Spicy Turkey Stuffed Mushrooms – Tasty & Easy Appetizers

Spicy Turkey Stuffed Mushrooms are a delicious appetizer option to serve for any party! I always have to double – or even triple! – the recipe because I love them so much!

Completed appetizers in pan

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If we’re hosting a party, stuffed mushrooms are always on the menu! I used to drive my husband crazy because I put mushrooms in/on every dish possible. We were young and short on funds and since cans of mushrooms were cheap, I felt better about making meatless meals as long as I could add mushrooms.

Appetizers are a close second to being my favorite dishes to make. Desserts are first, of course! But appetizers are fun because they’re a challenge to pack a lot of flavor into one- or two-bite pieces. Ground turkey is a healthier option as it will be less greasy. But don’t forget to season a little on the heavy side as it takes extra to make the meat more flavorful.

Poblano peppers on top of stuffed mushrooms

Ingredients to Make the Flavorful Appetizer:

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Large Poblano pepper, seeded and diced
  • Turkey sausage
  • Brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Ground sage
  • Ground thyme
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Goat cheese
  • Portobello mushrooms

How to Make Spicy Turkey Mushrooms:

Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a large roasting pan with one tablespoon olive oil. Set aside.

Wash and de-stem your mushrooms. Place upside down on a pre-greased baking pan and place in the oven for 5 minutes. This will help dry out the mushrooms and prevent them from being soggy. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, salt, pepper, sage, thyme, and crushed red pepper flakes. Mix into the turkey sausage until just combined.

Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add diced Poblano peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers soften and develop a bit of color, approximately 3-4 minutes.

Add turkey sausage to the skillet. Cook until no longer pink, approximately 6-8 minutes, breaking up the sausage into small pieces while cooking.

Add goat cheese to skillet and cover for 1-2 minutes. Remove cover and stir until cheese is completely melted and combined with the turkey and pepper mixture.

Remove from heat and set aside.

Fill each mushroom cap with some of the turkey mixture.

Drizzle the mushrooms with remaining olive oil and season with salt and black pepper, as desired.

Place pan in the pre-heated oven and roast until the mushrooms are slightly browned around the edges, approximately 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Up close view of stuffed spicy turkey mushrooms
Yield: 4 Servings

Spicy Turkey Stuffed Mushrooms

Up close view of stuffed spicy turkey mushrooms
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 large Poblano pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 lb. bulk turkey sausage
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon ground sage

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a large roasting pan with one tablespoon olive oil. Set aside.

    Wash and de-stem your mushrooms. Place upside down on a pre-greased baking pan and place in the oven for 5 minutes. This will help dry out the mushrooms and prevent them from being soggy. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

    In a small bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, salt, pepper, sage, thyme, and crushed red pepper flakes. Mix into the turkey sausage until just combined.

    Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add diced Poblano peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers soften and develop a bit of color, approximately 3-4 minutes.

    Add turkey sausage to the skillet. Cook until no longer pink, approximately 6-8 minutes, breaking up the sausage into small pieces while cooking.

    Add goat cheese to skillet and cover for 1-2 minutes. Remove cover and stir until cheese is completely melted and combined with the turkey and pepper mixture. Remove from heat and set aside.

    Fill each mushroom cap with some of the turkey mixture. Drizzle the mushrooms with remaining olive oil and season with salt and black pepper, as desired.

    Place pan in the pre-heated oven and roast until the mushrooms are slightly browned around the edges, approximately 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 429Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 1294mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 36g

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Spicy Turkey Stuffed Mushrooms are a delicious appetizer option to serve for any party! I always have to double - or even triple! - the recipe because I love them so much!

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