Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Mushrooms are one of my favorite and so they find a way in our menu almost every week.We usually buy button mushrooms as i find them the easiest to cook.Wanted to try out portabellos but didnt know what to do with it until now.I have seen many versions of stuffed and baked portabellos on tv but the recipe that caught my eye was the one posted by Suganya of tasty palettes . Her version was so simple and very easy to make and they looked so mouth watering delicious that i was determined to make it as soon as we bought the portabellos.As it was the day for grocery shopping we bought the portabellos and i made it the very same day.It was realllllllly yummy just as i had imagined it.I served it on a bed of roasted asparagus.So here's the recipe.


Portabello mushroom - 2 large size
pasta sauce- any store bought
shredded mozarella- i used fat free version
parmasan cheese
salt and pepper
(There is no particular measurement for the amount of sauce and cheese used as you can add more or less to your choice)

salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 deg F.Clean the mushroom caps using a damp towel.Remove the stem of the mushroom.Season the cavity with salt and pepper.Fill it with pasta sauce .Then top it with mozarella cheese followed by parmasan cheese.Bake for 15-20 mins or until the cheese gets brown.Let it rest for 10 mins before eating it.
Clean the asparagus and apply some oil on it.Season with salt and pepper.Bake it at the same temperature for 20-25 mins or until its tender and brown.Switch off the oven and let it rest for 5 mins before taking it out.
Arrange it on a plate and serve the baked mushroom on top of it.

NOTE:-While baking ,the mushroom oozed out plenty of water so i recommend baking it on a rack keeping an oven proof bowl or tray underneath to collect the water or as soon as its done baking , remove it from the oven, lift it and keep it on a paper towel for 10 to 15 mins. Suganya was really helpful in pointing out that the water oozed out because i filled the sauce till the brim.So i recommend not to do that.Fill only half way through)

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Suganya said...

Ranji, I so happy that you liked it. Thanks for letting me know. The overflowing problem is due to more sauce. You have filled right up to the brim ;)

Roopa said...

hey that looks so tasty :)

SHUBHA said...

ohhhhh how i love portebella... mushrooms... this is something i wud love to make... just. i dont like cheese much.. have to think of substituting it with something else...:P... first time to ur blog... loved it.. iam adding it to my blog roll..:)

Do check my blog too..

Divya said...

wow mouthwatering mushrooms ...thanks for sharing

Roma said...

Ohh! Looks like delicious little pizzas. In Bangalore you get only those standard button mushrooms. Guess I can try out the same recipe with those.
Ranji, I have a question for you on 'Saars' on my site:

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Arundathi said...

that looks fabulous! wish we got portabellos here! these are like dough-less pizzas! :) yummy!

ANJALI J. said...

Another new dish.. They look delicious. Should try them.

shriya said...

Wow it is one delicious food. Never tried one before but you make me to crave for it now. Lovely pics and recipe. Bookmarked it.

Fearless Kitchen said...

This is really interesting - they do look like little pizzas. Someone on a carb-restricted diet could use these as an effective pizza substitute.

notyet100 said...

looks new,,,and yummy,,,wann eat now,..

Vaishali said...

Portabello mushrooms are definitely delicious, Ranji. For a vegan like me they make a great meat substitute. Your dish looks awesome.

SHUBHA said...

hey ranji.. congrats on ur first award then....:) it feel so good to get the first one naa? Iam all excited... and fishing for more hehehe.... :P hehehe...

Thanx for ur advice. i will try using paneer and breadcrumbs instead...:) will get back to u with the results...:P

ur pics make me droool iam hungryyy....:(

Madhavi said...

WOW..lovely dish ranji..looks wonderful, thanxx for sharing!!!

Divya Vikram said...

love mushrooms in any form..will try this for sure