roasted portabella and goat cheese sammies

by jenna on September 21, 2011

And may, just possibly, be the best sandwich I’ve ever eaten.

Ok, I’m lying. The best sandwich I’ve ever eaten was a pulled pork sandwich with spicy carolina barbecue sauce from Bessingers in Charleston.

But this is a close second! And, as mama pea would say, no one died to make it.

Pump, juicy roasted portabellas sprinkled with sea salt and olive oil and smothered in goat cheese between a fluffy hamburger bun. And ready in only 15 minutes? Can you say lunch is served?

I have to say, I felt a liiiiiittle guilty making these without Adam. The guy loves his mushrooms and I’m thankful for it.

He also loves his pulled pork…and I’m thankful for that, too.

Roasted Portabella and Goat Cheese Sammies

makes two big sammies

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2 large portabella mushroom caps, stems twisted off and “gills’ scraped out with a spoon

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided

1/4 tsp salt, divided

2-4 tbsp soft goat cheese

2 whole grain hamburger buns for serving

dijon mustard for serving

lettuce for serving


Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil.

Rub each mushroom with olive oil on both sides and sprinkle generously with salt. Place gill side up on the baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes, turning mushroom caps over midway through cooking.

To prepare sammies, toast hamburger buns (or stick in the oven for the last few minutes of roasting). Spread dijon mustard on each bun and top with lettuce. When mushrooms are done roasting, spread each liberally with goat cheese and place in sandwich.


40 minutes


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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 21, 2011 at 4:33 am

Mmmm, I love grilled portabella mushrooms..big time! They are so hearty and full of flavor.

I like that you baked yours rather than pan-frying b/c that’s just…easier to me :)

Your sammie looks like a total winner!


Molly @ RDexposed September 21, 2011 at 4:35 am

I am just not sold on mushrooms. Texture issue? I may have to stick with your black bean burgers that I’ve already made countless times!


Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 21, 2011 at 4:43 am

Yum! Gotta love those portabella’s! My sister is going to lovve this :)


Jenn from Much to My Delight September 21, 2011 at 4:45 am

Love big ol’ mushrooms in sandwiches–so hearty! And you can spread goat cheese on my kitchen table and I’m likely to take a bite. I’m a slave to the stuff. This sounds great and your photos are fantastic!


Wenderly September 21, 2011 at 4:45 am

That looks exquisite!


Coco September 21, 2011 at 4:46 am

My boyfriend and I have the mushroom debate pretty much EVERY time we go out to eat…I LOVE THEM and he HATES them :-(

So I can never cook many mushroomy dishes at home….which is why I ALWAYS get portabella sandwiches whenever we are out! This looks like a winner!


Natasha (OveLoves) September 21, 2011 at 4:51 am

Have tried this combination before and it is definitely a winner! My change would be to use a baguette style bread (roast garlic is delicious) instead of traditional hamburger bun to add a little more flavor.



Katrina September 21, 2011 at 4:53 am

This sounds super yummy!


Sally Anne @ PaleoRunnerGirl September 21, 2011 at 4:55 am

Oooh! Goat cheese is so yummy! Is there anything that doesn’t taste better with goat cheese?! Gosh, I miss cheese!


Heather (Heather's Dish) September 21, 2011 at 4:58 am

goat cheese always makes it better…i can’t say i’ve ever tried mushrooms and goat cheese together but it sounds amazing!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 21, 2011 at 4:58 am

Mmmm this sounds great! I love the meatiness of portabellas but haven’t had them in way too long. As a kid I hated cooked mushrooms… clearly back then I had no idea what I was missing. Great recipe Jenna!


Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray September 21, 2011 at 5:08 am

Looks great! My hubs loves mushrooms too, but only when they are mounded on top of a big steak :)


Kathryn September 21, 2011 at 5:10 am

This does look like a super awesome sandwich!


Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance September 21, 2011 at 5:12 am

That’s it! I’m making this in a brown rice tortilla.


Donna September 21, 2011 at 5:13 am

Why gills scraped out?! I love gills!


Jen September 21, 2011 at 5:24 am

Me too. I assume the gills would “stick up” in the sandwich though….
I’ve always heard of portobello burgers but have never made them. Partial to my meat. But pair anything with goat cheese and you can’t go wrong I guess.


katie @KatieDid September 21, 2011 at 5:16 am

I loveee the collard greens as your stand in linen!! Gives the mushroom scene even more of an earthy feel. SOmething about portabellas I’m not crazy about. I love buttons, but I think the texture is a little much for me with how big they are.


Claire @ Live and Love to Eat September 21, 2011 at 5:18 am

So simple but these sound delicious!


Corey @ Learning Patience September 21, 2011 at 5:19 am

I LOVE mushroom sandwiches! SO good!
xoxo from Trinidad


Caroline @ The G-Spot September 21, 2011 at 5:31 am

MMM … I have portabellas in the fridge and I was thinking of stuffing them, but you may have just changed my mind … :)


Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 21, 2011 at 5:45 am

When I see a portabella mushroom sandwich on a menu for lunch, I know immediately what I’m getting. The goat cheese combo is perfect.


Hannah September 21, 2011 at 5:45 am

Goats cheese makes everything, everything better. Except Bieber. Even goats cheese can’t save The Bieber.


Anna @ Food Fitness and Frolicking September 21, 2011 at 5:45 am

I’ve been looking for a portabella mushroom recipe for a long time! This one looks super easy and tasty. Thanks!


Anne September 21, 2011 at 5:46 am

Kind of simple… but why not ?


Kristen @ Popcorn on the Stove September 21, 2011 at 5:51 am

I love the idea but sans goat cheese (for some reason, I was never much a fan of it). Perfect sandwich for a quick lunch over the weekend!


Ashley September 21, 2011 at 5:51 am

This sounds like the perfect lunch! Yum!


Caitlin @ Cake with Love September 21, 2011 at 5:57 am

They serve the exact combination at a small italian deli my my office, I get it for lunch sometimes and it is delicious, but it may sound strange I ask for feta instead of goad cheese, I just dont like it and I tried to like it :( because of the smell…. :(


Mai September 21, 2011 at 5:58 am

Mmmm. Looks delicious!


Cait's Plate September 21, 2011 at 5:58 am

You know, every time I see portabella mushroom sandwiches/burgers i think how good they look but worry they’ll be too hard. This just confirms I am dead wrong. I love how simple yet still so delicious these are!


Holly @ The Runny Egg September 21, 2011 at 6:10 am

This looks delicious — I love big portabellas but I don’t think I’ve ever prepared them at home — I guess I had no clue what to do with them?


Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter) September 21, 2011 at 6:12 am

This looks so yummy, even though it sounds like the simplest recipe ever. And those buns- they look so fluffy and I love the seeds!


Bev Weidner September 21, 2011 at 6:31 am

Yes. yes. YES.

I have just died the most glorious death.


Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef September 21, 2011 at 7:01 am

love the flavors! yum.


Nichole (eat & be pretty) September 21, 2011 at 7:46 am

goat cheese makes EVERYTHING better…


Carissa @ ChoiceSustenance September 21, 2011 at 7:47 am

We love cooking the portabellas on the grill, but it’s coming up on winter and soon it’ll be too cold/covered in snow. This looks perfect for winter yumminess!


Caroline @ chocolate and carrots September 21, 2011 at 8:26 am

Mmm…I love portabella burgers. This one takes the cake!….oooo, speaking of which, cakeeee! πŸ˜‰


Matthew Dukes Hanna September 21, 2011 at 8:28 am

This looks really good.


deva @ deva by definition September 21, 2011 at 8:32 am

I love grilled ‘bellas, they are so good, and so hearty!


Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine September 21, 2011 at 8:34 am

Wow, those look amazing! why, oh why won’t my BF eat mushrooms?!


Lara @ TresLaLa September 21, 2011 at 8:48 am

The hubby hates mushrooms. It has seriously killed me many times over. OK, maybe not seriously, but still… I’d swap arugula for the lettuce and add some roasted red peppers. Perfection.


Moni'sMeals September 21, 2011 at 8:57 am

I can tell this is a “winner” from a mile away! Looks fantastic and it is always a plus that no one died to make it. :)


Christine @ The Pantry Drawer September 21, 2011 at 9:01 am

wow this looks so easy and delicious – can’t go wrong!


Anna September 21, 2011 at 9:18 am

I absolutely LOVE your blog and bello with goat cheese sandwiches.
The restaurant I work at has a similar sandwich on the menu(+roasted red peppers, on ciabatta bread), and I get it all the time!!!


Janna September 21, 2011 at 9:29 am

omg yum


Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf September 21, 2011 at 9:35 am

Mmmmnom. I used to hate mushrooms, but now I’m happy to say that I’ve come to the dark side. πŸ˜‰


kristina@beancakes September 21, 2011 at 9:48 am

mmm, this looks delectable! i love portobello mushrooms πŸ˜‰
xo ~ ks


Leslie Means @ Her View From Home September 21, 2011 at 10:02 am

Oh my!! These look so good! Beautiful pics too!!


Mama Pea September 21, 2011 at 10:15 am

That is something I would say, isn’t it? πŸ˜‰


Courtney September 21, 2011 at 10:30 am

Try grilled portobello with bleu cheese and a balsamic reduction. Delish!


Jess September 21, 2011 at 10:34 am

Ok, so apparently I’m the only clueless one reading the website. What exactly is the “gills”? Sorry!


Rebecca September 25, 2011 at 11:37 am

When you flip a mushroom cap over and look at the side where the stem attaches, there are thin, dark and kinda rubbery fins in there. I scrape them out because they can release a lot of water which is not bueno for roasting.


gia September 21, 2011 at 10:51 am

Printed this one! It looks so comforting for fall. Hope to make this soon!!!


Erica @ In and Around Town September 21, 2011 at 10:52 am

Huge fan of this sandwich! I love this as a good go-to satisfying meal!


Marcella @ Sweet Marcella September 21, 2011 at 11:02 am

Portobellos and goat cheese?! Yes please!


amy walters, aDESIGNdock September 21, 2011 at 11:35 am

What an adorable recipe Jenna!


Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas September 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Portabelleas are a perfect meat substitute due to their, well, meaty texture! lol


Melissa @ Journey to Marvelous September 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Looks delish! Thanks for posting this!


Heather September 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Yum, sounds so good and so easy to make!


Maria September 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm

We both posted portobello recipes today:)


Shayla @ The Good Life September 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Wow that looks delicious! I definitely want to try making that :)


Kelsey @ aslolife September 21, 2011 at 4:59 pm

yum, I’m a sucker for anything with goat cheese!


Rachael September 21, 2011 at 5:44 pm

These look amazing – I just found out that I have hereditary high cholesterol (a total shock), and am looking for more veggie options. Perfect!


Pam September 21, 2011 at 6:32 pm

This sounds like an awesome sandwich!! I like that you scrape the gills of the portabello, the gills gross me out, but I love them otherwise!
Will make this asap, thank you!!


Beth @ DiningAndDishing September 21, 2011 at 7:51 pm

I’m certain I’d absolutely LOVE this sandwich! Mushrooms are my favorite. thing. ever. Next to peanut butter, of course :).


Alexis @ hummusapien September 21, 2011 at 8:38 pm

mmmm I am drooling! I made roasted portobellos the other night and I already have another pack from TJ’s in the fridge :) can’t wait to make them again. they’re so meaty!!


Khushboo September 21, 2011 at 10:41 pm

YUM! Even better when the goat cheese is also grilled!


Liz @ Southern Charm September 22, 2011 at 8:56 am

Wow! Must. Have. Tonight.


Rebecca September 25, 2011 at 11:39 am

I just finished eating this for an easy lunch before heading out of the house. Really yummy. Good for the diet because the calories are so low. Thanks!


Lindsey September 28, 2011 at 7:17 am

I skipped the mustard, but still sooo good!


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