Make this Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms recipe for game day! You’ll love these cheesy stuffed mushrooms with sausage. Oven and air fryer instructions included. 

It’s almost time for the big game! In years past, all I cared about was the food! But this year, there’s a chance that my beloved Chiefs will be in the mix again. So this year, I will care about the game AND the delicious game day food like these Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms! 

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

These Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are a super versatile recipe! They are a classic appetizer and make the perfect bite-sized snack when you need something easy to make for a party.

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Recipe Substitutions:

I have made many substitutions over the years, and they’re always delicious, Here are some substitution suggestions:

  • Instead of Italian Sausage, substitute any seasoned ground sausage or pork sausage
  • Instead of baby portabello mushrooms, use any whole mushrooms like traditional white button mushrooms or cremini mushrooms
  • Instead of panko breadcrumbs, use traditional Italian style breadcrumbs
  • Instead of cream cheese, use Boursin cheese 
  • Instead of Parmesan cheese, experiment with other types of cheese like cheddar cheese or pepper jack
  • Instead of the garlic powder, add 1 garlic clove (diced)

If you have more sausage to use up after you make the filling, I really love this Italian sausage tortellini soup!

Recipe Additions:

  • add a little bit of diced green onion or bell peppers to the stuffing mixture before baking
  • add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the stuffing mixture before baking
  • sauté 1/4 of a white onion (diced) in a bit of olive oil for 2-3 minutes, then combine with the cream cheese mixture

Anytime you make stuffed mushrooms, you have the option to use the mushroom stalks that you remove. Just dice them up and add them to the sausage and cream cheese mixture. 

Serving Suggestions:

I recommend serving these stuffed mushrooms warm or at room temperature.

If you need additional appetizer recipe ideas, I recommend these crispy Fried Pickles.


This mushroom recipe stores well. You can store unbaked, stuffed mushrooms in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, and bake right before serving.

Leftover baked mushrooms will stay good in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Reheat in the oven for the best results.

Alternative Cooking Instructions (Air Fryer/Grill):

Traditionally, these Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are baked in the oven. But they can also be cooked in the air fryer or on the grill! 

  • For Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms, air fry at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes. 
  • For Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms, place stuffed mushrooms in an aluminum pan. Grill over indirect heat for 20 minutes.
Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Yield: Serves 5-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 16 ounces baby bella mushrooms, whole, stems removed

Filling Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces Italian sausage
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese or pecorino romano cheese
  • 3 tablespoon panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon parsley

Optional garnish

  • diced green onions
  • fresh herbs


  1. Preheat oven 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash and dry mushrooms, remove stems.
  3. Brown sausage for 4-5 minutes until crumbled and cooked through. Remove from skillet and allow to drain on paper towel lined plate.
  4. Add cream cheese and parmesan cheese to skillet. Cook on low heat, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  5. Add drained sausage crumbles, breadcrumbs and spices to cheese mixture. Stir well to combine.
  6. Place de-stemmed mushroom caps on greased baking sheet upside down. Spoon sausage and cheese mixture into mushroom cavities.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the filling is nicely browned and the mushrooms are tender.
  8. Serve warm.


Garnish with fresh or dried parsley for extra color.

You can save the mushroom stems! Chop them, then add the chopped mushroom stems to the stuffing mixture.

If you want extra crunch, sprinkle the tops of the mushroom filling with extra breadcrumbs.

Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 171

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If you need more ideas, here are some of my favorite appetizers to serve with these stuffed mushrooms with cream cheese, I have some suggestions!

I hope that you enjoy this Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms recipe! If you make it, let me know in the comments!