Cheesy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are cheesy, savory, and so delicious! This easy, cheesy sausage stuffed mushroom recipe is the perfect appetizer for holidays, game day, or any special occasion. Mushroom caps are stuffed full of cheese, sausage, onion, and more to create the most amazing flavor!

sausage stuffed mushrooms viewed from above

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are the appetizer you need for any occasion. They’re cheesy, easy, and so tasty!

There’s something extra tasty about food stuffed with more food. In the past, I’ve made Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes, Cheesy Stuffed Peppers, and now I’m sharing these Cheesy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms! Okay, maybe there’s something extra special about food stuffed with CHEESE, if we’re going to get specific. Cheese makes everything taste better!

This amazing Sausage Stuffed Mushroom Recipe makes a great appetizer for holidays, game day, or any party. I stuffed mushroom caps full of a cheesy sausage mixture and baked them to perfection. These savory, cheesy stuffed mushrooms are beyond delicious!

Make these easy stuffed mushrooms for your holiday guests and they will devour them. They’re just so easy to grab and eat, you won’t want to stop! 

These Cheesy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are the perfect appetizer. They’re simple, they’re cheesy, and they’re so deliciously savory!

cheese and sausage stuffed mushrooms arranged on a serving platter

mushrooms caps stuffed with cheese and sausage filling

Easy Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Mushroom Recipe

These sausage stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers. It’s hard to resist something stuffed with cheese, sausage, and herbs. Yum!

I like getting larger mushroom caps so that they’re easy to stuff, but you can use smaller ones if you want something more bite-sized. Either way, they taste incredible! When choosing your mushrooms, keep in mind that they will shrink when cooked.

What do you put in stuffed mushrooms?

You can put all kinds of things in your stuffed mushrooms. Get creative with the types of cheeses you use, add veggies, herbs, spices, pork, or chicken. The possibilities are endless, but cheese is the most important part if you ask me.

For this sausage stuffed mushroom recipe, I went with a super savory and cheesy filling. Here’s what’s in it:

  • Pork Sausage
  • Cream Cheese
  • Goat Cheese
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Mushroom Stems
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Dry White Wine
  • Egg Yolk

This all gets mixed and cooked together to create the perfect sausage filling for our mushrooms.

stuffed mushrooms arranged on a serving plate

mushroom caps stuffed with cheese and sausage filling, and topped with bread crumbs

How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms

To make this sausage stuffed mushroom recipe simple, let’s break it into a few separate parts: the mushrooms, the filling, and the topping. Start by making the topping and set it aside, that way it’s ready to go. Next, you can go ahead and prep the mushrooms and get them in the oven. While they’re cooking, make the sausage filling and set it in the refrigerator so it has time to cool. And finally, stuff the mushrooms! Not too difficult, right? 

Okay, now let’s get into the details:

  1. Tear up some slices of bread, add them into a food processor along with herbs and butter, and pulse until they turn into a coarse crumb texture. Set them aside.
  2. Prepare your mushrooms by rinsing them and removing the stems from the caps, then chop up the stems to use in the filling.
  3. Toss mushroom caps in olive oil, lemon juice, and salt & pepper, then set on a baking tray.
  4. Place them in the oven and cook them for about 15-20 minutes at 350°F, then turn them over and roast another 5-10 minutes.
  5. (While mushrooms are in the oven) Cook the sausage in a skillet and crumble it. Set aside.
  6. Saute the onion, garlic, and mushrooms stems, then transfer them to a bowl with the sausage.
  7. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, goat cheese, and egg yolk, then add in the parmesan cheese.
  8. Combine the cheese mixture, onion mixture, and sausage. Set it in the refrigerator while the mushrooms finish cooking to let it firm up a bit.
  9. Once the filling has cooled, stuff the mushrooms, sprinkle on the breadcrumb topping, and then return them to the oven. Bake another 5-10 minutes.

These sausage stuffed mushrooms come out with the perfect texture, and they’re just so cheesy. They are super craveworthy, and so fun to bite into. I could eat a whole plateful of these instead of dinner!

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Can sausage stuffed mushrooms be made ahead?

Another great thing about these sausage and cheese stuffed mushrooms is that you can easily prep them ahead of time. Make the sausage filling and the bread crumb topping, then store them in separate containers and refrigerate. You can do this 2 or 3 days ahead of time, that way both are ready whenever you cook the mushrooms.

How long do stuffed mushrooms last in the fridge?

Once the mushrooms have been cooked, you can save any extras that are leftover. Place the stuffed mushrooms in resealable bags or airtight containers and store them in the refrigerator. They will keep up to 3-4 days.

Can stuffed mushrooms be reheated?

Yes! If you save the leftover mushrooms, you can easily reheat them in the microwave or oven. I recommend reheating them in the oven to get the best result. 

close up on sausage stuffed mushrooms, with a bite taken out of one mushroom

You need to make these cheesy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms asap! Whether you make them for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, game day, or for a dinner party, everyone will love these stuffed mushrooms!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Cheesy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms. Enjoy!

 

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5 from 3 votes
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are cheesy, savory, and so delicious! This easy, cheesy sausage stuffed mushroom recipe is the perfect appetizer for holidays, game day, or any special occasion. Mushroom caps are stuffed full of cheese, sausage, onion, and more to create the most amazing flavor!
Cheesy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are cheesy, savory, and so delicious! This easy, cheesy sausage stuffed mushroom recipe is the perfect appetizer for holidays, game day, or any special occasion. Mushroom caps are stuffed full of cheese, sausage, onion, and more to create the most amazing flavor!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy mushroom recipe, sausage stuffed mushrooms, stuffed mushrooms
Servings: 8
Calories: 267 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin
Ingredients
For the Mushrooms:
  • 24 large “stuffer mushrooms” – cremini or white.
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
For the Hot Sausage Stuffing:
  • ¼ pound hot pork sausage
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup dry white wine not cooking wine
  • Reserved minced mushroom stems
  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 ounces goat cheese softened
  • ½ teaspoon Herbes de Provence
  • 1 whole egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
For the Crumb Topping:
  • 4 slices hearty white or wheat sandwich bread roughly torn
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh herbs thyme, parsley, tarragon or chervil
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
Instructions
For the Mushrooms:
  1. Heat oven to 350°F and adjust the oven rack to middle position. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set a wire rack inside (or across the top of) the baking sheet.
  2. Wipe or wash off the mushrooms with cold water. Gently wiggle and pop out the stems. Reserve both parts and pat the mushroom caps and stems dry with a paper towel.
  3. Finely dice the mushroom stems and set aside to use in the sausage stuffing.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the mushroom caps with oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Set the mushrooms, gill-side up, on the rack.
  5. Set the tray of mushrooms in the oven and roast 15-20 minutes or until juices release. Turn the mushrooms over and roast an additional 5-10 minutes or until mushrooms have browned.
  6. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and turn the mushrooms gill-side up.
  7. Stuff the mushrooms once they are cool enough to touch.
  8. Mound the sausage stuffing into the mushrooms, sprinkle with Crumb Topping and place back on the rimmed baking sheet (with the wire rack). Bake until hot throughout and topping is golden, about 5-10 minutes.
  9. Cool 4-5 minutes before serving.
  10. Enjoy!
For the Hot Sausage Stuffing:
  1. Place the sausage in a large skillet set over medium heat. Brown and crumble the sausage. Transfer the sausage to a paper towel-lined plate and remove all but 2 tablespoons of rendered fat from the skillet.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the onions and sauté until the onion is translucent. Add the garlic and cook an additional 15 seconds, stirring continuously.
  3. Pour in the wine to deglaze the pan and allow the liquid to evaporate.
  4. Add minced mushroom stems and cook 2 minutes, stirring continuously. Salt & pepper to taste.
  5. Transfer onion/mushroom mixture to the sausage to cool.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together cream cheese, goat cheese and egg yolk.
  7. Add Parmesan cheese and whisk until incorporated.
  8. Add cooled sausage/onion/mushroom mixture, stir well and refrigerate 15 minutes to firm a little. To stuff the mushrooms, follow the directions above.
For the Topping:
  1. Pulse bread and herbs in food processor to make coarse crumbs. Drizzle the melted butter over the crumbs and pulse 2-3 times. Set aside.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

MAKES 24

*Note: Mushrooms shrink significantly as they cook. If possible, choose large “stuffer mushrooms.”

**Note: To Make Ahead: The breadcrumb topping and the mushroom stuffing mixtures can be made up to 3 days ahead. Place in separate airtight containers and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving (3 mushrooms)
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 351mg 15%
Potassium 377mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 8%
Iron 6.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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