Classic Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms
Who hasn’t wanted to perfect the stuffed mushroom recipe? I know I have tried a handful of variations and never quite yielded the quintessential results I was hoping for. But, I have finally done it! I found my lifetime recipe for this easy and classic hors d’oevre.
My husband and I are mildly infatuated with a local Italian eatery’s stuffed mushroom appetizer (Guerrieros Restaurant in Morristown to be precise). There is nothing outside the box or particularly noteworthy that makes them different. They truly are just a regular stuffed mushroom. But, simply put, they have a home-style Italian flavor we both enjoy.
Of course I decided that I would replicate them at home. After taste testing them more than a dozen times, I knew this would be the easier part. The consistency was going to be the bigger challenge. I nailed the mushrooms. A hint…sauté the caps first to soften them a tad and enhance the mushroom flavors. As for the consistency, I was unable to entirely replicate their moist filling. However; my taste testers applauded the slightly crispy edges and warm saturated centers. The ingredients are simple, Italian sausage, roasted peppers, breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Now I know the secret is all about the execution!
These stuffed mushrooms went over so well I was urged that I must now bring them to Thanksgiving Dinner. I have a feeling these will be on the family gather menus for all future occasions. With just 5 ingredients and 45 minutes to get them on the holiday tables, it’s an essential appetizer recipe to have on hand! I should also mention that this recipe can feed a small army. It’s perfect for family gatherings!