Appetizer/ Recipe

Stuffed Mushrooms

December 5, 2015 (Last Updated: March 10, 2019)

Stuffed Mushrooms with a sausage and cheese filling.

Perfect appetizer - Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers.  It’s funny though, because there was a time when I thought mushrooms were gross!  So glad my tastes have changed.

If I had my way with dinner, it would just be appetizers…well for at least a couple of nights a week.  Then I’d probably miss real dinners, but for now, I could definitely use more nights with appetizers!

These stuffed mushrooms are made with pork breakfast sausage.  You can use homemade sausage or your favorite from the store.   The mushrooms can be made ahead of time and then just bake when you need them.  Super duper, easy peasy!

Stuffed mushrooms ready for the oven.

If you use large button mushrooms, you will need 24 mushrooms.  For a party, I like to use smaller mushrooms.

They are easier to eat as finger food and guest can just pop them into their mouths. If you use smaller mushrooms, you will want to buy more.  They don’t hold as much stuffing, so it goes much further.

Stuffed Mushrooms filled with sausage and cheese.


Stuffed Mushrooms ready for the oven

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Stuffed Mushrooms with sausage and cheese
Stuffed Mushrooms
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Sausage stuffed mushrooms

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mushroom appetizer recipes, mushroom appetizers, sausage stuffed mushrooms, stuffed mushrooms, stuffed mushrooms recipes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 206 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 24 mushrooms cleaned
  • 1 pound pork breakfast sausage
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoons sherry
  • 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. Pop stems from mushrooms. Chop and add to mixing bowl
  2. Add uncooked sausage, bread crumbs, sherry, and cheeses.
  3. Mix mixture with your hands until well combined.
  4. Fill each mushroom with stuffing. Stuffing should sit high above mushroom cap. 

  5. Place on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

  7. Serve while still warm.
Recipe Notes

Smaller mushrooms can be used for bite sized appetizers.
Mushrooms can be made ahead of time. Either refrigerate uncooked and bake when needed or bake completely, cool, refrigerate and reheat at 300 degrees for 15-20 minutes until heated through.

Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 444mg 19%
Potassium 243mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 15.3%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    February 22, 2016 at 9:52 am

    I love stuffed mushrooms, but although I’ve stuffed in at least a dozen different ways, I’ve never stuffed them with meat. It is time to change that, yours look so delicious.

    • Reply
      February 22, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      There are so many ways to stuff a mushroom….so little time!

  • Reply
    December 13, 2015 at 5:03 am

    That is delicious looks like very nice one pot meal;Those look yummy! I think I can successfully do those.

  • Reply
    December 8, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    You are speaking my language with these. Whenever I’m at a restaurant and I see stuffed mushrooms on the appetizer list, I have to get them. These look so good!

    • Reply
      December 9, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      They are hard to resist.

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