roasted portobellos and red peppers

July 19th, 2019

So… yum.

Maybe it’s because I was a vegetarian for such a long time, but appetizers like this honestly make me swoon.  I love portobello mushrooms in a seriously intense way — and mix in some veggies, garlic and a generous topping of blue cheese?  I could eat this for breakfast.

Do you guys have those weekends where you discover some amazing show on Netflix on demand, and then suddenly it’s Sunday night and you haven’t left your apartment in 72 hours?  It happens to us every few months and, I admit, I kind of love it.

This time about a week ago, on the recommendation of a few friends, we finally discovered Friday Night Lights — and now we’ve watched the first four seasons and are seriously sleep-deprived.  I can’t believe we have to wait a month for the last season!

Also, I am basically a curse on television shows.  Why do I always seem to discover these amazing shows right as they get canceled?  So frustrating!

But I digress.  During one of those lazy days, I happened to have the ingredients for this dish sitting in our fridge.  You know what makes for a totally delicious brunch?  Not having to leave your apartment.  🙂 Oh, and some portobello mushrooms, blue cheese and roasted peppers.

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Mushroom and Roasted Peppers from Sugarlaws


2 portobello mushrooms, stems removed
2 tablespoons olive oil, separated
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 shallot, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, minced
1/3 cup blue cheese, crumbled
Freshly ground pepper


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil.

Brush the mushroom on both sides with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and place gill-side up onto the baking sheet.  Roast in the preheated oven until the mushroom is tender, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium saute pan, cook the red pepper, shallot and garlic in the other tablespoon of olive oil.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Cook until the garlic and shallot are fragrant and the pepper is tender. 

Spoon the pepper mixture over the roasted portobellos and sprinkle with blue cheese.  Serve warm.

Serves two.

Tags: appetizers · food

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries // Mar 9, 2011 at 7:03 am

    I have to go make some lunch now… this post made me starving! 😀

    P.S: Today is my blog’s Bday!!! 🙂 I’ll be hosting a giveaway which (I know for a fact 🙂 will blow your mind!!! 😀

  • 2 Chiara // Mar 9, 2011 at 7:47 am

    This looks delicious!!! You had be at blue cheese…. and portobellos…. pretty much the whole thing had me swooning… did I mention it is 7am here?!

  • 3 Susan // Mar 9, 2011 at 10:25 am

    So simple, yet looks so delicious!


  • 4 Sarah (The Confessions of a Product Junkie) // Mar 9, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Those look soooo delish! I’m a portobello fan myself!


    Ps. If you haven’t already, you should try watching Californiacation, Modern Family, and Dexter (although it’s a little twisted.). Those are three of my boyfriend’s and my favorites that have forced us to stay in on many a weekend night…

  • 5 Rosa Rassi // Mar 9, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Whow!  Just what I was craving.  I love portobellos and this is my next project.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • 6 Dina // Mar 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    This sounds great, I am vegetarian too and find that mushrooms are a real satisfying food that gives that ‘meatiness’ to a dish that other vegetables can’t do.

  • 7 Joanne // Mar 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Similarly to you, I just discovered Grey’s Anatomy and also haven’t left my apartment in far too long.  Okay, maybe that’s also because of studying.  But still.

    I love this portobello dish!  I love how it’s super healthy but also a bit of indulgent with the blue cheese!

  • 8 Katy // Mar 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Sara — We watch ALL of those!  But we had the same thing happen with Californication and Dexter — watched all the seasons in a row and were totally obsessed!  Have you watched Party Down?  Only two seasons, was on Starz, but we LOVED that show and you probably would too!

  • 9 elle marie // Mar 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    You always seem to impress me with each post…..I really like the show “pretty little liars” & the good wife….loyal watcher of desperate housewives too…

  • 10 glk // Mar 9, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Looks totally awesome.  You should post it on too.  They are new and don’t deny your submissions for lighting or composition.  Check it out.  They’re great.  be part of the start up.

  • 11 Katie // Mar 9, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    I literally drooled a bit when I saw this picture! haha.

  • 12 Jun // Mar 9, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Mmmmmm, I think I have to make this for dinner!

  • 13 Carrie // Mar 10, 2011 at 10:50 am

    I adore portabellas, bleu cheese, AND Netflix TV show marathons! My husband and I do the same thing all of the time, too. We are (not so)patiently waiting for season 4 of Californication, our favorite! Great post, pics, and recipe…I think I could eat something like this for lunch every day!

  • 14 tiffany // Mar 10, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Thankyou. 🙂

  • 15 Abbasi // Dec 4, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Hi Irene and JackieSadly there is no Portobello honey on sale this year as the bees did not proadduce much because of the poor sumadmer.  Fingers cresosd for a good sumadmer nexta0year!

  • 16 Marcos // Dec 9, 2015 at 3:20 am

    This was absolutely deucliois. We are not vegetarians but eat a lot of meatless meals. I didn’t have vegetable stock on hand so I used beef stock instead, and red wine. I can’t wait to try it with the veggie stock but the beef broth did give it a very hearty flavor that even satisfied my carnivorous husband. The only problem I had was that my potatoes were a bit too soft for my liking, but that was my fault for making the chunks too small. I am thinking about making this again and omitting the potatoes altogether, perhaps serving it over egg noodles. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

  • 17 eileen // Jul 19, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    My idea of a great dinner!

    For a wonderful, California blue cheese, try POINT REYES BLUE CHEESE.  Delicious.

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