Goat Cheese, Mushroom, and Herb Stuffed Tomatoes

This recipe is easy, fast, and absolutely delicious. Though vegetarian in this case, feel free to add some meat if you want. Gather all your ingredients and be ready to fall in love with couscous, goat cheese, mushrooms, and tomatoes!

Recipe and photo by Chidinma from Fruitful Kitchen.

Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 35 mins | Serves: 6

Ingredients

6 large tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup uncooked couscous
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic
1/2 cup mixed herbs: cilantro, parsley and basil
1/4 cup black olives
4 ounces goat cheese
1/2 cup bread crumbs
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

1. Preheat your oven to about 350°F. While you do this, begin prepping your tomatoes by slicing off the top of your tomatoes–where the stem is–and remove the seeds. You can use a short sharp knife and cut off the filling and seeds, or use a small teaspoon, but make sure to leave the tomatoes walls intact.
2. It’s time to make the couscous, in a pot add 1 cup of water, and a drizzle of vegetable or chicken stock. Separately, add a drizzle of the olive oil to the couscous. Once water is steaming, put in the couscous and let it steam in the water for about 5 minutes.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the olives with the remaining olive oil and about 3/4 of the total goat cheese. Put in the mushrooms and add the mix of herbs, then transfer everything to the couscous. Stir it all together.
4. When everything is mixed, add about half of the bread crumbs, salt and pepper to your taste and mix together again. Once done, divide the mixture evenly between the 6 tomatoes.
5. Make sure the mix is stuffed completely, you can make it all even using a spatula. When they all look good, add the remaining bread crumbs and goat cheese. If you have olive oil left, drizzle some more on top.
6. Place your tomatoes on a baking sheet and put it in the oven for about 15 minutes. Check that the bread crumbs are golden and your tomatoes are soft, but make sure that they aren’t too watery.
7. Take them out and let cool for about 2 minutes. Serve warm.

Stuffed Pizza Balls/Pull Apart Bread in a Skillet

Pizza balls. Pizza pull apart bread. Pizza in a skillet. Either way, pizza pizza pizza! The perfect game day snack or just a fun way to make your next pizza.

Recipe and photo by Carmy from Carmyy.com.

Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

1 tube of biscuit dough (10)
1 bag of pepperoni (or 30-40 pepperoni)
1 bag of shredded cheese
¼ block of mozzarella cheese (70g), cubed
1 cup of mushrooms

Method

1. Heat up the oven to 400F
2. Cut in half the biscuits dough.
3. Flatten each piece and wrap up your stuffing of choice in each piece of dough (pepperoni, mushroom, cheese cube).
4. Place each ball into the skillet.
5. Place extra pepperoni, cheese, and mushrooms on top of the pizza balls.
6. Pop it into the oven for 30 minutes. If you want to put in extra cheese/toppings on top, pull it out of the oven after the pizza balls have been cooked and put on the additional toppings.

Notes
Do not over top the pizza balls or it’ll prevent the dough from cooking all the way through. Put on additional toppings afterwards.
I set aside one piece of biscuit dough to use to fill after rips when shaping the pizza balls.

Mushroom, Arugula and Goat Cheese Flatbread

This recipe for flatbreads is the perfect springtime dish. The mushrooms make this dish hearty and filling, making it the perfect dinner for busy nights. 

Recipe and photo by Louisa from Living Lou.

Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 7 mins | Serves: 4

Ingredients

4 small naan breads
2 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
2-225g pkg. Sliced button mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
Arugula
Goat cheese
Aged balsamic vinegar

Method

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Brush both sides of naan breads with olive oil. Bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a large pan, heat butter over medium heat. Add garlic, mushrooms and salt, cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in fresh thyme.
3. Divide mushrooms evenly between naan, top with a handful of arugula, sprinkle with goat cheese and drizzle with aged balsamic vinegar. Slice and serve.

Portabella Mushroom BLTs

These healthy Portabella Mushroom BLTs are such a delicious spin on your favourite sandwich, and they are easily packed as a work lunch or enjoyed as a tasty last minute dinner!

Recipe and photo by Taylor from The Girl on Bloor.

Prep Time: 10 mins | Total Time: 30 mins | Serves: 4

Ingredients

2 tsp olive oil, divided
12 slices turkey bacon
2 portabella mushrooms, sliced
1 large field tomato, sliced
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 package arugula
4 whole wheat ciabatta buns
Mayo

Method

1. Heat 2 tsp olive oil in a large frying pan over med-high heat. Add turkey bacon, cooking slices for 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from heat. Add 2 tsp olive oil and then add mushrooms, sauteeing until just cooked.
2. Meanwhile, toast buns. Add turkey bacon, slice of tomato, mushroom slices, red onion, arugula and mayo in between each bun. Serve and enjoy!

Turkey and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

These lettuce wraps come together quickly for a fresh and light weeknight meal. Serve with toppings of your choice – shredded carrots, bean sprouts, julienne peppers, sliced snow peas, and chopped peanuts are a great start.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Brittany from My Daily Randomness.

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 15 mins.

Ingredients

1 lb. crimini mushrooms, finely diced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 lb. ground turkey
1/2 red onion, diced
1 clove of garlic, finely diced
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
8-10 large lettuce leaves
Toppings (optional): shredded carrots, bean sprouts, julienne peppers, sliced snow peas, chopped peanuts

Method

1. Finely chop mushrooms in a food processor, or by hand. On medium-high heat sauteed mushrooms in olive oil until they are browned and most of the moisture has been released, about 6-8 minutes. Set aside.
2. On medium-high heat, add turkey to the pan. Halfway through cooking add the onion and garlic. When turkey is almost cooked through, add the sauteed mushrooms, hoisin sauce, and teriyaki sauce. Continue to cook until turkey is completely cooked,3-5 minutes.
3. Allow meat and mushroom mixture to cool slightly. Spoon mixture into each lettuce leaf. Top with desired toppings. Serve with soy sauce if desired.