IMGP5889Do you love mushrooms? Do you want a low carb alternative to a hamburger bread bun? No matter the reason, this is a great change up.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit/204 Celsius

You will need a baking pan large enough to hold the amount of buns you want to make.

If you have a basting or pastry brush, that comes in handy. If you don’t have that, use a napkin or paper towel.

Ingredients for one bun:

2 large Portabella mushrooms

Olive oil, for coating

Carefully wipe off the mushrooms. With a spoon, scrape off the gills and pull out the stem(or cut with a knife).


Lay the bottoms up and brush with a little olive oil.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Turn over and brush tops with olive oil.

Bake for another 10 minutes.

Take out of the oven and let them cool a few minutes before using to make your burger, using one mushroom for the bottom part and the other mushroom for the top.

Tip: The gills and stems can be saved in the fridge for a day or two and added to soups or spaghetti sauce or even to top a pizza.

These are a bit juicy, but the flavor makes it well worth it. Besides, isn’t that what napkins are for?