Ricotta-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Arugula Salad

This easy vegetarian meal gets a double hit of umami from mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. Grill some crusty bread, then rub it with garlic and drizzle it with olive oil to serve alongside these stuffed portobello mushrooms.

Ricotta-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Arugula Salad
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 4 large portobello mushroom caps (about 1 pound total), gills removed if desired

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ½ teaspoon salt plus a pinch, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper plus a pinch, divided

  • 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3 cups baby arugula

  • ½ cup slivered sun-dried tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Brush mushrooms with 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Grill, gill-side up, for 5 minutes. Flip and continue grilling until tender, 6 to 10 minutes more.

  3. Meanwhile, mix ricotta, basil, Parmesan and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl.

  4. Transfer the mushrooms to a plate and blot with paper towels to remove any liquid. Mound the ricotta filling in the caps. Grill until the filling is hot, 5 to 7 minutes.

  5. Toss arugula and sun-dried tomatoes in a medium bowl with lemon juice and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil and pinch each of salt and pepper. Serve the salad with the mushrooms. Garnish with more basil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

259 Calories
17g Fat
15g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 259
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 12g 24%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Vitamin A 849IU 17%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 60mcg 15%
Sodium 509mg 22%
Calcium 250mg 19%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 34mg 8%
Potassium 572mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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