Portobello Cheddar Burgers

A delicious alternative to your typical grilled meats! Portobello burgers are an excellent substitute for a normal cheeseburger and are much healthier and cheaper! Best prepared on a grill, but can also be cooked in a frying pan on the stove.

Serves 4


  • 4 Portobello mushroom caps (whole)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Pinch salt & pepper
  • 4 Whole wheat burger rolls
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese (sliced)
  • 1 tomato (optional)
  • Red onion (optional)
  • Lettuce (optional)
  • Avocado (optional)
  • Burger condiments (optional)


  1. Wipe mushroom caps clean with a papertowel. In a large plastic ziplock or a large mixing bowl, mix vinegar, oil, garlic, salt & pepper . Add mushrooms and let soak for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Place mushroom caps on grill, smooth side up and grill until browned (5-8 minutes)
  4. Flip mushrooms over and grill for another 5-8 minutes until tender.
  5. Just before mushrooms are finished, add cheese slices to the mushrooms and grill until melted.
  6. Place on a roll (toasted if desired) and top with sliced tomato, red onion, lettuce, avocado and other condiments as desired!


  • Try using other cheeses such as blue cheese or goat cheese.
  • Grill the mushrooms in the same fashion and use as a topper on pasta.


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