Italian-Style Baked Mushrooms

|Italian-Style Baked Mushrooms

Yesterday, you read how to make infused home-made ghee. This recipe is a great example of where using it makes a difference.

Just for comparison, I made Italian-style baked mushrooms, also known as Funghi Al Forno, before and was using garlic and onion. For 4 servings: 2 cloves of garlic added 2 grams of net carbs, while a small onion was extra 8 grams of net carbs. Although the original recipe was still low-carb, it had 10 grams of net carbs per serving. It's my favourite meal and I was determined to take the net carbs down. Using infused home-made ghee added all the favour and no extra carbs!

|Italian-Style Baked MushroomsPreparation time


Nutritional values per serving:

Total Carbs10.3grams
Net Carbs7.4grams
of which Saturated9.5grams

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (12.8%), protein (24.9%), fat (62.2%)

|Italian-Style Baked MushroomsIngredients (makes 4 servings):

  • Portobello mushrooms (500g / 17.6 oz / 1.1 lb)
  • 1 large can tomatoes, unsweetened (400g / 14.1 oz)
  • 2 cups parmesan cheese, grated (120g / 4.2 oz)
  • 2 tbsp garlic or onion ghee, or a mixture of both (30g / 1.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp basil, fresh
  • 1 tbsp parsley, fresh
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • salt and pepper to taste

Note: When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).

|Italian-Style Baked MushroomsInstructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F / 200 C. Clean and slice the mushrooms. |Italian-Style Baked Mushrooms
  2. Heat the infused ghee (garlic-infused ghee works best) in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the sliced mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and cook for about 5 minutes. |Italian-Style Baked Mushrooms
  3. Take from the heat and place the mushrooms in small baking trays. |Italian-Style Baked Mushrooms
  4. Wash and chop the herbs. |Italian-Style Baked Mushrooms
  5. In a medium bowl, mix the basil, parsley and canned tomatoes with the herbs and season with salt to taste. |Italian-Style Baked Mushrooms
  6. Top with grated parmesan cheese and place in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. |Italian-Style Baked Mushrooms
  7. When done, carefuly remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack for a couple of minutes. |Italian-Style Baked Mushrooms
    Enjoy! :-) |Italian-Style Baked Mushrooms


This recipe is suitable for vegetarians but if you want, you can add some bacon or chicken strips for extra protein when roasting the mushrooms.

Comments (4) -

Mike 8/10/2013 12:12:04 AM #

Trying this out now. Delish!


KetoDiet 8/10/2013 12:18:37 AM #

Thank you! Hope you like it! Smile


Bhavini Vazirani 11/2/2014 1:33:09 PM #

Can we use tomatoes in low carb cooking?


Martina @ KetoDiet 4/14/2015 3:39:52 PM #

Hi Bhavini, yes you can, in moderate amounts Smile


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