Sausage-Stuffed Mushrooms

These sausage-stuffed mushrooms are a fun and easy party food. You can stuff them a day ahead and bake them when you're ready.

sausage stuffed mushrooms
Photo: Victor Protasio
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 16 large cremini mushrooms

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 6 ounces mild or hot Italian pork sausage, casings removed

  • 2 scallions, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 4 ounces cream cheese

  • ¼ cup dry breadcrumbs, preferably whole-wheat

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Clean mushrooms with a clean kitchen towel. Remove stems; chop the stems and place in a medium bowl. Add 1 tablespoon oil and toss to coat; set aside. Using a spoon, scrape and discard the gills from the mushroom caps. Arrange the caps, stem-side up, in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

  2. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook, breaking it up with the back of a spoon, until browned, crumbly and no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Stir in the reserved chopped mushroom stems, scallions, garlic and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are softened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and immediately add cream cheese; stir until well combined. Stir in breadcrumbs, parsley and Parmesan.

  3. Spoon about 2 tablespoons sausage mixture into each mushroom cap, mounding slightly (you should use all the sausage mixture).

  4. Bake until the filling is well browned and the mushrooms are very tender, about 30 minutes. Garnish with additional parsley, if desired.

To make ahead

Prepare through Step 2. Refrigerate sausage filling and mushrooms separately in airtight containers for up to 3 days. Let the sausage stand at room temperature for 20 minutes before proceeding with Step 3. (Alternatively, prepare through Step 3. Refrigerate uncooked stuffed mushrooms, loosely covered, for up to 24 hours before baking.)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

157 Calories
11g Fat
8g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 2 stuffed mushrooms
Calories 157
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Vitamin A 388IU 8%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Vitamin D 2IU 1%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 21mcg 5%
Vitamin K 39mcg 33%
Sodium 235mg 10%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 12mg 3%
Potassium 337mg 7%
Zinc 1mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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