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

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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.

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

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Portobello-Mushroom and Red-Pepper Pizza

Depending on the size of the appetites around your house, this substantial pizza with its meaty portobello mushrooms serves two very hungry people or four if it's accompanied by a big salad. If you don't have fresh basil, stir some pesto into the peppers and mushrooms before putting them on the pizza. Slideshow:  Pizza Recipes 

Poblano-and-Cheddar-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

The Good News Dr. Andrew Weil believes cooked mushrooms are more nutritious than raw ones, so F&W's Grace Parisi developed this vegetarian entrée of grilled mushrooms filled with smoky chiles. More Recipes With Mushrooms