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Italian Sausage Mushrooms

 Italian Sausage Mushrooms
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.
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, 3 tablespoons parsley and
  • sausage until well blended. Spoon into mushroom caps.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 145 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 301 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 8 g protein.