Saturday, 24 September 2011

Dolcelatte and Smoked Pancetta baked Mushrooms

This recipe dear readers is a little bit overdue, it was originally developed for Tesco's Real Food BBQ campaign. Unfortunately between then and now I've had a major shift in personal circumstances, not to mention moving house amongst the many things going on, and BBQ season has passed in a whiff of smoke it seems! However, these mushrooms were very tasty, and could equally be baked in your oven, without needing to brave standing out in the cold whilst these lovelies cook!

These stuffed mushrooms were rather good if I dare say so myself, however I am very tempted to try a slightly stronger blue cheese next time around, perhaps some picante gorganzola. However with a pack of that in the fridge and me knowing its sitting there waiting to be eaten, it never hangs around for very long!

Ingredients - serves 3 

1 tsp garlic butter
3 large flat portobello mushrooms
3 rashers smoked pancetta, halved across the middle
2 nuggets frozen spinach, thawed, super drained of liquid and finely chopped
2 tsp dried natural breadcrumbs
2 tsp grated grana padano (or parmesan)
1 tsp plain yoghurt
1 tbsp roasted red onion (see notes on my potato salad recipe)
15 x 1cm cubes dolcelatte (try not to eat them all whilst chopping!)


Take a large square of foil, and spray with oil.

Carefully cut out mushroom  stalks, and finely chop. 

Place the whole mushrooms cut side up on the oiled foil.

Gently saute the mushroom trimmings in the garlic butter for 4-5 minutes or until golden but not browned. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool for a couple of minutes. 

To the cooled mixture, add the chopped spinach, onions and yoghurt, a small pinch of salt and pepper and mix well. 

Pile into the mushrooms and smooth over. Dot with the dolcelatte, Criss cross the pancetta over, and sprinkle over the grana padano and breadcrumbs. 

Seal the parcel and bbq (or bake!) until the mushroom has cooked through.

Serve with the bbq essentials - corn on the cob and a good salad!


  1. Oooh yum I could eat those right now!

  2. Beautiful mushrooms Anne, for anytime of year.

  3. These look superb! They would be VERY popular in my house.


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