Meatless Monday: Roasted Portobello Mushrooms with Sauteed Lentils & Spinach

Roasted Portobello Mushrooms with Satueed Lentils and Spinach #MeatlessMonday


Happy Meatless Monday!!! Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday weekend, I know I did.  

Actually, I mentioned that on Saturday my friends had planned an “Annmarie is as old as America BBQ” in honor of my 30th birthday and I am sad to say, that never happened (unless of course you count myself and my best friend…we did in fact, “BBQ for two”). 

What did happen was totally unexpected! My family, husband and wonderful friends all threw me a fantastic surprise birthday dinner! 


The party really was such a surprise and I had an awesome time.  I really enjoyed reading these 30 random facts they came up with about me, I had forgotten so many of these fun tidbits as I’ve gotten older. 

Other than that, my Sunday was spent fitting my long run in on the treadmill (16 MILES!!!) because my hubby had a golf date he forgot to tell me about.  Then I spent the late afternoon by the pool with the kiddos, all in all, very relaxing :) 

Anyway, back to Meatless Monday! Today I am sharing a recipe I kind of “threw together” but it came out quite delicious and very filling making it perfect for a meatless meal! 

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I chose to make the lentils from scratch so this recipe does take a little longer than the ones I normally share to put together but once you get the lentils cooked, it’s quick and easy! 

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You can even add a drizzle of balsamic glaze on it as a finishing touch. Completely optional but totally delicious. 

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  • 1 cup of lentils, picked and rinsed 
  • 2 cups water 
  • 6 portobello mushroom caps
  • olive oil 
  • white balsamic vinegar
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper 
  • 8 oz spinach leaves 
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • balsamic glaze (optional)



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium sauce pan along with 1 cup lentils then reduce to simmer and cover. 
  3. Let cook for about 20 minutes or until soft. 
  4. While lentils are cooking, prepare mushrooms by removing stems, placing on a foil lined baking sheet and drizzling with olive oil, white balsamic vinegar and sprinkling with salt and pepper. 
  5. Place portobello mushrooms in oven and let bake for 20 minutes, turning them over half way through. 
  6. Once lentils are soft, drain water and set aside. 
  7. Heat large pan with olive oil and add in lentils along with wine.
  8. Sautee for several minutes then add in spinach and let cook down. 
  9. Season with more salt and pepper and any other desired seasonings. 
  10. Remove from heat so that spinach does not get too wilted. 
  11. Remove mushrooms from oven and slice lengthwise.  
  12. Plate lentils & spinach mixture then top with sliced mushrooms. 
  13. Drizzle on balsamic glaze, if desired. 
  14. ENJOY! :)

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This post is also linked up with Tina Muir and Confessions of a Mother Runner for Meatless Monday!


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Reply July 6, 2015

Sounds yummy...I love portobellos and this sounds like a nice hearty combination for a salad! Have a great Monday!
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    Reply July 6, 2015

    It was very filling and yummy! :) Hope you have a great day too!

Tina Muir
Reply July 6, 2015

Wow! this sounds amazing! Right on my kinda meal. If only I could get steve to like mushrooms more......but as we are trying to eat better this next month, maybe he will give it a go. I want it for sure! Love that there is a vinegar tang in there too! Thanks so much for linking up with us!
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    Reply July 6, 2015

    Thank you!!! I hope you get to try it out, really the only thing that took some time was the lentils but other than that, it's pretty easy to make! Thanks so much for hosting!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply July 6, 2015

How nice that you had a surprise party!
I love portobello mushrooms, because they have quite a meaty texture with makes them a good alternative to steak.

    Reply July 6, 2015

    I love portobello for that reason too! Great sub for meat :)

rachel @ Athletic Avocado
Reply July 6, 2015

I love portobello mushrooms, I some how have forgotten about them! This looks like a yummy way to enjoy them :)
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    Reply July 6, 2015

    It is and a little different than your typical portobello burger!

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply July 6, 2015

I've always wanted a surprise party :D And I love that glass! About the recipe, I love portabellos, and nice use of the white balsamic--such an underutilized ingredient!
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    Reply July 6, 2015

    I am in love with the glass too- my sister ordered it for me as a present off of Etsy! The white balsamic was a random addition- I just happened to find it when searching for extra olive oil in my cupboard! :)

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Reply July 6, 2015

What a beautiful dish! You just reminded me how much I love a good portobello recipe! I'm also loving the wine here! So elegant!

    Reply July 6, 2015

    I always cook with wine...makes everything that much better ;)

Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen
Reply July 6, 2015

Mmmm I love me a good "Meatless Monday" meal! Those portobello mushrooms look perfect!
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    Reply July 6, 2015

    Thanks! :) It was quite delish!

jill conyers
Reply July 6, 2015

What a fun surprise! Happy birthday!

Your recipe looks delicious and I always opt for the optional balsamic glaze :)
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    Reply July 6, 2015

    Thank you! And yeah, the balsamic glaze is really a delicious touch!

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply July 6, 2015

Perfection! What a great recipe. So sweet of your family to throw a birthday dinner for you!
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    Reply July 6, 2015

    It really was sweet of them, I was so surprised! :)

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply July 6, 2015

ooh I like the combo of the lentils and the spinach. This looks great! Hope you had a great birthday :)
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    Reply July 6, 2015

    Thank you! I had a wonderful birthday and a great weekend! :)

Reply July 6, 2015

Those mushrooms look fantastic! Hope you had a fabulous birthday :)
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    Reply July 6, 2015

    Thank you, I had a great birthday and relaxing weekend! Hope you had a great holiday weekend as well!

Danielle @ Poor and Gluten Free
Reply July 6, 2015

Happy birthday, and that mushroom and lentil dish looks gorgeous! Like a meatleaf but so much better ;) This is my first time stopping by, and I've shared a recipe for a GF, Vegan Watermelon Rind Pie, a snack bar, and Tuscan Noodle Soup. Thanks for hosting!
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    Reply July 7, 2015

    Thank you so much! And thank you for stopping by and linking up! Can't wait to check out all your recipes, they sound delicious!

Reply July 6, 2015

OMG *drool*. This looks delicious! Did your kids like it, too? And happy birthday again :) :) :) Welcome to the 30s!
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    Reply July 7, 2015

    Thank you!!! My kids didn't get the opportunity to try it but they aren't really huge mushroom fans.

Jess @hellotofit
Reply July 6, 2015

*Drool*. If there's white wine involved, count me IN!
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    Reply July 7, 2015

    Haha, exactly ;)

Pragati // Simple Medicine
Reply July 6, 2015

I love portobello mushrooms. They're so delicious and meaty (a great substitution for a vegetarian).
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    Reply July 7, 2015

    Totally agree! I love subbing meat with mushrooms!

Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
Reply July 6, 2015

Looks fabulous as always. Not only do your recipes rock, but your food photography is amazing.
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    Reply July 7, 2015

    Awww thank you so much! That means a lot to hear! :)

Cassandra @ Powered By BLING
Reply July 6, 2015

This would make a beautiful vegetarian dinner for a dinner party - with some of wine, of course! This is a meal I'll be making for a Meatless Monday for sure!
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    Reply July 7, 2015

    Thank you! And yes, wine would be perfect with it :)

Debbie @ Coach Debbie Runs
Reply July 6, 2015

Wow, 16 miles on a treadmill! I am impressed. I can barely make it three, and by then I'm bored out of my mind.

This recipe looks so simple and good. Sadly, I may never convince my husband that portobella mushrooms are a main dish. Yes, he's vegetarian, but he's still a meat and potatoes kind of guy :-).
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Reply July 6, 2015

Looks delicious! You had me at portobello, can't believe I hated mushrooms growing up!
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Reply July 6, 2015

Yikes! I forgot to say happy birthday! Glad you had a great one!
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Sam @ PancakeWarriors
Reply July 6, 2015

Yum all my favorite flavors on one plate! I just adore portobello mushrooms and anything with lentils. What a fantastic easy meal!
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Reply July 6, 2015

I hope you had a super awesome birthday! <3 Those mushrooms and lentils look so, so good! I have everyyything except the mushrooms, but I'm definitely gonna have to add that to my to-make list! <3

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply July 6, 2015

What a surprise! How fun!!!! I love Portobello mushrooms, yum! I made the 3 bean salad on Sunday, Love it!
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Renee @ Bendiful Blog
Reply July 7, 2015

Great minds! I made mushrooms today too!

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply July 7, 2015

This looks SO GOOD! Wowza. I want. Also - 16 miles on the treadmill?! You cray. AND I get to see you in about a week!!!!
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Reply July 7, 2015

YUM. I love lentils, spinach and portobello mushrooms! This looks so delicious!
Happy Birthday! It sounds like a wonderful celebration!

    Reply July 7, 2015

    Thank you so much! :)

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