Geek Fare: Mario's Mushroom Stuffed Mushrooms

We are heading back to the kitchen in this week’s Nerdconomics!  Today we are celebrating everyone’s favorite plumber - Mario - by making a mushroom stuffed dish that is sure to make you feel like you just got an awesome power-up!  


The recipe as presented is suitable for those on a gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, or Paleo diet, and with the noted changes could easily be made to fit the Autoimmune Protocol diet.  Enjoy!


Mario’s Mushroom Stuffed Mushrooms

Time to Make: Approximately 1  hour

Serves 4



1 tbs cooking fat (lard, tallow, bacon fat, butter, coconut oil, etc.)

1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 stalk celery, finely chopped

1 carrot, finely chopped

1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped

1 cup dark leafy greens (collards, spinach, etc.), finely chopped

1 tbs fresh thyme

1 tbs fresh rosemary, minced

¼ tsp sea salt

¼ tsp pepper (omit for Autoimmune Protocol)

4 large portobello mushroom caps



1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  


2. In a medium skillet melt the cooking fat and sauté the onion over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.  Add garlic and heat for another minute.  Add the celery, carrot, chopped mushrooms, leafy greens, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper and cook for another 3-5 minutes.


3. Clean, dry, and remove the stems from the mushroom caps.  Fill the caps with the heated veggie mix.  Place in the oven for 30 minutes.


4. Remove from oven and serve warm.


And there we have it!  Enough mushrooms to power up for days.  Or, well, at least until you defeat the next level on your current video game of choice.  Until next time, this is Dr. T reminding you to get your hands nerdy.