather have appetizers for dinner than an actual meal. It doesn’t even matter if we’re out at a restaurant, I still prefer appetizers over a huge meal.

My fondest memories of appetizers are from Christmas’ growing up. Every year, on Christmas Eve, my mom would make all kinds of appetizers. My sister’s and I could hardly wait to sit by the fire in the living room, eat appetizers, listen to my dad read the Christmas story from the Bible and open a present from Santa.

As an adult, I love appetizers for any occasion. Football season, binge watching my favorite Netflix show, UFC fight night, the Super Bowl, and of course, Christmas Eve.

As a rule, I only eat appetizers with tons of amazing flavor. This is a rule I think everyone should follow. Let the kids have their pizza bagel bites, what we adults need are these creamy sausage stuffed mushrooms.

The mushroom and Italian sausage filling in these creamy sausage stuffed mushrooms is sure to delight the tastebuds of all who eat them.

Now, you may be thinking they’re too complicated, but, I’m here to tell you that not only are they not complicated, they are actually quite quick and easy to make. Plus, it’s pretty much a sure thing that anyone who tastes them is going to want more, so you may need to double the batch.

This recipe is basically a guarantee that whatever occasion you’re making them for, it’s going to be a hit. Some of my other favorite appetizers are my sweet and sour chicken wings and blue cheese tomato bruschetta. Even the kids love them!

 

More appetizer recipes for you to try:

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Creamy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
 
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The creamy mushroom and Italian sausage filling in these mushroom sausage bites is sure to delight the tastebuds of all who eat them.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Ingredients
  • 16 ounce package whole mushrooms
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup minced yellow onion
  • ½ pound mild Italian sausage
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-2 stalks green onion for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. Remove sausage from casings; set aside
  3. Small dice 4 ounces of the mushrooms; set aside
  4. Wash and dry mushrooms
  5. Remove stems from the remaining mushrooms; small dice and add to other diced mushrooms
  6. In a medium skillet, heat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil on medium high heat
  7. Add onion, garlic and diced mushrooms
  8. Cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes
  9. Add sausage, breaking up with a spoon as it cooks
  10. Cook until sausage is no longer pink and resembles crumbles; drain
  11. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and sausage mixture
  12. Stir until well combined
  13. Fill mushroom caps with sausage mixture and place on a baking sheet
  14. Bake in 350º oven until caps are softened and sausage mixture is hot, about 15-20 minutes
  15. While mushrooms bake, dice green onion; set aside
  16. Once mushrooms are ready, remove from oven and top with sliced green onions
  17. Serve warm
Notes
The number of appetizers that this recipe yields will vary, since mushrooms are purchased by weight and not quantity.

What are some of your favorite appetizers? I’d love to know, so please leave a comment!

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