Sausage Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms

 Make new traditions this Holiday and use these starters to create new traditions the whole family will enjoy. With ingredients like garlic, Romano and mascarpone cheeses and Italian sausage, these savory mushrooms everyone will ask for in the years to come. The creamy mascarpone mixed with the sharp Romano complements the sausage, while the mushrooms serve as a salty base that is perfect for guests to enjoy. The simple recipe and spice-filled flavor make these mushrooms an easy choice before any Thanksgiving feast.

Sausage Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms



  • Cremini mushrooms, about 1 pound, stemmed, quickly rinsed and patted dry
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 fl. oz. mild Italian sausage (may substitute with spicy Italian sausage)
  • 1 tablespoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Romano cheese
  • 1/3 cup plain panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9x13 inches baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. In a medium bowl, add lemon juice and oil; whisk to combine. Add clean mushroom caps and toss to coat; set aside.
  2. In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, add sausage, vanilla bean paste, garlic and shallot. Cook and stir until crumbles are done, about 8-10 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add Romano cheese, bread crumbs and mascarpone cheese; stir to combine. Remove from heat.
  3. Place mushroom caps in prepared baking dish and reserve remaining lemon-oil mixture in bowl. Fill each mushroom cavity with stuffing mixture and drizzle with reserved lemon-oil. Bake until done, about 10 minutes.

About Nielsen-Massey Vanillas

Nielsen-Massey Vanillas also offers a full line of Pure Flavors: Pure Chocolate Extract, Pure Almond Extract, Pure Orange Extract, Pure Lemon Extract, Pure Coffee Extract, Pure Peppermint Extract, Orange Blossom Water and Rose Water. All Nielsen-Massey products are All-Natural, Allergen-Free, GMO-Free, and certified Kosher and Gluten-Free. The company is headquartered in Waukegan, Illinois, with production facilities in Waukegan and Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.: Nielsen-Massey Vanillas

Starting new traditions this Holiday in the kitchen and garden… I’d love to hear about it so lets connect! 



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