4 servings (serving size: 1 mushroom)


If you're looking for an easy crowd-pleaser, grilled portobello mushrooms are the way to go. These giant portobello mushrooms are stuffed with some incredibly tasty ingredients like cheese, tomatoes, and fresh herbs, and are then grilled to absolute perfection. This recipe works well as an appetizer or even as an impressive side dish. In the store, look for portobello mushrooms that have a clean exterior and aren't bruised on the caps. Also, because you're stuffing them, look for mushrooms with small stems that will be easier to remove. If you aren't crazy about mozzarella, feel free to use another type of cheese, such as Parmesan, instead. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill.

Step 2

Combine the tomato, cheese, 1/2 teaspoon oil, rosemary, pepper, and garlic in a small bowl.

Step 3

Remove brown gills from the undersides of mushroom caps using a spoon, and discard gills. Remove stems; discard. Combine 1/2 teaspoon oil, juice, and soy sauce in a small bowl; brush over both sides of mushroom caps. Place the mushroom caps, stem sides down, on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 5 minutes on each side or until soft.

Step 4

Spoon 1/4 cup tomato mixture into each mushroom cap. Cover and grill 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with parsley.

Step 5

Notes: Since the garlic isn't really cooked, the mushrooms have a strong garlic flavor. Grill the mushrooms stem sides down first, so that when they're turned they'll be in the right position to be filled. If you want to plan ahead, remove the gills and stems from the mushrooms and combine the filling, then cover and chill until ready to grill.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews


June 18, 2018
I made these as per the recipe. Super simple to make and as other reviewers have indicated, easy to customize to your own taste. I can eat these every day for the rest of my life.

ConniefromPA's Review

July 16, 2010
Made as directed and it was very good, I think I will try some of the suggestions of other reviewers and add a few extras next time, also will try an Italian version with balsamic, oregano, basil, garlic and parmesan cheese.

lluvbear's Review

July 13, 2009
This is absolutely delicious--our favorite recipe with portobellos.

dani3939's Review

June 22, 2011
Delicious! I used baby portobellas and 2% monterery jack cheese (because that's what I had) and they still came out AMAZING!! Will definitely be making these again!

dmns1028's Review

May 07, 2009
Excellent! And so easy! I did make a few changes - I used 2 cloves of garlic because my husband and I LOVE garlic, substituted fresh oregano for the rosemary, and substituted balsamic vinegar for the soy sauce. I will be making this a lot this summer...

SkoozMagooz's Review

May 08, 2013
So good! Added sauted onions! its a keeper!

carolfitz's Review

September 29, 2013
Pretty good, very easy.. Made to recipe using smoked mozzarella and added some fresh basil to the mix. Served on grilled bread (rubbed with garlic & drizzled with a bit of olive oil), two per person as main. Nice change from burger-style portobellos.

Melhoney1's Review

February 19, 2011
My mushroom caps where huge so this only made 2, which was perfect. I did add red pepper flakes to the tomato and cheese mixture. This was amazing. Will make this many many times in the future!

Shannon1976's Review

May 16, 2010
I really liked these and made them as written the first time that I made them, and felt they were missing something. The next time that I made them, I used about 2 tbsp. each crumbled feta cheese and mozzarella (shredded). I cut back on the amount of tomatoes and added some diced marinated artichoke hearts. I also added a bit of Italian Herbs to the mix. My husband and I loved them this way. I would make this again, delicious.

MooreFamily's Review

May 11, 2009
This is a fantastic recipe!! Will definitely become a new favorite in our home. You should give it a try.