Quinoa-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms


  • 4 large Portobello mushrooms
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers (red, yellow, or orange)
  • 1/2 cup diced zucchini
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional, for topping)
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Remove the stems from the Portobello mushrooms and gently scrape out the gills with a spoon to create space for the stuffing.
  3. In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced bell peppers, zucchini, red onion, and minced garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  4. In a bowl, combine the cooked quinoa with the sautéed vegetables. Add the dried basil, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  5. Brush the Portobello mushrooms with the remaining olive oil and place them on a baking sheet or a greased baking dish.
  6. Spoon the quinoa and vegetable mixture into the mushroom caps, dividing it evenly among them. Press the filling gently to pack it inside the mushrooms.
  7. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese (if using) over the stuffed mushrooms.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, until the mushrooms are tender and the filling is heated through.
  9. Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh parsley.
  10. Serve the Quinoa-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms as a delicious and satisfying vegetarian main dish or as a hearty side.

Calorie breakdown per serving (approximate):

  • Calories: 180
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 3g

Note: The calorie count may vary depending on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used.

These Quinoa-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are a flavorful and nutritious option for a meatless meal. The combination of quinoa and vegetables provides a good balance of protein, fiber, and vitamins. The mushrooms add a meaty texture and a rich earthy flavor. Serve them as a main course or as a side dish alongside a fresh salad or roasted vegetables. This recipe is versatile, allowing you to customize the filling with your favorite vegetables and herbs. Enjoy the wholesome and satisfying flavors of these stuffed mushrooms as a delicious and healthy addition to your menu.