Stuffed Mushroom Spiders

These critters are every bit as cute as they are tasty!

Serves: 24Prep: 45 minutesCook: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 24


  • 24 large white stuffing mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 package (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1⁄2 cup cooked Italian sausage crumbles
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 24 large black olives


  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Place mushroom caps, stem side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Cook 15 minutes to soften slightly. Remove from oven; set aside.
  • Mix together cream cheese, cheddar, sausage and garlic. Flip mushroom caps stem side up. Divide mixture evenly between mushrooms.
  • Cut 12 olives in half lengthwise. Place 1 half in the center of each mushroom. Cut remaining olives into “legs.” Arrange 8 “legs” around each olive half to resemble a spider.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes until mushrooms are tender and filling is hot.
  • Refrigerate leftovers.