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Friday, April 03, 2009

Stuffed Portobella Mushrooms

So yummy! Zone recipes, serves 2 .. 4 blocks each

Vegetable oil cooking spray
1/2 cup favorite prepared marinara sauce
2 large (5 to 6 inch) portabella mushrooms, cleaned with stems and gills removed
1 (3/4 cup) small zucchini, diced
1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
1 large egg
4 sun dried tomatoes, packed in oil, drained and minced
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1/4 cup Fontina cheese, diced
1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, divided
Freshly ground black pepper, seasoned to taste
1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly mist a shallow baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray. Spoon marinara sauce onto the bottom of the prepared dish and set aside. Place two mushroom caps in the dish with the tops facing down.Place zucchini pieces in a microwave-safe container, add 1 teaspoon of water and microwave for 1 minute. Drain well and pat dry with paper towel.In a mixing bowl, combine the zucchini, ricotta cheese, egg, sundried tomatoes, pine nuts, Fontina cheese, 1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano and pepper. Spoon an even amount of this mixture into each mushroom cap. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano and bread crumbs. Divide and sprinkle this mixture over each filled mushroom cap. Spray caps generously with vegetable oil cooking spray and bake for 15 to17 minutes. Increase heat to broil and broil for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the bread crumbs are golden.

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