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RITZ, Sausage & Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

RITZ, Sausage & Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms

These delicious mushrooms stuffed with sausage, spinach, cheese and buttery RITZ Crackers can be made ahead and frozen up to a week ahead for an impressive party appetizer.

Prep time20 min
Total time40min
ServingsMakes 10 servings, 2 mushrooms each.
  • 20 large fresh mushrooms (1 lb.)
  • 4 tsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 cups tightly packed fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ lb. Italian sausage
  • 20 RITZ Crackers, coarsely crushed, divided
  • ½ cup shredded fontina cheese
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Remove stems from mushrooms. Chop stems; set aside. Reserve mushroom caps for later use.
  • Heat 1 tsp. oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add spinach; cook and stir 1 to 2 min. or until tender. Drain spinach in colander; cool.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp. of the remaining oil in skillet. Add garlic and chopped mushroom stems; cook 2 to 3 min. or until tender, stirring frequently. Spoon into medium bowl.
  • Crumble sausage into skillet; cook until done, stirring occasionally. Drain. Squeeze spinach dry, then chop spinach.
  • Reserve 2 Tbsp. cracker crumbs for later use. Add remaining crumbs to cooked mushrooms along with the sausage, spinach, shredded cheese, pepper and 1 Tbsp. Parmesan; mix lightly.
  • Spoon sausage mixture into mushroom caps; place, stuffing sides up, on rimmed baking sheet.
  • Combine reserved cracker crumbs with remaining Parmesan and oil; sprinkle over mushrooms.
  • Bake 20 min. or until heated through.
Recipe Tips
  • Note
    For best results, the mushroom caps should be about 2 inches in diameter.
  • Substitute
    Substitute 1/2 cup thawed frozen chopped spinach for the cooked fresh spinach. Squeeze the spinach dry before using as directed.
  • Make Ahead
    The mushroom caps can be filled ahead of time. Freeze up to 1 week. When ready to serve, refrigerate 1 hour or until thawed, then bake in 400°F oven 8 to 10 min. or until heated through.


Nutrition Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Total fat 9g 
   Saturated fat 3g 
   Trans fat 0g 
Cholesterol 15mg 
Sodium 220mg 
Carbohydrate 7g 
   Dietary fiber <1g 
   Total sugars 2g 
   Added sugars 0g 
Protein 6g 
Vitamin A10 %DV
Vitamin C4 %DV
Calcium6 %DV
Iron6 %DV
Potassium6 %DV
Vitamin D0 %DV

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