Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Good morning!!!! I feel like it's a holiday for some reason ~ maybe because my little guy is graduating tonight from the pre-school he has been at for 5 years. And tomorrow I head to NY for my 20 year high school reunion & to visit with some of my oldest & dearest friends. I am excited!!!!!
On to the food -while these mushrooms aren't as special as my Tuscan Stuffed Mushrooms from Giada, they are super easy & taste wonderful. How can you go wrong with pork & mushrooms all in one bite. My sweet friend Kacey - you can fill them with chicken perhaps :) I made them for Mother's Day & made the filling the night before to make things easier.

• 20 to 24 large fresh mushrooms
• 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
• 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
• 1 tablespoon butter
• 1/4 pound bulk pork sausage, cooked, crumbled & drained
• 3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
• 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
• 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
• 1 egg white

Remove mushroom stems from caps. Set caps aside (discard stems or save for another use). In a small skillet, saute onion & garlic in butter until tender. In a large bowl, combine the sausage, bread crumbs, Parmesan, parsley & egg white. Stir in onion mixture. Fill the mushroom caps; place in a lightly greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.

Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until mushrooms are tender & tops are browned. Yield: about 2 dozen.

{My Thoughts}
Just one tip: prep the mushrooms ahead of time to make it easy on yourself. Remove the stem & wipe down mushrooms with a damp towel. Store in a ziploc bag until you're ready to fill. Also, make the filling ahead of time & then take out of fridge for enough time to take the chill out of them so they heat nicely.


Elizabeth said...

OMG- this looks DELICIOUS!

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious..
Enjoy your trip and have lots of fun.

Woman Interrupted said...

I love making these at home because you can throw in almost any combo of meat and cheese and they come out so delicious. I'll have to try your version!

~Marie~ said...

You have the best recipes!

Have fun on your trip!!

Pam said...

This is one of my very favorite appetizers - your recipe looks and sounds tasty. Mmmm good.

Kristina P. said...

I LOVE stuffed mushrooms. These are definitely going into my appetizer recipe book.

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, they look SO good. Maybe I can make these for the next party we have : ). Gary freaks out when mushrooms are in the house though. He says they scare him. Boys are SO wierd!

Ronda said...

O.K. Those sound perfect for our margarita's!

starnes family said...

My husband would be in heaven.

Jen said...

Yummy! I love mushrooms.

Anonymous said...

I love stuffed mushrooms! These looks positively yummy!!

Kerstin said...

I always make a beeline for stuffed mushrooms at parties and yours are making me drool!

I hope you have a great trip!

Amanda said...

Wow those look great! I have everything but the fresh mushrooms, think I'll stop at the store tomorrow!

very married said...

mmm! that looks SO good!

Debbie said...

Happy graduation and I hope you have a wonderful trip.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

I would love this - sausage and mushrooms- YUM!