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Delicious Portobello Mushroom Recipes

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These are the most popular portobello mushroom recipes on Familystyle Food, with thousands of rave reviews. Bookmark these recipes for hearty pastas, sauces and appetizers and get cooking!

Portobello mushrooms deliver the most satisfying flavor and bang for your mushroom buck. They are hands-down our top choice for mushroom recipes.

Whether you call them “portobello” or “portabella”, these oversized ‘shrooms are without doubt your best option for quick weeknight dinners, weekend get-togethers and intimate date nights at home.

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Why are portobello mushrooms so good? Because they have a firm, meaty texture, especially when compared to your average white buttons. They can be prepared in a nice variety of ways, including stuffed, grilled and slow cooked in sauces.

Portobello mushrooms are perfect for vegetarians, vegans and meat-lovers. We love eating portobellos all the ways — find a recipe in this list that you love and enjoy!

Pappardelle Pasta with Portobello Mushroom Ragu

Image of two pasta serving bowls on a table with portobello mushroom ragu, forks, grated cheese and a glass of red wine.

Our most highly-rated pasta recipe! Wide noodles in an umami-rich sauce with earthy rosemary and tomato. Get the recipe.

Cheesy Baked Stuffed Portobellos with Roasted Vegetables

Photo of a tray of baked portobello mushrooms stuffed with colorful roasted vegetables and topped with melted cheese.

Roasted and stuffed baked portobello mushrooms topped with creamy melted cheese and filled a mixture of vegetables. This recipe is a perfect vegetarian appetizer, side, or main dish. Get the recipe.

Creamy Mushroom Pasta

Overhead photo showing a pasta bowl and fork with linguine topped with creamy mushroom sauce, with grated cheese on top.

A fast, easy recipe with chunky, meaty mushrooms with a delicious light and creamy pasta sauce. It’s a perfect date-night or weeknight vegetarian main dish recipe. Get the recipe.

How to prepare portobello mushrooms

Mushroom Gnocchi with Blue Cheese Sauce

Photo of a skillet with a spoon on the side, full of gnocchi in blue cheese and mushroom sauce.

A one-pan recipe for potato gnocchi with chunky mushrooms in a creamy blue cheese sauce. It’s so delicious! Get the recipe.

Mushroom Ragu with Parmesan Polenta

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Rich and savory portobello mushroom ragu served over creamy cheese polenta — a flavor-filled vegetarian main dish! Get the recipe.

Mushroom Spinach Pasta

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A pasta recipe with a mushroom and spinach sauce, featuring pasta noodles in a savory olive oil, garlic and white wine sauce full of chunky mushrooms, fresh spinach and shallots. Get the recipe.

Fun facts about portobello mushrooms:

  • Portobellos — like most mushrooms — contain a high amount of glutamic acid, which is the natural source of monosodium glutamate. That means lots of umami.
  • Cremini mushrooms are the “baby” immature versions of portobellos. They can grow from button size to 6-inches across in less than a week!
  • The gills and stems of portobello mushrooms are completely edible. If they’re not super-fresh, the gills will turn black and mushy. You can easily scoop them out with a spoon before cooking.

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Best Portobello Mushroom Recipes, Including Mushroom Spinach Pasta

Karen Tedesco
The most popular recipes on Familystyle Food celebrate mushrooms! This simply delicious pasta is tossed with a savory mushroom spinach sauce. You can make this delicious dish at home in less than 30 minutes!
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5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup thinly sliced shallot or red onion, about 1 large or 2 medium
  • kosher salt
  • 10 ounces (275 g) white button mushrooms, cut into chunky pieces
  • 8 ounces (225 g) portobello mushroom caps, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red chili
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces (225 g) dried pappardelle or fettuccine noodles, or 1 pound fresh pasta
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) rosé or dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons (45 g) butter
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 ounces (150 g) baby spinach leaves


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Place a large (12-inch) pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and shallots to the pan along with ½ teaspoon kosher salt. Cook until the shallots are softened, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the mushrooms to the pan in one layer. Cook undisturbed for 5 minutes, then sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and stir them around with the shallots. Stir in the garlic, chili and black pepper and continue cooking 5 more minutes, or until they are softened and have released their juices.
  • While the mushrooms cook, add the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to package directions. Note that fresh pasta will usually be done in 2-4 minutes and dried pasta in 10-12 minutes. Drain.
  • Raise the heat under the mushrooms to medium-high and pour in the wine. Let it bubble and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the butter until it melts. Remove the pan from the heat and add ¼ cup cheese and spinach to the pan. Stir until the leaves are wilted.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the pan and toss gently with the sauce. Serve in bowls with additional cheese sprinkled over the pasta. Pour a glass of wine and enjoy!


  • If you’re not using kosher salt, reduce the salt amount by half.
  • Instead of spinach, substitute an equal amount of tender baby kale, chard or other hearty greens, torn into bite-size pieces.
  • To make a hearty non-vegetarian meal, serve the pasta with a simple grilled chicken breast or other meat.
  • Leftovers will keep for 3 days in the fridge. You may want to add some stock and more olive oil when reheating because the pasta will absorb the sauce as it cools.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 911mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3506IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious. So simple. I used red onion because that’s what I had. Also didn’t have spinach, so will try this with shallots and spinach next time. I cut everything up, which is minimal, and started the pasta. By the time everything was done in the pan, the pasta was done. Super easy. I used kosher salt and I would probably reduce it a bit even though I only used 1 tsp total, it was a tad salty. Overall 5*. Will make again!