Sunday, October 21, 2012

Baby Portobello Saute with Feta Cheese

Looking to expand your side dish repertoire?  Here's a fabulous fall and winter accompaniment for your entrees, which just happens to be very easy and healthy too!  It would go great with beef or chicken entrees and creamy pasta dishes also.  This portobello saute is so good, it's hard to stop eating it...but that's okay, because it's so low in calories!

                                      So Good and So Good For You...

                                               It's All In The Prep!                                                                  
Inspired by recipe for Mushroom Medley by Jenny McGlown, R.D. L.D., CDE, Atlanta, GA

Approx. 2-3 large servings

  • 1 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TB water
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 c. diced red onion (about 1/2 onion)
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. fresh, baby portobello mushrooms, cleaned* and sliced
  • 2/3 c. cleaned & diced tomato on the vine (about 1 medium tomato)
  • 2 slices crumbled, cooked bacon (I use turkey bacon)
  • 1/4 c. low-fat feta cheese
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Clean the mushrooms by wiping with a damp paper towel or dry mushroom brush--do not wash.

  1. In a large frying pan, saute the garlic and onion in the olive oil and water over medium heat until tender.
  2. Add the baby portobello slices and tomato and simmer over medium heat for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Turn the burner off and stir in the bacon, feta cheese, salt and pepper.
  4. Serve warm.  Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated on the stove over medium-low heat.

If you've got some hungry diners, they'll enjoy it so much, you just might want to double the recipe!

Printable Recipe

Thought you might enjoy this update of my, now 14 and 1/2 mo. old, granddaughter with her dad (my son-in-law).  Her mom likes to plant a bow on a sprig of what they refer to as her Conan O'Brien hair!

                                   Loving That Wind Against My Face!

                                                Happy Fall Y'All!


  1. This sounds like a delicious dish, love all the ingredients, mushrooms, tomatoes, feta cheese... Hmmm, my mouth starts feeling watering. YUM!

  2. Hey Bonnie,
    These sound so good, just wish I had some fresh Morel mushrooms for the recipe and love feta cheese and bacon! Granddaughter must take after you, she's adorable!

  3. Your granddaughter is a doll!!! And I could eat this amazing mushroom saute for dinner...yum, yum!

  4. I love portobellos and pairing them with feta after a saute, is brilliant! I need to try this! That said..your granddaughter is quite the little neauty! Love her 'Conan O'Brien' cute!

  5. Umm...'BEAUTY'. I saw the typo just as I hit publish..figures!