Pregistry’s Friday Recipe: Portobello Parmesan

You’re going to love this easy, no-fuss meatless meal!

Portobello mushrooms replace the usual veal or chicken in this recipe, but you’ll never miss it!

Flavored with garlic, marinara sauce, crunchy breadcrumbs and plenty of cheese, this is a vegetarian dish that is both delicious and satisfying! And we love the way the mushrooms make for perfect individual servings!

Portobello Parmesan:

  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced and divided
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 portobello mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup sliced basil leaves, plus extra whole leaves for garnish

Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the halved tomatoes on a sheet pan along with half the chopped garlic, drizzle with some olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat well.

Place the mushroom, gill sides up, on the pan around the tomatoes. Drizzle generously with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the remaining chopped garlic and fill with the marinara sauce. Top with the cheese.

Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the oven to broil and continue baking till golden brown and bubbly.

While the mushrooms are baking heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a medium skillet on medium-high heat. Add the panko and sliced basil and sauté till golden brown. Season with salt and transfer to a bowl.

Divide the mushrooms and tomatoes between 2 plates and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs. Garnish with basil leaves and serve immediately.

Sheri Silver
Sheri Silver is a mother of three, blogger and food photographer. Sheri has been a serious home cook and baker for over 30 years, with a passion for design that dates back to her college years as an architecture student. Food photography was the natural marriage of these two interests, and she’s been creating delicious recipes and food images for almost 10 years. When not working, Sheri can be found exploring New York City and beyond with her family.

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