Cheese-&-Spinach-Stuffed Portobellos

March/April 2009

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Here we take the elements of a vegetarian lasagna filling—ricotta, spinach and Parmesan cheese—and nestle them into roasted portobello mushroom caps. The recipe works best with very large portobello caps; if you can only find smaller ones, buy one or two extra and divide the filling among all the caps. Serve with a tossed salad and a whole-wheat dinner roll or spaghetti tossed with marinara sauce.

"GREAT! I really loved this recipe and my husband liked it too. The only thing to keep in mind is not too add extra salt. the salt from the kalamata olives adds plenty of salt to the recipe. I will be making this recipe more and more!! "
Cheese-&-Spinach-Stuffed Portobellos

58 Reviews for Cheese-&-Spinach-Stuffed Portobellos


I'm slightly iffy of large portobello mushrooms, but decided to give this a go because I like lasagna. I am SO happy I did. It is amazing. I was preparing two meals at once, so it took me longer to make than the time given, but it was well worth it. The ricotta mix was delicious. I love goat cheese, so I may substitute that for the ricotta next time I make it (per somebody else's comment). Some people commented that it was bland, but I did not think so at all. I also used sun-dried tomatoes, in place of olives. Overall, a great recipe. My favorite one, yet.

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Anonymous wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

I just found this and made

I just found this and made it! LOVED IT. I used vegan cheese and vegan parmesan cheeses. Tasted great. We love mushrooms and spinach marinara sauce. So easy and good.

Loved this!

Wow! I expected it to be good, but it surpassed my expectation. My husband said the same thing. Instead of parmesan, I used pecorino cheese. The cheese itself was very salty, and then you have the olives, too. So, I left out the extra salt. So good...and healthy, too. I'm sure I'll be making this often.
I served it with sliced tomatoes w/viniagrette dressing, and this simple whole wheat couscous recipe -

Easy & healthy
Delicious, Easy

I substituted goat cheese for ricotta and sun dried tomatoes for the olives. I didn't use any salt or pepper, instead I used fresh basil, and dried marjoram and oregano with red pepper flakes. I also double up on the spinach which actually worked out rather well. I finished them off with a generous sprinkle of shredded mozzerella.

Basic prep work

I have loved every recipe I've made from this site...except for this one. This recipe seemed completely tasteless to me. I followed another reviewer's advice and didn't add too much salt. I doubt the addition of more salt would have helped this recipe. The texture of the olives just didn't seem right with the rest of the filling, and their flavor was a bit overwhelming. Ricotta cheese doesn't have much flavor on its own.

I know this was supposed to be like a vegetarian lasagna filling. We love portobellos, so we had to try it. I'm not a huge lasagna fan (it's okay but wouldn't choose it off a menu), but my husband is. Even he didn't care for this recipe, and we ending up tossing the leftovers - extremely rare for our household.

I'm glad others liked this recipe. It just wasn't for us.

Easy-to-find ingredients

I don't know if I put too much salt on accident or if it is just my taste but it seemed to me I could have cut down on the salt a little. I didn't add any extra or use the olives because I don't care for olives.
Anyway, this was a good recipe and I wish I would have made it with a salad. It tasted almost lasagna like. I will make this again .

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