Portabella and Gouda Burger with Garlic Mayo

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 55 mins
Cook 10 mins

I prefer a good portabella mushroom sandwich to a typical veggie burger anyday, and this one is excellent. It's juicy, garlicky and cheesy, and really quick. Try it on the grill in the summer, on grilled French bread with garden-fresh tomato ... mmmmmmm! Prep time includes marinating mushrooms.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine 2 tablespoons olive oil,sliced garlic clove and thyme in a zipper-lock bag.
  2. Add portabella mushroom caps, zip up and marinate for at least 30 to 45 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, combine the Garlic Mayo ingredients and allow to blend in the refrigerator.
  4. When mushroom caps are ready, heat a little olive oil in a skillet (maybe another tablespoon or so) and saute for about 5 minutes, stem side down.
  5. Try to include as much of the sliced garlic and thyme as possible in the skillet.
  6. Turn mushroom caps over and top with cheese.
  7. Cover skillet and cook for about another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted (it will melt very fast, keep an eye on it--).
  8. Alternatively, these are delicious on the grill as well!
  9. Serve with tomato on toasted rolls or French bread spread with garlic mayo.
  10. Really nice with some avocado on the side.
Most Helpful

I made this exactly as the recipe states and even my very picky DH was licking his fingers afterwards. Excellent!! Thanks for sharing!

Veggie Fam May 05, 2013

This recipe is fantastic. I omitted the onion from the mayonnaise part and used a little more olive oil for the marinade but it was perfection. I also used smoked gouda cheese and it was wonderful. I've made this recipe several times for myself and others and will continue to make it! Love it!

The Frugal Foodie March 05, 2013

We tried the marinade (only), and it turned out wonderfully! The portabellos were the vegetarian/vegan option at our BBQ, but they were popular with omnivores too. We'll definitely be making these again...

Marina K September 03, 2012

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