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Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms with sausage and cheese

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

5 from 4 votes
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
    Meghan | Fox and Briar
    December 6, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Yes! I feel the same way, I can have appetizers for dinner a few nights a week. And I also used to think that mushrooms were gross! But now I don’t, especially these delicious sausage stuffed ones!

    • Reply
      December 7, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      My kids still think mushrooms are gross…maybe one day they will love mushrooms. In the meanwhile…more for me!

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    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    December 7, 2015 at 5:42 am

    Haha, I laughed out loud because there was a time that I thought mushrooms were gross too, and that time was about 6 months ago! Then I bought some stuffed mushrooms at the store and thought, hey, these are good! I’ll have to try yours now though. Hubby is a big mushroom eater so I’m trying to be flexible.

    • Reply
      December 7, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      My next food to tackle is brussel sprouts….never been a fan of those!

  • Reply
    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor
    December 7, 2015 at 7:24 am

    I love stuffed mushrooms! These are a perfect holiday appetizer along with that delicious salmon cream cheese dip!

    • Reply
      December 7, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      You are right! Nothing better than a selection of appetizers to sample! The more the merrier!

  • Reply
    Manali @ CookWithManali
    December 7, 2015 at 9:49 am

    stuffed mushrooms are my favorite too!

    • Reply
      December 7, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      Thanks, Manali!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    December 7, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Great bellies crave alike! I use to hate mushrooms too and if I had my way with dinner it would always be appetizers! LOVING these stuffed ‘shrooms, my dear! Meaty and stuffed perfection! Cheers!

    • Reply
      December 7, 2015 at 8:21 pm

      It’s all we really need for dinner!

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    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    December 7, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I also love mushrooms- I even use them as stuffing in fish (trout)- the addition of sherry in your recipe looks like a winner! Be sure and leave these stuffed mushrooms out for Santa on Xmas eve!

    • Reply
      December 7, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      Ahhhh….an appetizer for Santa instead of the usual cookies! I think Santa just might welcome a bit of a change!

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    Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg
    December 7, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Oh my! These look delicious. Although I don’t eat red meat, I could totally substitute in some turkey sausage. These would be a huge hit at our family’s Christmas Eve dinner. Thank you for sharing.

    • Reply
      December 7, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      Turkey sausage would be a perfect substitute!

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    [email protected]
    December 7, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Yep, I think it’s unanimous…I could eat appetizers for dinner too! Especially if these babies were on the menu! This will be a lovely addition to everyone’s holiday parties!

    • Reply
      December 8, 2015 at 5:52 am

      It seems everyone loves appetizers!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    December 7, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    OMG! I absolutely LOVE stuffed mushrooms! These look so awesome that I could make a whole meal out of them too!

    • Reply
      December 8, 2015 at 5:52 am

      Thanks, Rachelle!

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    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    December 8, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Love eating apps for dinner! Sometimes, when the hubby and I go out to dinner, we’ll eat all appetizers instead of entrees. Then we get to try a whole bunch of stuff! Your mushrooms look so delicious that I wish I could eat all of them right now 🙂

    • Reply
      December 9, 2015 at 5:21 pm

      Sounds perfect to me…that way you can eat a little bit of everything.

  • 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.

  • 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
    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!

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