Friday, April 20, 2012

Baked Portabello with Ham and Cheese

Sometimes, I can be so busy at (house) work that I totally forgot to eat. :P It happened again last night. I was feeling hungry after mid-night and realised I had skipped dinner.

I didn't want to do too much cleaning and washing so I used the oven to bake myself these to go with some cabbage salad.  Incidentally, this is the first recipe that got me to start my food blog. It was a dish that I had at a cafe at Borders, which I was trying to replicate.

You can have a look the original 1st version of the recipe here and the 1st revision to the recipe here. This is my 2nd revision. ;) I can only say that I'm glad  it's looking better each time. :P  Maybe I should really consider doing a revision of all my older recipes here. :)

  • 1 Portabello Mushroom (I'm using medium sized here)
  • 1 teaspoon Butter
  • Sprinkle of Garlic Powder
  • 2 tablespoon coarsely chopped Ham
  • 2 tablespoon Perfect Italiano's Pizza Plus or a mixed of Mozzarella, Cheddar and Parmesan 
  • Parsley Flakes (optional)

How to do it:
  1. Remove stalk from mushroom and clean it with a damp cloth.
  2. Spread a little butter on the cap of the mushroom and spread the the rest on the underside. If you have butter spray, use that instead.
  3. Sprinkle some garlic powder
  4. Bake in preheated oven at 200C for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove and sprinkle some cheese, place ham and cover with the remaining cheese.
  6. Bake at 220C for 15mins or till cheese melts and brown a little.
  7. Remove and top with parsley flakes if you like.
  8. Serve immediately.


  1. Great recipe, I´ll come back to keep on reading, you have a nice blog,

  2. I just tried this recipe last night with a microwave, it works just as fine and it tasted great. Thanks for this simple but tasty recipe!