Portobello Mushrooms

There's good reason these huge mushrooms are beloved by vegetarians around the globe. Their meaty texture and rich flavor can elevate all kinds of dishes, from sandwiches to spreads. Portobellos are the more mature form of everyday cremini mushrooms, growing much wider than their younger counterparts. The large caps allow more moisture to evaporate from the gills, which concentrates and deepens the mushrooms' flavor. Use Food & Wine's guide to get recipes that fit any type of meal, occasion and season.

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Wild Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie with Potato-Chestnut Topping

Star chef Grant Achatz swaps in mushrooms for the usual meat and adds woodsy chestnuts to the potato topping in his vegetarian take on shepherd’s pie. Slideshow: More Shepherd's Pie Recipes

Portobello Recipes

Portobello mushrooms add a touch of great flavor to all these recipes, from a ziti dish with caramelized onions and goat cheese to an easy split-pea soup.

Quinoa and Kale, Meet the Portobello

What happens when you combine the vegetarian ingredient of the ’90s with two of the healthy ingredients of the 21st century?

9 Ways to Use Portobello Mushrooms

Portobello mushrooms can lend meaty texture and rich flavor all kinds of dishes, from a club sandwich to a meatless pâté. Here are 9 ways to cook with this vegetarian-favorite ingredient.

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Tarragon-Parsley Butter

Much more than the sum of its two parts, Sara Simpson's side dish of beefy grilled portobellos with herbed butter is satisfying enough to be a vegetarian main course.    More Amazing Vegetarian Dishes  

Four Cheese-Stuffed Portobellos

Laurent Tourondel's mushrooms, which are stuffed with cheese, brightened with lemon zest and topped with golden toasted bread crumbs, are a perfect side dish or appetizer. Panko (Japanese bread crumbs) are lovely here, but if you can't find them at an Asian market or specialty store, substitute any kind of coarse-textured bread crumbs that will provide some satisfying crunch.  More Mushroom Dishes

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Warm Portobello-Mushroom and Potato Salad

The salad is wonderful either warm or at room temperature, but the meaty mushrooms are juiciest straight from the broiler. They're great cooked on the grill, too, or in a grill pan. If you want to experiment with different greens, try arugula or Belgian endive.    Terrific Green Salads