For a great appetizer – –
DiRusso’s® Italian Sausage Links or Patties
large fresh mushrooms
onions, finely chopped
green pepper, finely chopped
package (3 ounce)
Italian seasoned bread crumbs
Fresh parsley leaves, chopped
Preheat oven 350°F. Clean mushrooms with damp paper towel. Remove the stems and chop finely. Brush mushroom caps with oil.
Remove casing from sausage links. In a skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat, crumbling with a wooden spoon. Cook the sausage until the center is no longer pink.
Add the oil, onion, green pepper, mushroom stems, salt and pepper. Cook until tender. Turn off the heat and stir the cream cheese into the mixture.
Fill each mushroom cap with the sausage mixture. Arrange the mushrooms in a baking dish in a single layer.
In a small bowl, mix the butter and breadcrumbs. Sprinkle over the stuffed mushroom caps.
Bake for 15 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are brown.
Sprinkle on parsley.