Grilled Herb and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheese and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms
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  • Total: 23 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 8 mins
  • Yield: 4 mushrooms (serves 4)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
221 Calories
12g Fat
23g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 mushrooms (serves 4)
Amount per serving
Calories 221
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 239mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 8g
Calcium 239mg 18%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a simple and delicious recipe for grilled stuffed mushrooms. Portabella mushrooms work really well for this recipe because of their large size and shape, which will not slip through the grates of your grill. You can vary the number of mushrooms depending on the size. While this calls for four large portabella mushrooms, you can use eight to 12 medium-sized mushrooms instead.

You can serve these stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer or as a vegetarian main course. To make it vegan, use olive oil or margarine instead of butter, and omit the cheese on top or use a vegetarian cheese, or sprinkle it with nutritional yeast flakes.

The portabella mushroom is simply a more mature crimini mushroom—the common white mushroom you see in your supermarket. Left to grow a few more days, it can grow very large and develop more flavor. Always choose mushrooms that are firm and avoid any that are limp, shriveled, or slippery. There is a debate as to whether the name is portabella or portobello. The Mushroom Council, an industry group of producers and importers, has decided it is called a portabella.


  • 4 large portabella mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon thyme (fresh, finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon oregano (fresh, finely chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons rosemary (fresh, finely chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 ounce pimentos (chopped, about half of a small 2-ounce jar)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese (grated)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Wash mushrooms and cut off the stems. Reserve the caps. Chop the stems finely.

  3. Combine the breadcrumbs, mushroom stems, thyme, oregano, rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor and pulse about 15 times. Do not over-process. Stir in the chopped pimentos.

  4. Preheat the grill for medium-high heat. Once the grill is heated and right before mushrooms go onto the grill, oil the grill grates well.

  5. Brush the bottoms of the mushroom caps with olive oil and place 1/2 tablespoon of butter inside each cap. Place the mushroom caps on the hot grill for about four minutes.

  6. Remove the mushroom caps from the grill, stuff each with the breadcrumb mixture, and top each with grated cheese.

  7. Return the mushroom caps to the grill and cook an additional four minutes.

  8. Once the mushroom caps are cooked, remove them from the heat and let them stand for five minutes.

  9. Carefully cut the stuffed mushroom caps into quarters.

  10. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Variation

  • You can easily vary the stuffing for the mushrooms, adding different herb and spices and different kinds of cheese, such as grated Parmesan.

This dish can be served as an appetizer, side, or main dish. If you are serving it as a main dish, serve the stuffed mushrooms whole along with fresh salad greens or your side dish of choice.