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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Farro

Farro is an Italian whole grain that cooks in the same amount of time as brown rice. Here, it lends chewy texture and nutty flavor to a stuffed mushroom entrée.



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6 4-inch-diameter portobello mushrooms, stemmed
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4 tsp. olive oil, divided
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2 leeks, white and pale green parts thinly sliced (2 cups)
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6 cloves garlic, minced (2 Tbs.)
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1 ½ Tbs. chopped fresh thyme
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1 lb. fresh baby spinach
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4 oz. fresh goat cheese, softened
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2 Tbs. pine nuts
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1 cup farro
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2 tsp. grated lemon zest
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2 tsp. lemon juice


1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray with cooking spray. Spray mushroom caps with cooking spray, and sprinkle gill sides with salt and pepper, if desired. Arrange mushrooms gill-sides down on prepared baking sheet. Roast 10 minutes, or until mushrooms begin to soften. Turn mushrooms over.

2. Meanwhile, heat 2 tsp. oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add leeks, garlic, and thyme, and sauté 4 minutes, or until leeks are tender. Add 2 large handfuls spinach at a time, and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until spinach is wilted and most liquid has evaporated, stirring often.
Stir in goat cheese and pine nuts until cheese is melted. Remove from heat, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Fill mushrooms with spinach mixture, mounding on top and packing filling down with hands. Bake 25 minutes, or until filling browns on top and mushrooms are fork-tender.

3. Cook farro in large saucepan of boiling salted water 20 minutes, or until just tender, stirring occasionally. Drain. Transfer to large bowl. Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, and remaining 2 tsp. olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. To serve, spoon 1/2 cup farro mixture onto each plate; top with 1 stuffed mushroom.

Nutrition Information: 

13 g
Total Fat: 
10 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
41 g
9 mg
323 mg
8 g
4 g
Serves 6

Comments on this Recipe

This looks yummy, but I'm not a big fan of goat cheese. Could anyone recommend a substitute?

Yum! I actually used the grill. Didn't have lemon so I used lime in the Farro and used kale instead of spinach. Made this for 1 portobello and saved remaining stuffing mix for later in the week.

Oh, man..this looks good. Can't wait to try it!

OMG! This is delicious! I followed the recipe exactly; it was easy and the leftovers warmed up fabulously as well.

Unbelievably delicious- so many amazing flavors!

Very good! I used whole wheat couscous rather than farro -- worked just fine


You could use cream cheese such as marscapone.

Since I'm gluten-intolerant I used quinoa instead of the farro. Worked great - so yummy!

Feta Cheese could replace the goat cheese.

Made this the other night for a group of friends, and WOW was it incredible! The farro was outstanding! Will make again next weekend for another dinner party for sure!! Regarding previous comment from Peggy, instead of goat cheese you could use creme fraiche (sour cream).

I may try it with feta. The recipe looks delicious!

I actually couldn't find any farro at my store so I made just the mushrooms. They were so good! I will definitely make them again.

This recipe is awesome. I have made it several times and I just use quinoa instead of farro and I subbed feta once too. It has been a big hit at our house!

This was delicious! I couldn't find farro so I substituted brown rice. I also didn't use the cheese since I am allergic so my husband sprinkled grated Parmesan on his. We both thought it was great!

Hope you like it.


Love it

Delicious and easy! I used feta because I had some that I wanted to use up and it was perfect. Definitely will make again.

You guys have the best recipes ever

This looks delish. Something to incorporate into my healthy eating routine.Thank you for always sharing wonderful and easy recipes with us all.


I'm going to make this portobello mushrooms with Farro, for dinner this week. I'm making a change ion eating Vegetarian meals and getting healthier in my life. Great web site, Yhank you

These look good.