Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Ground Meat and Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

For some reason, this week's meal prep protein has inspired me to be more adventurous/ambitious with my dinners, and today's recipe is definitely proof of this. I don't know about you, but stuffed mushrooms just sound really fancy to me. Which, along with the fact that they're usually pretty unhealthy, is probably why I've never made them before, even though they're one of the bf's favorite foods. But this recipe is really easy to make and healthy. And, bonus, they still look super fancy!

Ground Meat and Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms


Calories: 315 | Fat: 16 g | Cholest: 61 mg | Sodium: 293 mg | Carbs: 15 g | Fiber: 6 g | Sugars: 0 g | Protein: 27 g

4 large portobello mushroom caps
2 cups cooked 50/50 ground turkey and beef mixture (see how I made mine in meal prep here)
1 cup cooked quinoa
2 jalapeno peppers
4 tsp olive oil
1 cup shredded light cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Wash mushroom caps and pat dry.
Spray each cap with 1 tsp of olive oil.
Finely chop jalapeno peppers, then mix with ground meat mixture and quinoa.
Place mushroom caps on a baking sheet lined with non-stick foil, then fill the caps evenly with the meat and quinoa mixture.
Top each mushroom cap with 1/4 cup shredded cheese.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
Serves 4.

The bf and I loved this recipe! The texture of the ground meat and quinoa filling goes really well with the dense chewy mushroom and melty cheese. I also really like the flavor combo of the sharp cheddar, nutty quinoa, spicy jalapeno, meaty portobello and the hint of fat from the ground meat. It was really fast to make, especially since I meal prepped, but wouldn't take that much longer if you had to cook the quinoa and brown the ground meat on the same day. Highly recommend for a great quick weeknight meal!

Q. Do you have a favorite "fancy" recipe that is way easier than it looks?


  1. looks tasty! if only Clint liked mushrooms...

    1. Thanks Sun! The meat mixture was also pretty good in acorn squash and peppers we also recommended if you want to try a mushroom alternative :)