Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Grilled and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Gorgonzola

I'm seriously in love with these stuffed mushrooms!  They aren't just any ordinary stuffed mushroom...they are a main dish kind of mushroom.  The recipe comes from Giada at Home Cookbook (a birthday gift from my sis).  It makes six mushrooms, which is kind of a lot, so I bought four portobellos and piled a little extra filling into each one.  The kiddos didn't even want to try them, so I got to save two for lunch!  All you need is maybe a little salad to go on the side and your meal is complete!

Grilled and Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Gorgonzola {serves 6}


  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 12 ounces turkey sausage, casings removed {I use Italian Chicken Sausage}
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup {4 ounces} mascarpone cheese, at room temp.
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh oregano leaves
  • 3/4 cup plain dried bread crumbs
  • 1 cup {4 ounces} crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed
  In a large skillet, heat 2 Tbsp. of the oil over medium-high heat.  Add the turkey sausage and cook, stirring frequently, until cooked through, about 5 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Remove the pan from the heat.  Stir in the mascarpone cheese, thyme, oregano, bread crumbs, 1/2 cup of Gorgonzola, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper.
Place a grill pan over medium-high heat or preheat a gas or charcoal grill.
Brush the mushrooms on both sides with the reaming 1/4 cup oil and season with salt and pepper.  Brill them stem side down, for 3 minutes.  Turn them over and grill the other sides for 2 minutes, or until tender.  
Fill the mushrooms with the sausage mixture and top with the remaining 1/2 cup Gorgonzola.  Grill them, stuffing side up, until the stuffing is warmed through, 5 to 7 minutes.  **I placed the stuffed mushrooms on a foil-lined baking dish and baked them in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 7 minutes because they were getting kind of messy on the grill.  Enjoy!

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