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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Portabello Mushroom Burgers


But I love mushrooms. Especially portabello mushrooms...when they're grilled up in this recipe...mmmmm. They taste like rich, sweet meat; not at all like the mushrooms you may have had before on salads or in other dishes.

These Portabello Mushrooms burgers are TO DIE FOR. And I hope you like them. I'm going to post my recipe exactly how I did it (YUM) but I'm also going to end with suggestions on how to make it better. HOPE YOU ENJOY!


    1/2 Cup Wishbone Light Italian Dressing
    4 Portabello Mushroom Caps
    4 (approx 1/8 inches) slices of onion
    4 light wheat buns
    4 Fat free american singles


1. Place the mushroom caps, smooth side up, in a shallow dish, pour dressing over them at let them marinate at room temp for approx 15-20 minutes

2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

3. Use nonstick grill spray on the grates. Place onions on the grill and cook for 5-6 minutes before the mushrooms go on.

4. Place mushrooms on the grill cap side down. Grill for 5 to 8 minutes on each side, or until tender. Brush with marinade frequently. Top with cheese during the last 2 minutes of grilling.

5. Place the mushroom on bun, add grilled onions on top. Top with your favorites! BBQ Sauce, Chipotle Sauce, Dressing, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles, ETC (not included in calories)

Serving Size: Makes 4 Burgers
Nutritional Breakdown
Can you beat that???
These were amazing. AMAZING. SO good. My mom loved them, I loved them...the only reccomendation I have is that next time, I think I'm going to use balsamic dressing instead of Light Italian. Don't get me wrong, the light italian was great--you could barely taste it at all. Just occasionally you would get a light taste of the dressing. OR if you  want just spray with nonstick cooking spray and take out the calories from the dressing altogether.
Whichever way you slice it...this is a DELICIOUS recipe. And I hope you all enjoy it.


  1. Hahhaa, I love that you started this post by SORRY MAREN. Love that! :D Made me laugh out loud at the screen here!

    I'm glad you like them,.. I uh... I might try this ONCE. :p

  2. Looks good! I think I'd ditch the buns, add some tomato & lettuce since the mushrooms are so big & save on cals.