This is a killer recipe for stuffed portobellas! Make certain that the croutons are processed to very fine and adjust the cayenne or hot sauce to taste.
- 8 large portabella mushrooms (stems removed)
- olive oil
- 2 lbs Italian sausages (casings removed)
- 3 green onions (very finely chopped) or 3 minced yellow onions
- 2 -4 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1 pinch dried basil or 2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped
- 1 dash cayenne pepper or 1 dash Tabasco sauce or 1 dash louisiana hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic, to taste or 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups garlic-flavored croutons (ground fine, measure 2 cups after grinding)
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- black pepper
- grated mozzarella cheese (use any amount desired)
- Lightly brush olive oil on both sides of the potobello mushroom caps then sprinkle the inside lightly with salt (this is optional but I most always do!).
- In a skillet brown the sausage meat with green onions crumbling into very small pieces until browned; drain any fat then cool.
- In a medium bowl beat eggs with milk, fresh parsley, basil, fresh garlic, cayenne pepper or hot sauce until well combined.
- Add in the Parmesan cheese and the ground croutons starting with about 1-1/2 cups ground croutons, you might have to add in more later; mix with a wooden spoon until combined.
- Add in the cooked sausage/onion mixture; mix well (the mixture should be wet but still firm enough to hold together if the mixture is too soft add in a small amount more of the croutons at a time just until the mixture binds together).
- Season mixture with black pepper to taste.
- Spoon the sausage mixture evenly between the portobella mushroom tops.
- Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes.
- Sprinkle the tops with grated mozzeralla cheese.
I had to use a great deal of substitutes (regular pork sausage vs. italian, bread crumbs+seasonings vs. croutons, italian blend cheese vs. mozzarella) and they still turned out perfect! Love the recipe!
Well, Kitten... I have actually made a many of your recipes and needless say this one is another great one. My BF requested these for his birthday dinner and they came out fantastic!!! I did halve these for the two of us. Thanks for the recipe!
Delicious! This recipe tastes exactly like the sausage-stuffed portabellas I buy from a local gourmet shop. The recipe is really easy and the end result very satisfying. Next time I am going to use baby portabella caps and make as an appetizer.