Grilled Herb and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Grilled Herb and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

The Spruce / Maxwell Cozzi

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 23 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yields: 4 mushrooms
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
221 Calories
12g Fat
23g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 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. Portobello mushrooms work really well for this recipe—because of their large size and shape, they will not slip through the grates of your grill. You can vary the number of mushrooms depending on the size. While this recipe calls for four large portobellos, you can use eight to 12 medium-size mushrooms instead.

Serve these as an appetizer, side, or main dish. If they're going to be the main dish, serve the stuffed mushrooms whole along with fresh salad greens or a side dish of choice. To make this recipe 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 portobello mushroom is simply a more mature cremini 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.

Ingredients

  • 4 large portobello 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)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese (grated)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Grilled Herb and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms ingredients

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  2. Wash the mushrooms and cut off the stems.

    Wash the mushrooms and cut off the stems

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  3. Reserve the caps and finely chop the stems.

    Reserve the caps and finely chop the mushroom stems

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  4. In a food processor, combine the breadcrumbs, mushroom stems, thyme, oregano, rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper.

    breadcrumbs, mushroom stems, thyme, oregano, rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper in a food processor

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  5. Pulse about 15 times. Do not overprocess.

    breadcrumb mixture in the food processor

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  6. Stir in the chopped pimentos.

    Stir the chopped pimentos into the breadcrumb mixture

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

    oil the grill grates

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  8. Brush the bottoms of the mushroom caps with olive oil and add a 1/2 tablespoon of butter to the inside of each cap.

    mushroom caps with oil and butter

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  9. Place mushroom caps on the hot grill for about 4 minutes.

    mushroom caps cooking on the grill

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

    mushroom caps with the breadcrumb mixture on top

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  11. Return the mushroom caps to the grill and cook an additional 4 minutes.

    mushroom caps with breadcrumb topping on the grill

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  12. Once the mushroom caps are cooked, remove them from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Carefully cut the stuffed mushroom caps into quarters, if desired before serving.

    Grilled Herb and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms cut into pieces on a plate

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Recipe Variation

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