Portobello Recipes That Won't Disappoint

Whether you are vegetarian, flexitarian or just someone looking to eat less meat, you have probably noticed that mushrooms take center stage in many meatless recipes. Here are some of our favorite recipes that highlight these fabulous fungi.
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Whether you are vegetarian, flexitarian or just someone looking to eat less meat, you have probably noticed that mushrooms take center stage in many meatless recipes. Technically, an overgrown cremini mushroom, portobellos are rich in vitamins and minerals. Plus, they are low in fat and high in fiber. One cup of portobellos only contains 3 grams of protein, though, so you'll have to find ways to boost the protein in your dish. Here are some of our favorite recipes that highlight these fabulous fungi.

Vegan Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers

These meaty mushrooms are marinated in Syrah, a medium-bodied red wine, for two hours before grilling. They can be served with a fruity white or full-bodied red wine.

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Portobello Mushroom and Spinach Tartines with Roasted Garlic Spread

Portobello Mushroom and Spinach Tartines with Roasted Garlic Spread recipe

Portobello Mushroom and Spinach Tartines

This tartine makes a great snack, appetizer, or a simple weeknight dinner. 

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Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Farro

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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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Smoky Baby Portobello Sliders

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Big or small, portobello mushrooms make the perfect grilled "burger." Portobellos' meaty texture and rich, robust flavor take on the flavors of marinades and rubs and stay juicy and tender when grilled. The onion topping can be made up to two days ahead.

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Portobello Poke

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Poke (pronounced po-kee) is typically made with raw fish. This version uses portobello mushrooms seasoned with arame, a dried seaweed, to give it the flavor of the sea. Serve warm or chilled over a small bed of mixed organic greens.

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Portobello Mushroom Stacked Lasagna

Portobello Mushroom Stacked Lasagna

The large mushroom caps function as the pasta in this version of a luscious Italian favorite. Remove the mushroom gills by scraping them off gently with the side of a spoon, and discard the gills.

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Portobello Carpaccio with Orange-Kalamata Tapenade

Portobello Carpaccio with Orange-Kalamata Tapenade

Slicing mushrooms on the bias, angling the knife, rather than cutting perpendicular to the cutting board makes for broader but not thicker slices and a professional-looking presentation.

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Grilled Portobello Tacos with Salsa Verde

Grilled Portobello Tacos with Salsa Verde

Juicy, earthy portobello mushrooms make these tacos a mouthwatering treat. Don't worry if the mushroom caps seem slightly undercooked when you pull them from the grill; leave them out on a plate, and they will continue to cook (this is called carryover cooking).

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Natale Stuffed Portobellos

Natale Stuffed Portobellos

The inspiration for this recipe came from Chance Genovese's Italian heritage. "I wanted a dish that used traditional ingredients of Italy but were easily found at the local market," says Genovese, who adopted a meat-free diet at a very young age. "Above all, I knew the dish had to be easy to prepare in the chaos of a holiday celebration."

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