Here are all the best portobello mushroom recipes to make the most of its savory, meaty flavor! Try stuffed, grilled, burgers, and more.
When it comes to mushrooms…there’s nothing quite like the massive portobello. Its flavor is massively savory and meaty: so much so that you can almost mistake it for meat in fajitas. While we love all types of mushrooms, the mighty portobello has our hearts.
Here are all the best portobello mushroom recipes for the best ways to eat it! This variety is ultra versatile: you can eat it as a main dish stuffed or grilled, or use it in a supporting role in enchiladas, burritos and stir fries. Whatever recipe you choose: we guarantee it will make this mighty mushroom shine.
And now…the top portobello mushroom recipes to try!
Our top portobello mushroom recipe? Spinach artichoke stuffed mushrooms! It combines the deliciousness of spinach artichoke dip with the meaty, savory goodness of a baked portobello mushroom. Top it off with crunchy Italian breadcrumbs, and you’ll amaze everyone at the table! It’s meatless but pleases every type of eater: we promise.
Ready to fire up your grill? Try this incredible grilled portobello mushrooms recipe! They’re juicy and bursting with big, meaty umami. This method for grilling them is fast and easy: unlike most recipes, there’s no marinating time required. Just sprinkle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and pop them on the grill. It makes for most tender, juicy and irresistible mushroom caps.
Meet: your perfect portobello mushroom burger. This giant meaty mushroom is irresistible on is own. But add it to a burger bun and pile it high with toppings, and it’s downright outrageous! So you can make it in any season, we’ve got two methods: grilled or roasted. It’s a top portobello mushroom recipe in any season.
Portobello mushroom pizza sounds like mushrooms are the toppings, right? Well, meet the new best way to use portobellos on pizza: as the crust! There’s no veggie that’s not delicious with pizza on top, and mushrooms are no exception. These meaty giant fungi make the perfect personal pizza size for all your favorite toppings. Use the idea as a tasty gluten free dinner, or a fun side dish.
Here’s a quick and easy portobello mushroom recipe perfect for weeknights: try these Mushroom Tacos! Portobello mushrooms have enormous savory flavor: throw them in a skillet with some punchy seasonings and they make plant-based magic. This recipe is for when you have just a few minutes to throw together a meal: combine those portobellos with creamy refried beans and the quickest slaw, and you’ve got dinner!
Here’s a slam dunk for mushroom lovers, or anyone looking for a meaty vegetarian sandwich. Try this Portobello Sandwich! It’s modeled after a steak sandwich, but instead the filling is juicy roasted portobello mushrooms, seasoned with garlic, soy sauce and smoked paprika. Add to that crunchy pickles and onions, and the kicker: a horseradish sauce that smothers it all with a creamy, spicy tang.
Here's a unique portobello mushroom recipe: mushroom salad! Serve roasted portobello mushrooms over salad greens with Manchego cheese and a zesty vinaigrette. The contrast of warm, savory mushrooms with the crisp greens is delightful.
Another great portobello mushroom recipe? Grill them up and top them with a fresh, summery topping! These grilled mushrooms are savory and smoky, topped with a caprese style topping of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil. They're great for a cook out: or make them roasted anytime using the instructions in stuffed portobellos recipe above.
Portobello mushrooms are the perfect meaty addition to fajitas! Everyone loves these sheet pan fajitas, full of big flavors and loaded with veggies. It’s a great way to make a fun healthy dinner where no one notices there’s no meat! Roast up lots of veggies on a sheet pan with spices, and serve with refried beans and guacamole.
Portobello mushrooms are a fantastic filling for tacos and enchiladas. Here combine them with black beans, bell peppers and red onion for the perfect filling. Then douse it all in a zesty red homemade enchilada sauce. With the crunchy veggie topping, this dish looks simply incredible. And it tastes even better than it looks!
Portobello mushrooms are great in stir fry recipes! Here this meaty mushroom adds big savory flavor to a mix of broccoli, onion, and bell peppers. It's all covered in a delightfully delicious stir fry sauce, that makes the vegetables taste extra irresistible.
Last up in our portobello mushroom recipes: portobellos are great as a burrito filling! Something about all those tasty fillings snuggled cozily into a tortilla makes a burrito irresistible. This burrito is packed with flavor from Spanish rice (aka Mexican rice), seasoned black beans, peppers and onions, mashed avocado, and of course: meaty mushrooms.
More about portobello mushrooms
What’s the deal with this massive fungi? Here are few more facts about this popular variety:
- Portobello mushrooms (aka portobella or portabella) are one of the most widely consumed mushroom varieties in the world, called Agaricus bisporus. The button mushroom and cremini (aka baby bella) are the same variety of mushroom, just earlier growth stages. The portobello is the oldest stage, so it has the most meaty and savory flavor.
- Where to find it? You can find the portobello mushroom at most mainstream grocery stores. Often it comes packaged in containers with 3 to 6 mushroom caps.
- What does a portobello mushroom taste like? Portobello mushrooms taste intensely meaty and savory, with loads of umami. While they taste meaty, remember to add protein to the meal if you’re making them as a vegetarian main dish! They don’t contain much protein in themselves.
12 Best Portobello Mushroom Recipes
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
This stuffed portobello mushrooms recipe is simply incredible, stuffed with spinach artichoke filling and baked with crispy bread crumbs!
- 6 medium portobello caps (about 10 to 12 ounces)
- 5 ounces frozen chopped spinach
- 2 tablespoons minced shallot (1 small)
- 1 green onion
- ¾ cup chopped canned artichokes (about 1/2 can or jar)
- ¾ cup Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
- ¼ teaspoon each dried dill, garlic powder and kosher salt
- Fresh ground black pepper
- ⅓ cup Italian panko* or Italian breadcrumbs
- Paprika or smoked paprika, for topping (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Bake the portobello mushrooms: Clean the portobello mushrooms and remove the stems. Place them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet gill side up. Drizzle the tops with the olive oil and use your hands to rub on the bottoms. Sprinkle with about ½ teaspoon kosher salt divided among the mushroom caps. Place the baking sheet in the oven and roast for 15 minutes until tender. Once baked, drain the caps of the excess liquid.
- Meanwhile, make the filling: Meanwhile, thaw the spinach. Use a strainer to squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Mince the shallot. Thinly slice the green onions. Roughly chop the artichokes. In a medium bowl, mix together the spinach, shallot, green onions, and artichokes with the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, dried dill, garlic powder, kosher salt and several grinds black pepper.
- Stuff the mushrooms: Turn down the oven heat to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread the filling into the roasted mushrooms caps (there may be a little left over). Top with a little more Parmesan cheese on each cap, then sprinkle with the Italian panko. If desired, sprinkle with a little paprika or smoked paprika for color.
- Bake the stuffed mushrooms: Bake 10 minutes until the breadcrumbs are golden. Serve immediately.
*We recommend Italian panko or Italian breadcrumbs because they’re already seasoned. If all you can find is regular panko, mix ⅓ cup panko with ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt and ½ tablespoon Italian seasoning (or 1 teaspoon dried oregano and ¼ teaspoon each dried basil and thyme).
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
Keywords: Portobello mushroom recipes
More types of mushrooms
There are so many other unique types of mushrooms to try! Sample them all:
- Lions Mane Mushrooms are ultra meaty and great for adding fried to a sandwich
- Oyster Mushrooms have delicate flavor and are great sauteed
- King Oyster Mushrooms are large and meaty, fantastic as a meat substitute
- Maitake Mushrooms (aka Hen of the Woods) have feathered edges and an earthy, peppery flavor
- Beech Mushrooms are small, delicate and savory
- Enoki Mushrooms are great for sautéing or using to top ramen or a hot pot
These all look amazing!! I can’t wait to try them!