Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

Italian stuffed mushrooms. These scrumptious morsels taste like mini pizzas that burst in your mouth with juicy flavour! Image: Italian stuffed mushrooms

I am a little biased I know, but I love Italian food, Italian spices, Italian cheeses, Italian pasta dishes...Okay, you get my drift but seriously I can't help it.

I Love Italian Food!

I love all nationalities and numerous foods that come along with each nationality, yet I still must stay faithful and true to my favorite cuisine of all, and that is Italian. This is why I was inspired to create this Italian stuffed mushroom recipe .

Super Tip Alert! Use muffin tins lined with parchment paper muffin liners. Less mess, no stress!

Italian Stuffed Mushroom Recipe

Ingredients
  • 12 to 18 large mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 large hot or mild Italian sausages, out of casings (Be brave, go spicy)
  • 2 to 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 Italian Roma tomatoes, diced small
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup grated Asiago, Romano or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella plus 1/4 cup to sprinkle on top
Preparation
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line muffin tin with parchment paper muffin cups.
  3. Wash mushrooms and remove stems by twisting lightly, careful not to break mushrooms.
  4. Finely chop mushroom stems
  5. Fry Italian sausage, mushroom stems and green onions until lightly browned, breaking sausage up in small pieces.
  6. Set aside to cool.
  7. In a separate bowl, mix together, bread crumbs, garlic powder, egg, tomatoes and Italian parsley.
  8. Mix in cooled Italian sausage mixture, blending well.
  9. Add salt, pepper, two cheeses.
  10. Using your hands, stuff mushrooms as full as you can get them, topping them high.
  11. Place a little cheese on top of each mushroom.
  12. Bake in heated oven for 15 minutes
  13. Broil for 2 - 3 minutes or until golden and bubbling on top.

Prep time: 25 min.
Cook time: 20 min.
Serves: 6-8
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Nutritional Facts:

Garlic - lowers cholesterol levels and blood sugar which helps prevent heart attack and stroke. When crushed, raw cloves releases allicin, which has been shown to be a more potent antibiotic than penicillin and tetracycline.
Italian Parsley is loaded with nutrition. Parsley is a good source of vitamin K, A, folic acid, vitamin C, potassium, as well as fiber. It also contains flavonoids which makes it a strong antioxidant, thus helping reduce free radicals and inflammation. Parsley has iron in it and is a natural breath freshener as well.

For more health information on garlic follow the link.

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