These Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms make for a really simple, fun, and kid-friendly vegetarian dinner idea. The fresh portobello mushrooms are stuffed with a protein-packed, pizza-inspired filling!
The pictures don't do these justice, but trust me, they are delicious!
I've been enamored with Food Doodles' Pizza Quinoa Casserole recipe for a while now. Usually I throw some veggies into it, but then I got the idea to stuff the pizza quinoa into veggies.
I was going to do zucchini, but since I already posted Taco-Stuffed Zucchini this summer, I went with portabella mushrooms instead.
Taco zucchini! Pizza mushrooms! What other crazy fast food types of things can I stuff into vegetables? (Falafel Eggplant might be delicious, but please stop me when I post Cinnabon-Stuffed Butternut Squash.)
How to Make Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
- Preheat oven.
- Prep and bake mushrooms.
- Cook quinoa and add seasonings.
- Let mushrooms cool & remove excess liquid.
- Stuff mushrooms with quinoa mixture and top with cheese.
- Melt cheese & enjoy!
Full directions for how to make Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are in the printable recipe card below.
- 4 extra-large portobello mushrooms stems and gills removed
- oil mister or olive oil cooking spray
- salt and pepper to taste
- ¾ cup uncooked quinoa rinsed thoroughly
- 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp fresh basil minced
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp onion powder
- 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes optional
- ¾ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Spray both sides of mushrooms and place them bottom down on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops with salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes.
- While the mushrooms are baking, cook the quinoa according to package directions. Once it's finished cooking, stir in the tomato sauce, garlic, basil, oregano, onion powder, and pepper flakes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- After 10 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven and flip the mushrooms over. If they fill up with liquid (sometimes they do), drain it off or blot them dry with paper towels.
- Divide the quinoa mixture into the mushrooms, then top each one with cheese. Return the baking sheet to the oven and bake for 10 minutes more. You can serve the mushrooms after this or turn on the broiler and broil them until the cheese is browned—about 3–5 minutes (just keep an eye on them so they don't burn!).
This post was originally published on 5 August 2013.
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
I'm with you, I say portabella too. there are definitely way too many Os the other way! Glad you got the tech stuff straightened out, it sounds like that was kind of nightmare-ish!
High fives! I'm glad I'm not the only one bothered by all those O's.
Alexis @ Hummusapien says
OMG...could these be any more perfect?? Obsessed! I love anything stuffed in a big juicy shroom, especially pizza!
Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch says
Yum!!! These stuffed mushrooms look amazing!!!
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
Don't be trying to get me to eat mushrooms by adding all this pizza business to them, but dang, those look good.
My daughter's motto is 'I do what I want'. You two would get along famously!
Your daughter is awesome. 🙂
dixya| food, pleasure, and health says
pizza, quinoa and mushroom - how do you come up with delicious combo?
Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl says
All that I have to say is...genius!! And YUM!! 🙂
Suzanne @ hello, veggy! says
How creative! And easily vegan iced with Daiya; I can't wait to try them!
Yes, they would totally work with Daiya!
Stephanie @ henry happened says
I want cinnabon stuff squash!! 🙂 So sorry about your host issues - I know that is a major headache, glad you had a backup. And I think all Twilight fans are with you on the "bella" pronuncation (tho I might prefer porta-edward, ha! sorry i'm so weird....)
Ha! Yeah, maybe you should post a porta-edward recipe on your blog and see how that does. 🙂
ashley - Baker by Nature says
Did somebody say pizza?! mmmm! These look incredible, love!
[email protected] says
I've always struggled with portobella vs. portobello, too! People can never seem to make up their mind about that one :\
Melted cheese...mmm. I need to go get some mozzarella because this looks sooo appetizing!
I guess since both spellings are acceptable, you can't go wrong...
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I love stuffed portabellas, these look so tasty!
Sorry to disagree, but I like the o's. : / I won a blue ribbon at the San Diego County Fair a few years ago with a Portobello Melt sandwich. When I worked in the nutrition office for a Loma Linda Hospital my recipe was a featured lunch item and the manager posted it as, Alecia's Blue Ribbon Bella". Catchy as it was, it still bugged me, but I conceded that Bello just didn't sound right. Oh well, to-may-to, to-mah-to... HAHA!
Ha! See, and I think it would bug me equally if someone took this recipe and referred to it as Pizza Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms. 🙂
[email protected]'s Recipes says
These quinoa stuffed mushrooms look spectacular! The macro click looks esp. tempting!
Alissa N says
These look so good!! I totally thought I had invented pizza quinoa, its such an awesome combo, but Food Doodles did it first it seems!! This looks like an unbeatable dish, the kind that would make me realize that I really don't need to branch out, I would be just fine eating this 3 times per day forever and ever. Also, I think Cinnabon-Stuffed Butternut Squash actually sounds awesome. I would eat that.
I remember your post about it too! And yes, I think pizza quinoa 3 times a day would be perfectly healthy. With Cinnabon-Stuffed Butternut Squash for dessert.
Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips says
Oh my goodness, I must have this in my life!!!!
Ash- foodfashionparty says
Omg...did that really happen, I m glad it got sorted out..
btw, this is such an awesome idea. Perfect.
Julia | JuliasAlbum.com says
I love stuffed portobello mushrooms - stuffing them with quinoa and then melting cheese all over - YUM!
Kiersten, this looks fabulous! I eat so much quinoa and I love portabellas. This sounds so good!
Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today says
I am glad that everything is fixed and I can use your recipes 🙂
Colleen @ Culinary Colleen says
I'm pretty sure I interchange portabello and portabella and didn't even realize it until now, haha. I love this idea! I could eat pizza every night of the week probably, so seeing healthy versions makes me very happy!
Me too. I get insane pizza cravings, especially when I'm stressed. I think it's the cheesiness. 🙂
Maria Tadic says
Glad everything is working again! Isn't that the worst feeling?! I've had some serious heart palpitations from blog mishaps!!
Can't wait to try these. I love the way they look - exactly like pizza. Mmmmm yum!
It is such a terrible feeling! Seriously, my site was down for an hour, but it felt like 20.
Alex Caspero MA,RD (@delishknowledge) says
Um, I totally call them portabella and didn't know it was wrong! Ha. Whoops, either way they are my favorite meaty alternative. love the idea of stuffing them! Yum!
I never knew there was anything wrong with it either until I started blogging and it seemed like I was the only one saying portabella. And then I noticed that whenever I typed it out, the spellchecker highlighted it. But I'm standing firm and sticking with the A's!
Twingle Mommy says
I found out this weekend that my husband has never tried a portabello mushroom. Sometimes I worry about the boy. This looks really good and I'll have to try it out soon. I wonder if pizza flavors could get my kids to over look the mushroom part? Doubtful!
Whaaat?! You should totally make him try one! If he likes regular mushrooms, I think it would be pretty impossible to hate portabellas. As for the kids, I suspect that the mushrooms would be a dealbreaker. 🙂
Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says
Oh man, this has gotta be the most mouthwatering I've ever seen a portabella look! I want to try this!
i say portabella, too! seriously, these look AMAZING. making these very very very soon!
Woo hoo! Portabella just sounds better, doesn't it?