Breakfast Stuffed Mushrooms

These breakfast stuffed mushrooms are packed full of scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, basil, chives and a sprinkling of cheese. 

Breakfast Stuffed Mushrooms by Nutmeg Nanny

I have totally complained about this before but breakfast is the hardest meal for me to eat. The very thought of getting up and doing so much activity right away is just too much for me process.

Honestly, it’s probably a good thing I’m not a parent. I’m so selfish about my time in the morning my poor child would live off dry cereal and milk from the carton. Even as a nanny I never worked for a family where I had to make breakfast or have super early morning hours. I guess I was pretty spoiled in that regard. 

Breakfast Stuffed Mushrooms by Nutmeg Nanny

Well, wait. I did once work for this one family where the mom was so super high maintenance she was basically a child herself. I would have to wake her up every morning {annoying} and then start her coffee {really annoying} then she would yell down the stairs her breakfast order {really really annoying!} She would also come home from work early to go sit by the pool. Then call me from her cell phone and ask me to bring her a bottle of wine and some snacks. Seriously people. If you think a nanny is around for making you breakfast and picking out your wine, you’re wrong.

However, the one good thing that came out of that job was a serious love for breakfast sausage. I used to always be a bacon lover but then slowly sausage made its way to the top of my love list. See, miss fancy pants boss always requested sausage with her breakfast platter. Soooooooo I made A LOT of sausage for her and her kids. Which of course meant I ate a lot sausage.

Breakfast Stuffed Mushrooms by Nutmeg Nanny

So when I started working for Jones Dairy Farm I was over the moon that I get to make as many bacon and sausage laden goodies as I want. These stuffed mushroom caps are the perfect way to start your day and are packed full of delicious sausage, fresh herbs and sharp cheddar cheese.

Trust me. You will want to start your day off with these beauties.


Breakfast Stuffed Mushrooms

These breakfast stuffed portobello mushrooms are packed full of scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, basil, chives and a sprinkling of cheese.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 4 large portobello mushroom caps
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (7 ounce) box Jones Dairy Farm mild sausage patties
  • 4 large eggs, scrambled
  • 1/4 cup diced basil
  • 2 tablespoons diced chives
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Remove stem and gills from the underside of the mushroom. Make sure there is enough space to fill them up with eggs.

Rub the inside of the mushroom with a little bit of olive oil and roast in the oven for about 5-7 minutes. Just let the mushroom soften slightly. They still need to keep their shape.

While the mushrooms are cooking start browning the sausage and breaking up the patties with your spatula. Once the sausage is browned stir in eggs, basil and chives.

Stir together as you cook so the eggs and ingredients all scramble together.

Once the eggs are fully cooked add it into the mushroom caps. Pile it one high since you are serving one cap per person.

Sprinkle each cap with 2 tablespoons shredded cheese and add back to oven for 5 minutes to help melt the cheese.

Serve immediately.

Disclosure: I was provided compensation for creating this recipe for Jones Dairy Farm. As always all opinions are my own. 

26 Responses to “Breakfast Stuffed Mushrooms”

  1. #
    Beth @ The First Year — July 11, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I work as a nanny, and I can’t believe you had to wake up the mom, that is crazy! This recipe looks amazing as always, Brandy!

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    Sherri@The Well Floured Kitchen — July 11, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Wait – I didn’t know I could get a nanny to make my morning coffee! JK, that’s what hubby is for 😉 Seriously I am not a morning person either but I would wake up to eat this breakfast. Seriously great idea!

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    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — July 11, 2014 at 11:19 am

    So, were you the mom’s nanny or the kids’ nanny? Wow. What an employer, huh?

    Seriously – these mushrooms look so good! They made me think of all the lovely breakfasts we enjoyed on a trip to Ireland which invariably included the loveliest sauteed mushrooms.

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    Amanda @TheKitcheneer — July 11, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I am the exact same way with breakfast. The only reason I force myself to eat it now is because I need to eat lots of protein for my workouts and eggwhites always fits the bill for that! But, these stuffed mushrooms look incredible and savory enough for my taste in the morning! Yum!

  5. #
    Crystal Barrett — July 11, 2014 at 11:55 am

    WOW! What a neat idea! I love stuffed mushrooms and these breakfast ones are taking it to a whole new level! They look amazing!

  6. #
    Lora @cakeduchess — July 11, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    She’d call you from the pool..LOL. Wow! I love this breakfast mushroom idea. I’d love it even now for lunch!!

  7. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — July 11, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    What a great breakfast idea! These mushrooms look amazing!

  8. #
    The Food Hunter — July 11, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I love this idea and think I will make some this weekend.

  9. #
    Coleen @ The Redhead Baker — July 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    How different! What a delicious change from the usual breakfast foods!

  10. #
    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds — July 11, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Love the presentation here, they look delicious!

  11. #
    mimi — July 11, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Gorgeous! Ingenious! Much better sounding than traditional stuffed mushrooms!

  12. #
    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — July 11, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I love mushrooms and this is the bomb of a recipe!!!! I had to pin it.

  13. #
    Jessica (Savory Experiments) — July 11, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    I’m in love with these. I’ve never thought of making stuffed shrooms for breakfast.

  14. #
    Rebecca {foodie with family} — July 11, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Are you KIDDING me? That woman would’ve driven me clear out of my mind. These mushrooms on the other hand? Oh mercy… I could eat these every day.

  15. #
    Happy Valley Chow — July 11, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    What a delicious and creative recipe! Definitely trying this 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  16. #
    Meseidy — July 12, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Seriously! She called you with her cell to bring her wine! You are kinder then I am.

  17. #
    Joelen — July 12, 2014 at 8:32 am

    This looks amazing and such a great way to use portobellos! You are a saint to put up with that kind of woman – and she was a mom?! Yikes!

  18. #
    Becca from It's Yummi! — July 12, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Oh my word! Can I move in and have a dozen of these for breakfast, and take photography lessons from you, and eat these for breakfast? Oh, I already said that… but yeah… .that 🙂

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    Candace @ Cabot — July 12, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Brunch is my very favorite meal for entertaining and I was in a total brunch food rut. You have saved and inspired me with the recipe. It is absolutely genius. I say once more….you are a goddess!

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    Marnely Rodriguez-Murray — July 12, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Ha, you’ve worked for some crazy people for sure! And these mushrooms look so good! I’d totally freeze them and have them ready for a quick breakfast. Actually, can you come over and make these for me, freeze them individually, and bring some wine over? kthanksbye!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — July 13, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I don’t think I could ever be a nanny, or a waitress, or nurse. It would annoy me too much to be taking care of people 24-7. Hey wait, I guess that’s what moms do too…ah well. Been there, done that! Can’t win them all 😉
    I also have a serious love of breakfast sausage and would it it 9 time out of 10 over bacon. These stuffed mushrooms look seriously amazing!

  22. #
    Joanne Bruno — July 15, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Well, your ex-boss sounds CRAZY. But at least something good came of the experience!

  23. #
    Connie @ Sprig and Flours — July 18, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Breakfast stuffed mushrooms = genius! This will be on my next brunch menu!

    ps. beautiful photos!

  24. #
    Scrynt Cauldein — August 8, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Hearing how lazy the mom was and with an attitude like THAT, I’ll bet her husband tried to make sure you got all the sausage you could eat.


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