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Ricotta-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Recipe

Ricotta-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Recipe

These mushrooms are rich and creamy and bright at the same time because of the fresh herbs and tomato. I especially like them served with grilled asparagus. —Tre Balchowsky, Sausalito, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 large portobello mushrooms
  • 6 slices large tomato
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds or pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons water

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, parsley and pepper. Remove and discard stems from mushrooms; with a spoon, scrape and remove gills. Fill caps with ricotta mixture. Top with tomato slices.
  • 2. Grill, covered, over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Remove from grill with a metal spatula.
  • 3. Meanwhile, place basil, almonds and garlic in a small food processor; pulse until chopped. Add remaining Parmesan cheese; pulse just until blended. While processing, gradually add oil and enough water to reach desired consistency. Spoon over stuffed mushrooms before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, spread in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Or, spread in a dry nonstick skillet and heat over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed mushroom equals 201 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 238 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.