Olive Garden Portobello Mushrooms With Mozzarella

"This is straight from the Olive Garden's website. I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds wonderful. Posting it here so I don't lose the recipe before I get the chance to try it!"
photo by a food.com user photo by a food.com user
Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Remove any dirt from mushroom caps with a damp towel and place in a 9X13, tops down.
  • Pour oil and balsamic vinegar over caps and allow to marinate for 1 hour.
  • Flip caps over so the tops are up and bake caps in over for 8 - 10 minutes, (if there is any excess moisture, it will drain out of the mushroom when baking instead of pooling inside, causing the mushroom to become soggy).
  • Cut mozzarella balls in half and place in a bowl. Add pimento or sun-dried tomato, olives, pesto, salt, and pepper, and stir. (For increased mushroom flavor, finely chop and saute the mushroom stems in olive oil and add to filling mixture.).
  • Fill each cap with the mixture and drizzle with marinade. Bake caps for 8 - 10 minutes more, or until most of the cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. Mmmm, all the flavors of Italy!
  2. This was soooo good. I had to omit the sun dried tomatoes (only because we didn't have any) and added fresh parmesean . It was soooo good.


I love to cook, and I love to try new things whenever I can. I have two beagles who are my furry little floor cleaners, and a wonderful husband (as of 8/16/07!) who has a very talkative 10 year old daughter. She loves to help me in the kitchen when she's at our house, no matter what I'm making. <br>I am a runner, this year I'm running almost every 5k and 10k I can find, next year I'm hoping to do a couple half marathons. When I search for healthy recipes, I try to find a good carb-protien balance. When I search for something that just sounds good, anything goes! <br>My favorite cookbooks are my mom's old church cookbooks I learned to cook from when I was a child. You can always tell the pages the good recipes are on, they're stained and dirty!
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes