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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms with Gorgonzola

November 16, 2019

The most delicious Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms made with Italian sausage and creamy gorgonzola cheese. If you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer or simple comfort food then these are for you!

An overhead shot of sausage stuffed mushrooms on a rustic plate

Mushrooms are one of my favourite things to eat during the colder months.

They have the most delicious flavour and are super versatile.

I use them to make Mushrooms Ravioli (a super popular recipe)Creamy Mushroom Risotto or a big bowl of Creamy Wild Mushroom Soup (just to name a few).

This time, I’m stuffing them with the most glorious filling of Italian sausage and creamy gorgonzola cheese.

I mean, you cannot go wrong with this combo and better yet, they are super simple to make!

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms Prep

The Best Mushrooms to Use

Since I love to serve these sausage stuffed mushrooms as a light meal or main course I  use portobello mushrooms because they’re heartier and filling.

If you want to serve these as finger food or a great party appetizer then you can absolutely use a smaller mushroom such as white button mushrooms or crimini (chestnut) mushrooms!

How to Clean the Mushrooms

If the mushrooms have any dirt on them then wipe it off with a lightly dampened kitchen towel or cloth.

Never wash mushrooms or get them too wet as they’ll absorb all of the moisture and will lose flavour and texture!

How to Hollow Out Mushrooms

It’s super simple to prepare the mushrooms, simply remove the stalk by pulling it out (they usually come out very easily) or cut it with a knife.

There’s no need to dig out any flesh from inside the mushrooms!

How to Make Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms – Step by Step

Saute the onion until soft in a medium sized pan (photo 1).

Add the sausage (removed from their casings) and garlic and fry until browned. If there’s a lot of excess fat then spoon some out of the pan so it’s not too wet (photo 2).

Step by step photos for how to make sausage stuffed mushrooms

Add the sausage mixture to a bowl and leave to cool slightly.

Next add the gorgonzola, parmesan, and parsley to the bowl and mix to combine with the sausage mixture (photos 3 & 4).

Rub the portobello mushrooms in a little oil and sprinkle them with salt (photo 5).

Stuff the mushrooms (stalks removed) with the sausage mixture, place on a baking tray and bake in the oven  (photo 6).

Two photos showing how to stuff mushrooms with sausage

Can I Stuff these Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms the Night Before?

Absolutely, these stuffed mushrooms are perfect for making ahead of time.

Simply stuff the mushrooms and place them on a plate or baking tray covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store in the fridge until you are ready to bake them.

Serving Suggestions

If serving as an appetizer or light meal – I love to serve these with some peppery arugula (rocket salad) or any fresh salad you like. 

If serving as a main meal – if you’d like to serve these as a main meal then you serve two mushrooms per person with salad or you could serve one mushroom with some delicious sides such as Italian roast potatoes, fried gnocchi or Sauteed Broccolini with Pesto, Pine Nuts & Chilli.

And if you’d like the stuffed mushrooms as a side then a juicy steak is the ultimate way to serve them!

Can I Freeze Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms?

Yes, you can freeze unbaked sausage stuffed mushrooms wrapped tightly in plastic wrap and foil and stored in suitable containers or bags.

Bake them from frozen in a 350F/180C oven for around 40 minutes or until cooked through.

A side shot of sausage stuffed mushrooms on a plate with arugula

Top Tips for Making Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

  • If the mushrooms have any dirt on them wipe it off with a lightly dampened kitchen towel or cloth. Never wash mushrooms or get them too wet as they’ll absorb all of the moisture.
  • You can prep these ahead of time and store them in the fridge.
  • Leftovers can be eaten cold or reheated in the oven for a couple of minutes until piping hot all the way through.
  • If you’re not a fan of gorgonzola feel free to use any good melting cheese such as mozzarella, fontina or gruyere.
  • You can also use hot Italian sausage if you prefer but I recommend changing the cheese from gorgonzola to one mentioned above.
  • You can absolutely swap the portobello mushrooms for button or crimini (chestnut) mushrooms which are smaller and are perfect as a party appetizer.

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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms with Gorgonzola

The most delicious Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms made with Italian sausage and creamy gorgonzola cheese. If you're looking for a crowd-pleasing appetizer or simple comfort food then these are for you!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 531kcal
Author Emily Kemp

Ingredients

  • 4 large portobello mushrooms
  • 4 Italian sausages (10.5 oz/300g)
  • 1 red onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped, plus extra for garnish (20g)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan freshly grated (30g)
  • 1/4 cup gorgonzola cubed, plus a little extra for garnish (55g)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to season

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F/180°C.
  • Saute the onion until soft and translucent in a medium sized pan.
  • Add the sausage (removed from their casings) and chopped garlic and fry until browned (about 2 mins). If there's a lot of excess fat then spoon some out of the pan so it's not too wet. Add the sausage mixture to a bowl and leave to cool slightly.
  • Next add the gorgonzola, parmesan, parsley, and pepper to the bowl and mix to combine with the sausage mixture.
  • Rub the portobello mushrooms in a little oil and sprinkle them with salt.
  • Stuff the mushrooms (stalks removed) with the sausage mixture, place on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Serve with extra parsley and gorgonzola if desired.

Notes

  • Italian sausages are normally quite salty so no additional salt was need in the filling although you may need to use it according to what sausages you use.
  • If the mushrooms have any dirt on them wipe it off with a lightly dampened kitchen towel or cloth. Never wash mushrooms or get them too wet as they'll absorb all of the moisture.
  • You can prep these ahead of time and store them in the fridge.
  • Leftovers can be eaten cold or reheated in the oven for a couple of minutes until piping hot all the way through.
  • If you're not a fan of gorgonzola feel free to use any good melting cheese such as mozzarella, fontina or gruyere.
  • You can also use hot Italian sausage if you prefer but I recommend changing the cheese from gorgonzola to one mentioned above.
  • You can absolutely swap the portobello mushrooms for button or crimini (chestnut) mushrooms which are smaller and are perfect as a party appetizer.
  • The mushrooms can be frozen (unbaked) and baked from frozen for around 40 minutes or until cooked all the way through.

Nutrition

Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 1028mg | Potassium: 658mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 2mg
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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Natalia
    September 7, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I love this recipe! Unbelievably tasty…and quick! A perfect meal that is now a family favourite!5 stars

  • Reply
    Sarah @ Away From the Box
    November 2, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    This sounds so delicious! My family loves mushrooms so I will definitely have to try it.

  • Reply
    Kathi @ Laughing Spatula
    November 2, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    A friend of mine makes something similar every holiday only smears it on baguette. The flavor combo is such a winner!

  • Reply
    Bintu - Recipes From A Pantry
    November 2, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    This dish looks great and easy to make too love the strong flavours of gorgonzola and walnuts

  • Reply
    Meg | Meg is Well
    November 2, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Your description of Italians foraging for mushrooms is so good! That sounds magical but I agree with you-leave it to the people who know what they’re doing. I love stuffed mushrooms and these look and sound amazing!

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    Janette@CulinaryGinger.com
    November 2, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    This is a wonderful and hearty dish and sausage and mushrooms are 2 of my favorites.

  • Reply
    Mama Harris
    October 26, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    What a delicious dinner recipe idea. I’m a big fan of mushrooms, so this looks like my kind of meal!

  • Reply
    Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery
    October 26, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite go-to dinners – your version looks great!

  • Reply
    Anne Murphy
    October 26, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    I thought sausage stuffed mushrooms were the perfect combination of two of my favorite foods – but when you added gorgonzola as well… you brought it up to a whole other level. Wow.

  • Reply
    Megan Marlowe
    October 26, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    You managed to wrap all of my favorite things in one of my all time favorite foods-mushrooms! These look absolutely delicious!

  • Reply
    Platter Talk
    October 26, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    I love this recipe. Looks and sounds like a great meal. Thanks for posting.

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