Skillet-Roasted Portobello Bruschetta

  By bbqspot      ,

September 23, 2016

  • Yields: 4 Servings


Essential Tools

Large cast iron skillet or oven-safe skillet


4 large Portobello mushrooms, stems trimmed and gills removed, cut into ¼-inch slices

1 Tbsp plus ½ tsp Pit Happens

2 tsp chopped fresh thyme (optional)

1 stick unsalted butter

1 small loaf baguette bread, sliced diagonally ¼-inch thick

2 tsp balsamic vinegar

3 tsp shredded Parmesan cheese



1Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, toss the mushrooms, 1 tablespoon Pit Happens BBQ Rub and thyme, if using.

2In a large cast iron or oven-safe skillet, heat the butter over medium heat until melted; transfer 2 tablespoons melted butter to small bowl. Stir the mushroom mixture into the skillet. Place the skillet in the oven and roast for 45 minutes, stirring twice during roasting.

3Preheat a gas or charcoal grill on medium heat (325°F) for 15 minutes. Stir remaining ½ teaspoon Pit Happens BBQ Rub into reserved 2 tablespoons melted butter. Brush both sides of bread slices with butter mixture.

4Use tongs to place the bread slices on the hot grill grate. Grill bread 1½ minutes or until grill marks appear, turning once halfway through cooking.

5Stir vinegar into mushroom mixture. Spoon mushroom mixture onto grilled bread and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.


  • To remove gills, gently run a small spoon around the underside of each mushroom.
  • To cook bread on the stovetop, heat a grill pan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high. Grill bread slices 1 minute per side or until grill marks appear.
  • Try including roasted grape or cherry tomatoes with the mushroom mixture. To roast the tomatoes, toss 1 cup halved grape tomatoes, 1 teaspoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme and ½ teaspoon Pit Happens BBQ Rub in a medium bowl. Roast the tomatoes on a rimmed baking pan at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until the skins are blistered.
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