Breville Smart Oven Air Garlic Mashed Potato Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Plant based eating does not have to be boring! People think all we eat are salads but that is so far from the truth. Since going plant based 4 years ago we have discovered so many new and exciting foods. You are going to love today’s recipe using the Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes from my last post and You Tube Video. I stuffed those yummy spuds into a big portobello mushroom cap and topped it off with some vegan cheeze sauce. Popped them in the air fryer and we were over the moon happy! It is a main dish worthy of company and might I add, it’s elegant enough to serve for a holiday meal.

Garlic Mashed Potato Stuffed Portobelo Mushrooms Nutmeg Notebook

Garlic Mashed Potato Stuffed Portobelo Mushrooms
Nutmeg Notebook

I think they look pretty and you know what, they taste even better than they look. If you are looking for something that is hearty and filling this is what you want to make. Anything with mashed potatoes automatically becomes comfort food in my book.  The garlic and chives add so much flavor and the men in your life will like that they get to use a fork and knife to eat this meal! (We eat a lot of  chopped salads and soups around here and rarely is a knife needed for dinner.)

We thought you might enjoy seeing a video of this recipe being made and cooked in the Breville Smart Oven Air Fryer. To make this recipe you will need the Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe.

Stuffed Baby Bellas Nutmeg Notebook

Stuffed Baby Bellas
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Just for fun I tried stuffing Baby Bellas and they turned out amazing! This would be such a fun appetizer for the holidays or anytime. I topped some with Donna’s Vegan Cheeze Sauce and left some plain and loved them both. A little drizzle of Napa Valley Naturals Grand Reserve Balsamic or a Balsamic Glaze would guild the lily on these!

Garlic Mashed Potato Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

One Batch of Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe

One Batch Donna’s Vegan Cheeze Sauce

4 large portobello mushrooms, cleaned and gills removed

Make the Garlic Mashed potatoes and the cheeze sauce.  Prep the mushrooms by removing the gills and the stem gently with a spoon. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees. Make sure the air fry rack is in the proper position. Fill each mushroom cap with mashed potato mixture. When oven has reached temperature place the filled mushroom caps carefully on the rack. Set time for 20 minutes. When timer goes off pull out the rack using a hand mitt and spread some of the cheeze sauce over the potatoes. Place back in the oven at 400 degrees until the cheeze sauce is hot about 5 minutes. Remove to a platter or plate and sprinkle with fresh or dried chive or sliced green onions.

Serving Suggestions: Drizzle the finished stuffed mushrooms with a thick syrupy balsamic like Napa Valley Naturals Grand Reserve Balsamic vinegar or use a Balsamic Glaze. Serve as an entree along with oven roasted or air fried vegetables, coleslaw or a big beautiful green salad.

Variations: Stuff Baby Bella mushrooms for appetizers with or with out the cheeze sauce and perhaps a drizzle of a thick balsamic vinegar like Napa Valley Naturals Grand Reserve just before serving.

Recipe by Nutmeg Notebook

Links for the items used in this video

Breville Smart Oven Air

Oven Mitt  – The one I have is no longer available but this one is similar.

Crispy Cooker Mat  – Our friend Shayda told us about these mats so we ordered them. Cut these to fit the mesh racks and it makes clean up easier but still allows air flow.

PBW Cleaner  – The longer we use the mesh fryer racks the harder they are to clean. We soak them in a solution of hot water and a tablespoon of the PBW cleaner in a large plastic wash tub. They clean up like new!


Nutmeg Notes

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Happy Cooking,


A Little Nutmeg Nugget: When I started this blog in January of 2010 I followed what I understood to be a healthy version of the standard American diet, ironically also known as the “SAD” diet. As interest in my own health and how it was affected by the food I ate evolved, I transitioned to a whole food plant based diet also known as “WFPB” diet. I have wrestled with the fact that this blog still contains all those posts and recipes from the SAD way of eating I have left behind. I no longer advocate for anyone to eat that way. At this time I am leaving those recipes and posts here. It is a record of my journey and how I came to follow a WFPB way of eating. It is my hope that those who still come here for those old recipes will be curious about what I am doing now. Perhaps they will dip their toes across the line as I did and try some plant based recipes and learn more about the health benefits.

I love hearing from you dear readers! Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question.

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  1. Colleen says:

    These look absolutely delicious! Now that I have a Breville Air, I’ll be making them too! Thanks for all the recipes and kitchen tips!

    1. Tami says:

      You are so welcome Colleen! It’s fun to share what we are learning and pass it forward!

  2. Judy W. says:

    Tami -thanks for all the information you share so freely. Yesterday I went to Bed Bath and Beyond and imagine my surprise, when a Breville Oven followed me home =D

    It’s just barely out of the box, and I’ve lots of questions. First is do you find the listed accessories to be useful? Specifically the cutting board, the additional food trays (with the holes), and the pizza stone?

    And any, and all, first steps to becoming brave enough to use it are welcomed.

    Thanks very much.

    1. Tami says:

      HI Judy,

      Congratulations on your new toy! You are going to love it! We did purchase the cutting board for the top of it as the oven gets really hot and in order to make that usable space on top you need the cutting board. We purchased one extra mesh air frying rack so we can do two racks at once in the air fryer – you also use these racks for the dehydrator function and you will want more than one for that – maybe multiple racks if you plan on dehydrating often or a large quantity. I have a separate dehydrator so haven’t used that function yet. The pizza stone isn’t necessary. My husband makes pizza in it (I don’t eat gluten) and he uses the proof setting for his dough and it works amazingly well and he uses the pizza pan that came with the Breville and gets a nice crispy crust. Did you watch my video using the Breville – I pretty much walk you through it – it’s so easy and the results are fabulous! http://nutmegnotebook.com/2017/08/breville-smart-oven-air-no-oil-air-frying-plant-based/

      Happy Health Breville to you!

      1. Judy W. says:

        Lovely. Thank you. To my surprise, I found the best accessory prices on the Breville website. And Williams Sonoma website least helpful. Fingers crossed I’m off to air fry some green beans. Judy

        1. Tami says:

          That is great!

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