Thursday, March 29, 2012

Turkey Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

I love Italian cuisine, but I'm not always in the mood for a pasta, especially in the summer! These Portabella mushrooms are stuffed with Tuscan-spiced ground turkey and caramelized onions then topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Talk about heaven on Earth! I baked them because the weather wasn't wonderful, but they would be spectacular grilled too!

Serve them with a nice spring mix salad with chopped olives and homemade garlic bread. This meal is easy and nutritious, everything I like in a meal!

Turkey Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
Serves 4

1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
4 Portabella mushrooms
1 pound of 93% lean ground turkey
1 Tbsp dried basil
I Tbsp dried oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
pepper, to taste
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup marinara sauce
4 oz mozzarella, sliced


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 10 minutes, or until the onions start to caramelize. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.  
  • Mix the turkey, spices, and Worcestershire sauce together in a bowl. Roll into 4 balls. Place one ball in the center of each mushroom and gently pat down. Place some of the onions on top and spoon 2 Tbsp of marinara sauce on each mushroom. Bake for 20 minutes. 
  • Remove from oven and place a slice of mozzarella on each mushroom. Bake for additional 7 minutes. 
Garlic bread: Preheat oven to 425. Thinly slice store-bought or homemade Italian bread. Mix 1/4 cup of olive oil with 2 cloves of chopped garlic. Spread mixture over each piece of garlic bread and bake for 3-5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts: 1 Mushroom, 1 slice of garlic bread, plus salad with light dressing
440 calories, 25 g carbohydrates, 35 g protein, 22 g fat (7 g saturated), 7 g fiber, 450 mg sodium.


  1. Yum! I love anything topped with mozzarella and marinara sauce!

  2. Did you know that portabella mushrooms offer vitamin B-complex for energy release? Now you know that eating a Turkey Stuffed with Portabella Mushrooms can make you energetic and enthusiastic throughout the day. It’s a healthy, energy-booster meal! ;)

    1. Yes, it is a great source of B vitamins, as well as selenium, manganese, and zinc... all powerful antioxidants! Thanks for the comment! :)