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Mashed Cauliflower and Arugula Stuffed Portobellos #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

This post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. The recipe and opinions are my own.

In an attempt to eat healthier, my family and I began incorporating a weekly “Meatless Monday” and a plant-based diet into our dinner menu. At first, my family fought the new, healthy change, especially since a meatless menu would force them to eat more greens. Once my husband and three children realized that meatless dishes would include hearty vegetable alternatives like portobello mushrooms, they were on board.

 Mashed Cauliflower and Arugula Stuffed Portobellos #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

Then, I took our healthy Meatless Monday meals one step further by trying incorporate carb-free alternatives, such as mashed cauliflower. By steaming and “mashing” cauliflower with bit of parmesan cheese, it helps mask the vegetable which often turns kids’ (and husbands’) noses. Of course, before they even tasted, my family fought me, but once they tried it, they loved it.

By substituting cauliflower for is starchy counterpart, I cleverly fed a vegetable that is rich in fiber, potassium, vitamin K and vitamin C.  Plopping some cauliflower on top of a portobello mushroom, I offered my family a double dose of potassium in one Meatless Monday #WeekdaySupper.

And then, I threw some steamed arugula at them.  Oh the horror of eating heart healthy veggies! 

 Mashed Cauliflower and Arugula Stuffed Portobellos #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

 Mashed Cauliflower and Arugula Stuffed Portobellos #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

Once my family could overlook the added green, they learned to love the richness, flavor and color the arugula added to this white earthy, healthy meal.

 Mashed Cauliflower and Arugula Stuffed Portobellos #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

With adding arugula to this already healthy dish, it delivers even more vitamin A, K and C as well a calcium and iron.  Plus, in the heat of the summer, arugula also helps hydrate your body. This one gluten-free, Meatless Monday #WeekdaySupper delivers a stack of superfoods that packs a healthy punch, which is so important for growing children and a long distance runner like me.  One portobello cap (or two because their carb-free and so healthy) fuels me to run multiple miles and continue to #ChooseDreams of running more marathons.

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Mashed Cauliflower and Arugula Stuffed Portobellos #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serving Size: 4-6

 Mashed Cauliflower and Arugula Stuffed Portobellos #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

Portobellos stuffed and stacked with steamed arugula and mashed cauliflower that will satisfy your most carnivorous family members.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4-6 large cap Portobello mushrooms
  • 5 oz arugula
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Rinse and gently remove dirt from Portobello mushrooms. Brush mushrooms with olive oil and lay mushrooms on baking sheet cap side down. Sprinkle with salt and ground black pepper to taste. Roast in oven for about 20 minutes or until soft. Flip halfway through.
  3. While portbello mushrooms are roasting, rinse and trim cauliflower into medium size florets. Add to double-boiler to steam. Cook until fork tender and crumbly.
  4. Once full cooked, move cauliflower to a food processor. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, a teaspoon of salt, 1.2 tsp ground black pepper and parmesan cheese. Blend until soft and smooth; set aside.
  5. Heat a tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet on a low heat. Add garlic and simmer until fragrant and golden brown. Add arugula and sauté until wilted.
  6. Remove portobellos from oven. Layer about a ¼ cup of arugula on top and top with ½ cup of mashed cauliflower. Serve as is or finish off under broiler for about two minutes for a golden brown crust.
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Meatless Monday – Mashed Cauliflower and Arugula Stuffed Portobellas by Run DMT

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Thursday - Mango Avocado Quinoa Chicken Salad by Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Friday - Tex-Mex Shrimp Skillet by The Weekend Gourmet

 Mashed Cauliflower and Arugula Stuffed Portobellos #WeekdaySupper #ChooseDreams

Denise

Living life as a mom on the run between races and raising three beautiful, brilliant children (ages 11, 7, 2). Before a blissful life as a SAHM, I taught elementary school for 7 years. In 2007, I discovered a passion for running. I'm currently training for a fourth marathon as well as a variety of other races and triathlons. In my spare time, I am the lead organizer for the Tampa Bay Bloggers on Facebook. I'm currently training for two marathons as well as a variety of other races and triathlons. From start to finish, I'm a mom on the run trying maintain an easy pace through it all.

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  • Nichole says:

    Oh yum! I love mashed cauli. I love portobello mushrooms. I never thought to combine the two! Great idea, Denise!

    7 July, 2014 at 10:47 am
    • Denise says:

      Thank you!

      7 July, 2014 at 11:26 am
  • Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips says:

    I think the serving size should be for one, because I want it all for me!

    7 July, 2014 at 10:55 am
    • Denise says:

      Yeah, that’s exactly what I usually say. lol

      7 July, 2014 at 11:27 am
  • Cindys Recipes and Writings says:

    All those good things stuffed into a mushroom, yum!

    7 July, 2014 at 11:11 am
  • Tracy says:

    That looks amazing – this is definitely one I will have to try! YUM!

    7 July, 2014 at 11:37 am
  • Susan says:

    That’s one hefty meal right there! You’d never be able to miss the meat after eating this.

    7 July, 2014 at 12:06 pm
  • Lisa says:

    Your kids sound like mine! The entire time I’m planning and cooking anything healthy they’re saying how gross it is until they ask for more. This looks really good, we’ll have to try it next weekend. I’ll make my daughter clean the mushrooms, she’ll love it. :)

    7 July, 2014 at 12:20 pm
  • Renee says:

    Oh yum! I could eat cauliflower every day of the week. Love the combo of it with arugula and the portobellos.

    7 July, 2014 at 12:42 pm
  • Lora says:

    Oh Denise, this looks amazing!!!!! I love mashed cauliflower so so much!

    7 July, 2014 at 12:59 pm
  • Haley @ Running with Diapers says:

    I’m totally pinning this for later. I love mashed cauliflower!!!

    7 July, 2014 at 1:47 pm
  • Nikki Alaee says:

    I am a big cauliflower fan. I love how you incorporated it here!

    7 July, 2014 at 2:07 pm
  • Jenny says:

    Your entire menu looks great this week. I’m certainly going to try the Mashed Cauliflower and Portobello Mushrooms since they are both big hits individually in our house. Yum!

    7 July, 2014 at 7:29 pm

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