Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
"Here we take the elements of a vegetarian lasagna filling—ricotta, spinach and Parmesan cheese—and nestle them into roasted portobello mushroom caps. The recipe works best with very large portobello caps. . . Serve with a tossed salad and a whole-wheat dinner roll or spaghetti tossed with marinara sauce." Note: After making this dish, I have changed the recipe slightly from the original (increased it to 6 mushrooms from 4, added garlic and chives, then mozarella on top instead of parmesan. If you like spicy stuff, I would recommend adding a few crushed red pepper flakes to the marinara sauce. Recipe from Eating Well.
- 6 large portobello mushroom caps, stems removed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, divided
- 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1 cup finely chopped fresh spinach
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1⁄4 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped kalamata olives
- 1 tablespoon finely minced chives (may substitute green onion)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1 cup prepared marinara sauce
- 1⁄2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 450°F Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
- Place mushroom caps, gill-side up, on the prepared pan. Sprinkle with seasoning salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Roast until tender, 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, mash ricotta, spinach, Parmesan, olives, chives, garlic, Italian seasoning and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl.
- Place marinara sauce in a small bowl, cover and microwave on High until hot, 30 to 90 seconds depending on your microwave.
- When the mushrooms are tender, carefully pour out any liquid accumulated in the caps. Return the caps to the pan gill-side up. Spread 1-2 tablespoon marinara into each cap; cover the remaining sauce to keep warm.
- Mound a generous 1/4 - 1/3 cup ricotta filling into each cap (depending on the size) and sprinkle with the mozarella cheese.
- Return stuffed mushrooms to the top rack of the oven and BROIL on high for 3-5 minutes until top is browned. Remove from oven and let stand for 3-5 minutes prior to serving. Serve with the remaining marinara sauce.
Lovely recipe! I love spinach, portobellos, and ricotta, so this was right up my alley. Easy to put together, and delicious. Made for ZWT7. Thanks for sharing.
Very satisfying meal! Fallowed the suggestion in your description and added some crushed red pepper to the marinara sauce which then gave us a tasty contrast to the tasty ricotta filling. Thanks so much for the post.
These ARE yummy as can be!
Did I mention UBER Healthy?
SIMPLE, easy to do!
GREAT for entertaining or making it SPECIAL for yourself too!