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!


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
Energy (calories)232kcal

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).


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F / 200 C. Clean and slice the 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.
  3. Take from the heat and place the mushrooms in small baking trays.
  4. Wash and chop the herbs.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix the basil, parsley and canned tomatoes with the herbs and season with salt to taste.
  6. Top with grated parmesan cheese and place in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.
  7. When done, carefuly remove from the oven and place on a cooling rack for a couple of minutes.
    Enjoy! :-)


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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By Martina Slajerova
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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 (4)

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! 😊


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