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)

Net carbs5.9 grams
Protein14.3 grams
Fat16 grams
Calories231 kcal

Calories from carbs 11%, protein 25%, fat 64%

Total carbs9.7 gramsFiber3.8 gramsSugars5.9 gramsSaturated fat9.5 gramsSodium649 mg(28% RDA)Magnesium27 mg(7% RDA)Potassium694 mg(35% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 4 Portobello mushrooms (500 g/ 1.1 lb)
  • 1 large can tomatoes, unsweetened (400 g/ 14.1 oz)
  • 1 1/3 cups grated parmesan cheese or other Italian hard cheese (120 g/ 4.2 oz)
  • 2 tbsp ghee or duck fat (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp basil, fresh
  • 1 tbsp parsley, fresh
  • 1 tsp oregano, dried
  • salt and pepper to taste


  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.

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Portobello mushrooms, fresh
3.2 g2.6 g0.4 g28 kcal
Tomatoes, canned (unsweetened)
1.6 g0.8 g0.3 g16 kcal
Parmesan cheese
1 g10.7 g7.7 g118 kcal
0 g0 g7.5 g68 kcal
Basil, fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Parsley, fresh (spices)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Oregano, dried
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
5.9 g14.3 g16 g231 kcal
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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! 😊