Portobello mushrooms are noted for their unique texture and their rich and complex flavors that explode across your mouth as you bite into them.
However, as well as being incredibly tasty, they are also incredibly versatile!
You can cook them up in numerous ways, alongside numerous other ingredients, and all of the recipes out there can help you to totally upgrade the flavor of this humble ingredient.
But what actually are some of the very best portobello mushroom recipes out there?
Are there really that many ways to serve them up?
If you’re looking for interesting and fun ways to cook up some portobello mushrooms tonight, then you have come to the perfect place, because we are going to take a good look at some of them!
1. Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
This simple recipe makes use of portobello mushrooms as a vessel to contain this amazing medley of spinach and parmesan.
The way that the cheese melts into the mushrooms as they cook, and the way that the spinach seems to become more fragrant and flavorful as it heats up is nothing short of magical.
This recipe is great if you want something easy but fancy that can be served at a dinner party, and they can also easily be kept in the fridge and consumed later, making these perfect for meal preppers!
2. Portobello Mushroom Fajitas
Portobello mushrooms can make for a totally perfect replacement for chicken or other meats, and this recipe will prove it to you with style.
We loved how well the strips of portobello mushroom managed to absorb the spices and the flavors of the taco seasoning, and how well their texture managed to work within the context of the fajitas.
They are cooked to perfection to be incredibly soft and easy to eat, and not chewy!
3. Grilled Portobello Salad With Avocado
Portobello mushrooms can also easily be integrated into a number of salads, and this is easily one of the very best that we have come across.
The way that this salad is laid out is incredibly beautiful, which means that it would make a great part of a wider spread for a dinner party or other event.
The creamy texture of the avocado, the popping sweetness of the tomatoes, and the tart taste of the balsamic vinegar combine with the portobello mushrooms to create a salad that will easily go down as a treat.
4. Baked Portobello Mushrooms
If you want the focus to be on the mushrooms themselves, then you may be well-served by this recipe that involves slowly baking the mushrooms with plenty of oil and parmesan, and mozzarella (see also ‘20 Delicious Morel Mushroom Recipes‘).
Baking the mushrooms allows the subtle but complex flavors of the mushroom to be released, while the mature taste of the cheese creates an extra flavor that pairs surprisingly well.
5. Spicy Mushroom Ramen
Mushrooms and ramen were practically made for each other, and this recipe will show you how to make the perfect ramen that takes full advantage of the flavors of portobello mushrooms, and creates a rich broth that will easily delight your taste buds.
The mushrooms also very easily absorb the flavors from the broth, making each bite of the mushrooms an experience unto itself. Best of all, this recipe is entirely vegan-friendly!
6. Vegan Portobello Mushroom Gravy
The inherent flavors of the portobello mushroom also lend themselves perfectly to gravy!
This recipe will show you how to create our absolute favorite mushroom gravy, which easily extracts all of the flavors from the mushrooms, and infuses them with plenty of heartwarming spices and other ingredients.
When poured over your favorite meals, this gravy becomes almost heavenly, and we can guarantee you’re going to want a lot of it because it is simply that good!
7. Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms With Garlic Herb Butter
This recipe makes use of breadcrumbs to fill the mushrooms with a delightfully crispy texture that contrasts perfectly against the softness of the mushrooms.
And it goes without mentioning that the garlicky taste of the finished result is to die for.
Make sure to add the cherry tomatoes as well, as they help to give the dish that final hit of sweet and tart taste that makes it all taste even better.
8. 30-Minute Portobello Mushroom Stir Fry
This stir fry will easily satisfy any and all cravings you may have, and the medley of vegetables that make it all come together is packed full of flavor and texture that you just can’t resist.
Served atop a bed of rice, this simple stir fry is incredibly satisfying, but best of all, it is incredibly easy to make. If you just want a lazy evening, but still want to enjoy tasty food, then this is the recipe for you!
9. Portobello Shiitake Risotto
As well as portobello mushrooms, this recipe also highlights the beauty of shiitake mushrooms, in the form of a dish that will totally blow your mind, and will fill your mouth with juicy flavor in no time at all.
By the time you dish up this risotto and serve it out, you’ll be having a hard time keeping your mouth from watering, because the smell alone is simply heavenly. And that is to say nothing about the taste!
The way the rice absorbs the juices from the mushrooms and becomes incredibly savory, while the mushrooms become incredibly tender and almost quite smoky is worth experiencing for yourself.
10. Veggie-Stuffed Portobellos
We think that the sweetcorn is easily the greatest star of the show with this recipe. Not only does it taste incredible when paired with mushrooms, by merit of its sweet taste, but it also makes this dish look simply incredible.
The bright yellow color of the sweetcorn, paired with the green color of the zucchini, and the brown color of the mushrooms give this dish an autumnal color palette!
11. Vegan Roasted Veggie Quinoa Wraps
Once again, portobello mushrooms easily become the main event of this recipe for a vegan-friendly wrap that also includes a massive helping of quinoa that is cooked to perfection, and full of amazing flavor. This wrap is just as easy to make as it is to eat!
12. Portobello Mushroom Pizza
With this handy recipe, you can easily create mini pizzas, all on top of some portobello mushrooms, meaning there’s no need to get your hands dirty with pizza dough!
The common ingredients of a pizza are totally perfect for this recipe, and they taste like they were simply made for the recipe!
13. Portobello Mushroom Burger
Of course, one of the absolute best uses for a portobello mushroom is as a replacement for a beef patty on a burger! However, out of all of the millions of portobello mushroom burger recipes on the internet, none quite compare to this!
This recipe will totally change the way you look at mushroom burgers for the rest of your life, and we can guarantee that your mouth will be watering every time you think back on it.
14. Vegan Burrito
Want to enjoy some classic burritos but with a vegan twist?
Grab yourself some portobello mushrooms, some black beans, and some Spanish rice, and let this recipe take you on a food-making odyssey that will show you how to create a burrito that you will never forget.
We loved just how decadent this burrito proved to be, and how vitally important every element of the burrito proved to be in the wider picture. Everything came together beautifully!
15. Soyrizo-Stuffed Mushrooms
We’ve never encountered a recipe quite as innovative as this.
This recipe for stuffed portobello mushrooms shows you how to easily create a perfect-tasting chorizo alternative, to make this rich and delightful dish totally vegan-friendly!
We totally loved the way they tasted, and they were stuffed to the brim with flavor and goodness!
16. Flatbread Goat Cheese Portobello Pizza
With some flatbreads, some portobello mushrooms, and a massive helping of goat’s cheese you can create some very unique pizzas, the likes of which you definitely have never tasted before!
We adored just how simple this recipe proved to be, but how incredible the end result ended up tasting. The texture alone was so heavenly, and made it all worth it!
17. Black Beans & Corn Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
This dinner is a perfect recipe to try out if you want something that is totally packed with protein, and that will give you all of the fuel you need to make your day a success.
Whether you eat it as a lunchtime treat, or you enjoy it at the end of a long and tiring day, this recipe can give you absolutely everything you need, and then some.
And all of this goes without mentioning just how incredible it all tastes! It’s so cheesy and fragrant, which makes it difficult to resist eating it all down in one go!
18. Caprese Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
Grilling portobello mushrooms is a great way to release their flavors, and this recipe, which makes use of a Caprese topping, is one of the best we have come across.
Top the end result with tomato and mozzarella, and you soon have a perfect meal!
19. Portobello Burgers With Bacon Jam
The bacon jam is easily the star of the show with this recipe, as its sweet and smoky flavor truly brings the whole thing together, and makes the mushroom taste even better than before.
20. One Pot Portobello Mushroom And Chicken Alfredo Pasta
This pasta dish is a perfect one to serve up if you need something significant and hearty, doesn’t take too long to make, and makes the most of portobello mushrooms throughout.
We loved the way this dish tasted, and how easy it was to make.
21. Portobello And Poblano Enchiladas
If you love enchiladas, then this recipe is the one for you. It will totally change the way you look at them for good. The decadent taste of the cheese and the fragrant onions scattered over the top help to make this easy dish one to remember.
These enchiladas are also easy to serve out, making them perfect for Friday night dinners that your whole family can share around the table.
22. Pasta With Peas And Prosciutto
This recipe makes use of quite a large range of ingredients, but the way they all come together at the end is something you have to behold for yourself.
This dish proved incredibly popular, and within mere minutes everyone had already gone back for seconds! It’s incredibly fresh tasting, and the way the portobello mushrooms are used within it is very inspiring.
23. Portobello Chop Suey Bowls
Though this dish takes a little longer to make than, say, your average stir fry, it is still incredibly easy to make and gives you everything you could possibly need from a nutritious dinner.
The way all of the vegetables come together is fantastic, and the flavor that the portobello mushrooms share with the rest of the vegetables is to die for!
Serve the dish atop a bed of fluffy rice, and let yourself ascend to food heaven!
Frequently Asked Questions
Should You Clean Gills Out Of A Portobello Mushroom?
You do not need to clean out the gills of your average portobello mushroom before you cook it, however, it is not a bad idea to at least give them a rinse.
The gills are totally safe for consumption, and should only need to be lightly cleaned before cooking.
Can You Eat Portabella Mushroom Raw?
Definitely. It is totally safe to consume portobello mushrooms totally raw, however, they taste much better after they have been cooked, as that allows them to soften, and release their flavors, which makes for a more satisfying eating experience.
Are You Supposed To Eat the Gills Of A Portobello Mushroom?
You definitely can safely eat the gills of a portobello mushroom, and it is often encouraged because they offer a unique texture. However, some chefs often cut the gills free, as many can be actively put off by the texture of the gills.
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