Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mega Stuffed Mushrooms - Quick & Easy Dinner Idea

Believe it or not, Tex is here with a dish even a vegetarian could love. That means that if my old buddy, Kav, should decide to visit, she would not go hungry or have to live off of cereal. 
Well, that is assuming she likes mushrooms.

This is what I'm talking about.
Of course, these aren't your average button mushrooms. These are those big ol' portabella mushrooms, filled with all kinds of yummy cheese.

Hubby and I saw these at the store a few weeks back and decided to give them a try.
Love them!

They had a few varieties. Some with cheddar cheese and pico de gallo, others had cheddar and jalapenos. These here had mozzarella and spinach (I think that's Italian seasoning on the top).
These are great when I'm on deadline and have to send hubby to the store to grab something quick for dinner, but they would be so easy to make at home.

Simply remove the stems from a portabello mushroom and fill with cheese and whatever else you like. You could do a pizza one with a little pepperoni, a mexican style with the pico de gallo or jalapenos. Just use your imagination.

Once they're filled, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (not a must, but definitely makes cleanup easier) and brush the bottoms and sides of the mushroom with melted butter.
If you have extra, go ahead and brush some across the tops, too.
Then sprinkle with a little bit of salt.
I also sprinkled some on the tops.
You could also add other seasonings, such as garlic powder, pepper, Italian seasoning... On the pico and cheddar ones I added a little bit of fajita seasoning.

Place pan in a 350 oven, 
and bake until cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes.
Not to mention filling.
Like I said, these are meal worthy. Though they also make a great side.
Ooo, imagine one of these with a steak.(No, I would not serve that to Kav)

You know, I don't usually pick up pre-made items like this, but in this case, I'm so glad I did.

Mindy Obenhaus lives in Texas with her husband and kids. She's passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more at www.MindyObenhaus.com.


  1. Oh my goodness. I think we're having this tonight. (Assuming I can find portobello mushrooms!)

    1. If you can, you've got an easy, peasy dinner, MJ. You could even let the kids build their own.

  2. I remembered to click over on a TUESDAY and what do I see??? Amazing deliciousness, looking at me!!!


    I must make these this week... I like to do a sausage/bread crumb/Parmesan stuffing for them, but yes, they could be a meal and I would be SO STINKIN' HAPPY!!!!

    Thank you for inspiring me again, Mind-O!!!!

    1. You lost me at breadcrumbs, Ruthy. Cheese is the way to go. But you could still add the sausage. And yes, you would be happy. Very happy.

  3. Wow! I've never seen these before. Is it because I live in the Wild West, or because I keep my head buried in my writer cave?

    Either way, these are going on the lunch-time rotation!

    And I could get into the sausage/bread crumb/Parmesan thing. And it would still be lo-carb using the right bread crumbs. :)

    There are so many possibilities!

  4. I've never seen these either but it makes sense since one of my favourite veggie burger at a restaurant is one made for Portobello mushrooms smeared with other tasty stuff...and cheese. So why haven't I thought of making something like this myself? I am the boring person who always picks up button mushrooms at the grocery store. I need to brank out. And it would be fun switching up ingredients with it. I'm excited, Mindy. Thanks for this awesome recipe. Now I'm drooling as I mark down Portobello mushrooms on my grocery list. Yum.