Sausage and Red Pepper Stuffed Mushrooms

In honor of one of my newest blogging buddies getting married, we’re celebrating with a virtual shower! These things are seriously torturous though. So many amazing dishes made from people scattered about the country and sometimes the world. I wish I could taste everything!

I hope this comes as a surprise to Megan. Since she’s being super secretive about wedding plans, it only seems fair that we kept a surprise from her! I can’t wait for all of the fun details to come out.

In the meantime, enjoy some spicy stuffed mushrooms. You can easily adjust these to your liking by using sweet, hot or extra hot sausage. The best thing about these is how quick they are to pull together. 5-10 minutes of prep and 20 minutes in the oven. There’s very little hands on time with these. Sit back and enjoy a drink while you wait for a perfect two (or three) bite spicy appetizer.

Sausage and Red Pepper Stuffed Mushrooms

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mushroom
Servings: 6


  • 2 sausage links casing removed (I used hot sausage)
  • 1/4 C yellow onion chopped
  • 1/4 C red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 C seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 C Parmesan cheese plus additional for topping
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • Butter or olive oil for mushrooms
  • 6 portabella mushroom caps


  • Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, warm olive oil. Toss in sausages, casings removed. Break up as they cook. Add onion, pepper and garlic to pan. Continue cooking until meat is cooked through and vegetables are softened. Transfer to a medium bowl.
  • Sprinkle in breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup cheese and parsley. Combine ingredients.
  • Remove stems from mushrooms. Lightly drizzle inside of mushroom caps with olive oil, or add a sliver of cold butter.
  • Divide filling between mushroom caps.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until tender.
  • Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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26 Responses to “Sausage and Red Pepper Stuffed Mushrooms”

  1. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — August 1, 2012 at 8:11 am

    I love love LOVE stuffed mushrooms! Seriously Rachel I’m so glad you posted this recipe because I am so making these ASAP!

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    NanaBread (Jeanne) — August 1, 2012 at 8:37 am

    Yum! Stuffed mushrooms are always a crowd pleaser. Yours looks fantastic, Rachel. Megan’s going to love these. I just wish we all lived closer so we could spread all of this gorgeous grub on one table and go to town!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — August 1, 2012 at 9:46 am

    You are speaking my language Rachel. There is no way on earth that I wouldn’t be hovering over these, batting away prying fingers that would try to steal them. A growl or two escaping my lips. YUMMMM!!

    Thank you so much for all of this Rachel. I’m so touched. You girls really just made my week. Thank you.

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    Katy @ Have You Hurd — August 1, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I love this! I love mushrooms but my husband isn’t a big fan…I bet he will be when I stuff ’em with sausage! Can’t wait to try :)

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    Kim Bee — August 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

    These are gorgeous and would make a lovely addition to any shower. I’m thinking they’d be perfect for a party I have to throw in a couple of weeks. I sure wish we could have all met somewhere and thrown this in person. Would have been so much fun.

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — August 1, 2012 at 10:47 am

    i loooooove stuffed mushrooms but rarely make them, because my husband isn’t much of a mushroom fan. tears! if i had a plate of these in front of me right now, i’d demolish ’em. must remember to make these next time we’re going to a party!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — August 1, 2012 at 11:28 am

    This is the PERFECT bridal shower appetizer. Love stuffed mushrooms!! I’d probably eat the whole plate!

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    Kirsten/Comfortably Domestic — August 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Stuffed mushrooms are always the hit of any party. Your’s look fabulous, Rachel! I’ll be making these for my mushroom-loving Bacon Slayer really soon.

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    Mads — August 1, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Everything is better with hot sausage. Am I right?
    These are an adorable bridal shower snack. Great job!

  10. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — August 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Love stuffed mushrooms! Especially when they have sausage in them. YUM!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — August 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers! These look incredible! Great shower!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — August 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    omg i love everything you stuffed this mushroom with. one of my favorite appetizers to see at a app table is stuffed fact, i think they’re serving stuffed mushrooms at my reception! haha awesome :) thank you so much for participating!! xoxo

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    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — August 1, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    So deeeelish!! I love stuffed mushrooms more than life itself. Ok not that much, but it’s a close second. Great recipe Rachel!!


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    Cassie — August 1, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I lovvve stuffed mushrooms! These sound so incredible Rachel!!

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — August 1, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    oh i am putting this on my list!

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    Allison @ Decadent Philistines Save the World — August 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Love these. And I love how you worked the teal of her colors into the photos.
    I’m so hungry. I just can’t go on. I wish this were in real life.

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    Michelle — August 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Oh!!! Great way to stuff a mushroom. You usually see them with just cheese. But hello, sausage! great flavor

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    Anna — August 1, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I’ve never seen a bad recipe with sausage and this one surely adheres to that! What a simple, wonderful looking recipe- very impressive!

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    Kat — August 1, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    The best part? You can probably sneak a spoonful of filling to snack on while you’re waiting for the rest of these to bake-up! I’m a little shameless in case you couldn’t already tell. ;)

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — August 2, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Yum!! Glad you went the sausage route!! ;)

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — August 2, 2012 at 10:17 am

    You guys are so sweet throwing a virtual shower. These stuffed mushrooms look scrumptious! I make a similiar version of these, so I know they are delicious.

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    Kristen | Pixelated Crumb — August 2, 2012 at 11:38 am

    These look so good! I love stuffed mushrooms!

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    carrian — August 2, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    These look so wonderful. My mom has always been obsessed with stuffed mushrooms, so this would be so fun to make for her when she visits.

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    natalie@thesweetslife — August 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I absolutely love stuffed mushrooms! I’d gladly fill up on these and skip a meal :)

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    Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen — August 4, 2012 at 12:15 am

    I love stuffed mushrooms….these look incredible! :)

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    love cooking — August 8, 2012 at 9:02 am

    This looks great. Maybe I will try to add some fruits if it is for party. Probably peaches or mangoes would be nice. :)

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