Creamy Farro-Smothered Portobellos


Stuff portobello mushroom caps with a healthy blend of vegetables and whole grain farro for a light lunch or filling dinner side dish.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 stuffed mushroom each


  • 3 cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth

  • 1 cup semi-pearled farro

  • 6 5 inch fresh portobello mushrooms, stems and gills removed

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 cup coarsely chopped fresh Swiss chard leaves

  • ¼ cup snipped dried tomatoes (not oil-pack)

  • 2 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • 4 ounce soft goat cheese (chèvre), cut up

  • ¼ cup finely shredded or shaved Parmesan cheese (1 ounce)

  • ¼ cup sliced green onion tops

  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan bring broth to boiling; stir in farro. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, lightly coat both sides of mushrooms with cooking spray. Preheat a grill pan over medium heat. Add mushrooms. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, turning once.

  3. Stir Swiss chard, dried tomatoes, and thyme into farro. Cook, covered, for 5 to 10 minutes more or until farro is tender. Remove from heat. Stir in goat cheese until melted.

  4. To serve, place mushrooms, stemmed sides up, on a serving platter. Spoon farro mixture into mushrooms. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, green onion tops, and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
6g Fat
28g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 482mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 5.3mg 27%
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 378mg 8%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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