Turkey Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

January 30th, 2014 at 6:06 am
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Turkey Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms (Daily Bites)

Let’s talk Super Bowl.

I hope you guys are good conversationalists, because I have pretty much nothing to say. I’m a complete idiot when it comes to football. (Seriously, do they have a Complete Idiot’s Guide to Football? I need it!)

I guess I do know one thing: pull for the Packers, and that’s about it. But since they’re not in the big game, I’m completely out of the loop. Who’s playing this year?

(Never mind, I just Googled it.)

For the past few weeks I’ve been seeing dozens of recipes for appetizers, nachos, dips, and stuffed potatoes on some of the blogs I follow. I finally put two-and-two together this week and realized they’re all for Super Bowl Sunday.

Even though I may have missed the memo on Super Bowl this year, I whipped up these stuffed mushrooms just in time! They’re ridiculously easy. And while bean dips and veggie platters are well and good, I think we can all agree that it’s been a cooooold winter. Warm food just tastes better!

Turkey Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms (Daily Bites)

To give the turkey a sausage flavor, I added chopped onions, fennel, paprika, and garlic powder. Most pre-made sausages contain sugar (check your labels!), but I don’t add any sweetener to mine. So they’re approved if you’re sugar detoxing! I find the flavor of the fennel adds a subtle sweetness that’s just right. For some heat if you like spicy sausage, you could also add crushed red pepper flakes or maybe some cayenne.

Even if I know nothing about football, I’ll use any excuse to cook up fun party food. But you know me. I just won’t sacrifice good nutrition. Here are a few more recipes for game day that will leave you satisfied and energized, not stuffed and sluggish:


Have a healthy weekend!

Turkey Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Yield: Makes 30

Warm and savory, these healthy stuffed mushrooms skip the cheese and breadcrumbs but are every bit as satisfying as traditional stuffed mushrooms.


30 white mushrooms, stemmed and gently wiped clean with a damp towel

1 pound ground turkey or chicken (white or dark meat, or a combination)

1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion

1 large egg, optional (see note below)

1 tablespoon fennel seeds

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Chopped parsley, for garnish


Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the mushrooms, cap sides down, on the baking sheet.

In a large bowl, combine the meat, onion, egg (if using), fennel, paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Mix thoroughly to combine. Fill each mushroom with a small amount of the meat mixture, dividing it up evenly among all of the mushrooms.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through. Garnish with parsley and serve warm.

Note: The egg adds moisture to the meat mixture, making for a slightly more juicy texture. If you have an egg sensitivity, it can be omitted.



  1. Stephanie said on January 30, 2014 at 8:11 am

    We made a version of these for our Christmas Eve celebration this year, and they were SO good. I used our homemade turkey sausage recipe, our homemade cashew sour cream recipe, and added some green onions. They were by far our favorite new thing on the menu, and will be made again for sure.
    I don’t know anything about football either. We do not even have television! But we do find out when there is a Packer game on, because it is our favorite time to do our grocery shopping. The grocery store is very empty and quiet then. ;0)
    Another snowy, windy, drifty, freezing day here……hope you enjoy yours!

  2. Susan in Salida said on January 30, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    And don’t forget your really tasty Easy No Bean Hummus for a Super Bowl party. That stuff is addictive and with veggies, I can make a meal out of it!

    Go Broncos!

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