Spinach Stuffed Portobello


Light, yet oh so Decadent!

Did you know that a portobello mushroom is actually an overgrown crimini mushroom?

The large mushroom was given the name portobello, or portobello depending on who you ask, in the 1980s as a marketing ploy to popularize this not so pretty mushroom that was often disposed of because it did not sell. The powers of marketing!

The meatiness of the portobello makes it a great main dish for the vegetarian at your dinner table as well as a great side dish for the carnivore or for those looking for keto-friendly satiating veggies. Yes, you can please everyone at your next dinner party!

Mushrooms are an excellent source of protein, fiber, Vitamin C, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and minerals including selenium, copper, potassium, and zinc.  Mushrooms are known for their antibacterial, antiviral and anti-tumor properties.

The spinach is packed with powerful nutrients such as Vitamin K, iron, folic acid, and calcium, and is an alkaline-producing food which helps to regulate the body’s pH.

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  • 4 teaspoons olive or coconut oil
  • 4 medium portobello mushroom caps
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 bag fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, each cut in half
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon rosemary
  • ¼ cup feta or mild goat cheese (optional)
  • sea salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Season mushroom caps with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer mushrooms to a cookie sheet sprayed with olive oil. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add remaining olive oil and saute garlic and onion until soft. Add spinach to the skillet and toss until it wilts. Add halved cherry tomatoes, and season the mixture with salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary.

Remove skillet from stove and fold in cheese.  Top each mushroom with ¼ of the filling.  Bake mushrooms for 20 minutes.

Serves 4. Enjoy!

To experience optimal health benefits, always use organic! 

Susan Hartman

Susan is a lawyer, Pilates instructor and passionate advocate of natural wellness. In 2006 she began exploring various nutritional and movement therapies, meditation and other alternative means of healing in an attempt to naturally relieve hormonal imbalances, eczema and back and joint pain. After much research and trial and error, she found a personal regimen that not only alleviated her symptoms, but that also left her with a new found sense of overall health and wellness. During this period of exploration, she was introduced to Pilates and was surprised by how quickly she began to feel and see positive results in her body. She loves how Pilates emphasizes body awareness and the connection of breath to movement, and she believes it can bring about lifelong health benefits including stress relief and improved strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.

Today Susan strives to promote the importance of regular exercise, a clean whole foods diet, compassion for self and others, and a curious attitude, all as a means to maintaining vitality and living a balanced and centered life. When she is not practicing law or teaching Pilates, she can be found hiking or biking in the woods, soaking up the sun atop her paddleboard, engaged in a yoga or group fitness class, or immersed in a book or classic movie.