Portobello Pizza Burgers Recipe
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Portobello Pizza Burgers Recipe

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Portobello mushrooms are a tasty meatless option, especially tucked inside a bun with melty cheese. — Sally Lauf, West Deptford, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 large portobello mushrooms (4 to 4-1/2 inches)
  • 4 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped plum tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 4 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 burger: 284 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 314mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable.


  1. Preheat broiler. Remove and discard stems from mushrooms; with a spoon, scrape and remove gills. Brush caps with 4 teaspoons oil. Place in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan, stem side down. Broil 4 in. from heat 5 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix tomatoes, cheese, Italian seasoning and remaining oil. Remove mushrooms from broiler; turn over and fill caps with tomato mixture.
  3. Broil 4-6 minutes longer or until mushrooms are tender and cheese is melted. Serve on buns. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Mushrooms may also be grilled. Place mushroom caps on grill rack over medium heat, stem side down. Grill, covered, 5 minutes. Remove from grill; fill caps with tomato mixture. Grill, covered, 4-6 minutes longer or until mushrooms are tender and cheese is melted. Serve on buns.
Originally published as Portobello Pizza Burgers in Taste of Home February/March 2014

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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spoiledbasher User ID: 3194367 150818
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

"This was a fun, tasty recipe for meatless Monday."

havingfunwithmyfamily User ID: 7043692 118434
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"Wow! After trying this, the two men at the table actually said they would prefer a mushroom burger over a meat burger. I did add a little bit of salt to the topping (I think about 1/4 t). I also soaked, and baked the mushrooms in a beef broth. I think the broth gave the mushrooms the flavor they needed. I will indeed be making these on the grill this summer!"

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