Savory and delicious, homemade sausage stuffed onions recipe! This is a great recipe to serve as a side dish or as a light main course.
These stuffed onions are packed with amazing flavor. The sausage and mushrooms pair so well with the herbs and onion for a wonderful flavor that’s certain to be a new family favorite.
This is such a tasty recipe, and even though it’s homemade, it’s quite simple to make. And all the ingredients are common, so no complicated shopping list required!
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I prefer using Vidalia onions, but any large, sweet onion can be used.Stuffed Onion Tip
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How to Make Homemade Onions Stuffed with Sausage
Prep time for this recipe take ten to fifteen minutes and then it’s on to the oven for about twenty-five minutes.
You will need a shallow baking pan and a skillet, so clean up is quick and easy too.
When coring your onions, leave two or three layers to ensure your onions will hold your stuffing without falling apart. And don’t forget to reserve your centers, they will be incorporated in your stuffing.Stuffed Onion Tip
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Unlike a lot of other stuffed onion recipes out there, this one only calls for a handful of simple ingredients.
But don’t let that fool you, these onions are bursting with amazing flavor. It’s one of my all-time favorite stuffed onion recipes.
- Large Sweet Onions
- Pork Sausage
- Sliced Mushrooms
- Stuffing Mix
Onions: The flavor of Vidalia onions is absolutely perfect for making stuffed onions. But if you don’t have any available, you can go with any large, sweet onions. Some other great options are Maui and Walla Walla.
Sausage: You can use milk or hot pork sausage for your recipe. While I haven’t used other types of sausage in this particular recipe, but you could use turkey sausage if that’s preferred.
Stuffing Mix: I go with basic herb stuffing mix. It’s not overly spiced, and pairs perfectly with our other ingredients.
Herbs: Sage and thyme are my favorite herbs for stuffed onions. The flavor goes wonderfully with this recipe and I highly recommend sticking with the measurement below. If you have a preferred herb combo, you can give it a try.
Cheese: You can top your stuffed onions with just about any good melting cheese. I prefer going with mozzarella or grated parmesan.
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Simple Recipe Instructions
Before starting, core your onions and reserve the centers. Slice your mushrooms and chop up your onion centers.
When steaming your cored onions, you can use a vegetable steamer or in shallow water on the stove.
Make sure to steam your onions until they just start to soften.
Step 1: Steam cored onions until they start to soften. Drain and set aside.
Step 2: Sauté your sausage with your chopped onion centers and sliced mushrooms.
Note: Preheat oven to 350 degrees while sausage is cooking.
Step 3: Once sausage is cooked, drain and add your stuffing mix, sage, thyme, and mayo. Stir until stuffing mixture is moistened.
Step 4: Scoop your stuffing mixture into your cored onions. Your stuffing should be about a half inch above the top of your onions.
Step 5: Place stuffed onions onto greased baking pan.
Step 6: Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
Step 7: Remove and carefully add cheese on top of each stuffed onion.
Step 8: Bake additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Step 9: Cool for 5-10 minutes, serve and enjoy!
Easy Sausage Stuffed Onions
- 1 Saucepan or Vegetable Steamer
- 1 Skillet
- 1 Baking Pan
- 4 Large Sweet Onions peeled and cored, reserve centers
- ½ lb Pork Sausage
- ½ Cup Mushrooms sliced
- ⅛ tsp Sage
- ⅛ tsp Thyme
- 4 oz Stuffing Mix
- 3 Tbs Mayo
- ½-1 Cup Shredded or Grated Cheese
- Steam cored onions until they start to soften. Drain and set aside.
- Sauté your sausage with your chopped onion centers and sliced mushrooms.
- Note: Preheat oven to 350 degrees while sausage is cooking.
- Once sausage is cooked, drain and add your stuffing mix, sage, thyme, and mayo. Stir until stuffing mixture is moistened.
- Scoop your stuffing mixture into your cored onions. Your stuffing should be about a half inch above the top of your onions.
- Place stuffed onions onto greased baking pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
- Remove and carefully add cheese on top of each stuffed onion.
- Bake additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Cool for 5-10 minutes, serve and enjoy!
Stuffed Onions with Sausage Recipe Notes
- I prefer mozzarella or grated parmesan cheese, but you can use any of your favorite melting cheeses for your stuffed onions.
- For your sausage, the spicy lovers can go with hot but the recipe tastes amazing with milk sausage for those who don’t want spicy stuffed onions.
- Serve your stuffed onions as a side or a small portion main dish. They go well with a nice fresh salad and a seafood soup.