Creamy Cheese Stuffed Portobello

stuffed portobello

When I wake up on a Sunday morning and see the sun rays peeping through my window blinds, it makes my Sunday complete! I am an absolute lazy bum on this day of the week; wake up late, take long hours to finish my first cup of ginger tea, watch TV ( a nice romantic/drama movie would be my choice and Arvind would like to pick some Sci-fi/action… finally watching something that we both like ! ) a plain simple lunch in the couch. Back at home we had this ritual that Dad would cook our Sunday lunch and he used to do a good job most of time .. although he used to cook only chicken. May be I should start the same ritual .. Arvind will cook Sunday lunch .. have to hold on to that good great thought ! 😉

This Sunday I wanted to try something new, Portobello Mushroom. I never tried this mushroom back in India and the first time I had it, was in a burger in Carl’s Jr and it was so creamy and soft… yum yum yum. I really enjoyed the texture of it. So, I looked through a lot of dishes over the net and came up with this recipe. You can stuff Portobello with khus khus, minced meat, cream sauce, but I chose Potatoes, plain and simple mash potatoes. An important point to remember about mushroom is to always refrigerate them in paper bags or paper towels, never in plastic bags as they retains too much moisture

It was a simple light lunch for the two lazy bums at home , Hubby and I. You have to increase the quantity of the ingredients if you are using more than 2 mushrooms. Thanks Nancy for the event , January YBR. I am also sharing this dish with Mostly Made By You at Mostly Food and Crafts

It was soft and creamy and juicy and yet very light. Perfect lunch for a sunny Sunday 🙂

stuffed portobello

Creamy Cheese stuffed Portobello


  • 2 portobello mushrooms
  • 2 medium size potatoes
  • 1 medium size finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chilly powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground pepper
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 pearl tomatoes, each cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 cup fine chopped spinach
  • 1 cup grated cheese, I used Pepper Jack Cheese
  • salt and oil


  1. Boil the potatoes with some salt and mash them with the chopped onion.
  2. Add pepper and chilly powder and taste for salt.
  3. Rinse the Mushrooms under running water.
  4. Gently remove the stem from the Mushrooms.
  5. Pour the potato filling into the mushroom tops and cover it completely.
  6. Add some grated cheese on top as the next layer.
  7. The chopped spinach would be your third layer, pour equally on both the mushrooms
  8. Place 4 piece tomatoes in each and sprinkle with some generous amount of bread crumbs.
  9. Pre heat your oven to 400 F, in the mean time place the mushrooms in a baking sheet, drizzle some oil on top . Brush little oil on the bottom of the mushroom too.
  10. Bake it for 18 to 20 minutes or untill it's golden brown.
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  • lauren
    January 17, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    yum! i love portobello mushrooms!

  • Priya
    January 18, 2011 at 1:39 AM

    Such a delicious and cheesyyy irresistible stuffed mushroom,makes me drool..

  • Savitha
    January 18, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    First time here,udont look like beginner.great work here…Even I started as a beginner dear, dont worry we can learn a lot ,while blogging…..thank u for visiting my blog……following u

  • Krithi
    January 18, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Love mushrooms…great dish…

  • danielle
    January 27, 2011 at 4:59 PM

    This looks great – I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for linking up to Mostly Made By You!

  • Byn Always
    Byn Always
    January 31, 2011 at 6:07 AM

    These look delicious! We love portabello mushrooms. Great recipes!

  • Nancy/SpicieFoodie
    January 31, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    Your recipe sounds and looks so delicious. Thank you for participating in this months YBR! (please make sure you add your badge or button)

  • Magic of Spice
    Magic of Spice
    January 31, 2011 at 9:16 PM

    I love stuffed mushrooms and this is a wonderful recipe…

  • tehsin
    February 4, 2011 at 8:35 PM

    Hello Kankana,
    I tried this recipe today and it was too good.The recipe is simple and quick.I am glad Deepa introduced me to your blog.

  • Sandra
    February 24, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    Love love love ittt…Portobello mushrooms and cheese, match made in heaven. You did fantastic your photo!

  • Manu
    February 24, 2011 at 9:56 PM

    My husband has been asking me to make stuffed mushroom for so long! I’ll have to try these! 🙂 Your picture is so nice too, makes you want to sink your teeth straight into that juicy mushroom!!!

  • Heather Kingery
    Heather Kingery
    March 3, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    Love your idea! you may be interested in trying this version I made!