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Portobello Mushroom Caprese Recipe

One thing that I have never cooked with before are portobello mushrooms. I have always been so intimidated by them, but after getting some from our friends at Melissa’s Produce, I decided to try making a recipe with them finally.

portobello mushrooms

I’ll be honest. I sat looking at the mushrooms for at least a solid hour before cooking with them. I don’t know why? But, they are super scary looking.

I knew that I had to make something kid-friendly with them and find a way to disguise them from my picky eater. Since everyone in my family loves caprese, I decided to make portobello mushroom caprese.

The result? Kids loved it, and so did I. The recipe is super simple, and now one of my favorite weeknight recipes. I was able to prepare dinner in less than 5 minutes, and after they were done in the oven, the kids got to enjoy a nutritious dinner.

Kid-friendly portobello mushrooms recipe

Portobello Mushrooms Caprese


4 Portobello Mushrooms
1 Package of fresh mozzarella (sliced)
2 Tablespoons fresh basil (diced)
2 Large heirloom tomatoes (sliced)

Olive Oil
Balsalmic vinegar
Salt and Pepper

Melissa's Produce portobello mushrooms recipe


1. First, you’ll start by cleaning the mushrooms. Next, you’ll pull off the stem. Using a spoon, scoop out the gills of the mushroom and discard.

2. Place the mushrooms in a baking dish.

3. Drizzle olive oil over the mushrooms. Then, top with cheese and tomatoes.

4. Finish the mushrooms by sprinkling fresh basil, salt, and pepper on top. I also added a small dash of balsamic vinegar

5. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

6. Serve warm.

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