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Recipe: Cheesy Sausage Mushrooms
- cooking spray
- 3 Tbsp. butter, divided
- 1/2 cup onion, finely diced
- 1 Tbsp. garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp. Creole seasoning
- 8 oz. fresh sausage, breakfast, green onion, or Italian, no casing
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/2 cup pepper jack or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley, divided
- 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, plain or flavored
- 18 mushrooms, stems removed
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray.
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and Creole seasoning, and cook for 3-4 minutes or until softened. Remove the onion mixture from the pan into a large bowl.
- Add the sausage to the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes, using a spatula to break up the meat into smaller pieces.
- Place the sausage, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, Jack cheese and 3 tablespoons of parsley in the bowl with the onions and garlic. Stir to combine.
- Spoon the sausage mixture evenly into the mushroom caps nd place on sheet pan.
- Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave and stir in the breadcrumbs to coat.
- Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the mushrooms.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until tops are browned and mushrooms are cooked through. Sprinkle with parsley, then serve.
- Note: I like to save the stems for soups or other dishes.
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