Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuff it! I meant that in the nicest possible way of course. We’re stuffing ‘shrooms because they’re obviously delicious and because it’s appetizer season. Small bites rule the roost for the next little while and stuffed shrooms are one of the simplest and crowd pleasing appetizers you can put together. They grace just about every restaurant menu (read they’re good people, really good).
Not to mention you can stuff them with just about anything your heart desires. Today our heart desires SAUSAGE and CHEESE please. What could be bad about those two? Um, nothing.
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Johnsonville to bring you this absolutely appetizing appetizer (say that 10 x’s fast). We’re using one of our favorites, their sweet Italian ground sausage. The sausage is the perfect culinary companion to the combination of cheeses mixed in. We’ve chosen creamy dreamy mascarpone and Parmigiano, because one cheese is never enough, right? When you’re choosing your mushrooms, choose the more firm mushrooms. They’ll hold up better during the cooking process.
What else do I love about stuffed mushrooms? You can prep most of the recipe in advance. Happy dance. It’s true, if you’re throwing a soiree and are looking to do as much prep as possible in advance (because it’s proper party throwing etiquette), you can cook the sausage mixture through and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to stuff ’em.
You’ll want to wait until you’re ready to cook them to stuff them, but that’s not anything time consuming or complicated. You can easily pass this task off to a kitchen helper (ehem the kids).
Now who’s making these and inviting me over? I’ll happily volunteer for the stuffing portion.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Johnsonville. I was compensated for my time. Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.