March 17, 2009

Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms

I like meatless meals and could probably have them three or four days a week. Pasta with veggies, quiche and a salad, spinach calzones... yum.

My gardener, not so much. He wants meat with pasta, quiche with bacon, and meaty calzones.

So while he's doing some gardening in Chicago this week, I made stuffed Portabellos!

I found this recipe from Maria and Josh from Two Peas and Their Pod and adapted it slightly. You can find my version of the recipe here.
Remove the stems and gills from the mushrooms as shown on the mushroom to the left. A small spoon works great for this.
Saute onion, garlic, tomato and red bell pepper with seasonings. Add a few cups of baby spinach...
And cook until the spinach has wilted.
Spoon the vegetable mixture on top of each mushroom. Drizzle with a little olive oil, top with cheese and bake at 375F for 15-18 minutes.
This was very filling and quite delicious. In fact, the mushrooms were so meaty... hmmm... I bet I could dab a little Eau de Puerco behind my ears and fool my gardener into thinking he was really eating meat with this dish. Yup, I bet I could.

I'll let you know how it turns out.


  1. These look so colorful! I try to cook vegetarian at least one or two nights a week.

  2. Karen, this is a beautiful dish. I need some vegetarian recipes and I think I just found one.

  3. These are beautiful! I love the abundance of veggies too.

  4. These mushrooms are beautiful and sound super delicious!

  5. Oh My! This looks absolutely terrific. I love portabellos. And your stuffing choice is perfect! Love the cheese on top!

  6. What a perfect meat-less dish! Portabellos are hearty on their own but I love the vegetable stuffing and the little bit of cheese gives it that extra pop of deliciousness!

  7. I love these!! They are full of goodness and oh-so-delicious!

  8. I love mushrooms and these looks delicious!!! I really want to run out and get some portobellos!!

  9. They look amazing, the stuffing sounds really good.

  10. Glad you tried and liked the mushrooms! They look amazing!

  11. hahaha! Matt is the same way with meat but I'm slowly turning him around :) No 'shrooms for me but this would be awesome in a bell pepper too.

    I noticed in your most recent post that Ginger left a comment, she is another one of my favorite foodie writers and she does all vegan. You might want to give her blog a looksie for those rare "Gardner goes to Chicago" times ;)

  12. Karen, I just love this dish.. I prefer more veggies myself. I have an herb group meeting luncheon coming up.. you just helped me decide what to bring :)

  13. I could often go meatless too, if it weren't for hubby. I'm working on him though. ;)

    Don't know why I've never stuffed mushrooms yet. I've had them elsewhere and they're so good. Thanks for the fun post and beautiful food.


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