Italian-Style Baked Mushrooms

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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!

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Nutritional values per serving

7.4 grams 2.9 grams 14.3 grams 15.9 grams 9.5 grams 232 calories
Total Carbs10.3grams
Net Carbs7.4grams
of which Saturated9.5grams

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

Ingredients (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).

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  1. Preheat the oven to 200 °C/ 400 °F. 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.

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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (6)

I love this recipe,  I add eggplant also.  Yum


Shelley, that sounds like a wonderful addition!


Can we use tomatoes in low carb cooking?


Hi Bhavini, yes you can, in moderate amounts 😊


Trying this out now. Delish!


Thank you! Hope you like it! 😊