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Thanksgiving Stuffed Mushrooms

I have a strong attraction to mushrooms.  I LOVE them!  Sauteed, they are the perfect compliment to a well-cooked steak.  They shine in pasta.  They sing on burgers with melted Swiss, and they elevate any french dip.  So naturally, any recipe that features mushrooms is a must-make for me.

These Thanksgiving Stuffed Mushrooms are a perfect earthy appetizer before your Thanksgiving dinner.  They have a flavor profile similar to stuffing, so they will compliment your meal wonderfully.  They are savory and rich, filled with fresh herbs. They lend well to ahead-of-time preparation, leaving you free the day of Thanksgiving to entertain guests and prepare other dishes!

Thanksgiving Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients:

NOTE:  This will make about twice the filling needed, so either store the leftover filling in the fridge and use within a week or double the mushrooms to use it all.  The filling can also be used in other dishes, such as omelets or quiches.

24 oz White (or brown) mushrooms

2 celery stalks

1 lb Turkey sausage

1/2 onion

1 1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary

1 1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme

1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped sage

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh garlic

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1.  Brown the turkey sausage with 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium high heat until cooked.  Strain grease, if any, and set aside to cool.

Cooked sausage

2.  Remove the stems from the mushrooms and align the mushroom caps on a large cookie sheet.

Mushrooms Mushroom Caps

3.  Finely chop the celery, onion, and mushroom stems and place in a medium sized bowl.

Celery Onions Chopped mushroom stems

4.  Chop the rosemary, thyme, sage, and garlic (if not using jarred garlic), and add to the bowl.  Add salt and pepper.

Rosemary Thyme Sage

5.  Add the mushroom-spice mix to a large pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook until the vegetables are done.  Allow to cool.

Cooked filling

6.  Add the sausage to the vegetable mixture, and mix well.

Add the sausage

7.  Once the mixture is completely cool, add the Parmesan cheese and mix well.  (This is your binder.)

8.  Stuff the mushroom caps with the sausage vegetable mixture to your desired full-ness (See Note above).

Into the oven Into the oven

9.  Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350, or until the mushrooms are done.

 

Thanksgiving Stuffed Mushrooms
Author: Simply Playful Fare
Ingredients
  • 24 oz White (or brown) mushrooms
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 lb Turkey sausage
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped sage
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. NOTE: This will make about twice the filling needed, so either store the leftover filling in the fridge and use within a week or double the mushrooms to use it all. The filling can also be used in other dishes, such as omelets or quiches.
  2. Brown the turkey sausage with 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium high heat until cooked. Strain grease, if any, and set aside to cool.
  3. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and align the mushroom caps on a large cookie sheet.
  4. Finely chop the celery, onion, and mushroom stems and place in a medium sized bowl.
  5. Chop the rosemary, thyme, sage, and garlic (if not using jarred garlic), and add to the bowl. Add salt and pepper.
  6. Add the mushroom-spice mix to a large pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook until the vegetables are done. Allow to cool.
  7. Add the sausage to the vegetable mixture, and mix well.
  8. Once the mixture is completely cool, add the Parmesan cheese and mix well. (This is your binder.)
  9. Stuff the mushroom caps with the sausage vegetable mixture to your desired full-ness (See Note above).
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350, or until the mushrooms are done.
Serving size: 4 Calories: 294 Fat: 22.1 Carbohydrates: 7.4 Protein: 19.4

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7 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Stuffed Mushrooms
  1. This looks wonderful! I LOVE mushrooms and this is something that I know I would enjoy eating. Would love if you came and shared on the Merry Monday Link Party and some desserts on the Ultimate Cookie Party too.

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