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Portobello Panini

Portobello Panini

Portobello mushrooms are hearty and meaty and this fork and knife sandwich will leave you feeling satisfied without the extra bread.

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  • 6 piquillo peppers sliced in half, blotted dry with a paper towel
  • 8 portobello mushroom caps (~2 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup Gorgonzola Cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Makes 4


  1. Clean mushrooms with damp paper towel and remove stems so they lay completely flat. Top four of the mushrooms with 1 1/2 slices of piquillo pepper (that have been blotted dry with a paper towel), ~ 1-2 tablespoons Gorgonzola cheese and several spinach leaves.
  2. Drizzle inside lightly with olive oil and top with remaining mushroom cap to make a sandwich.
  3. Preheat large non-stick skillet or Panini Press over medium-high heat until hot. Place mushroom sandwiches in the hot pan carefully, they may have a tendency to slide out of the press at first so carefully hold them in place for ~ 30 seconds until they begin to soften on the grill, continue to cook for two minutes.
  4. Flip carefully and cook until the mushrooms soften and begin to brown and the cheese is melted, about another 2 minutes, no need to flip in a Panini press. Season lightly with salt and pepper and serve.
  5. Serving option: serve with roasted potatoes. 1/2 cup roasted potatoes has about 12-15 grams carbohydrate and 70 calories.

Tips/Notes: Piquillo peppers are simply a type of chili pepper that is sweet and has no heat. They can be found packed in a jar or can in specialty markets or near the canned tomato products in some grocery stores.

Nutrition facts

Per serving (serves 4)

calories: 92

total fat: 6.6g

saturated fat: 2.5g

cholesterol: 10mg

sodium: 292mg

total carbohydrates: 5.7g

fiber: 1.8g

sugars: 1.0g

protein: 3.8g

Photograph by Kelly Dabel. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
Disclaimer: cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original. Scaling only applies to the ingredient measurements: no adjustment is made to the recipe instructions, so pan sizes and cooking times and ingredient amounts referred to in the text of the recipe only apply to the original number of servings.


  • Jeff O moderator
    3 years ago

    What a great idea. Thanks!

  • Kelly Dabel, RD moderator author
    3 years ago

    Glad this looks good to you Jeff O. Thanks for commenting. Kelly Dabel, RD Community Moderator

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