Turkey sausage & goat cheese stuffed shrooms (21 day fix approved!)

Turkey sausage & goat cheese stuffed shrooms (21 day fix approved!)

PicsArt_10-26-10.52.25.jpgWhen you go to the grocery store and everything you want to buy is on sale…when does that happen?? Oh, today. I should clarify not really on sale, just about to go past the sell by date, so it was labelled as a “manager special.” I need to give the manager a big squeeze.

Portobello mushrooms caps, .25 cents each! Turkey sausage, $2 off! Oh, the glory of a good deal and slightly past it’s prime sausage.

I garnered this recipe from Emeril at the Food Network, and then tailored it a bit based on what I had in the fridge and what I did and did not want in it (no bread crumbs or Parmesan; a big fat YES to goat cheese).  I also put way too much seasoning in mine, out of lack of attention to detail to reading the recipe.  Lack of attention caused by two children jumping on the couch, tackling each other and fighting over one lego when there are 400 others.  It was still good, just a little bit extra spicy.

4 portobello caps
1 package uncooked turkey sausage links (5 links), casings removed
1/2 c finely chopped onion
1 finely chopped green bell pepper
2 minced garlic cloves
2 tsp parsley
1 egg
1 teaspoon of Creole seasoning (recipe below)
goat cheese to taste
balsamic vinegar and evoo to taste

Creole seasoning
2 1/2 Tbsp paprika
2 Tbsp salt
2 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp black pepper
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp oregano
1 Tbsp thyme
combine all ingredients; yield 2/3 c.

Cut off portobello stems and chop up, set aside. Brush olive oil on both sides of shrooms & preheat oven to 400. In a medium skillet, brown turkey sausage, breaking up with a spoon about 5 minutes.  Add in onion, pepper and stems and cook another 3 minutes until soft. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Remove from heat into mixing bowl and cool slightly, add in egg, parsley and creole seasoning and mix together.

Divide mixture among the mushroom caps and place on a baking sheet. Bake approximately 15 minutes until mushrooms are soft. Place on top of arugula, drizzle with balsamic and evoo, and top with goat cheese.  Wala!

21 day fixers: 1 green, 1 red, possibly 1/2 blue, 1 tsp



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