I'm bringing stuffed mushroom for the shin-dig tonight. My sister Patty is the first one in the family to start making them. They are tasty and easy to make. What more could you want in an appetizer?
I'm sorry but the above picture does not look that great. But gray mushrooms are gray mushrooms.
They will look better when they get baked.
How to make them.
1 lbs of sausage ( I used Jimmy Dean regular flavor )
1 8oz brick of cream cheese.
Brown the sausage and cook all the way through. Keep working it so that the sausage is in small pieces. ( You don't want big chunks as then it's hard to get into the mushroom caps )
When that's done add the brick of cream cheese. I cut it up into chunks so that it melts better.
Set the sausage/mushroom mix aside to cool while you work on the shrooms.
I had a hard time finding good shrooms to use. I got 3, 8oz packages and I was not able to use them all due to the quality of some of them. I ended up stuffing 30 of them and I had enough of the mix to stuff more. ( I will add that to my scramble eggs for breakfast )
Take the stems and gills out of the shrooms. I used a small melon baller to get the gills out. Take the shroom guts and fry them up in some butter and season with salt,pepper and garlic and cook until done and the water has evaporated. Add that to the sausage/creme cheese mix and combine.
Use a spoon and stuff the shrooms with the mix. Bake at 350 for about 15 to 20 min.
Helpful hints. Don't get really big mushrooms. You want to be able to eat them in 1 or 2 bites.
Don't get them too small as then they break when you try and gut them. I also add a shake or 2 of red pepper flakes to the mix as I like a little heat.
Have a fun and safe New Year Eve tonight.