Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Whether an appetizer, a main course, or a side dish, stuffed mushrooms are a popular dish to serve at a meal. They look special, taste wonderful, and can be stuffed with your favorites, like cheese, olives, or other veggies. Or, if you love spinach as much as I do, you can stuff them with spinach. Any mushroom is delicious when stuffed, but the Portobello mushroom is large enough to be a meal. With a serving of two, it is pretty on the plate and very satisfying.
A smokey Gouda cheese tops it off. It smelled so good cooking! You can use the cheese of your choice, of course. I tried to make it without cheese so it would be strictly vegetarian, but I preferred it with the added flavor. Feta or blue cheese would give it a distinctive flavor as well.
You might also try a splash of wine in while sautéing. I mean in the pan, though a glass would go nicely with this as well.
I served it as a light dinner with cherry tomatoes and fresh rolls. It would make a lovely side for meat, poultry, or fish. It also serves up nicely as a pre-dinner appetizer while you are sitting the table.
The fun of fixing a dish like this is that you can add or remove as you please.
Next time I might add some riced cauliflower and chopped olives. Another tasty addition would be crumbled bacon or bacon bits.
Vegetarians, what would you add?
The ingredients here serve 4 as a main dish.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 8 large Portobello mushrooms, washed, stems removed
- 1 bunch or 1 bag fresh spinach, roughly chopped
- ½ onion, chopped
- 4 smaller mushrooms, chopped
- ½ cup panko bread crumbs
- ½ cup grated cheese (I used smoked gouda)
- Cholula sauce
- salt and pepper
- Preheat over to 375 degrees and assemble all ingredients
- When mushrooms are starting to brown add the cholula sauce and mix.
- Add bread crumbs and sauté for another 2 minutes.
- Stir in spinach for 1 to 2 minutes, just long enough to wilt.
- Remove from heat and let cool for a couple of minutes.
- Stir in half of the grated cheese.
- Divide mixture into the 8 portobello mushrooms.
- Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
- Cook for 25 minutes.
Coming soon…Watch for more recipes that include super healthy spinach.