Recipe: Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

makes 2 servings


  • 2/3 cup Coucous, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 10 ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 15 ounce can red kidney beans, rainsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Portabella Mushroom caps


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Wash Portabella mushrooms, remove steams, and clean out gills.


Put coucous in bowl and add 1 cup of water. Let it sit for 10 minutes.


Meanwhile, bake the Portabella mushrooms for 5-10 minutes to soften them up. If they’re already soft, then you can skip this step.

While couscous and mushrooms are cooking, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.

Add carrots, cook for 3 minutes. Then add onion and cook for 5 more minutes.


Stir in spinach and beans, heat through by cooking 1-2 more minutes.


Remove the mixture from heat, add in couscous and chili powder.


By this time the mushrooms will have had their time to cook. Spoon mixture onto mushroom tops, then top it off with the mozzarella cheese.


Bake the mushrooms for 15 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.

Serve and enjoy!!

SPM - baked portabella
SPM - stuffed portabella mushroom

I will admit that this was the BEST new recipe that we’ve tried in a long time. The mushrooms are delicious and when you add all of the “toppings” it really creates for a filling meal!

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By , on Mar 21, 2012
Andy Tenton
Andy is a 30-something New Yorker who turned his financial life around. He took charge of his finances, got out of debt, and is now working his way toward financial success. He is the publisher of

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  1. 101 Centavos says:

    This recipe for Stuffed Portabella look easy enough to make at home. If anything I’d add a little more cheese. I had them as appetizer at a restaurant the other week, with different ingredients were different.

  2. Carl says:

    This recipe looks so tasty and full of flavour! Will be cooking this one definitely.

    • Andy says:

      I love your blog! Who knew there was a website dedicated to mushrooms and recipes involving them!

      The food looks good though; hope you enjoy ours!

  3. Karunesh says:

    Tasty and healthy ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for sharing. being a vegetarian I can try it out

    • Andy says:

      Quite a few of the recipes I’ve posted on here has been vegetarian meals. I really enjoyed the meatless sloppy joes as well so you might give those a try too!

  4. Shilpan says:

    Andy, you are an amazing photographer. And, I love stuffed Portabella mushrooms so I will give this a try. Thanks for sharing vegetarian dishes. I love it.

    • Andy says:

      Thanks Shilpan! I wouldn’t say that though – we actually really want a new camera but we’re holding off until we knock out a few other goals.

      We’ve been trying to eat healthier and we’ve come to enjoy the vegetarian dishes.

  5. Katie says:

    I love stuffed mushrooms. That looks delicious and very healthy too. I will have to try this recipe minus the spinach, I’ve never been a spinach fan.

    • Andy says:

      Give it a try Katie! I’m not sure you can really taste the spinach though – I can’t remember. Maybe I’ll have to eat it again to find out!

  6. Michelle says:

    Oh my gahhhh….the colors in this dish are so appetizing. I’m not even kidding…this IS going into my menu next week. I’m a huge fan of foods that are interesting and tasty, but good for you. A lot of healthy meals are so bland and boring. The only thing is I might not be able to get the 7-year-old to be brave with the whole mushroom part.

    • Andy says:

      Oh, Michelle…we don’t throw any bland/boring meals up on here! ๐Ÿ™‚

      We try to stay relatively healthy with the meals we post but that won’t always happen. I hope you can get your 7-yr old to try it! Let me know what you think of it if you do try it.

  7. Hi Andy,

    Just tried to email you but your contact form wouldn’t process my message to you.

    Please email me.


    • Andy says:

      I’ve changed my contact form and the captcha thing at the bottom of the comments. HOpefully it will work now.

  8. I’ve never really been crazy about mushroom dishes, but I certainly wouldn’t object to trying something different. It looks easy to make, and the photos are beautiful. I think I could actually enjoy this. Thanks for sharing.

  9. CultOfMoney says:

    I’m also not a big fan of mushrooms, but I’ve been trying them from time to time. I think I would probably try this stuffing recipe, but I’d stuff a green pepper instead of a mushroom. Everything else looks very tasty though!

    • Andy says:

      That’s funny you mention that because the original recipe was for a stuffed pepper. We tried to the stuffed peppers first and thought it would be interesting to try on the portabella. If you go with the stuffed pepper, I would just make sure to add a little bit more cheese.

  10. I have never tried stuffed mushrooms but this meal looks amazing! I love the way you take pictures at every step. It’s like your own cooking show ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Andy says:

      ๐Ÿ™‚ We enjoy it! We love to cook and taking a few extra pictures doesn’t add too much extra work. I can’t wait until we can get a better camera though!

  11. Modest Money says:

    I used to hate mushrooms, but I’ve been giving them more of a chance lately. So maybe I’ll give this recipe a try sometime. It does look pretty good and I’m sure it’s pretty healthy.

    • Andy says:

      I’m surprised to see how many people responded that they didn’t like mushrooms either. Huh…I’ve never heard that.

      Well, all I can say is that this recipe is worth a shot! Good luck Jeremy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Michelle says:

    Yum I’ll have to try this!

    • Andy says:

      This was my FAVORITE recipe I’ve tried in a couple of months. The portabella mushrooms aren’t very cheap, so that is the only downer to this. But if it can fit into the budget, I’d highly recommend that you give it a go!

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