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Italian Stuffed Portobellos Recipe
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Italian Stuffed Portobellos Recipe

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“Golden caramelized onions and creamy roasted garlic are an ideal match for the flavors in this recipe. It’s like a quick transport to a ristorante in Rome. For a bit of heat, add red pepper flakes while sauteeing the onions.”—Jeanne Holt, Saint Paul, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 ounces sliced pancetta or bacon strips, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided
  • 4 cups sliced onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
  • 4 large portobello mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil

Nutritional Facts

1 mushroom equals 349 calories, 25 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 828 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 14 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook pancetta in 1 tablespoon oil until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, cook and stir onions until softened. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Stir in the sun-dried tomatoes, salt, pepper and pancetta. Remove from the heat; keep warm.
  3. Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off of garlic bulb. Brush with remaining oil. Wrap bulb in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes. Squeeze softened garlic into a small bowl; stir in goat cheese and onions.
  4. Brush mushrooms with oil. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until tender. Fill mushrooms with onion mixture. Sprinkle with cheeses.
  5. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Italian Stuffed Portobellos in Taste of Home February/March 2011, p69

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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"First time eating and cooking portobellos. this was divine. Added a little worchesterstire to the onions, and omitted the cheese. Yum"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"These are a winner at picnics and BBQ's! I took them as a side dish, and people put the mushroom on their burger roll instead of the burger! I cheat on the garlic step though...I just saute garlic in with the onions."

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2011

"It was fabulous! I did not have pancetta or bacon on hand and it was still good. My husband loved it as well."

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"Never used portobello mushrooms before, this was a meal in itself. Took leftovers to work, my lunch mates asked for the recipe."

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