I made these for a get together, but then also ate the rest for dinner. The combination of a sweet mushroom with a spicy sausage, also stuffed with onions, garlic, spinach and croutons make a great combination and a hit at my small party. Make sure that you soften the mushrooms first and drain them before stuffing. These large white mushrooms browned up nicely in 6 minutes in my Ninja XL Foodi. Total time: 30 minutes Serving: 3-4 mushrooms each
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
24 large white whole mushrooms (6 to 8 people)
14oz spicy sausage (I used a plant based sausage and no one knew the difference)
1/2 white onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, halved
Stems from the mushrooms
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 stalks of celery, diced
1/2 bag of frozen spinach, thawed
2 cups buttered stuffing
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In a skillet on medium heat add 2 tablespoons olive oil, then add the mushrooms and cook until softened. Remove to a plate cap side up to drain.
In the same skillet add the remaining oil and the sausage, cook until browned. In your food processor or blender add in the onions, garlic, mushroom stems, celery and salt and pepper, to taste. Pulse once or twice only, then add to the sausage with the spinach, cheese and stuffing. Cook 5 - 10 minutes.
Stuff the mushrooms and place on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven (or ninja foodi) for 6 minutes. Serve.