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Paleo Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

You learn something new every day. The day I made these stuffed mushrooms, I learned that you can make pretty fantastic hummus out of meat. I guess when you call it paté, it's not really revelation-new... but still.


Worthy Pause Paleo Food Blog: Paleo Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms Recipe



I've always loved stuffed mushrooms, ever since I used to serve/pilfer them when I was a catering server in college. When portabellas were on sale, I decided to try making a paleo version and they turned out great. I especially like that they have a lot of healthy greens, but you'd never really know.

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

Paleo & Whole30-approved

  • Four big portabella mushroom caps (with the stems and gills removed)
  • 1 lb pork sausage
  • 2-2.5 T Italian sausage seasoning (I used Well Fed's recipe)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup (or more) of red or yellow bell peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups (or more) of frozen kale (go nuts!)
  • 1 egg, slightly scrambled
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional (not Whole30-approved): Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400. Brown the sausage thoroughly, then transfer into a food processor. Use the sausage fat to sauté the onion and peppers for a couple of minutes, then the frozen kale, then the garlic in for the last minute. Add the veggie mix to food processor too. Throw in the coconut flour, egg, salt and pepper and then process until well-combined but not totally smooth. Spoon plenty of the mixture into each cap, top with cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes. If the cheese isn't quite browned enough, throw them under the broiler for a hot second. EAT.

Thoughts, ideas and other uses:
  • I processed the leftover meat a little bit longer and ate it on plantain chips like a sausage dip.
  • If you aren't using cheese, hold back a little on the coconut flour, add a little coconut oil or consider subbing almond flour in the meat mixture. The stuff may get a little dry without the added fat because coconut flour is like a sponge. 
  • Stuff bell peppers or squash halves with the same mixture.
  • Make minis for appetizers using baby or teen portabellas. CUTE.

Worthy Pause Paleo Food Blog: Paleo Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms Recipe



Hope you enjoy!

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14 comments

  1. I am making this for dinner right now! It smells amazing!
    Laken
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    1. Hope they turned out well, Laken!

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  2. Yum! I love all things meatball and these look great :)

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    1. Meatballs are never a bad choice! :)

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  3. Would this also work with chicken sausage? (need a pork alt..)

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    1. You might need to adjust coconut flour a little, but any ground meat should work fine.

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  4. Has any one tried it with ground turkey? I am trying to stay away from pork.

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    1. Hey Talitha, I haven't tried making the mushrooms with ground turkey or chicken yet, but I think it should work just as well!

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  5. I made this tonight-- the flavor is great! Although since I'm abiding by whole30 I didn't top with cheese. I found the final result to be a bit dry? I imagine this is where the cheese would help. Yet still, this is with me adding an extra egg. I feel like I missed something... Did you feel that it was slightly dry at all?

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    1. Hi Allie! Coconut flour can be very drying, so yes, I think you're right—I bet the cheese counteracts that dryness a little bit. Substituting almond flour might help (or even leaving the flour out entirely)—let me know how that turns out if you give it another go before I do. I'll make a note of that in the post too in case it helps other dairy-free folks!

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  7. They sound delicious! Think I'll make them for breakfast, hold back a little on the meat mixture, make a big indent and drop in an egg. Could become a favorite.

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    1. That is an EXCELLENT idea, Linda. :)

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    2. Maybe on a bed of spinach with a light mustard vinegarette. I'm hungry!

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