Stuffed Portobello mushrooms

I’m inexplicably drawn to portobello mushrooms. There’s no rhyme or reason. I just am. How else do you explain why I like to order anything with the word portobello on a menu? Or why I would walk to the mushroom aisle just to catch a glimpse of ’em plump portobellos. What’s up with that? Am I nuts?

And since I’m so crazy about them, I’m sharing my favorite Portobello recipe, something I threw together on the fly on one of our vegetarian days.

Here’s what you need:

  • 6 Portobello mushrooms, whole with stems removed
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 sprigs of cilantro, finely diced
  • cheddar cheese
  • mozzarella cheese
  • olive oil

Fill each mushroom cap with a mixture of tomato, onion and cilantro and salt to taste. Add a good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. Top with cheeses and a generous sprinkle of black pepper and cayenne. Bake at 350C (180F) for maybe 15-20 minutes, or until the cheese melts.

That’s it. Such a refreshingly simple taste I promise you will love it. And the bonus is that portobellos have a fantastic meatiness about them that surprises me every time. It’s like I’m eating meat when I’m not.

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6 Comments

  • Amanda

    these look delicious! i usually only make portobellos on the grill but will definitely try stuffing them next time i buy them! thanks for the recipe 🙂

  • America's Next Top Mommy

    Those mushrooms look delish! This looks like something I can make easily. I’m going to a girls night this Friday and need and app and this looks totally doable! 🙂 I’m visiting from the blog hop and am a new linky follower! Would love if you’d drop by and follow back. Thanks!

  • michelle

    I love these! I am now following you on Linky Follower. I would love it if you followed me back. I always enjoy meeting new Bloggers.

  • blinka.li

    hi ya!! how are you ?? haven’t been reading your posts like since err…..??!! haha. Anyways, happy new year to you and happy belated valentine’s day too! 😉 what is cilantro, gotta google now!! see ya! 😉