Thursday, March 12, 2009

Portabella Parmesan

Here is a recipe for Portabella Parmesan we've enjoyed a few times. I don't exactly remember where we found it (food network, probably, so perhaps Giada?), but it has consistently been an easy and tasty dish.

before the oven (with good lighting) ...

Ready to serve

The top view

Portabella Parmesan Ingredients:
Portabella caps (1 per person)
Olive oil (1 tsp / mushroom)
Salt & Pepper
Pasta sauce
Mozzarella cheese
Butter (1 tsp / mushroom)
Parmesan cheese

  • Clean mushrooms with a damp paper towel
  • Brush mushrooms on both sides with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
  • Grill mushrooms, 3-5 minutes per side
  • In a shallow baking dish, coat with pasta sauce
  • Place mushrooms, vent side up (i.e., upside-down) in baking dish
  • Add sauce to mushroom caps (enough to coat with a thin layer)
  • Sprinkle mozzarella cheese to cover mushrooms, add butter, and sprinkle Parmesan cheese
  • Bake at 400° for ~15-minutes (until cheese is browned)
  • Serve with pasta