Recipe by Nancy Josland Dalsin
4 large portobello mushrooms, stems and gills removed, stems chopped. Discard gills, (to remove gills, just scrape out with a spoon)
5 ounces goat cheese (or provolone, feta or mozzarello)
1/2 of a red bell pepper, finely diced
1 package (10 oz) frozen spinach, thawed and thoroughly drained
2 cloves of garlic, finely diced
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus additional for greasing pan
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped or 1 tsp of dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons bread crumbs, preferably panko crumbs
Preheat oven to 375 F.
In a bowl, stir together chopped mushroom stems, goat cheese, red peppers, garlic, olive oil, basil, spinach, salt, and pepper. Stuff mushroom caps with the filling. Lightly grease a baking pan with olive oil, then place the caps smooth side down. Top with bread crumbs, cover with foil, and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 15 minutes longer, until golden brown.