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What To Serve With Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms – 15 Best Side Dishes

This article was updated on the 31st of August 2023 for clarity and freshness.

If you’re wondering what to serve with your stuffed portobello mushrooms, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I list 15 of the most popular side dishes for stuffed portobello mushrooms.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best dishes to serve with stuffed portobello mushrooms are ribeye steak, polenta, celeriac puree, garlic pasta, and spinach salad. Try cocktail meatballs and pesto pasta salad if you’re serving them for a party. You can also do mandu and japchae with Asian-style portobello mushrooms. 

For each side dish, I’ve provided alternative options to cater to various diets and lifestyles, including vegan, quick and easy, and health-conscious options.

Meaty Dishes

These dishes are hearty and rich, and when paired with stuffed portobello mushrooms, they make for a satisfying meal. The mushrooms act as a flavorful side to these protein-packed dishes.

Ribeye Steaks

4.9 ⭐️ (122 ratings) | 55 mins

Cooking for a dinner date? You can’t go wrong with a classic combination like ribeye steak and stuffed portobello mushrooms.

If you haven’t tried cooking steak yet, you’re in luck – ribeye is one of the most forgiving cuts out there. Even if you overcook it a bit, it still turns out juicy. But no worries, recipe creator Jessica has a really detailed guide on achieving that beautiful golden brown crust and juicy interior with a pale pink middle.

And if that’s not enough, the recipe also includes instructions for whipping up a red wine sauce that comes together in the same pan you used for the steaks.

What readers are saying…

“This steak is so so very good – I dream about it!”

“This is THE best steak meal I’ve ever had. I was worried about using on sauce on steaks. But this shocked me. Deeelicious.”

“Great way to cook a steak; especially when it’s too cold to grill outside.”

🔥 Grilled New York Strip Steak
💵 Marinated Flank Steak

Creamy Tuscan Chicken

5.0 ⭐️ (146 ratings) | 25 mins

Turn your stuffed portobellos into the ultimate comfort meal with a generous serving of this creamy Tuscan chicken. 

This dish features tender and juicy chicken drenched in a creamy garlic sauce so good, that you might find yourself licking the plate clean (no judgments here).

And the key to this dreamy sauce lies in the parmesan cheese. Alyssa from the Recipe Critic strongly recommends using freshly grated cheese because the pre-grated stuff is typically coated in preservatives that keep it from melting properly.

What readers are saying…

“Fabulous. I always make extra sauce. Just added more parmesan and cream and chicken broth.”

“One of my favorite dishes to make! So easy! And… company loves it!”

“Awesome, easy-to-make recipe. I always make a little more sauce and add more chopped spinach.”

😇 Honey Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken
Roasted Chicken Pieces

Cocktail Meatballs

5.0 ⭐️ (204 ratings) | 33 mins

You can’t host a game day party without serving appetizers. And that’s where stuffed mushrooms and these cocktail meatballs come in. They’re some of the easiest and tastiest treats you can make.

Truthfully, there’s nothing super special about the meatballs themselves — I even prefer using frozen meatballs, but Spend with Pennies’ recipe includes instructions for making them from scratch.

It’s truly the finger-licking sweet and sour sauce that’ll have you coming back for more! And the best part? You only need two ingredients to make this sticky sauce: apricot preserves and barbecue sauce!

What readers are saying…

“Yummy! My cousin’s two daughters love these so when I make them I know they are going to disappear quickly!”

“These turned out great and were not overly sweet.”

“Sweet and sour meatballs were excellent. I added a little Chinese sweet and sour sauce, green onion, and sesame seeds!!”

🍆 Eggplant Meatballs
🧘‍♀️ Baked Zucchini Balls

French Onion Porkchops

4.8 ⭐️ (139 ratings) | 40 mins

Turn your starch-stuffed portobello mushrooms into a show-stopping meal with a serving of these pork chops smothered with cheesy, oniony gravy.

With how impressive this dish looks, would you believe all the elements — from the caramelized onions to the pork chops — are cooked in one pan? Now that’s what I call a win-win!

Psst… got leftovers? These pork chops make for amazing sandwiches the next day.

What readers are saying…

“The flavor is amazing and I cannot believe how good the onion is in this. This is full of flavor till the very last bite.”

“This is a dang good recipe! I was skeptical of the cheese on the pork chop, but wow is it good.”

“Yum! Pork chops were tender, juicy and delicious and the gravy was so good I kept what was left to put on hamburgers the next night.”

🍏 Honey Mustard and Apple Pork Chops
🔥 Apricot-glazed Grilled Pork Chops


4.4 ⭐️ (137 ratings) | 45 mins

Making Asian-style stuffed portobellos? Serve them alongside a plate of mandu, a Korean dumpling usually paired with stuffed shiitake mushrooms.

This recipe from Korean Bapsang features a classic beef and pork filling, but these dumplings can be stuffed with anything – meat, vegetables, shrimp, or even kimchi!

Mandu can also be steamed, boiled, pan fried, or deep fried. I personally prefer deep-frying them for a crunchy contrast.

Psst… don’t forget the dipping sauce! This recipe also includes a simple soy sauce dip but a gochujang sauce works too if you want a spicy kick.

What readers are saying…

“…the recipe was easy to follow and my dumplings were better than anything I’ve ever purchased from the supermarket. So full of flavor and easy to freeze.”

“I was unable to get measurements from my mom so, this was extremely helpful!”

🥵 Vegan Kimchi Dumplings
🥡 Homemade Egg Rolls

Pasta and Grains

Stuffed portobello mushrooms can be filling on their own, but serving them with a pasta or grain-based dish is bound to make them even more satisfying.

Roasted Vegetable Polenta Bowl

5.0 ⭐️ (1 rating) | 1 hr 15 mins

Ease your way into Meatless Mondays with a dinner of vegetarian stuffed portobello mushrooms and this vegetable polenta bowl. Cheesy polenta is the perfect base to highlight the natural flavors of your mushrooms, with its cheesy goodness and creamy consistency.

Meanwhile, the roasted veggies are flavored with smoked paprika to give them a richer flavor. But you can use regular paprika if you don’t like the added smokiness or your favorite seasoning blend. I personally like Italian seasoning for those days when I’m not craving a fiery kick.

What the chef says…

“This is food you want to eat on the cusp of fall, when summer produce is still bountiful and full of flavor, but you’re craving something a little more cozy than salad.”

🤩 Polenta Cakes
🇺🇸 Jalapeno Cheddar Cheese Grits

Lemon Garlic Pasta

5.0 ⭐️ (17 ratings) | 25 mins

Treat yourself to a delectable dinner by making this lemon garlic pasta to go with your stuffed portobellos. 

Expect to get hit by a flavorful punch from this pasta dish – the lemon butter sauce, seared scallops, and shrimp make this truly irresistible.

Another thing I love about this dish is it looks like it came from a restaurant, but is actually easy to make. Everything comes together in less than 30 minutes, making it excellent even for busy weeknights.

What readers are saying…

“I just made this two nights in a row, that’s how good it is!

“Just made this and it was fabulous. I substituted red onion for shallot, added white wine, a few tomatoes, and fresh parsley and basil.”

🍅 Pasta Pomodoro
🧘‍♀️ Garlic Parmesan Zoodles

Lobster Risotto

5.0 ⭐️ (2 ratings) | 55 mins

Want a fancy dinner in the comfort of your home? This simple but sophisticated lobster risotto is an instant meal upgrade. 

Risotto is already pretty special on its own, but the addition of butter-poached lobster takes it to the next level. Velvety, buttery, with a light hint of citrus — who can say no to that?

Serve your stuffed portobellos alongside this delectable lobster risotto for a dinner you won’t forget.

What the chef says…

Typically you will see arborio (short grain) or carnaroli (medium grain). Both are regional to northern Italy and work great. Really, any medium-grain rice will do (don’t tell your Italian grandma that though!).

🌷 Spring Pea Risotto
🌱 Vegan Risotto

Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad

4.9 ⭐️ (2 ratings) | 30 mins

Throwing a party? You can never go wrong when you have this pesto pasta salad and stuffed portobellos on your menu. They’re guaranteed to be a massive hit among your guests, no matter their age. 

This pasta salad, in particular, features herby and slightly nutty flavors from the homemade pesto, further enhanced with the addition of burrata

And if you want to make this healthier, you can add fresh veggies! How Sweet Eats recommends arugula, but my favorite has to be ripe, juicy tomatoes.

What the chef says…

“I have made this so many times and it is my favorite! The pesto is incredible.”

“Great recipe! Looks delicious!!!”

“Done and done, this looks so incredible!!”

🌿 Marinated Vegetarian Pasta Salad
🍋 Lemon Orzo Salad


4.4 ⭐️ (460 ratings) | 20 mins

This stir-fried noodle dish can be another tasty accompaniment to your Asian-style stuffed portobellos.

It’s packed with strips of beef and a medley of bright vegetables, giving it a mouthwatering sweet and savory flavor. 

But like most noodle dishes, you can easily customize the add-ons to your preference. I sometimes skip the beef to make this vegetarian-friendly or go with tofu to switch things up.

What readers are saying…

“This is now my go-to recipe for japchae and I make it at least once a week. I love love love how it only uses one pan and you mix all the sauce ingredients together…”

“I tried this and it was so delicious! Thank you for the detailed step by step instructions, they made it really easy to recreate this dish.”

“This was DELICIOUS. Took me a while to make as I’ve never made Japchae before, but wow – it was so worth it! I’m sure I’ll be quicker next time.”

🥵 Spicy Sichuan Noodles
🧘‍♀️ Shirataki Noodles with Creamy Peanut Sauce

Light and Fresh Sides

This category is perfect for those who want something lighter to accompany the mushrooms. These dishes are all vegetable-based, making them a great fit if you’re on a vegetarian diet.

Creamy Celeriac Mash

5.0 ⭐️ (22 ratings) | 30 mins

Ever heard of celeriac mash? It’s smooth and creamy like mashed potatoes, but with fewer calories. Plus, it boasts a nutty, celery-like flavor that works superbly with the earthy stuffed portobello mushrooms.

I also like folding in some shredded cheddar cheese to the luscious mash to add a bit of indulgence without making this too calorific.

Prop a couple of stuffed mushrooms over a bed of celeriac mash, and you’ve got a 5-star restaurant-worthy plate that’s guaranteed to be a hit among vegetarians.

What readers are saying…

“Thank you! Used near as written, but omitted salt due to medical issues. Still delish.”

“They smelled delicious cooking and tasted equally good, I only had two of the celery root, so added cauliflower as a substitute.”

“Loved this! Easy to make!”

😇 Garlic Herb Mashed Cauliflower
🥰 Dairy-free Parsnip Puree

Spinach Salad

5.0 ⭐️ (52 ratings) | 15 mins

Want your stuffed portobellos to remain the star of the meal? Serve them with a side of this simple spinach salad.

What’s great about this salad is it’s a breeze to make. You only need five ingredients and 15 minutes to get it on the table.

The minimal ingredients also give you the opportunity to customize this salad to your liking. I usually add some sliced red onions for a bit of crunch. Bacon bits are great too if you eat meat.

What readers are saying…

“Easy, quick & delicious. Just what I was looking for. I used shredded parmesan, sliced almonds, and raisins.”

“This is a great idea, and with minimal effort! I used grated parmesan instead and the result was fantastic! Also, substituted pine nuts with walnuts.”

Exactly what I was looking for! I googled “simple spinach salad” and found this.”

🤩 Corn Arugula Salad
😋 Caesar Salad

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

4.5 ⭐️ (117 ratings) | 1 hr 20 mins

For the days when you’re craving pasta but don’t want the carbs — don’t give in. Curb your desires with a generous serving of this roasted spaghetti squash instead. 

What I like about this veg is that once roasted, its flesh can be shredded into noodle-like strands that have an al dente bite similar to pasta. It’s much healthier, though, and has fewer calories.

Other add-ons like kale, sun-dried tomatoes, and walnuts make the spaghetti squash even heartier, but the game changer for me is the roasted garlic. It gives a real depth of flavor, so don’t swap it out for raw cloves.

What readers are saying…

“I made this for dinner two nights ago. It was really good with the roasted garlic. I doubled the recipe and added some bacon I had on hand.”

“Just made this for lunch and it’s pretty good…I added some red pepper flakes for a bit for diversity on flavor. Will make again!”

“I recently made this and I’m glad I did. It was very good and very filling!”

🧀 Cheesy Garlic Spaghetti Squash
🔥 Grilled Spaghetti Squash

Panzanella Salad

4.8 ⭐️ (64 ratings) | 50 mins

It may seem like tomatoes are the star of this salad, but it’s all about the bread cubes. They’re first toasted so they’re crunchy when you toss them with the tomatoes and vinaigrette.

And as you let this salad sit for about 30 minutes, these bread cubes absorb the tomato juices and vinaigrette, making them perfectly soft (not soggy) and flavorful.

Serve this vibrant salad with your stuffed mushrooms for a show-stopping summer lunch.

What readers are saying…

“What a great dinner. I didn’t change a thing. Perfect for summer.”

“This recipe was quick and easy and very flavorful. I’ll be adding this to our meal routine weekly since everyone loved it.”

“This is a fantastic recipe. The bread holds up well. The flavors, the textures, the visual presentation…all outstanding. I will 1000% make this again.”

🇮🇹 Caprese Salad
🍞 Bruschetta

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

4.9 ⭐️ (68 ratings) | 40 mins

I’m convinced that people who hate Brussels sprouts haven’t tried them roasted yet.

The high heat draws out their natural sugars, mellowing their bitterness. And this method also crisps up their exteriors, giving you a contrasting bite.

If that’s not enough, recipe creator Julia finishes these roasted sprouts off with a sweet-tart balsamic glaze that’ll tickle your taste buds.

Enjoy these roasted sprouts with your stuffed portobellos for a complete and nourishing meal.

What readers are saying…

“Looks so good – I love balsamic glaze.”

“I can’t do the nuts – but the rest looks delicious! Making this on Thanksgiving!”

😋 Smashed Brussels Sprouts
🥓 Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Brussels Sprouts

What To Serve With Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms – 15 Best Side Dishes

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your stuffed portobello mushrooms.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: All
Keyword: stuffed portobello mushrooms side dishes, what to serve with stuffed portobello mushrooms
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 157kcal


  • 1 portion celeriac mash
  • 1 portion pesto chicken pasta salad
  • 1 portion ribeye steak
  • 1 portion spinach salad
  • 1 portion creamy tuscan chicken
  • 1 portion lemon garlic pasta … and more


  • Prepare your stuffed portobello mushrooms according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: ribeye steak, roasted vegetable polenta bowl, celeriac puree, lemon garlic pasta, spinach salad, creamy Tuscan chicken, lobster risotto, roasted spaghetti squash, pesto chicken pasta salad, cocktail meatballs, french onion pork chops, mandu, and japchae.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 157kcal

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