Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms
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This low-carb appetizer is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Stuffed mushroom recipes are typically loaded with calories, but the turkey sausage and reduced-fat cheese in this recipe help save calories while still providing bold flavor.

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  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 mushroom
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 mushroom
  • Amount per serving Calories 50

  • Total Fat 3g
    • Saturated Fat 0.7g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 85mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 3g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 1g
  • Protein 4g
  • Potassium 160mg
  • Phosphorus 60mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Nonstarchy vegetable, 1/2 Fat



  • nonstick cooking spray
  • extra-large white mushrooms
    6 (about 8 oz)
  • olive oil (divided)
    2 tsp
  • balsamic vinegar
    2 tsp
  • small onion (diced)
  • small green pepper (diced)
  • lean turkey breakfast sausage
    2 oz
  • gluten-free bread crumbs
    2 tbsp
  • reduced-fat, shredded mozzarella cheese (reduced-fat, shredded)
    1 tbsp
  • grated Parmesan cheese
    1 tbsp


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a square baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and chop them finely. Set aside the stems.

  3. Place the mushroom caps in a bowl and toss them with 1 Tsp. olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Set aside the caps.

  4. Heat the remaining Tsp. olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, green pepper, and mushroom stems and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the sausage and cook for another 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the sausage is completely browned.

  5. Add the bread crumbs, stirring to combine evenly with all the other ingredients. Stir in the mozzarella cheese and melt.

  6. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese.

  7. Fill each mushroom generously with the sausage mixture (about 1 heaping Tbsp. per mushroom cap). Arrange the mushrooms in the baking dish and bake 40 minutes or until the stuffing is crispy on the top.

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    I made them tonight. Yummmmm. they were so good. I used a spicy sausage.