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italian stuffed mushrooms recipe

If you love Italian and mushrooms then you will love this appetizer recipe.

These mushroom caps are stuffed with lots of tastes from Italy. This recipe has been slightly modified from the original to make it healthier.

By using turkey Italian sausage as a substitute for regular sausage there are less calories and fats per serving.

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer Recipe

If you are thinking Italian for dinner tonight then try out these yummy little snacks to start off your meal. These stuffed mushrooms are lower in fat by using turkey Italian sausage and low fat mozzarella cheese.

Stuffed with lots of yummy flavors and colors, this healthy appetizer recipe will have your mouth watering for more Italian tonight.

Recipe Type:

Appetizer, Meat, Side Dish

Degree of Difficulty:

Moderately difficult


  • 1 lb Turkey Italian Sausage
  • 1 each Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 each Red Pepper, finely chopeed
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 cup Dry Bread Crumbs
  • dash Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/4 cups Spaghetti Sauce
  • 40 Large Mushroom Caps
  • Oil
  • Mozzarella Cheese, shredded


  1. Remove stems from mushrooms and clean caps with a clean damp towel.
  2. Coat mushroom caps with oil and place on a baking sheet.
  3. Chop mushroom stems into fine pieces.
  4. Cook Italian sausage, onion, green pepper, garlic powder, and a handful of chopped mushroom stems in a skillet, then drain fat.
  5. Add bread crumbs, pepper, salt and spaghetti sauce. Simmer until all flavors blended together.
  6. Fill mushroom caps with meat mixture.
  7. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top of the meat mixture.
  8. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until cheese is melted and mushrooms are tender.

Cooking Times

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cooking Time:

20 minutes

Total Time:

35 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below.

The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings:40
Serving Size 1.6oz
Calories 47.34
Total Fat 2.99g
      Sat Fat 0.8g
Cholesterol 9.67mg
Sodium 134.42mg
Total Carbohydrates 2.8g
      Fiber 0.51g
      Sugar 1.3g
Protein 2.74g

Weight Watchers Points

Smart Points: 1pt
Points Plus: 1pt
Original Points: 1pt

The nutrition values for the vegetables in this appetizer recipe were not used when calculating the points plus or smart points values above.


Source: Culinary Café
Web Page: www.culinarycafe.com

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