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Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms, Full Flavored, Hearty [Vegan ]

Updated on December 12, 2012

Finding full flavored vegetarian or vegan food has been a task not unlike that of finding buried treasure; Very few great discoveries with little real substance. This has been the measure of most meat free diets. With research and with the introduction of foreign spices and herbs this can no longer be said! Vegetarian diets have exploded with more flavors and robust servings to satisfy even the toughest of appetites!

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The stuffed Portabella mushroom recipe offered here today is one of the new breeds of hearty vegetarian meals. Hearty and full of flavor, healthy and just really good food in general. You'll be anxious to bite into this tasty platter! Enjoy the real food pallet-party this recipe brings along with the full feeling that may have you reaching down to loosen your belt, making room for just more spoonful!

Defining Vegetarian Foods

Vegetarian food excludes meat and animal tissue products.

  • In the lacto-ove vegetarian diet eggs and dairy are permitted including eggs, milk and cheese.
  • In the lacto vegetarianism diet products like milk and cheese are permitted.
  • In the strictest of diets, Veganism and fruitarianism all animal products, dairy, honey and some refined sugars that are processed using bone char are all excluded.

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Recipe for Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

Preparation time is broke down into four steps for better planning:

  1. Takes about 10 minutes to prep ingredients.
  2. Stove top cooking approx. 20 minutes.
  3. Stuffing Mushrooms about 5 minutes.
  4. Cooking time 25 minutes.

Total time from prep to table 1 hour.

Serving size is 1-1/2 stuffed mushrooms each.

Serves 4

Stuffed Mushroom Ingredients

  • 6 of the largest Portabella mushrooms you can find, brushed clean (remove and dice ribs & stems, set aside)
  • 1-1/2 cup prepared Quinoa(cook using veggie broth instead of water) always rinse Quinoa thoroughly prior to cooking. (click on highlighted 'prepared Quinoa and learn how)
  • 2 large onions diced
  • 3 large cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 roasted bell pepper (red) diced
  • 2 stalks of celery diced
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 small jalapeƱo pepper (seeds and ribs veins removed) diced
  • low sodium soy
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 TBL fresh Basil (cut into ribbons)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (vegan-soy cheeses work fine here also)
  • Vegetable broth as needed (about 1/2 cup)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees (F)

About The Broth...

*It is unlikely but, if the mix gets too thinned out by the broth you can add 1/4 tsp. of corn starch to a little broth in a separate cup, stir until dissolved then add this slurry to the mixture. Allow the mix to tighten-up for about 45-60 seconds over medium heat.

How To Make The "Vegetarian Stuffed Portabella Mushroom" Recipe

In a heavy bottom pan over medium heat add 2 tsp of the oil. Add diced onions cooking for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add diced bell pepper, jalapeno, celery and cook for 3 more minutes and stirring halfway through. Add diced tomato, diced mushroom ribs & stems and garlic and cook for 2 more minutes. Add 1/4 cup of *broth and then cook mixture for about 4 minutes. Add the soy, cumin, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper and stir to blend. Cook until mixture is richly caramelized (about 7 more minutes) stirring every minute or so. Stir in the prepared quinoa. If the mixture begins to get too dry add small amounts of broth 1 TBL at a time. You want the mix to be thick but not dry. Set aside and allow to cool some.

On a parchment lined heavy baking sheet lightly brush Portabella caps inside and out with olive oil. Place an even mound of the mixture in each cap until all mixture is used. Evenly sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese all over the stuffed mushrooms. Bake in an oven at 375 degrees (F) for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and caramelized to a light mocha color. Remove from oven and drizzle lightly with olive oil, top with basil ribbons and serve with warm flat bread and a mixed-greens salad.

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    Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

    Haven't tried these with quinoa, I stuff them with roule cheese, a full-fat French soft cream cheese with garlic and herbs. I then roll them in breadcrumbs and bake on a high heat so that they're crunchy on the outsides. I quite like quinoa for a change and would certainly give this a try with my veggie friends. Voted up, etc.

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    kelleyward 5 years ago

    I love mushrooms. I will bookmark this and try growing mushrooms with my garden this season!

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    modgirlok 5 years ago from Oklahoma

    Great hub!

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    Better Yourself 6 years ago from North Carolina

    Sounds very yummy - Thank so sharing!

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    TransferOnTheSpot 6 years ago

    This looks delicious. I absolutely love mushrooms. Good job!

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    whisperingxwords 6 years ago

    My boyfriend and I really enjoy eating mushrooms and some of my family members are vegan/vegetarian so this was very useful and interesting. Thanks!

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    Paul Cronin 6 years ago from Winnipeg

    I love Portabella mushrooms, your recipe looks delicious, will have to try it, thanks for sharing...

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    aleesya hanee 6 years ago

    white mushroom take time 3 day to changes hahaha

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    India Arnold 6 years ago from Northern, California

    Chechetka~ Thank you for the comment. How fun would it be to grow your own gourmet mushrooms? It isn't hard at all once the plugs are in place! Thanks for cruising by.


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    chechetka 6 years ago from London, UK

    Wow, what a great hub! I never thought of growing my own mushrooms, maybe I will give it a try:)

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    India Arnold 7 years ago from Northern, California

    Hi Peggy W~ Thanks for stopping by for a read. I haven't grown my own mushrooms yet, my brother does this as a hobby, so I get to bask in the yummy glory of his harvest. He told me about this man in the video who had a real easy and fun idea for growing your own crop. I agree with you tho, it does look like a great project! Thanks for the comments!


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    Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

    This portobello mushroom recipe sounds really good! Will have to give it a try sometime. That video on growing mushrooms was also very interesting. Have you grown your own like in the video?

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    India Arnold 7 years ago from Northern, California

    Lisa HW~ So glad you found this recipe! It is difficult to find really good veggie dishes that offer a harty feel. This one has been a very yummy dish for us and we use it often as a main course. Thank you for your comments and for stopping by.

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    Lisa HW 7 years ago from Massachusetts

    After having been lacto-vegetarian for years, and with a vegan daughter, I'm always looking for vegetarian (or else vegan recipes).

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    India Arnold 7 years ago from Northern, California

    Lady_E~ Wonderful comments! You bring a smile to my face. Thank you for the read and for stopping by.

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    Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

    Sounds nice K9. I like the fact that there is cheese in this Recipe. You seem like a talented Chef. Move over Gordon Ramsey. Regards.

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    India Arnold 7 years ago from Northern, California

    Thank you Pamela99~ I love these mushrooms. When I am in the mood for meat, I add ground turkey or diced loin to the mix. Thank you for the read. Have my fingers crossed for you regarding the contest!

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    Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

    This hub has a great introduction by explaining the difference between the vegan and vegetarians, etc. I liked you recipe for the mushrooms also.