Absolutely simple and delicious as an appetizer or main course! Marinated portobello mushrooms are grilled, then topped with roasted red peppers and melted mozzarella cheese.

Preparation Time: 15 mins Cooking Time: 25 mins Servings: 4


4 portobello mushroom caps

1/2 (8 ounce) bottle Italian salad dressing

1 (14 ounce) jar marinara sauce

1 (7 ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained and sliced

8 slices mozzarella cheese

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried basil


  1. Place the mushrooms in a large resealable plastic bag with the salad dressing. Seal, and marinate for at least 15 minutes.

  2. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Heat the marinara sauce in a saucepan over medium heat, and keep warm.

  3. Oil the grill grate. Place the mushrooms on the grill, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes on each side, until lightly toasted.

  4. Preheat the oven broiler. Spread the bottom of a shallow baking dish or oven-proof plate with just enough marinara sauce to cover the bottom. Place mushrooms in the dish bottom side up, and top with the peppers and remaining marinara sauce. Place 2 slices of cheese on each mushroom, and sprinkle with oregano and basil.

  5. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Serve hot.