Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sausage-Stuffed Shroomers

Here is the final recipe from our wine tasting - an appetizer of sausage stuffed mushrooms - the perfect bite-sized taste to accompany our fruity and delicious Barriosa Sombrero Rojo Rioja wine. Our guests are still raving about these mushrooms over a week later - I call that a successful dish!

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

3 pints baby bella mushrooms, cleaned with the stems removed
1 lb. chicken or turkey sausage, sweet Italian is great, but almost any flavor would work (We used a red wine and cheese variety from Trader Joes here.)
2/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup parmigiano regiano cheese, grated (plus extra for sprinkling)
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2-3 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

Preheat a heavy skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, remove the casings from the sausages and put the meat in the skillet. Brown the sausage until cooked through, using a spatula to break apart any pieces. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 375 degrees and grease a large baking sheet. Arrange the mushrooms cap-side-down on the sheet and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the bread crumbs, eggs, cheese, onion, garlic, pepper, and parsley. Add the cooled sausage to the mixture and stir until combined. Fill each mushroom cap with about a tablespoonful of the sausage mixture, and don't worry if the filling piles up and overflows a bit. When all mushrooms are filled, sprinkle some extra grated cheese on top.

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until filing is set and sizzling. Serve immediately and enjoy!


madebymel said...

I really wish I liked mushrooms, these look so good!

Hayley said...

have i mentioned i have a food-girl crush on you??

themilkmanswife said...

Mmmmmm! I love stuffed mushrooms, these looks so good!

Colleen said...

I love love love when sausage is used in the stuffing for mushrooms - these look fabulous!

Queenie said...

Think you could omit the breadcrumbs to make this south beach friendly?

Phoo-D said...

These look wonderful and thinking about mushrooms and sausage together is making my mouth water!

Chantal said...

Awesome! Those look great, unfortunately all the mushrooms we get out here are squashed onto those styrofoam trays and covered in plastic wrap :(

Kevin said...

Those sausage stuffed mushrooms look great!


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