"These stuffed mushrooms are easy to make, and people have no idea that I've used lower-fat ingredients." -Tiffany Bryson, San Antonio
24 large button mushrooms (about 1 3/4 pounds)
3 tablespoons chopped green onions
1 garlic clove, minced
4 ounces 50%-less-fat pork sausage (such as Jimmy Dean 50% less fat)
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup (2 ounces) 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Clean mushrooms, and remove stems; finely chop stems.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onions and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add sausage, and cook until browned, stirring to crumble. Add the reserved mushroom stems, red pepper, salt, and black pepper; sauté 2 minutes or until stems are tender. Remove from heat; stir in cream cheese and breadcrumbs. Stuff 1 tablespoon sausage mixture into each mushroom cap. Arrange mushroom caps in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with Parmesan. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes or until lightly golden and thoroughly heated.
These are amazing. I made them last year for Thanksgiving and EVERYONE loved them. My dad who doesn't like mushrooms even loved them. This recipe is requested for every get together now.
I've started using Parmesan and Sharp Cheddar... It really is great.
These were great - everyone loved them - I made the recipe exactly as stated - only change was my low fat sausage was 40% lower not 50% only because the store didn't have it - no one realized I made these cause I'm "watchin my points" -- they really were a hit - folks loved the parm getting crispy on top - make them even if you aren't "watchin' your points" someone is and everyone will enjoy these.
This is one of the BEST stuffed mushrooms recipes I've ever had. I've made it for a cooking party and for a holiday gathering, and it was a huge HIT both times. The red pepper flakes give it the perfect amount of heat. All the flavors go together so well. The greatest thing is everything can be made ahead of time, and is ready to go! One note, I always forget, and accidentally add the parmesan cheese to the whole mixture, it still seems perfect to me!