4-Ingredient Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

Sausage-stuffed mushrooms

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 18 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
51 Calories
3g Fat
3g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 18
Amount per serving
Calories 51
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 187mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 3g
Calcium 19mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These sausage stuffed mushrooms are simple and tasty, and they make a fabulous appetizer. The sausage stuffing is baked in the mushroom caps. Top them with more shredded mozzarella cheese if you like. 

It's a simple recipe with only four ingredients, but feel free to add some finely chopped onion or green onion to the stuffing.


  • 1 1/2 pounds large mushrooms
  • 8 ounces pork sausage
  • 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded, plus more for topping if desired)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for sausage-stuffed mushrooms
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  2. Heat the oven to 450 F.

  3. Remove stems from mushrooms; chop stems and set aside.

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  4. Put the sausage in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the sausage, stirring and breaking up until it is fully cooked. Remove the sausage to a bowl, leaving 1 or 2 tablespoons of drippings in the skillet.

    Sausage in a skillet
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  5. Cook the mushroom stems in the drippings for 5 to 10 minutes, until tender and browned. Remove the pan from the heat.

    Mushrooms stems
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  6. Stir the cooked mushroom pieces into the bowl with the sausage.

    Mixed in a bowl
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  7. Add the bread crumbs and cheese; blend thoroughly.

    Add cheese
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  8. Fill mushroom caps with the sausage mixture.

    Stuffed mushroom caps
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  9. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes.

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  10. If desired, top the stuffed mushrooms with more mozzarella cheese and return to the oven just until the cheese has melted.

    Stuffed mushrooms
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  11. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Variations

  • Add a few tablespoons of finely minced onion to the skillet and sauté along with the sausage. 
  • Add a tablespoon or two of finely minced bell pepper to the skillet with the sausage.