Healthy Appetizer Recipe - Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

stuffed mushrooms
stuffed mushrooms

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.

Below are the list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition information and Weight Watchers points.

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer Recipe

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

Recipe Type:

Appetizer, 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

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of servings for this appetizer recipe 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 each
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

1 pts
Non Freestyle:
1 pts
1 pts
1 pts

The veggies are not included in the calculation for any of the Weight Watchers points. The turkey sausage is included in the Freestyle calculation as it is not plain ground turkey breast.

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