Stuffed Mushrooms Lisa Markley

Savory Stuffed Mushrooms

This savory, crowd-pleasing appetizer offers a healthier twist on traditional stuffed mushrooms—and they’re easy to make. Mushrooms and kale contain a spectrum of important minerals, as well detoxifying antioxidants and energizing B vitamins.

Makes 20 mushrooms

Recipe Ingredients

  • 20 medium crimini mushrooms
  • 3-4 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, diced small
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound chicken sausage (without casing)
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced small
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped kale leaves
  • 2/3 cup almond flour or bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Rinse and dry mushrooms. Remove stems. Reserve stems for making vegetable broth, if desired; place in a food storage bag and freeze.
  3. Toss mushroom caps in a bowl with 1 to 2 tablespoons oil. Set aside.
  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 3 minutes to allow onion to soften. Add sausage and break apart with a spoon or spatula into very small pieces. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes to allow sausage to cook most of the way through. Add bell pepper and kale and sauté for 2 to 3 more minutes, just long enough to allow kale to wilt.
  5. Remove skillet from heat and add almond meal or bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  6. Spread mushroom caps out evenly on sheet pan and using a scoop or a spoon, stuff each one with a generous amount of the kale and sausage mixture, packed tightly into a mound. Place in the oven for 25 minutes. You may want to cover mushrooms with foil after the first 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning.

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Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

About the Recipe Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.