Juicy Pesto Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms



Juicy Pesto Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

If you’re looking for a mouthwatering vegetarian dish that’s bursting with flavor, these Juicy Pesto Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are a must-try. These hearty mushrooms are the perfect appetizer or main course for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • 4 large Portobello mushrooms
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Remove the stems from the Portobello mushrooms and gently scrape out the gills to create a cavity.
  3. In a food processor, combine the fresh basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, and olive oil. Blend until you have a smooth pesto sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Brush the inside of each mushroom cap with the pesto sauce.
  5. Place the mushrooms on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the mushrooms from the oven and fill each cavity with halved cherry tomatoes and shredded mozzarella cheese.
  7. Return the mushrooms to the oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender, and the cheese is bubbly and golden.
  8. Garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

These Juicy Pesto Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are a delightful blend of earthy Portobello mushrooms, vibrant pesto, and gooey mozzarella cheese. They are not only delicious but also visually appealing, making them a perfect dish for gatherings and special occasions.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 320, Fat: 29g, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 10g

In conclusion, Juicy Pesto Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are a culinary masterpiece that will satisfy both your taste buds and your visual senses. The combination of the earthy mushrooms with the vibrant pesto and melty mozzarella cheese creates a dish that’s as delightful to look at as it is to eat. Whether you serve them as an appetizer or a main course, these stuffed mushrooms are sure to impress your family and guests. So, give this recipe a try, and enjoy a burst of flavor in every bite!

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