Appetizers—just call ’em the 7th heaven of edible holiday treats. Despite their “bite-size” nature, they do a whole lot for a party filled with hungry friends. This season, skip out on the fish sticks (because that’s so 1995) and brownie bites (9th grade Christmas party, much?) and serve up a recipe that an amazing celebrity foodie loves.
Haylie Duff, the older sister of Hilary Duff, actress, and now cookbook author, has mastered the art of light bites with this Sausage and Thyme Stuffed Mushrooms hors d’oeuvre from her new cookbook, The Real Girl’s Kitchen. With grated parmesan and zest from added jalapeño, it’ll please a variety of palates.
This is just one of the many easy-to-make yet tasteful creations Haylie DIYs in her new work. Check out the recipe below and make sure to click here to check out the cookbook!
Button Mushrooms large enough for stuffing
1 Link Sausage
1 Deseeded Jalapeño
1 Cup Grated Pecorino
1 Cup Grated Parmesan
1 Egg Yolk
1 Tablespoon Chopped Thyme
1-2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Wipe each mushroom with a wet dishtowel to remove any dirt
Pull out each stem and set aside
Remove the casing from the sausage
Heat sausage in a skillet over medium heat, until it starts to break apart, then remove from pan
Finely chop the mushroom stems and jalapeño
Combine sausage, mushroom stems, jalapeño, cheese, yolk, thyme and lemon juice in a mixing bowl
Place mushrooms on a baking sheet covered in aluminum foil
Stuff each mushroom with mixture
Bake for 20 minutes
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