Italian Sausage Mushrooms Recipe

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These savory bites from Lorie Zufall of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania can be made with only a handful of items. "Whether you serve them as an elegant appetizer or as a side dish, they're sure to steal the show," she promises.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 24 medium fresh mushrooms
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, divided

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 145 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 301mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Remove and discard mushroom stems. Place caps on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes; drain.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, 3 tablespoons parsley and sausage until well blended. Spoon into mushroom caps.
  3. Cover and microwave at 70% power for 5-7 minutes or until heated through; drain. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with remaining parsley. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Italian Sausage Mushrooms in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p19

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