No good menu is complete without the use of mushrooms and especially our amazing and healthy stuffed portobello mushroom recipe. Our mushroom dependency makes us look for new, flavorsome and unique recipes to serve it on the table. And one of the easiest and simplest ways to serve mushrooms is the stuffed recipes with a delectable filling inside. Stuffed mushrooms are best served at parties, buffets, home-dinners, and even as a takeaway meal. Moreover, just by adding few additional ingredients to the stuffing you can create your own varieties of stuffed mushroom recipes.
Though there are countless ways to cook stuffed mushrooms, today, we shall see how well we can prepare them by using just 5 simple ingredients. By investing just 15 minutes of your preparation time, you can get to enjoy a cheesy protein-rich mushroom cup right at home. All the ingredients are selected to maintain a perfect balance of flavors, as well as the nutritional value of the recipe.
To start with, it is important to prepare the mushrooms. Not all mushrooms are suitable for stuffing, the ones with large caps are usually used for stuffing recipes. Here we shall use the portobello mushroom which is a good choice for this recipe. Now that you have brought the mushrooms home make sure to clean them well before using. Wash them first and then nicely cut off their stems, so that you are only left with the mushroom caps. Clean the side of the mushroom caps as well. The best way is to drop the mushroom in a bowl of cold water, leave them for about 10 minutes when all the dirt is released into the water, remove the mushrooms from the water and rinse them. To use for the recipe, pat them dry using a paper towel.
In this recipe, we shall use mozzarella, however also recommend using goats cheese for the filling. Remember to dice off the goat cheese only when it is cold and hard, as it gets difficult to cut this cheese once it turns soft. First, dice the cheese and then leave it at room temperature before adding to the filling.
Here the filling is prepared using the turkey sausages, but you can also use other options of minced chicken, minced beef or pork, etc. to prepare the stuffing. The use of poblano pepper, along with basic seasoning adds quite a strong taste into the filling.
Stuffed Mushrooms and Meal Prepping:
If you don’t get the time to cook these mushroom rights before the meal, then you can always meal prep them. Stuffed mushrooms can be easily stored and served later after reheating, without any change of taste, given that you are properly storing them. Here are few simple tips to meal prep:
How to store Portobello Stuffed Mushrooms?
There are two ways to store the stuffed mushrooms; you can either store them uncooked and then cook right before the serving. And the other is to store cooked mushrooms and simply reheat them later. The former is highly recommended method to preserve the good taste of the ingredients. To do so, you can either freeze the mushrooms or refrigerate them in a closed container. When it comes to freezing you can store them for as many as 6-7 days, whereas if you are refrigerating them, they can be stored only for 24 hours.
Instead of storing the whole stuffed mushrooms, you can also separately preserve the filling and the mushrooms then simply assemble them before cooking and serving. It all depends on your own convenience. Remember, if you are freezing the mushrooms, do not leave at room temperature before cooking, bake them directly, else they will turn soft and soggy. The other method of storing is to preserve the cooked mushrooms. Place them in a closed and airtight container then place in the refrigerator. Do not keep them in the fridge for more than one day. Reheat the mushrooms before serving.
How to reheat Portobello Stuffed Mushrooms?
There are three different methods to reheat your stuffed mushrooms. The end goal is to heat them without distorting their shape and losing their flavors. For that you can use the stovetop, the oven, and even the microwave. To heat the mushrooms in the microwave, just place them on a plate and then put the plate in the microwave, now heat the mushroom only for 1 minute. Avoid overheating as it will dry out the mushrooms and its content.
To heat the mushroom on the stovetop, first place them in a greased skillet. Place this skillet over medium low heat. Now cover the mushrooms with a lid and leave them for 4 minutes. Whereas to reheat the mushrooms in the oven, place them in a roasting pan and heat for 5 minutes at 325 degrees F.
Now you know how simple and easy it is to make delicious stuffed portobello mushroom right at home. Enjoy and write back to us to apprise with your views about this luscious meal!
How do you clean portobello mushrooms?
The best possible way that I’ve successfully used to clean these mushrooms is by dropping them directly into cold water. After that, swirl the mushrooms around aggressively in the bowl. You’ll begin to notice the cleaning affect that place. Any dirt will drop to the bottom. Dry the mushrooms once removed and get ready to start preparing.