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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms: A Yummy Veggie Side Dish for Dinner

Updated on July 11, 2014

Make Mini Mushrooms

Instead of using the large mushroom caps, find the smaller ones and use this same recipe. Mini stuffed portobello mushrooms make the perfect finger foods!

A Vegetable Side Dish that is Quick & Yummy

Forget opening a can of corn, mixing it with a can of diced carrots and warming it up on the stove top. This recipe will be a sure hit with your family. Even the kids will love them! They're great as a veggie side dish and can even be brought as a cover dish to a family reunion, a church gathering, or any other gathering that involves food. Dive in and enjoy!

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms....Mmm, So Cheesy!

Stuffed portobello mushrooms
Stuffed portobello mushrooms
5 stars from 2 ratings of Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Why eat a starchy loaded potato full of carbohydrates when we can eat a much healthier loaded mushroom to boost our immune systems?

This cheesy and downright delicious dish will work perfect as a veggie side dish to mashed potatoes (or rice) and your choice meat. Or, you can let these juicy criminis stand alone as a perfect main dish and make a house salad.

So let's begin with the ingredients.

Portobello mushrooms
Portobello mushrooms
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Depends on how many mushrooms you use

Needed Ingredients

  • Portobello mushrooms, Whole, not sliced
  • Mozzarella cheese, Shredded
  • Sharp cheddar cheese, Shredded
  • 1 tub Philadelphia chive & onion cream cheese
  • Bacon bits
  • 1 Egg
  • McCormick’s Italian Seasoning, grinder
  • 1/2 Green bell pepper, Finely diced


1) Set the oven to 375°F. While the oven is heating up, use a sharp knife to wheedle out the stump of a stem in each mushrooms. Lay the mushrooms smooth side down on a shallow cooking pan. Do not spray the pan. (I like to cover my pan with foil for easy cleanup.)

2) Scoop out the tub of cream cheese into a bowl and add the egg and dices bell pepper. Stir until well blended. (Sometimes, I like to add a little Parmesan cheese to the mixture).

Cream cheese mixture for stuffed portobello mushrooms
Cream cheese mixture for stuffed portobello mushrooms

3) Spread the mixture across the stem side of the mushrooms.

4) Load each mushroom with shredded mozzarella.

5) Sprinkle with bacon bits (the bacon bits will soften while they cook).

6) Sprinkle cheddar cheese atop the bacon bits.

7) Grind Italian seasoning atop cheddar cheese.

Just before going in the oven, it should look like this.

Stuffed portobello mushrooms
Stuffed portobello mushrooms

Let it cook for 15-17 minutes in the oven, or until cheese is bubbling and starting to turn a golden brown color around the edges. A minute before pulling out the mushrooms, brush the tops with butter. Your finished product will look like this:

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 311
Calories from Fat135
% Daily Value *
Fat 15 g23%
Carbohydrates 7 g2%
Protein 17 g34%
Sodium 189 mg8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2014 Jessica Barrow


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      Blackspaniel1 2 years ago

      Looks better than a baked potato.

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      Jessica Barrow 3 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      @ElleBee, I usually eat them stuffed w/ breadcrumbs but I decided to try something different and I love the outcome. Hope you enjoy it as well!

      @RonElFran, I love mushroom dishes too! Give this one a try to come back and tell us what you think about it.

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      Ronald E Franklin 3 years ago from Mechanicsburg, PA

      Years ago I had a portobello mushroom dish in a restaurant that was so scrumptious I've never forgotten it. This recipe looks like it might be great in its own right. I look forward to trying it.

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      ElleBee 3 years ago

      I love mushrooms and these look awesome!!!! I have seen them stuffed w/ breadcrumbs and seafood, but never anything quite like this. This looks awesome.

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      Jessica Barrow 3 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      janshares, thanks for your comment and thanks for the 5 stars! I guarantee you this stuffed mushroom will not disappoint. I used to think of them as appetizers as well until one day, I decided it makes an awesome entrée. Enjoy it!

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      Janis Leslie Evans 3 years ago from Washington, DC

      This looks sooooo good. I need another choice of meatless options for a hearty dinner and this large stuffed mushroom fits the bill. I always think of stuffed mushrooms as appetizers. I will have to try this yummy recipe, jessicabsmith. Voted up and useful, and 5 stars!

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      Jessica Barrow 3 years ago from Spring Lake, NC

      I love mushrooms too! The fact that they're stuffed just makes it that much better!!

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      Dale Anderson 3 years ago from The High Seas

      You had me at mushrooms.