These sausage stuffed mushrooms are crunchy on top creamy and juicy at the center making them a perfect appetizer.
1 pound of sweet Italian sausage
1 container of large portobello mushrooms
1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup of red wine
3/4 cup of vegetable stock
Per serving: 116 calories
Fat: 9 gm
Stuffed with the most delicious filling made of red wine, cheese, and Italian sausage these mushrooms are perfect to serve at a party, or to your guests!
Step 1: clean and remove the stems of the portobello mushrooms and keep it in a bowl.
Step 2: Take 1 pound of sweet Italian sausage and 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, mix them together.
Step 3: Combine cheese and sausage to prepare the stuffing.
Step 4: It’s time to do the stuffing. Stuff the mushrooms with the mixture of cheese and sausage.
Step 5: Add 1/2 cup of red wine and 3/4 cup of vegetable stock to the bowl where we kept the stuffed mushrooms or onto the cooking sheet.
Step 6: Cook for 40 minutes at 400 degrees C or longer depending on your oven. Make sure the sausage is thoroughly cooked and done before serving.
If you eat out especially at an Italian restaurant and order stuffed mushrooms on the appetizer menu you will find it to be one of the more expensive items, and you get only about 5 mushrooms per order. But I’m sure you can eat more than 5 yourself, let alone share with one!
Now you can prepare those Italian sausage stuffed mushroom to your heart’s content at the convenience of your home.
Can I stuff the mushrooms the night before and bake them the next day?
Yes, you can assemble them completely, cover with a wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake the next day. Add an extra minute or two to the baking time since they will be chilled.
Is Italian sausage and pork sausage the same?
Italian sausage is essentially a pork sausage which can be of sweet or hot variety. The sweet Italian sausage is generally flavored with fennel and garlic while the hot Italian sausage contains extra chile pepper.
What is a good substitute for Italian sausage?
Any other variety of fresh sausage can substitute the hot Italian sausage. But if you are substituting sweet Italian sausage, add fennel and garlic to the recipe. The sweet Italian sausage has both the ingredients in it giving the recipe garlic-anise flavor.
What is the difference between sweet Italian sausage and mild Italian sausage?
The difference is in the spice mix. mild Italian sausage does not contain red pepper flex and includes fennel or parsley as it’s ingredient.
The sweet Italian sausage in addition to fennel also has sweet basil in its spice mix.
If you can’t tolerate hot sausages mild Italian sausage is a good option.
For certain dishes, you can combine sweet and mild Italian sausage to get the right mix of sweetness.
Can I substitute Italian sausage for chorizo?
For a recipe that uses spicy hot Italian sausage, you can substitute it with Mexican chorizo although the fennel test will be absent. For this dish since the main ingredient in Italian sausage, chorizo will not be a good substitute as it has completely different flavor and taste compared to sweet Italian sausage.
I have red wine allergy. What is the best substitute for red wine in cooking?
You can use white grape juice as a substitute for red wine as it will give similar sweetness to the dish.
Can you use red wine vinegar instead of red wine?
No. Red wine vinegar lacks the sweetness of red wine and will ruin the dish as it has an acidic taste. Red wine vinegar is used more to marinate dishes.
If you don’t have red wine for cooking or can’t use it, you can substitute it with grape juice or cranberry juice. It will alter the taste of the recipe but not as much as the use of red wine vinegar.
What can you use to replace red wine in a recipe in general?
If you don’t have access to red wine it does not mean you have to ditch the recipe planned.
Cranberry juice is a good substitute because of it’s similar color and rich flavor.
You can replace red wine with grape juice in recipes at a 1:1 ratio because both have a similar flavor.
You can also combine canned mushroom juice with grape juice or cranberry juice to substitute red wine in cooking.