What’s Inside: These sausage-stuffed mushrooms are bursting with satisfying flavor, and are a terrific gluten-free dairy-free appetizer idea! Loaded with cooked Italian sausage, fresh herbs, shallots, and garlic, the stuffed mushroom caps are baked until brown and juicy. My top tip? Double this recipe. You and your party guests won’t be able to stop eating this easy appetizer!
As a holistic nutritionist, I love to create delicious food that fills my body with comfort and joy, as well as a heap of goodness. These stuffed mushroom caps are perfect gluten-free dairy-free finger food, ideal for a big party! They look great on a large sharing platter with Tahini Roasted Cauliflower and Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Pepper Poppers.
Yes, I said it – I really do think these are the best baked sausage-stuffed mushrooms ever! I love the earthy, meaty taste of mushrooms and it pairs so perfectly with Italian sausage, YUM!
Eating in a conscious way doesn’t need to mean having to cut out delicious and tasty foods, this addictive appetizer will be devoured by all your guests, no matter their diet. These stuffed mushrooms aren’t just an amazing gluten-free and dairy-free appetizer. They are also AIP-friendly and Paleo, without compromising on flavor!
You can prep this delicious gluten-free appetizer in only 15 minutes! If you have a lot of guests coming over they are great to make in advance and then pop into the oven when they are needed.
These juicy and flavorsome dairy-free stuffed mushrooms will have you reaching time and time again for the serving plate, it’s comfort food at its finest!
You may be surprised to learn that mushrooms are a great source of vitamin D, which helps with cell growth, boosts your immune system, and reduces inflammation. They also have a very special amino acid and an antioxidant called ergothioneine which actually slows cellular damage, decreasing the risk of cancer!
Something I also recently found out is that certain mushrooms, white mushrooms included, can actually protect your brain health as well! Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is what causes things like memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study in Singapore found out that if you have only 2 cups of mushrooms a week, it can reduce your chance of developing the disease by 50%!
Mushrooms also stimulate the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut which will make a big difference to your mood and general well-being.
You can see there are so many positives to come from eating mushrooms regularly. So tuck in, and go grab yourself another addictive baked sausage stuffed mushroom.
To make this delicious and nutritious appetizer, gather up the following ingredients:
tip! Are you wondering what are the best mushrooms to use for these baked stuffed mushrooms? I always use WHITE CREMINI OR "BUTTON" MUSHROOMS. They have a slightly milder flavor and the caps have plenty of space for stuffing.
Making these baked stuffed mushroom caps couldn’t be easier. It only needs 15 minutes of prep time and then you can fire them into the oven to bake until they are crisp.
Grab your sausage meat, I like to use Italian sausage but you can make your own easy sausage meat patties that are also Paleo and AIP friendly. Once that is cooked, simply add in your shallots and garlic, then you can get to the stuffing!!!!
I love to really stuff my mushrooms, I really pack it in by pressing the meat mixture down with a spoon to make sure the full mushroom cap is to the brim.
Then bake these babies and serve warm!
If you have any leftover gluten-free stuffed mushroom caps, or you want to make them in advance, just place them into an airtight container in the fridge. Make sure you allow them to cool completely first! They’ll last a day or two there and you can pop them in the oven to reheat, or even in the microwave.
Yes absolutely! Just pop them in the oven at about 300-350°F and take them out when they are hot for around 10 minutes-ish.
Yes, you absolutely can – but I would recommend only doing this before you have baked them. Once baked and frozen, mushrooms don’t hold up very well. I would suggest stuffing them, then freezing them, when you are ready to eat them, defrost thoroughly and bake them according to instructions.
Did you love these baked stuffed mushroom caps as much as me? If you are looking for more delicious gluten-free appetizers to impress your friends and family at your next event, try some of these recipes next:
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