Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Portobellos

I made this in May, so it doesn’t count towards my no-oven August challenge.  We have finally figured out that we love portobellos! 

Cheese & Spinach-Stuffed Portobellos
Adapted from EatingWell:  March/April 2009
4 large portobello mushroom caps
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 cup chopped or torn fresh spinach
1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (I used 21 Seasoning Salute from Trader Joes)
3/4 cup prepared marinara sauce
Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
Place mushroom caps, gill-side up, on the prepared pan. Sprinkle with salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Roast until tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
Meanwhile, mash ricotta, spinach, 1/4 cup Parmesan, seasoning and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Place marinara sauce in a small bowl, cover and microwave on High until hot, 30 seconds to 1 1/2 minutes.
When the mushrooms are tender, carefully pour out any liquid accumulated in the caps. Return the caps to the pan gill-side up. Spread 1 tablespoon marinara into each cap; cover the remaining sauce to keep warm. Mound a generous 1/3 cup ricotta filling into each cap and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan. Bake until hot, about 10 minutes. Serve with the remaining marinara sauce.

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