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Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

by Karly

SAUSAGE STUFFED MUSHROOMS are so easy to make thanks to the air fryer! These bite sized snacks are great for an appetizer, side dish, or an entire meal!

Overhead view of a sausage stuffed mushroom up close

Sausage and cheese work together so well I am surprised they are not in more recipes. It is common to see in breakfast foods, but not so much in other areas of dining.

We had a bunch of sausage in the fridge, this is Costco’s fault not mine, and I needed to use it up.

My dad loves mushrooms so I decided to slap together these sausage and cheese stuffed mushrooms with an Italian flair!

Using the air fryer made this an easy enough task, and I knew they would taste great!

A fork propping up a stuffed mushroom on a plate of mushrooms.

How to make air fryer stuffed mushrooms:

  • Start by washing your mushrooms and removing the stems. Chop the stems and set the mushroom caps aside to be filled later.
  • In a small bowl combine your cooked sausage, cream cheese, mushroom stems, parmesan, and Italian seasoning.
  • Coat the outside of the mushrooms with extra virgin olive oil.
ingredients for stuffed mushrooms spread out on a counter
  • Scoop a spoonful of the mixture into each mushroom cap.
  • Air fry for 7 minutes, leaving space in you your basket for air movement. Cook in batches if needed.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.
Person drizzling olive oil over some prepared mushroom caps

FAQs:

Can I make these in advance?

Yep! I would do the first cook, fill them, and then refrigerate until you’re ready to finish them off in the air fryer. Alternately, refrigerate them and warm them up in the air fryer or hot oven before serving.

Can I freeze these mushrooms?

Yes! However, do this before cooking them in the air fryer! You should place the stuffed, uncooked mushrooms on a baking sheet and pop in your freezer for an hour or two. Then, take them out and put them in an air tight container or freezer bag then freeze until you are ready to eat. You will need to add a few minutes to the cook time if you do this.

What should I serve with this recipe?

Serve these as a side dish with a lighter main dish, such as a soup or salad. As a main dish, these are great with steamed veggies and rice. And if these are your appetizer, serve them with any hearty meal like a steak dinner!

Should the sausage be finely chopped?

Yes! After we cooked our sausage, the chunks were too big for a “filling” for the mushrooms. We quickly ran the sausage through a food processor. This isn’t a necessary step if you break it up good while cooking. If yours look different than our pictured ones, this may be why!

Overhead viewof stuffed mushrooms spread out in an air fryer basket.

Air Fryer Choices

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We use and love the OMORC six quart air fryer. We have a few models, but this is the one I use again and again, because it’s a larger size and is dishwasher safe.

These two things were important to me. You should choose whatever features are important to you. They will all cook your food, and the food will be healthier, and taste fantastic from all of them!

A white appetizer tray full of sausage stuffed mushrooms

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An appetizer dish with lined up stuffed mushrooms.
a close up of a sausage stuffed mushroom on a square plate

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Yield: 20 stuffed mushrooms
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

This mushroom recipe uses sausage and cheese to turn mushrooms into a tasty, fulfilling, treat! They offer a mild Italian flavor to pair with anything you want!

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces white mushrooms
  • 1⁄2 pound sweet Italian sausage, cooked and drained
  • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1⁄3 cup shredded parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Wash the mushrooms and remove the stems. Chop stems finely and set mushroom caps aside.
  2. Combine sausage, cream cheese, mushroom stems, parmesan, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Coat the outside of the mushrooms with olive oil.
  4. Using a spoon, fill each mushroom cap with the filling.
  5. Preheat air fryer to 370 for 4 minutes.
  6. Put the stuffed mushrooms into the preheated air fryer basket. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may need to cook them in 2 batches.
  7. Cook for 7 minutes total at 370.
  8. Serve immediately.

Notes

You can run your sausage through a food processor for a filling that has a more smooth texture.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 5 mushrooms
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 527mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 16g

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5 comments

Kathleen February 26, 2021 - 3:13 am

This recipe is so easy and very delicious This is my second time making them now My husband says I can make them at any time.

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Karly February 26, 2021 - 1:08 pm

Love to hear that, Kathleen! Thanks!

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Cheryl Gafner December 19, 2020 - 3:48 am

Delicious!
Bless you!
Merry Christmas!!!

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Sharon Hunter December 18, 2020 - 5:29 pm

Would love to try the sausage stuffed mushrooms, but do not have an air fryer. Conventional oven option? Thank you for your response.

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Karly December 19, 2020 - 1:08 pm

Hi Sharon! I’d bake at 400 for around 25 minutes. 🙂

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