Sticking to the keto diet isn’t always easy. That is where these Keto Spinach Goat Cheese Walnut Portobellos come in. They make it easy to enjoy your food and stay in ketosis.
When it comes to delicious and simple weeknight meals that are also keto friendly, this one is a great choice. The stuffing of these portobellos is perfect, creamy and delicious. The walnuts and pork rinds add an amazing crunch to this recipe, making it a fantastic combination of textures and flavors.
These mushrooms are stuffed full of delicious ingredients, and very simple to put together. It makes them perfect for any night of the week. In fact, you can also use this recipe to make baby portobellos and serve them as a keto friendly appetizer at your next get together.
This recipe serves two, but you can easily double the recipe to feed your entire family if necessary. Easy, delicious and won’t take you out of ketosis, you are sure to love these delicious stuffed mushrooms.
What Kind of Mushrooms Can Be Used for These Keto Spinach Goat Cheese Walnut Portobellos?
While the title of this recipe suggests that you use portobello mushrooms, you can certainly substitute them for a different type. White button mushrooms or cremini mushrooms will work well, especially if you are serving them up as an appetizer. The large portobello mushrooms are the perfect choice though when serving these up as entrees. Make sure though, to choose mushrooms that are roughly the same size to ensure they cook evenly.
How do you Clean Mushrooms for These Keto Spinach Goat Cheese Walnut Portobellos?
The best way to clean your mushrooms for this recipe is to use a damp paper towel. Gently rub the dirt off each mushroom and pat them dry. You can also rinse your portobellos in a colander, but you want to only rinse them briefly. Soaking mushrooms in water can cause them to become gummy and saturated as they soak up additional water.
How Long do you Bake These Keto Spinach Goat Cheese Walnut Portobellos?
The total baking time for these mushrooms is 15 minutes. You initially bake them for 10 minutes in a 350 degree oven prior to stuffing them. Once the stuffing is ready and your stuffed mushrooms have been assembled, bake them for an additional 5 minutes.
Are Mushrooms Keto Friendly?
Mushrooms are an extremely delicious vegetable that many find themselves enjoying often. They are nutritious, versatile and generally considered a healthy food that can usually be consumed no matter what diet you follow. But are they Keto friendly?
When you follow the keto diet, you are expected to greatly reduce your carb and caloric intake in an effort to keep your body in ketosis. Mushrooms are definitely a great choice when you are following the ketogenic diet. This is because they are both low in carbs and calories and high in other good minerals and vitamins that your body needs to perform.
How to Make Keto Spinach Goat Cheese Walnut Portobellos
This is a delicious and versatile keto recipe. It can be served as an entrée or adapted to be served as an appetizer.
It only takes a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time to get this recipe together. We love to serve this as an entrée, but we have also served it as an appetizer a few times and it has been a big hit.
To make these Keto Spinach Goat Cheese Walnut Portobellos you are going to need:
- Large portobello mushrooms
- Olive oil
- Unsalted butter
- Baby spinach
- Green onions
- Goat cheese
- Pork rinds
- White cooking wine
- Salt and Pepper
Step 1: Prepare the Oven
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
Step 2: Get Your Mushrooms Ready
Remove the stems from your mushrooms and scrape out all the black gills. You can do this using the tip of a spoon.
Step 3: Get Ready to Cook
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the mushrooms face down on the sheet. Brush both of them on each side with olive oil.
Step 4: Get Baking
Bake the mushrooms in the 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
Step 5: Prepare Your Skillet
While the mushrooms are baking, melt ½ a tablespoon of your butter in a skillet over medium high heat.
Step 6: Sauté
Add your green onions, spinach and garlic to the skillet. Sauté together until the spinach starts to wilt.
Step 7: Mix It Together
Mix the walnuts and 1 tablespoon of white cooking wine into the skillet. Cook the mixture until the wine has dissipated.
Step 8: Get Cheesy
Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the goat cheese mixture.
Step 9: Remove Mushrooms
Remove your mushrooms from the oven and stuff each one with half of the mixture in your skillet.
Step 10: Top it all off
Top each mushroom with 1 tablespoon of crushed pork rind crumbs.
Step 11: Bake Again
Bake your stuffed mushrooms for an additional 5 minutes.
Step 12: Garnish
Remove your stuffed mushrooms from the oven and top with freshly chopped basil.
Step 13: Serve and Enjoy
Serve up your stuffed mushrooms and enjoy.
- 2 Large portobello mushrooms
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- ½ tbsp Butter unsalted
- 2 cups Baby spinach
- ¼ c Chopped green onions
- 2 tbsp Chopped walnuts
- 1 oz. Crumbled goat cheese
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tbsp Pork rind crumbs
- 1 tbsp Freshly chopped basil
- 1 tbsp White cooking wine
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Remove the stem from the mushrooms, and scrape out all of the black gills of the mushroom with the tip of a spoon.
- Place the mushrooms face own on a parchment lined baking sheet, and brush them on both sides with the olive oil.
- Bake the mushrooms for 10 minutes.
While the mushrooms are baking, melt ½ tbsp of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove.
- Add the green onions, spinach and garlic, and saute until the spinach wilts.
- Mix in the walnuts and 1 tbsp of white cooking wine. Cook the mixture down until the wine has been reabsorbed.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the goat cheese.
- Stuff each of the mushrooms with half of the mixture.
- Top each stuffed mushroom with 1 tbsp of crushed pork rinds crumbs.
- Bake for 5 minutes.
- Top with freshly chopped basil for garnish and serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 217Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 281mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g
Frequently Asked Questions
What Do I Serve with Keto Spinach Goat Cheese Walnut Portobellos?
These delicious stuffed mushrooms would be delicious served on their own, but if you prefer to serve them up with a side, there are many options to choose from.
Can I Make Keto Spinach Goat Cheese Walnut Portobellos Ahead of Time?
These can be made ahead of time, especially if you are food prepping for lunches or dinners during the week. Prepare the filling separately ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container until you are ready to cook them.