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spicy sausage & cheese stuffed mushroom

Spicy Sausage & Stuffed Cheese Mushrooms

Spicy Italian sausage, cream cheese and parmesan are stuffed into mushroom caps before being topped with breadcrumbs before being baked for a delicious appetizer!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 6


  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms
  • 1/4 lb ground spicy Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • a few sprigs of fresh thyme OR 2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp fresh parsley


  • Wash & dry the mushrooms, removing the stems and setting aside.
  • Finely chop the stems. Heat a medium-sized skillet over medium heat.
  • Add 1 tbsp avocado or olive oil to the skillet and continue to heat for another minute or two.
  • In the skillet, add the spicy Italian sausage, the diced mushroom stems, the thyme (or Italian seasoning), salt, pepper to brown the sausage, about 7 minutes.
  • When sausage is almost done browning, add 1/4 cup of the breadcrumbs to the skillet and garlic cloves, stirring to combine. Continue browning mixture for another 2 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine softened cream cheese, spicy Italian sausage mixture, parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.
  • Preheat oven to 375. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and brush with 1 tbsp avocado or olive oil.
  • Spoon mixture into each mushroom. Place on baking sheet and sprinkle remaining panko on each mushroom (a thin layer on each).
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Broil on high for 1-2 minutes at the end of cooking time to further brown the tops if desired.