The Mighty Mushroom

The mushroom, it’s one of those vegetables. Even I have my doubts with them. Raw? No. No thank you at all. Cooked? Yeah okay, but chopped up and with garlic. Stuffed? I love stuffed food…yeah okay! I think if a mushroom were a person, it would be Britney Spears, it has its loyal fans, and then it has those fans who like it from time to time depending on its state.  The reason why I chose mushrooms are because they are so cheap. And then the filling it really versatile, I made a butter bean mash and mixed it with fried garlic and courgette and added herbs and paprika. I hid a roasted tomato in the mushroom, and then topped it with a breadcrumb and parmesan crust. It was lovely, cooked mushrooms have that lovely smoky flavour which really hits the spot. Lovely.

Ingredients (Left lots of leftovers)

-8 portabello mushrooms-tear out the stem of the these and use in the filling.

-2 tomatoes (optional)

Bean Filling

-1 can of butter beans, drained and rinsed

-2 tsp milk

-1 garlic, diced

– Half a courgette, diced

-The stems of the mushrooms, chopped roughly

-1 tsp Paprika

-1 tsp rosemary, thyme and basil


-4 tbsp of breadcrumbs

-1 tbsp of finely grated parmesan

-1 tbsp grated mozzarella

-2 tsp herb of your choice

-a squeeze of lemon juice


-If you want the tomatoes, slice finely and place on a baking dish, drizzle with oil and add some pepper. Put in a pre-heated oven at gas mark 7.  After 20 minutes they should look like this.

-Put the butter beans in a saucepans and fill with water, bring this to the boil and simmer for five minutes. Drain, add milk and mash with a potato masher.

-Sauté garlic, courgette and mushroom stems in some olive oil until courgettes are browning. Perhaps 5 minutes.

-Mix the topping ingredients together.

-Get your mushrooms and put them in a roasting dish. Put a roasted tomato slice in each mushroom, top with bean mash filling and top with the topping. EASY.

-Cook for 20 minutes at gas mark 6-7. Until brown on top and the breadcrumbs start to turn brown!

1 Comment

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One response to “The Mighty Mushroom

  1. This looks great. I love mushrooms! Thanks for sharing!

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