Saturday, March 13, 2010

Great Mushroom Dish!

I've made stuffed portabella caps in the past, but yesterday I took the lazy way and made Cheap'n'Easy casserole. I just lined the bottom of a baking dish with the caps ($2.99)(they were about 2-3" each, not the great big ones) after cleaning them.

Then in a frying pan I browned a package of loose sausage ($1.49) in a little bacon fat, then stirred in some frozen chopped spinach (90¢), and put an 8 oz. brick of cream cheese (79¢) on top and covered the pan. In about 10 minutes the spinach was cooked through and the cream cheese was soft enough to stir into the mixture, which I spooned over the mushroom caps. Sprinkled about 1/2c of shredded Italian cheese blend (53¢ worth) and sprinkled with maybe 2T of parm (from the green can - 10¢ worth), and put into a 350ยบ oven just until the cheese was melty and browning.

About 4 servings for just about $1.70 per...and filling and DELICIOUS! No worries about seasoning because the sausage already has it all...and as you can see from the photo, the serving size is quite generous. The fats and proteins really kept me full for a long time too, saving both time and money on another meal or snack for the day!


  1. Hi Sherry, I was reading a low carb group and found your post on yogurt. Clicked on your link for this blog. Your doing great. I'm thinking about trying low carb again. Nancy in Cadillac/Hersey MI

  2. Wow, a neighbor! We do go to Cadillac once or twice a month for our Meijer's/GFS shopping trips...thanks for your note Nancy! :)

  3. Umm...YUMMY!!!! This is my kind of dish!! I found you in my referrer's list on my website, not sure how that happened, but I susbcribed - so as not to miss out on more fabulous ideas like this. I may try it with all bacon (I'm not big on sausage) but who knows masked in cream cheese and spinach and mushrooms, I might not mind the sausage!