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Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms with sausage and smoked Gouda cheese are easy to prepare and cooked on your grill or Big Green Egg in minutes. With succulent juicy mushrooms and savory sausage filling, these grilled mushrooms with cheese are SO full of smoky delicious flavor.

If you are looking for an incredible new way to make stuffed mushrooms this summer, this recipe is for you! Grilled stuffed mushrooms have a super easy but OH-SO-TASTY savory sausage and cheese filling with notes of garlic and Herbs de Provence. Add in smoked Gouda cheese and grill flavor and you have grilled mushrooms with cheese that are off the charts good.

grilled stuffed mushrooms on grill grate

Why this recipe works

Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms work for two very simple reasons: the savory sausage and smoked Gouda cheese filling is amazingggggg, AND juicy, succulent, slightly smoky grilled mushrooms are a PERFECT vehicle to allow us to shovel that delicious filling into our bellies.

Other plus: my recipe comes together in only 30 minutes.

Besides, just think about it… how rockstar it is to GRILL mushrooms with CHEESE.

stuffed mushroom before cooking on grate

The ingredients

Sausage and Smoked Gouda Filling

Yeah, you read that right. Sausage and smoked Gouda. You’re welcome.

The filling is super simple with only ingredients that I can all get at my regular grocery store.

  • Bulk sausage. The kind you find in the breakfast sausage and bacon section, in a tube. I get mild for this recipe.
  • Smoked Gouda cheese. I find it with the specialty cheeses.
  • Cream cheese. Use regular cream cheese for this recipe.
  • Seasonings: garlic powder, marjoram, Herbs de Provence, and kosher salt

The seasonings are a secret key to this recipe – the earthy notes from the fennel and lavender in Herbs de Provence and marjoram, subtle bite from the garlic powder and salt.

These flavors combine with, in and around the sausage and cheese to make a spectacular flavor combination.

collage of 2 photos: left, filling ingredients; right, combined filling ingredients in glass bowl on wood surface

For the mushrooms

The filling above is as complicated as we get, because all else we need are mushrooms and olive oil.

I used to just get whole mushrooms, but their sizes can vary so greatly and sitting there stuffing little mushrooms is a pain in the arse. I have reached the time in my life where that’s where I draw the line anymore.

So, like with my Crab Stuffed Mushrooms and Stuffed Mushrooms Parmigiana, I now only make stuffed mushrooms with LARGE caps.

uncooked stuffed mushroom on grate
Do press the filling into the caps a bit to get it all in there. I use all the filling when I make these.

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How to make grilled stuffed mushrooms

There is a detailed recipe card below, and it is EASY. Mix the filling ingredients in a bowl – Done. Prep the mushroom caps – Done. Bake.

Yep, I just said bake. Because when we grill with indirect heat, we are doing basically the same as baking in an oven it is just the the mushrooms will be able to absorb that wonderful grill flavor to become extra special.

We do cook these shrooms over INdirect heat (see recipe Notes), and we do not want to cook over direct flame.

Big Green Egg open with mushrooms in on grill grate
Using a little cookie rack lets me get the mushrooms on and off the grill so easily without dropping or one topping over.
collage of 2 photos: left, uncooked mushrooms on big green egg; right, cooked mushrooms on grill
On the left, uncooked. On the right, cooked perfectly YUM.

FAQs

Can you wash mushrooms in water?

Oh nooooo. Never “wash” mushrooms. They are little sponges and become rubbery and uncooperative if submerged. Just use a towel to wipe dirt off is all that is needed.

Does the grill have to be right at 375°F?

If your grill temperature goes a little high or stays a little low (which they often do), don’t sweat it. Just keep checking them until they are hot, the cheese is melted, and the mushrooms are tender.

Can these be assembled in advance?

Sure. You can make the filling in advance and then refrigerate. Allow it to come to room temperature again before stuffing the mushroom caps though or it will be firm and you could risk damaging the delicate mushrooms.
For the mushrooms, they can be prepared in advance too just know that once the stems are removed and gills and such scraped out, they will likely start to bruise. So, if you prep them ahead of time, don’t do it that ahead of time.

Can these grilled mushrooms with cheese be BAKED in an oven?

Of course! Mushrooms are a food equivalent of a sham-wow, meaning they will take up the flavors you want to impart on them. This is why I love cooking them on the grill. But with that said, with the sausage, Herbs de Provence, and smoked Gouda cheese, even baked, these will be amazing!

Last Tips

These grilled stuffed mushrooms come together so quickly, that I do recommend starting up your grill or Big Green Egg to heat while you put them together to save some time. Otherwise, you could have them ready to go, but then end up having to wait for the grill for a while.

This recipe is a perfect way to use up leftover cooked sausage you have on hand.

I have made these a few times, and I have only used smoked Gouda. That said, other options that I feel in my bones will be just as good are smoked provolone, smoked cheddar, or even Vermont sharp white cheddar. Use what you can get and give it a try!

finished recipe on grate, sitting on bake pan
grilled stuffed mushroom on grate in big green egg grill

Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

Erica
Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms are cooked on a grill or Big Green Egg. These grilled mushrooms with cheese are full of smoky delicious flavor and ready in only 30 minutes.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, grilling
Servings 6 people
Calories 320 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the sausage and smoked Gouda filling

  • ½ lb bulk sausage cooked and crumbled, fat drained
  • 4 oz smoked Gouda cheese shredded
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp marjoram
  • 1 tsp Herbs de Provence
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt

For the mushrooms

  • 12 large white mushrooms
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

Make the filling

  • In a bowl, combine the filling ingredients. Set aside.

Prepare the mushroom caps

  • Using a lightly damp paper towel, brush any dirt off the mushrooms caps. Do not rinse them with water. Remove the stems and discard or save for another purpose.
  • Gently use a spoon to scoop out the gills in the mushrooms and make the cavity larger around the mouth of the opening (meaning, don't dig into the them).
  • Brush inside and out of each mushroom cap with olive oil.
  • Stuff each mushroom, gently pressing in the filling as necessary to use it all up. Place stuffed mushrooms on a small rack to make transfer to the grill faster and easier.

Grill the mushrooms

  • Heat Big Green Egg or grill to cook at 375°F with indirect heat. (*see Notes)
  • Place the rack with the mushrooms in the grill and close the lid.
  • Grill/roast for 10-15 minutes or until filling is heated through, cheese is melty, and mushrooms are tender and juicy.

Notes

For indirect heat: In a Big Green Egg, this requires a platesetter, legs up, topped with a grill grate. In a gas grill, once it is heated, turn the burners off on one side of the grill and cook on that side.
The grill or Big Green Egg can be heated while the filling and mushroom caps are prepared to save time.

Nutrition

Serving: 2mushrooms | Calories: 320kcal (16%) | Carbohydrates: 5g (2%) | Protein: 12g (24%) | Fat: 29g (45%) | Saturated Fat: 12g (75%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 58mg (19%) | Sodium: 503mg (22%) | Potassium: 295mg (8%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 3g (3%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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