Balsamic Portabella Sliders

Balsamic Portabella Sliders

Here's a mouth-watering vegetarian alternative to the traditional beef-burger-slider. Just the right size to pop into your mouth while watching the big game! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice



  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. With a paper towel wipe clean and discard the stems of:
    • 8 baby portabella mushrooms
  3. Using a small spoon, carefully scoop out gills inside the mushrooms and discard.
  4. In a large bowl whisk together:
    • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 TBS balsamic vinegar, red
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/8 tsp black pepper, ground
  5. Place mushroom caps in the balsamic mixture and toss to thoroughly coat.
  6. Put mushrooms on a broiler pan bowl-side up, and place in the oven.
  7. Cook until mushrooms have started to caramelize, about 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and pour out juices that have pooled inside of the mushroom caps.
  9. On a serving platter, place the bottom halves of:
    • 8 small dinner rolls , or mini hamburger buns
  10. Place mushroom caps on top of the bread, with the bowl of the mushroom facing up.
  11. Divide evenly and place inside each mushroom:
    • 6 oz goat cheese , cut into 8 even slices
  12. On top of the goat cheese, divide evenly among the sandwiches:
    • 2 Roma tomatoes , sliced thickly
  13. In a small bowl whisk together:
    • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 TBS balsamic vinegar, red
  14. Drizzle balsamic mixture evenly over the tomato slices on each sandwich..
  15. Divide evenly among the sliders with:
    • 8 leaves of basil, fresh
  16. Place dinner roll tops over the basil and serve warm or room temperature.

Balsamic Portabella Sliders  Detail

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min

Difficulty: Easy
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 2 sliders

Serving Suggestions: Great as an appetizer or a meal! Serve with a side of olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping! You can also use your favorite Balsamic Salad Dressing, too.