Monday, January 27, 2014

Stuffed Mushrooms

More Super Bowl Snacks! Yes! 


STUFFED MUSHROOMS

stuffed mushrooms, appetizer, holiday appetizer, superbowl recipe


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These are super easy, and super delicious. It's a good thing their easy to make, cuz I promise - your guests and family will devour them in minutes flat.  In fact, make a double recipe, if you're smart!!! 


Please give them a try at your next get-together! Perfect for the Superbowl! 

Ingredients:


    • 20 button mushrooms ( approximately)
    • 3/4 lb sausage meat, I use spicy
    • 1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
    • 3 green onions
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

Directions:


  1. Remove the stems and "core" from your mushrooms. Take a sharp knife and kind of clean out the middle of the mushroom, so that you're left with a little mushroom cup. 
  2. Place top side of the mushroom down on a cookie sheet - if they want to roll, just shave a bit off of the top to make it flat so that they won't roll around.
  3. Fry the sausage, until it is cooked through. Drain off the fat. 
  4. Chop the green onions, using the green part too
  5. Mix the cream cheese, cooked sausage, chopped green onions and the soy sauce.
  6. Place this mixture where your mushroom stems once were and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes.
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 I pinky swear - I eat a fairly healthy diet, contrary to the way it sounds on my blog!  However, when I splurge, well - my motto is "Go Big (Mac), or Go Home" ! So here's an admission - sometimes I make the filling, and once it's heated through - I serve it over pasta. 
However, I warn you, this results in an overnight 5 lb weight gain.  

NOW, if you're looking for something a little healthier, there are easy ways to cut down on the fat and calories for this appetizer:


- fry the sausage and then drain it in a colander, under hot running water, 

to remove as much fat as possible. 

- use light cream cheese. 


- chop up your mushroom stems and fry them - replace some of the sausage with the chopped mushroom. 

14 comments:

Crystelle said...

I pinned! I have been craving these anyway, and the Superbowl is a GREAT excuse to cook some up! Yay! I can't wait for Sunday!!

hugs x, Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Julia Klimek said...

Hi Cystelle! I hope you like them! Julia

Mindy said...

Saw your post link attached to your comment at Nifty Thrifty Things and had to come over and check out the recipe. YUM! Pinning and adding to the to-make list, for sure! And over pasta? Are you kidding me? My husband would LOVE me. :)

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

I love mushrooms! This looks and sounds so delicious that my mouth is literally watering. Added bonus...it's gluten free! Yay me :) Have a great week Julia.

Deborah

Julia Klimek said...

Mindy - yes, either in mushrooms or over pasta - total man pleaser! LOL!

Deborah, I hope you like them. I love mushrooms too!

Julia

Sami Bookout said...

My husband and I LOVE stuffed mushrooms. I've never made any of my own and I'd love to try this recipe!
Thanks!

Julia Klimek said...

Sami, they're so easy! Go for it! Julia

Stephanie @Crayon Marks and Tiger Stripes said...

OOO I love stuffed mushrooms! Pinning this!

Marisa said...

Yum! Found these on the link-up--they look great!

Ricki @ The Questionable Homesteader said...

I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I loved your Stuffed Mushrooms so much that I'm featuring you on The Sunday Favourites.
http://thequestionablehomesteader.com/sunday-faviourates-9/
Please feel free to stop by and grab a button

Julia Klimek said...

Glad to have you here Stephanie and Marisa! I hope you try them!

Thank you Ricki! I soooo appreciate you featuring the recipe!

Julia

Crystelle said...

I made these for the Superbowl, and I must say: they were the highlight of the whole day!
Soooo yummy!

:)
hugs x, Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Saving by Design said...

Yummy! Can't wait to try these!

Joanie @ ZagLeft said...

These look and sound so good! I'll be trying this recipe for sure - #SITSBlogging