Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms on the Char-Broil Big Easy

These mushrooms were stuffed with what may be the perfect combination of ingredients. Herby pesto. Sweet acidic tomatoes. Crunchy Panko breadcrumbs. And cheese. Parmesan and Asiago. I made the mushrooms on my Char-Broil Big Easy, but you can do them in the oven (at 350 F) or on your gas or charcoal grill just as easily. I used medium-sized portobello mushrooms, but if you want to serve these as appetizers you can use mini-bellos instead. They’ll disappear off the plate, that’s for sure!
Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms on the Char-Broil Big EasyIf you don’t have sun-dried tomatoes you can substitute diced roasted red bell peppers or pimentos. I really liked the nuttiness of Asiago cheese, but if you find it to be too strong, a nice shredded Mozzarella will work just fine instead.

Also try my chili-stuffed mushrooms and my herb roasted mushrooms on the Big Easy.

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Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms on the Char-Broil Big Easy
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4 servings
You'll need a Big Easy Bunk Bed Basket or Big Easy Cooking Rack to cook all the mushrooms or once, or divide the recipe in half and cook using a regular basket.
  • 4 large or 8 medium portobello mushrooms, stem and gills removed
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup pre-made pesto sauce
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes with oil, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cheese (Mozzarella, Swiss, or my favorite for these mushrooms, Asiago)
  1. Fire up your Big Easy.
  2. Wipe the mushrooms off and brush both sides with the oil.
  3. Combine the pesto, Parmesan, sun-dried tomatoes and Panko in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Divide the pesto mixture between the mushrooms and top with the cheese.
  5. Place into the Big Easy basket and cook for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  6. Serve immediately.

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