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How to Make Portabello Mushroom Pita Burgers: School Lunch Ideas

Portabello Mushroom Burgers are a tasty surprise in any lunch box.

Portabello mushroomThis is an absolutely amazingly delightful combination. School lunches can be meatless, yet still tasty & nutritious.

A gorgeously roasted mushroom with fresh toppings & flavorful seasoning inside of a pita pocket, and you have a great lunchtime treat.

I know it doesn’t taste like a meat burger, but when it’s all put together, it is full of flavor, healthy, and it’s easy to eat too.

Portabello Mushroom Pita Burgers:

Type: Sandwich Recipe

Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 – 20 min
Yield: 1 pita burger

How to Cook Quick & Easy Pitas - cookingwithkimberly.comIngredients:


  1. Remove stem from mushroom. Drizzle with some olive oil, add salt, pepper and a whisper of garlic salt. Place in 350 degree F oven and cook for 15 – 20 min.
  2. JA Henckels Kitchen Shears - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comUsing kitchen scissors, cut about 1/2 inches around the top of one pita, so the pocket can be easily opened.
  3. Using a pastry brush, lightly coat the inside of the pita.
  4. Remove mushroom from oven when cooked through. Add seasonings, if desired. Gently press down on the mushroom and insert into the pita pocket.
  5. Next, layer the following ingredients on top of the portabello mushroom: cheese slice, tomato slice and lettuce.
    • If you decide to use a bun instead of pita, just layer the various ingredients as you would for a burger.
  6. Package securely in plastic wrap and have mustard & ketchup available in small packets.

This unique and appealing lunch is full of good things. Place in lunch box or bag and you’re all set.

green wine grapesA nice bundle of green or red grapes and/or a small yogurt would make a tasty dessert. Provide a drink of your choice and your child will be benefiting from a healthy and nutritious lunch made with love.

Your kids will really enjoy a change of these Portabello Mushroom Pita Burgers!

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Author: Ingrid Turner

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