Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms: the tasty, fun appetizer recipe for holiday season

Total time: 40 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 15 people
By Cookist

Stuffed mushrooms are always a crowd-pleaser. They’re easy to eat with one hand, and can also be stuffed in many different ways. To make these yummy sausage-stuffed mushrooms, you simply mix together sausage meat and cheese cubes and use it to stuff the mushrooms. You then bake the mushrooms until the sausage mixture is cooked and the cheese has melted… yes it’s as easy as that!

You can customize the recipe according to your liking. These sausage-stuffed mushrooms are so versatile and you can serve them in many different ways, so make sure to check out our tasty tips below! You’ll love these easy, fancy, bite-sized appetizers!

What Are The Best Mushrooms For Stuffing?

The best mushrooms to use for this recipe will be regular button mushrooms or brown cremini (or portobello) mushrooms. Use fresh mushrooms and stay away from ones that are soggy or moldy.

How To Clean Mushrooms

The best way to clean mushrooms is by wiping them with a clean kitchen cloth or paper towel. If you wash them with water, spread them out on a large kitchen towel to allow them to dry properly. Otherwise, they will release too much moisture during the cooking process.

How To Make Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Clean the mushrooms. Remove the mushroom stalk and wipe the mushrooms clean with a paper towel or kitchen towel. Make the sausage filling. In a large mixing bowl, add the sausage and cheese and mix it all together.

Fill the mushroom caps with the prepared sausage and cheese mixture. Place the stuffed mushrooms in a baking dish and bake in the oven at 190°C/375°F for 20 minutes or until the sausage mixture is cooked through and the cheese has melted.


For best results, use ground Italian turkey sausage.

To make sure that the mushrooms don’t end up becoming soggy, they have to be dry before stuffing. If you wash them with water, spread them out on a large kitchen towel to allow them to dry.

In the unlikely event that you have leftovers (you’ll probably eat them all!), you can use the stuffed mushrooms in any of the following ways. Chop them up and use them in a pasta salad, serve them with fried rice, or use as a pizza topping

Can You Make Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms Ahead Of Time?

These stuffed mushrooms are great for preparing ahead of time. Up to two days ahead of time, you can clean the mushrooms, make the filling, and stuff them. Place them on a baking tray and cover them with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge and bake when you’re ready to serve them, adding 10 minutes to the baking time.

Sausage Stuffed Mushroom Variations

To make the filling a tad bit creamier, add a few tablespoons of cream cheese.

To reduce the baking time, you can cook the sausage mixture beforehand and mix it with the cheese before stuffing.

Depending on whether you prefer your stuffed mushrooms with more texture or flavor, feel free to add any of the following:

  • Dried fruits (cranberries, apricots, or golden raisins)
  • Nuts (walnuts, pecans, or cashews)
  • Breadcrumbs (it adds more texture)
  • Parmesan (adds a bit more cheesy flavor)

What To Serve With Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Serve the sausage-stuffed mushrooms with other appetizers like breadsticks, cranberry brie bites, or cheeses. You can also serve them as a side to a main.

How To Store Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Leftover stuffed mushrooms will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven.

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In a bowl, add the sausage and cheese and mix all well together.

Remove the mushroom stalk and clean them using a wet cloth removing any ground or particles.

Fill them with prepared sausage and cheese mixture.

Transfer the stuffed mushrooms to the baking pan and bake in the oven at 190°C/374°F for 20 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

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