These will be the hit of the party.

4 pounds fresh whole mushrooms

16 ounces low-fat Italian sausage

16 ounces low-fat turkey sausage

1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon fennel seed

1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

dash Tabasco sauce to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place 2 wire cooking racks on top of a large baking sheet with sides. Wash mushrooms and remove base stem. Discard stems and set caps aside. In a large bowl, combine all remaining ingredients. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Fill each mushroom cap with sausage mixture. Press in firmly.

Place each filled mushroom on the rack. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or until sausage in completely done and mushroom is tender. Remove from oven and serve warm.

Note: These may be made ahead and reheated with a small amount of broth in a crock pot or over low heat in a saucepan on the stove.

Serves 20

Nutritional Information per serving:

Calories 160

Fat, gm. 11

Protein, gm. 9

Carbohydrates, gm. 6

Cholesterol, mg. 45

Fiber, gm. 1.1