Open-Faced Portobello Sandwiches Recipe
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Open-Faced Portobello Sandwiches Recipe

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"This is a great meatless meal that doesn't leave you feeling deprived," writes R.O. Smith from Bountiful, Utah. This warm, chewy sandwich boasts a meaty, earthy flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 4 teaspoons prepared pesto
  • 2 slices Italian bread (3/4 inch thick), toasted
  • 3 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, cut into strips
  • 2 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese (3/4 ounce each)
  • 2 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 236 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 382 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable 1 fat.


  1. Spread pesto on toast; top with tomatoes and cheese. Place mushrooms on a microwave-safe plate; cover with a paper towel. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until tender.
  2. Cut mushrooms into 1/2-in. slices; place on cheese. Cook sandwiches on high for 15-20 seconds or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Open-Faced Portobello Sandwiches in Cooking for 2 Summer 2008, p10

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