Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

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You have to try these awesome Italian Stuffed Mushrooms, filled with Italian sausage, cheese and garlic, they will be a hit for any occasion. When you are looking for easy party appetizer recipes, you want something that people will be guaranteed to enjoy and stuffed mushrooms are always a good choice. You can find stuffed mushrooms served as an option on menus at restaurants and now you can make them at home. You don't even have to make them for a party or as a part of your entertaining menu ideas, you can just make them as a side or a snack for yourself and your family just for fun. Appetizers or Hors d'oeuvres (pronounced oh-derve) meaning 'outside the work' which meant that these hors d'oeuvres were outside of what you would consider a typical meal or entree. The word appetizer denotes a food that will be eaten to curb your appetite while you wait for the entree or main course to be served. The appetizer is usually a small serving of a bunch of little snack sized foods that have a bold flavour.

These types of appetizers go as far back as the Roman Empire, where small amounts of vegetables, meat, cheeses and olives were served before a large meal. During the middle ages appetizers were served in between courses of a meal in France sometimes with a musical or theatrical performance or even edible sculptures that were sculpted out of butter. Appetizers or Hors D'oeuvres were made in the Americas starting in 1860, and Americans classified them as the first course of a three or four course meal served before the guests were seated at the table. Then, the appetizers became a part of a custom of the cocktail party, where people would gather at one person's home, called the host, and the host or hostess would serve mixed cocktails and appetizers only without a larger meal being served. And now we still continue to use them as entertaining menu ideas when inviting guests over. Easy party appetizer recipes like this one can be made the day of the party and brought to the party if its required for you to contribute an appetizer, or to make if you are the host. Usually there will be several appetizers if it is just a cocktail party, or less if there is a dinner being served afterward.

These Italian stuffed mushrooms would be a hit to serve to guests. Everyone seems to love the savoury flavours of mushrooms stuffed with cheese and meat. So simple to make, yet they are so yummy. Mushroom health benefits include being very high in dietary fibre, iron, zinc, niacin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin, selenium, vitamin B6, vitamin C and high in manganese, magnesium and thiamin. So as you can see this appetizer would also give you the mushroom health benefits while serving as a great snack. Thank you to Amanda from The Chunky Chef food website for this awesome recipe we can try out and enjoy.***

Nutrition Facts for: Italian Stuffed Mushrooms From The Chunky Chef
Ingredients: White button mushrooms, hot Italian sausage, yellow onion, garlic cloves, dry white wine, thyme, cream cheese, egg yolk, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated 8 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 250, Calories from Fat 172, Total Fat 19.1g 29%, Saturated Fat 10.3g 52%, Cholesterol 59mg 20%, Sodium 534mg 22%, Potassium 390mg 11%, Carbohydrates 5.9g 2%, Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%, Sugars 1.9g, Protein 14.1g, Vitamin A 10% · Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 18%, Iron 18%

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