Pizza Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer Recipe With Turkey Chili For The Big Game

by Linette

We’ve been trying to eat a little healthier for a while now, so I decided this year my game day recipes would have a healthier twist to them, including a gluten free pizza stuffed mushroom appetizer recipe.

The Big Game is always an event at our house, we never know exactly who will be there so I always try to be prepared.
Pizza Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer Recipe With Turkey Chili For The Big Game
We love pizza and chili at our house, but I’ve been gluten free for a while now, so I’ve been trying some new twists on pizza. One of my favorite recipes so far is a pizza stuffed mushroom appetizer. I’ve been tweaking it for a little while now. Here’s my recipe:

pizza stuffed mushroom ingredients

Pizza Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer


  • 1 lb turkey sausage
  • 1 16 oz light cream cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 large containers of stuffing size mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 bell pepper chopped (optional)


1. Brown the turkey sausage according to the package directions, add in the chopped onion and garlic while you’re browning the meat.

2. Preheat the oven to 350`F.

3. While the sausage is cooking hollow out the centers of your mushrooms. Reserve the centers for the turkey chili, or for later.

mushoom caps for stuffing

4. Once the sausage is thoroughly cooked remove it from the heat and add in the cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, bell pepper (optional), oregano, basil and the tomato sauce.

5. Mix until everything is thoroughly combined.

6. Stuff the sausage mixture into the hollowed out mushroom caps and top with shredded mozzarella cheese.

pizza stuffed mushrooms

7.  Bake the stuffed mushrooms in a shallow baking dish for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

pizza stuffed mushroom recipe

While you’re making the mushrooms you can also whip up a quick and easy pot of no bean turkey chili.

no bean turkey chili ingredients

No Bean Turkey Chili


  • 1 lb ground lean turkey
  • 1 – 28oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1-quart water
  • 1 jar of your favorite salsa or Picante sauce
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce
  • mushrooms 1 pack or the centers from the stuffed mushroom recipe above


1. Brown the turkey with the onion and the garlic.

2. In a large stock pot combine the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, salsa, cumin, chili sauce, and mushrooms.

3. Add the browned turkey to the stockpot and simmer for about 30 minutes.

4. Serve your no bean turkey chili to your guests with shredded cheddar cheese, light sour cream, corn chips, or crackers available for topping.

I served up my lightened up game day recipes to our guests, and no one knew the difference. In fact, both recipes were a big hit!

Looking for more kid friendly appetizer recipes? Check out these Mini Taco Bites.


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Heather February 5, 2013 - 7:09 pm

Love the sound of those stuffed mushrooms!

Darcy February 6, 2013 - 1:08 am

Oh those mushrooms look divine! I keep forgetting about little healthy swaps I could be doing.

Brooke February 6, 2013 - 1:31 am

I just love mushrooms and these look so good!

Alicia K February 6, 2013 - 12:58 pm

this looks so yummy!

Isra {TheFrugalette} February 6, 2013 - 7:21 pm

I love stuffed mushrooms, this looks so so yummy! I also love using turkey.

Cecile February 8, 2013 - 10:25 am

My husband loves stuffed mushrooms! These look great!

Amber February 9, 2013 - 12:44 am

What a great idea! Sounds yummy!

Tonia@thegunnysack February 10, 2013 - 12:29 am

What a great idea! The stuffed mushrooms look fantastic!

Alison Groen February 10, 2013 - 1:19 pm

We love anything with mushrooms in it! These look absolutely delicious!

RANDY FULGHAM February 11, 2013 - 10:17 am


Jennifer Dysart February 11, 2013 - 6:50 pm

Holey Moley those look good, I love pizza and I love shrooms, thank you so much for the post

Wanda Tracey February 11, 2013 - 11:27 pm

I loVe these already so much so that I already copied the recipe.LOL Thanks for sharing.

Heather M February 14, 2013 - 11:17 am

These look and sound so yummy!! I can’t wait to try them!

Dawn February 16, 2013 - 1:18 am

I love stuffed mushrooms! Yum!


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