A filling, tasty, easy, keto friendly dish, this breakfast portobello mushroom recipe has it all. Eggs, sausage. and portobellos.
Breakfast Portobellos contain portobello mushrooms stuffed with hearty eggs and flavorful sausage that can be quickly baked right in your oven, making this dish a fast, yet satisfying breakfast choice.
Of all the portobello mushroom recipes this will sure be a favorite, making breakfast an indulging experience without loaded carbs and tons of prep. Breakfast Portobellos are great for those hectic mornings where you still need a nutritious meal but don’t have the time to spend a large portion of your morning slaving away in the kitchen.
At our house, I am always looking for ways to make my morning routine with the kids go more smoothly. That is one reason why I love this breakfast portobello mushroom recipe because It provides a full meal without having to take out tons of pans and making a huge mess, while also eliminating tons of time in the kitchen making the meal.
Are Portobello Mushrooms Good For You?
Not only do I love using the portobello mushroom in this recipe because of the nice depth of flavor it adds to the eggs and sausage, the portobello mushroom is good for you too!
There are many health benefits to eating portobello mushrooms.
Portobello Mushroom Health Benefits:
- Helps nerves work properly because of the potassium content
- Contains B3 vitamin, which helps with energy
- Loaded with antioxidants that can help with diseases
- Contains fiber
- Low in calories
- Great meat replacement
- Contains phytochemical that can possibly help prevent cancer
These mushrooms are not only a great addition to any meal because they can add an extra dimension to the dish, there are several health benefits to eating these mushrooms.
If you are looking to eat less meat, they can serve as a great meat replacement while offering a lower calorie option, as well.
Can You Eat The Gills On A Portobello Mushroom?
Another thing I like about portobello mushrooms is that they are a fairly easy food to work with. You just want to make sure that you remove the gills before cooking with them.
You technically don’t have to remove the gills, but trust me you will want to. While the gills are an edible part of the mushroom, you don’t want to use them in your dish.
The dark color of the gills tends to bleed onto other food items that they come in contact with, resulting in the rest of the food turning an unattractive black color, which makes for a very unappetizing dish.
Trust me, just remove the gills, toss them in the garbage, and be done with them.
How To Remove Gills From A Mushroom:
- Remove the stem of the mushroom by bending the stem from front to back until it weakens and breaks off.
- Using a small spoon, brush the edge of the spoon up against the underside of the cap of the mushroom to take off the gills.
- Toss gills into garbage and proceed with the recipe.
It’s as easy as that. Removing the gills does not have to be a hard process at all and it ensures a much more aesthetically pleasing finished dish.
How Long Do Portobello Mushrooms Last?
I hate when I buy things at the grocery store and they go bad before I get to use them. Isn’t that just the worst?
The good news with portobello mushrooms is that you don’t have to use them the second you buy them. However, just like with most produce there is a relatively short shelf life though.
Portobello mushrooms tend to last up to 4-7 days in the refrigerator. A good way to know if your mushrooms are no longer good is check the color and texture.
If mushrooms are going bad, the color will start to darken and the texture will start to be slimy. If either of these things are starting to happen, it is time to toss them out.
Now some people will say that if it is only beginning to go bad you can cook up the mushrooms immediately to extend the life of them for an extra day or so, but for me once something is going bad I just like to be on the safe side and be done with them.
There are some things you can do to help keep your mushrooms fresh for as long as possible.
Tricks For Keeping Mushrooms Lasting Fresh:
Keep mushrooms in the refrigerator.
Even after mushrooms have been picked they can still grow when at room temperature. Placing mushrooms in the fridge slows down the aging process. Plus mushrooms left out for too long are no longer good.
Mushrooms need to breathe.
Don’t store mushrooms in air tight containers. This will reduce the shelf life, causing mushrooms to go bad at a more accelerated rate.
Typically keep mushrooms in their original packaging or in an opened paper bag.
Purchase the most fresh mushrooms.
Look for mushrooms with even color and caps that are not breaking off.
You don’t have to use mushrooms the day you purchase them. You just have to be aware that while mushrooms don’t have a long shelf life, there are things that you can do to help slow the spoiling process.
How Long Do You Bake Portobello Mushrooms?
Not only does cooking the mushrooms, eliminate possible toxins, mushrooms taste so much better cooked anyway.
I love how in this breakfast portobello mushroom recipe the flavors blend together while baking, providing a great wealth of flavor. Cooking the mushrooms brings out a much richer taste, allowing the mushroom to shine in this dish.
To get a nice cook on the mushroom, you can bake mushrooms from anywhere from 350 degrees to 425 degrees. Depending on the final cook you are trying to achieve, you can cook portobello mushrooms anywhere from 10 minute to 30 minutes.
When trying out different cook times, I would never recommend blindly putting it in for 30 minutes and just walking away until the timer goes off. Different ovens vary in temperature and time.
I would recommend checking the cook on the mushroom before the ending time.
What Else To Serve With Breakfast Portobellos?
While this dish can stand alone as an already complete meal, there are a number of things that would make a great companion to this dish.
Looking for a great drink to wash this great dish down with? Try Pineapple Limeade. It is light, refreshing, and easy to make.
Remember, don’t hesitate to try these Breakfast Portobellos. Not only are they easy to make and tasty to eat, they will keep you energized and full all morning long.
- Olive oil spray
- 4 large Portobello mushrooms stems removed
- 4 large eggs
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
- 2/3 cup sausage crumbles
- ¼ cup green onion
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Coat with a layer of olive oil spray.
- Scrape out the dark gills from the mushrooms with a spoon, and discard the gills.
- Place the mushrooms stem side up, and crack an egg into the center
- Season with salt and pepper
- Top each with 2 tablespoons of mozzarella and sausage crumbles
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly, egg is cooked, and the mushrooms are soft.
- Serve immediately.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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