Well, now that October has passed, it is officially the beginning of the holiday season. Thanksgiving, Christmas and then a New Year, will all arrive before you know it.
Tis the season for celebrations and parties. One of my favorite things to take parties (or make for my own parties) are these Spicy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms.
They are so yummy and super simple to make (bonus!). Simple is at the top of my list during the busy holiday season. If I am making these to take to a party, I will usually stuff them and then bake them at the host’s house. They are much easier to transport that way. Just make sure you check with your host to see if she/he has the oven space for you.
I always make a few extra to keep at home for myself for later, there never seam to be any left over!
If you are not a fan of spicy foods then substitute the hot italian sausage for mild or use half mild and half hot. Happy partying, Cheers!
Spicy Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms:
- 12-14 ounce package uncooked hot italian sausage (bulk or link, if using link sausage remove from casing)
- 1/3 cup onion, minced
- 1/3 cup freshly grated good quality parmesan cheese (not the green shaker!) plus a little extra for garnish
- about 18 large white mushrooms, stems removed
- fresh herbs for garnish
- olive oil
Place mushroom caps on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, brush each one with a little bit of olive oil.
In a bowl combine sausage, onion and parmesan. mix with your hands to combine. Stuff a heaping mound of sausage into each mushroom cap.
Place stuffed mushrooms in a 350 degree F, pre-heated oven. Bake about 25 minutes until sausage is cooked through.
Drizzle with a bit of olive oil and garnish with freshly grated parmesan and herbs.
Makes 18 stuffed mushrooms