How to Grill a Perfect Portobello Mushroom Burger

Grilled Portobello Mushroom


Grilling season is here! OK, in Southern California this is a year round activity, but we definitely do more of it during the Summer months. As a vegetarian, I don’t want a burger, steak or hot dog on the grill, but I do love other grilled foods.

I love a good grilled portobello mushroom burger and was thrilled to learn the techniques that result in perfectly grilled, non-mushy portobellos each and every time. The Weber Grill Academy truck came to Los Angeles and made a stop at popchips headquarters in Playa Vista. I got some great tips and hands on experience with their stylish and functional Q Grill. And, yes, those are the brand new Crazy Hot popchips on the plate with my Portobello burger.

Grilled Portobello Mushroom

Grilled Portobello Mushroom


Portobello Mushroom
Olive Oil

Optional: Cheese (I used 2 slices of Swiss cheese)


Preheat grill to 400°

Scoop out the gills from inside the portobello.

Baste the cap of the mushroom with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Place the portobello on the grill cap side down. Close the lid and grill for 4 minutes.

Open the lid and flip the mushroom over. Close the lid and grill for another 4 minutes.

Optional: Add cheese when there is 1 minute remaining.

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How to Grill a Perfect Portobello Mushroom


14 comments for “How to Grill a Perfect Portobello Mushroom Burger

  1. Terri David
    August 10, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Have never grilled portabellos before and will follow this recipe. Sounds good and healthy.

  2. Michelle
    August 17, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Looks good

  3. Mia
    August 17, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I had one of these for the first time this summer – so yummy.

  4. ANN*H
    August 17, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Omg I love mushrooms. This would be so easy to make and with swiss cheese on top thats right up my alley as they say. I sure am going to have my son make these on the grill for our next cookout for sure. thanks for the recipe

  5. Mary Mac
    August 18, 2015 at 6:35 am

    I love Portobello mushrooms and this is a great grill recipe. I haven’t tried scooping out the middle.

  6. Jeffrey
    August 19, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    This is my Mother’s favorite type of mushroom. I will show this to her.

  7. mycraftingworld
    August 20, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Thank you for this post. I have wanted a non-meat burger when my husband grills but did not know how to cook the mushroom. We will try it.

  8. Karen Glatt
    August 23, 2015 at 7:58 am

    Oh these are so yummy! I have never grilled a portobello before! I want to try this recipe and see how they taste. Thanks for sharing!

  9. ger
    August 23, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Oh this sounds good, your plate looks wonderful!

  10. mrsshukra
    August 24, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Love portobello mushroom burgers but never tried to make a homemade one, thanks for this recipe!

  11. mrsshukra
    August 31, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    I want to cook more with portobello mushroom, thanks for this post!

  12. Danuta
    January 31, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Appreciate the recommendation. Will try it out.

  13. Shelley
    June 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Tried this and it worked out excellent!~ I put a shake of steak spice on the underneath part just for flavor on the BBQ!~

  14. Valerie Mitchell
    June 22, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Wonderful, Shelley! And that spice sounds like a great addition!

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