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The Best Portobello Mushroom Burger

This is the best Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe you’ll try all summer!

The Best Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe

Hi guys!

I’m on my way back from the Abacos today!  We had a lovely time but I also can’t wait to get back to the boys.

I’m also looking forward to getting back in the kitchen and first up is my absolutely divine twist on a burger using a big juicy, perfectly marinated portobello mushroom… in fact, this just might be the best Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe you’ll ever try!

The Best Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe

The Best Portobello Mushroom Burger Recipe

Since I don’t eat traditional burgers, I’m always looking for a fun twist on burgers for an easy cookout.  Making homemade veggie-based patties is great, but these burgers are even easier because nature does all the work for you.  With its size and meaty texture, the portobello mushroom is destined to go on a bun!

These are a 100% crowd pleaser with meat-eaters and vegetarians alike.  I made them for the first time earlier this year and the Hubs has been requesting them since.

The Best Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe

The big portobello mushroom caps are marinated in a steak-like seasoning blend (no meat, of course, just spices.) It’s filled with rich balsamic, salty liquid aminos or soy sauce and even a hefty dose of rosemary.  Portobello mushrooms taste amazing on their own but in a rich balsamic marinade, they become magical.

It’s really the portobello mushroom marinade that makes this dish the Best Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe.

I think that the combination of flavors really makes this dish appetizing to anyone.  They are super approachable and make the entire dish taste so rich.

The Best Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe

If you are vegan, you can easily omit the cheese and add avocado.  Since I’m not, I added a slice of Muenster, which compliments the flavor of the portobello mushroom.  Plus I’ve found non-veg heads are much more likely to like a vegetarian dish if you put cheese on it.

Just sayin…

The Best Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe

So how do you make zesty vegetarian burgers?

What you need for the Best Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe…

How to make the Best Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe…

  1. Clean the portobello mushroom caps.
  2. Mix the marinade.
  3. Marinade the burger in a ziplock bag.
  4. Grill to perfection!
  5. Stack with your favorite burger fixings!

If it’s not a good day to grill you can also easily make these on the oven or stove top.

Don’t ya’ just want to grab one of those fresh pickles? I know I do.

The Best Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe

I’ll be looking forward to making these all summer and I hope you’ll consider adding them to your menu too!


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The Best Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe


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The Best Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe

Grill, Smoke or pop these Portobello Mushroom Burgers in the oven!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Grilling, vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 2 burgers
Calories 75 kcal


  • 2 large portobello caps, stems and gills removed

For the marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons liquid aminos, or soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon steak seasoning

For the Burgers:

  • 2 buns
  • muenster cheese
  • sliced tomato
  • sliced red onion
  • pickles
  • spinach


  • Remove the stem and black gills from the portobello with a spoon. Wipe the portobello off with a wet paper towel to clean it.
  • combine the marinade ingredients in a large ziplock bag. Put the cleaned portobello in the bag and place in fridge. Leave for 30 minutes to 4 hours.
  • To grill: heat the grill to medium heat and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side. Add the cheese immediately after taking off of grill while still hot.
  • To cook in oven: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Once heated, cook in a dish for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Add the cheese after you remove from oven while still hot.
  • To smoke: Smoke for 30 minutes - 1 hour before finishing on a grill with medium heat. Top with cheese right after taking off of grill.
  • You can also toast the buns on the grill!
  • Assemble like a traditional burger.


The 75 calories are just for the mushroom.  Add any bun and cheese you like for the total of your entire burger.  That should be around 300 calories depending on what you pick.


Calories: 75kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 4gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 972mgPotassium: 324mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 26IUCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
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The Best Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe


Your turn!

What’s your favorite non-meat burger?

By | 2020-05-28T22:24:29-04:00 May 20th, 2019|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Grilling, Vegetarian Meals|38 Comments


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  4. Laura May 26, 2019 at 8:42 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I can see why this could be the best mushroom burger this summer – great size, wonderful mix of ingredients and absolutely amazing colors! Can’t wait to try!

  5. Ramona May 25, 2019 at 4:07 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I will definitely try this today as we are making barbecue so I’ll make some of this beautiful mushroom burgers to. My mouth is watering now. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely recipe.

  6. Brian Jones May 25, 2019 at 2:56 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I love mushrooms, they are such fantastic flavour sponges and what great flavours to soak up, these sound delicious.

  7. Lizet Flores de Bowen May 24, 2019 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love how this recipe took so little work to put together, and it was so delicious!

  8. Mayuri Patel May 24, 2019 at 12:03 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I love portobello mushrooms. My choice of burger whenever I go to Nandos is their portobello mushroom burger or wrap. Will definitely try making the burgers at home when I get these nutritious and filling mushrooms.

  9. Lisa Ballantyne May 21, 2019 at 7:39 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Looks delicious except I would have to omit the onion due to a food intolerance. You always share the healthiest recipes!

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  12. vicki July 6, 2016 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    These look really good! And, yes… I want some of those pickles 🙂

  13. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl July 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    This is a dream burger! And always yes to lots of pickles on top!

  14. Sarah- A Whisk and Two Wands July 4, 2016 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    I’m all over grilled veggies and a mushroom “burger” and I’ll take the whole plate of pineapple! Thank you for linking up with us for Meatless Monday, hope you are having a great 4th!

  15. Annmarie July 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    I love love love portobello burgers! This looks awesome!

  16. Alisa @ Go Dairy Free June 29, 2016 at 12:20 am - Reply

    Those look so satisfying! I haven’t been into veggie burgers much lately as they are often too grainy (like eating bread on bread on bread) or beany. Mushroom burgers sound perfect right now.

    • JulieWunder July 4, 2016 at 11:01 am - Reply

      Yes! And they are actually so much easier than assembling your own burger. Just swap the cheese for avocado to make dairy-free.

  17. Farrah June 28, 2016 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    I’m glad you’ve been having a lot of fun even though it sounds super hectic! Yay for mushroom burgers! This looks all sorts of amazing and I love all the pretty colors in it! :]

    • JulieWunder July 4, 2016 at 10:59 am - Reply

      Thanks Farrah! I love to put all the colors on my food.

  18. Natalie @ A Fit Philosophy June 28, 2016 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This looks so delicious! I love a good burger, but this is a great option for when I’m not wanting to eat meat! I love any kind of mushroom 🙂

  19. Mary Beth Jackson June 28, 2016 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    I do love a portobello mushroom! and you are correct, if you put cheese on a veggie you will get a few new fans!

  20. You know I love this one! Portobello mushrooms are great on the grill

    • JulieWunder July 4, 2016 at 10:58 am - Reply

      They are! We have a smoker too and that makes them soooo delish.

  21. Nicole @ Fitful Focus June 28, 2016 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    This looks epic! It actually looks like a burger. I love me a good portobello. Might have to pick some up for the weekend.

    • JulieWunder July 4, 2016 at 10:58 am - Reply

      Thanks Nicole! They are soooo good! I hope you get a chance to make them.

  22. Sonali- The Foodie Physician June 28, 2016 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    I can see why this is the “BEST”- what a gorgeous looking burger! Glad you’re having such a fun time with the family, good luck on the fishing excursion 🙂

    • JulieWunder July 4, 2016 at 10:43 am - Reply

      Thanks Sonali! The Hubs and all the boys went and brought us back home some Mahi!

  23. amanda- runtothefinish June 28, 2016 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Yummm portobellos are so good and such a great source of protein for vegans too!!! I haven’t made these in awhile, but we’ll have a grill soon so good reminder!

    • JulieWunder July 4, 2016 at 10:41 am - Reply

      Thanks Amanda! They are soooo good! You can totally cook them in the oven too.

  24. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition June 28, 2016 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Another great burger choice for the 4th! Pinned your picture. 🙂

    I stayed at the outer banks with my husband’s family who live in Charlotte. We haven’t gone for a while but it was so fun.

    I’ll still hoping for wild horse pictures. 🙂

    • JulieWunder July 4, 2016 at 10:38 am - Reply

      I’m so glad I finally found them! It was a crazy, but fun time!

  25. Susie @ SuzLyfe June 28, 2016 at 11:23 am - Reply

    Omg, It has been far, far too long since I’ve had a portabello mushroom (I don’t order them at restaurants because you know they drown them in stuff my tummy can’t handle). But I love to douse my in balsamic and then grill or pan sear.
    Thanks for the reminder, Julie! And I’ll be sure to try your version!

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