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Johnsonville® Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

This Johnsonville recipe is a must for mushroom fans! The taste of Johnsonville Italian Sausage pairs well with cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, lemon and garlic to create a dish that’s bound to please! These stuffed mushrooms are perfect for an appetizer when you’re entertaining family and friends. &Mdash;Brought to you by The Kitchen at Johnsonville® Sausage.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Cook: 16 min
  • Makes
    48 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) Johnsonville® Ground Italian Sausage
  • 48 large fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a skillet, cook and crumble sausage over medium heat until no longer pink and lightly browned; drain.
  • Remove and discard stems from mushrooms. Arrange mushroom caps on foil-lined baking sheets.
  • In a bowl, combine cooked sausage, bread crumbs, cream cheese, garlic, parsley and lemon juice. Stir until blended.
  • Carefully spoon sausage mixture into mushroom caps. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400°F for 14-16 minutes of until mushrooms are tender and lightly browned. Serve hot.
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  • Deborah
    Dec 9, 2016

    This is definitely the go-to appetizer.I used Panko, half the garlic and added diced red onion and I also used the stems. In the bottom of the cap I sprinkled some parm, added a nice round spoonful of mix and sprayed w/butter and added more cheese. I had mix left over, so I added some cilantro to the mix and filled halves of jalapenos and then wrapped in Bacon. Same mix but 2 flavors! PS I probably should mention I used plain sausage for both.

  • toolmanted
    Dec 8, 2016

    We make two batches, One for Christmas Eve with Johnsonville Ground Italian,and the 7 Fishes we were brought up with. Then on Christmas Day we have friends that come over and we serve the Bob Evans Mushroom appetizer with chicken and pasta and wine!!

  • fjwalker
    Dec 8, 2016

    Have been making these for decades. Great party appetizer. Usingers or even Jimmy Deans is even a more favorable choice.

  • fairwoodshelties
    Nov 23, 2016

    East to make and tastes wonderful!

  • Chloeophelia
    Jun 18, 2016

    These were delicious. I did not discard the mushroom stems though. I chopped them finely and cooked them with the sausage. I wouldn't have had enough filling to fill all the mushrooms enough otherwise. I also used mascarpone cheese instead of cream cheese as that is what I had on hand.

  • pottaway
    Feb 28, 2015

    Everyone loved these at my party even kids!

  • cndnstars
    Sep 7, 2012

    I've made this several times and love it!my guests always liked it to :) However I omitted the cream cheese and used shredded cheese instead.

  • cndnstars
    Sep 7, 2012

    I've made this several times and love it!my guests always liked it to :)