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Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

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Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

These are not just any stuffed mushrooms. They are a blend of earthy Portobellos and the bright taste of Caprese salad. Picture perfect tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fragrant basil inside these meaty mushrooms. Eating this is like a burst of flavors, not just a meal.

Looking for a filling meal or a pretty side? These Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are great. They are good for you and don’t have much carb. With a topping of rich garlic butter and shiny balsamic glaze, they taste amazing. Each mouthful is a flavor party that your taste buds will love.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

Creating the perfect Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms needs the right stuff. Here’s the key stuff Caprese stuffed mushrooms ingredients to start with:

  • Portobello mushroom caps
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese balls
  • Grape or cherry tomatoes
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Butter
  • Crushed garlic
  • Fresh parsley
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Brown sugar (optional)

Make your cooking at home more fun by swapping some things out. Here are recipe substitutes for different food needs:

  • Replace butter with olive oil for a healthier option.
  • Swap out Portobello mushrooms for smaller cremini mushrooms for a mini version.
  • Omit the brown sugar in the balsamic glaze for a Keto-friendly dish.

With these amazing, healthy ingredients and smart swaps, you’ll craft a tasty meal. It will fit just right with your personal tastes while cooking at home.


Let’s start by cleaning the mushrooms. Wipe them gently to reduce water later.

Now, mix butter and garlic for a tasty spread. Make sure to coat the mushrooms. Then, add cheese and tomatoes on top.

After stuffing the mushrooms, bake them. They’re ready when the cheese is golden and melted.

Finish by adding basil and balsamic glaze. You can make the glaze with brown sugar, which gives it a nice taste.

  1. Clean and dry the mushroom caps.
  2. Create garlic butter by melting butter and mixing with minced garlic.
  3. Brush the garlic butter onto the mushroom caps.
  4. Stuff the mushrooms with thin slices of mozzarella cheese and tomatoes.
  5. Bake until the cheese melts and turns slightly golden.
  6. Garnish with shredded fresh basil and drizzle with balsamic glaze.

By following these steps, your Caprese stuffed Portobello mushrooms will wow everyone. It’s a great dish to show off.

Tips, Tricks & Storing

To make sure your Caprese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are always perfect, some tips can help. One key tip is to prep your mushrooms a day or two before. Pre-stuffing saves time, which is great for parties. But, make sure they warm up to room temperature before cooking. This makes them cook evenly and better.

If meal prep is your thing, freezing these mushrooms is a great idea. Put them in an airtight container and freeze for three months. When ready, defrost them completely. For fun hosting, use small mushrooms for tiny snacks. Just make sure they are very dry to avoid watery stuffing.

For storage up to a few days, keep cooked mushrooms in the fridge in a sealed container. They reheat well. But, freezing cooked mushrooms isn’t the best. It changes their texture. For the best taste and feel, fridge storage is the way to go. By following these tips, your mushrooms will taste great for any event.

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Jenny has always been passionate about cooking, and she uses her platform to share her joy of food with others. Her recipes are easy to follow, and she loves giving tips and tricks to help others create their own unique culinary creations.