1 lb. pkg. of hot sausage **
1-8 oz. pkg. cream cheese or neufchatel cheese
2- 16 oz. packages medium mushrooms
Crumble sausage in skillet and brown thoroughly over medium high heat.
While sausage is browning, remove stems from mushrooms and clean mushrooms well with a damp paper towel to remove all loose dirt.
In medium bowl, combine sausage and cream cheese and mix with a fork until well-blended.
** Can also add several dashes of ground cayenne pepper for a little extra spice if you use Regular sausage, or if you want even the Hot sausage to be a little spicier.
Spoon sausage mixture into mushroom caps - mounding slightly.
Place on cookie sheet or in baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30-40 minutes or until mixture bubbles.
Serve immediately on a serving dish with appetizer toothpicks!
Note: These may also be prepared ahead and refrigerated until ready to bake and serve.