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Balsamic Roasted Mushrooms Stuffed with Italian Sausage and Asiago Cheese

Preparation Time
20 minutes
Cooking Time
1 hour
Servings
20

Renee Kohlman of sweetsugarbean uses our Spicy Italian Sausage to stuff mushrooms in this irresistible gluten-free appetizer that’s perfect for your next soiree.

Ingredients

  • 3 Grimm’s Spicy Italian Sausages
  • 20 large mushrooms
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried fennel seed
  • 1/2 onion, diced small
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 120 g cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup Asiago cheese, grated (plus some for topping)

Preparation

  1. Clean the mushrooms with a damp paper towel and remove the stems.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the mushrooms with the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and generous pinches of salt and pepper. Place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast in a preheated 375°F oven for about 30 minutes. Stir once or twice, flipping the mushrooms over in the final moments so that the juices drain out. Remove from the oven. 
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium high heat, squeeze the sausage meat out of the casings and cook until no longer pink, breaking it apart with the back of a spoon. You want it fairly crumbly and in small pieces.  Stir in onions, garlic and spices, and cook a few minutes longer, until onion is softened. Scrape up any brown bits from the bottom of the skillet. 
  4. Remove from heat and place into a bowl, along with the cheeses (save some of the Asiago for topping). Stir well to combine (don’t be afraid to use your hands).
  5. Take a tsp and fill each mushroom cap so that it is quite full. Sprinkle with remaining Asiago.  Bake at 375°F for about 30-35 minutes, until golden. It can easily be doubled if feeding a large crowd.