Local, homegrown, seasonal apples are the best. Kris’s coworker brought us apples from his tree a few days ago, and they are so good! We gave him a bunch of peaches at the end of summer, so it was a fair trade. Today is #NationalAppleDay. I was already planning on posting a stuffed mushroom recipe. Apples seemed like the perfect addition. Fortunately, I was right! Apple sausage stuffed mushrooms are amazing. I might have eaten all the leftover stuffing for dinner last night….
My intake of fruit has been on the lower side lately, I have to admit…. I’ve just switched to eating more vegetables. I did eat a lot of peaches for a while. And I guess that technically tomatoes are a fruit because you eat the seeds, and cucumbers…. But as far as actual, typical fruit goes, I haven’t been eating much. Vegetables have all the vitamins and minerals that are in fruits. And when I was buying more fruit, I was the only one eating it! Well, Kris would eat about one piece of fruit and the rest was mine or it’d go bad.
But the one thing I realized I have missed, is cinnamon apples with peanut butter, one of the best snacks! I wasn’t really sure what to do with all the apples. Thought about making an apple pie or baked apples or a crisp or cobbler. Been craving sweets this week… But Kris is out of town and I knew that I’d eat the entire pie myself if I was left alone with it. Apple sausage stuffed mushrooms was the perfect alternative.
Stuffed mushrooms are a great appetizer or side dish. They’d be perfect to take to Thanksgiving. The apples perfectly compliment the sausage and onions in this recipe. I really was planning on doing a stuffed mushroom post. So glad I decided to add apples to the mix! This recipe is easy and a great way to impress guests. I think stuffed mushrooms always look really fancy even though they’re fairly simple to put together. Hope you enjoy these apple sausage stuffed mushrooms!
- 16 ounces package of whole Baby Bella mushrooms stems removed
- 16 ounces of sausage - any type I used spicy Italian
- 2 medium apples cored and diced
- 1 medium onions diced
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 3/4 shredded parmesan cheese divided
- 1 tbsp butter
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Heat butter in skillet over medium heat.
Add diced apples and onions to pan. Cook until soft, about 15-20 minutes.
While apples and onion cook, remove stems from mushrooms. Chop stems and add to skillet with apples and onions.
Add minced garlic. Continue sautéing for another minute or two.
Remove apple onion mushroom mixture from heat and place in a medium sized bowl.
Return skillet to medium heat to brown sausage. Cook sausage, breaking apart into small pieces.
Once sausage is browned, add to the bowl with the apple and onion mixture.
Add in 1/2 cup shredded parmesan.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Stuff mushroom cavities with apple onion sausage mixture and place cavity side up on a greased baking sheet.
Once all mushrooms are filled, sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until cheese melts.
The stuffed mushrooms were easy and delicious. We’ll make them again. Thank you.😊