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Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

My stuffed mushrooms can be Whole30 compliant - just remove the parmesan - although it does add a really great touch.

Here are the ingredients and directions for the 30-minute meal:

  • 1 lb. ground mild Italian sausage - I get mine from the meat counter at Whole Foods, and it has no added sugar or extra fillers

  • 3 cloves of garlic finely chopped

  • 1/2 onion, diced

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped

  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

  • 6 large portobello mushrooms

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil


  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

  • Scoop out the gills of the mushrooms, careful to not break the outer part of the mushroom. Melon scoopers work great!

  • Arrange mushrooms on rimmed cookie sheet. Mushrooms have a ton of water in them, so they’ll seep out water while cooking, so ensure you do this so you don’t have a mess in your oven

  • Add 1 tbsp of olive oil to frying pan on medium high

  • Sauté onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes.

  • Add ground sausage, cook for 3-5 minutes, using a spatula to break up the meat.

  • Add the bell peppers, cooking for another 3-5 minutes. Only cook until sausage is about 3/4 the way done.

  • Drain any grease from pan

  • Spoon mixture evenly into mushrooms

  • Sprinkle parmesan on top of each mushroom to your preference

  • Bake on 400 for 10-12 minutes or until parmesan is melted

Enjoy! Let me know how you like the recipe!

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