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BBQ Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

The oozy cheese and tomato filling for these smokey, succulent grilled mushrooms is inspired by pizza toppings. These stuffed mushrooms can be served vegetarian and vegan depending on which cheese you use. Cook on the BBQ or in the oven.

A close up of BBQ Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

Don't they look gorgeous? These little beauties are grilled, stuffed mushrooms. You're going to love them. They're juicy and full of flavour, a little bit of heaven for mushroom-lovers.

Each mushroom is fully pizza stuffed and cooked on the BBQ (or in the oven) until succulent, a little smoky and ready to be eaten while warm and melty with groans of pleasure.

I don't exaggerate! They are totally lush.

BBQ Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms, topped with fresh basil and served on a black slate board

M&S Inspire Me

I created these stuffed mushrooms for the M&S Style & Living page which they call Inspire Me. I'm proud to have been asked for a second time to contribute to their lifestyle pages. 

The first time I was published in their lifestyle section was an article on how to Pack the Perfect Picnic where I shared tips and recipes for sandwich and fruit skewers, mini cheese and bean parcels (I shared a variation of them - mini spinach and cream cheese parcels here on Tinned Tomatoes) and mini no-bake strawberry cheesecakes.

This time they wanted me to create recipes and ideas on How to Host a Meat-Free Barbecue that was veggielious with lots of vegetable inspiration.

As well as the pizza stuffed mushrooms, I created three pimped veggie hot dog recipes and tandoori sweet potatoes.

You'll definitely get your five-a-day at this BBQ.

Three veggie hot dogs. The Chipotle Blue Cheese Dog, The New York Deli Dog and the Mexican Dog


I used M&S butternut squash and paprika sausages and posh dog rolls to create three exciting hot dog stacks.

The Blue Cheese Chipotle Dog

“Blue cheese, a dollop of chipotle-spiked mayo (recipe on M&S website) and sweet caramelised onions: this is definitely one for the grown-ups”

The New York Deli Dog

“This is inspired by the flavours of a New York deli – cream cheese and pickles. Any leftover pickled onions (recipe for quick red pickled onions on the M&S website) are fabulous on sandwiches or burgers”

The Mexican Dog

“Stacked high with fresh tomato salsa (recipe on M&S website), sweetcorn, crumbled feta and coriander, these colourful hot dogs are a taste of Mexico”

Grilled Tandoori Sweet Potato Slices serve on a plate with lemon mayonnaise and a wedge of lemon


“These thick slices of sweet potatoes in a fiery tandoori marinade become wonderfully charred and crispy on the grill”

I love sweet potatoes, so I couldn't resist adding them to my veggie BBQ. Pre-cooked  sweet potatoes (the night before), sliced, coated in tandoori paste and grilled, then served with a lemon mayonnaise and slices of lemon to squeezes over the spicy potato slices.


BBQ Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms on a black slate board with fresh cherry tomatoes

BBQ Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

Back to the mushrooms.

I removed the stalks from some large flat mushrooms, brushed them with a little oil, seasoned them with black pepper, then filled them with M&S Vine Ripened Tomato Paste (which is tastier than standard tomato paste or puree as it includes garlic and seasoning),  slices of mozzarella (you can use vegan mozzarella or vegan cream cheese, which also works well), slices of cherry tomato. Finish off with a sprinkle of dried oregano, salt and pepper, before grilling them on a hot BBQ or in the oven until they are cooked through and the cheese and sauce are all oozy.

How to serve stuffed mushrooms

I would serve these stuffed mushrooms with potatoes wedges and a green salad if I was serving them up as a main course, but at a BBQ they would be plated up alongside, vegetable kebabs, salads and hot dogs for my friends and family to help themselves. You could try my BBQ Tex-Mex Coleslaw. Either way they are a winner!

If you like stuffed vegetables try Stuffed Courgettes with Bulgur Wheat and Preserved Lemon next.

also check out my recipe index - Vegan BBQ Ideas & Recipes

Calories and Nutrition for one portion = two stuffed mushrooms

Calories and Nutrition for one portion = two stuffed mushrooms (277 calories for two stuffed mushrooms)

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Close up of BBQ Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

BBQ Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

The oozy cheese and tomato filling for these smokey, succulent grilled mushrooms is inspired by pizza toppings. These stuffed mushrooms can be served vegetarian and vegan depending on which cheese you use. Cook on the BBQ or in the oven.
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  • 8 Portobello mushrooms (or other large flat mushrooms)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g M&S vine-ripened tomato paste (or pizza sauce)
  • 240g ball of mozzarella, cut into 8 slices (or vegan mozzarella/cream cheese)
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • a good grinding of salt and pepper
  • a few fresh basil leaves to serve


  1. Carefully peel the skin off the
    mushrooms and remove the stalk.
  2. Brush the outside of the mushrooms with a little oil.
  3. Add a heaped tablespoon of paste to each mushroom and spread across the inside with a teaspoon.
  4. Cut the mozzarella (or vegan mozzarella) into 8 slices and place one slice in each mushroom.
  5. Slice each cherry tomato into 3 slices and top each mushroom with 3 slices.
  6. Sprinkle each mushroom with a little oregano and a grinding of salt and black pepper.
  7. Place the mushrooms on a pre-heated BBQ, directing onto the cooking grate and cook until the mushrooms are juicy and tender and the mozzarella has melted. Depending on the heat, this will take 5-10 minutes.
  8. Serve and Enjoy!


Serve as a BBQ side or as a main course with spicy potato wedges and a dressed green salad.

These can also be cooked on a baking tray in a hot oven for 15-20 minutes.

Calories and nutrients are for one portion which is 2 stuffed mushrooms
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The oozy cheese and tomato filling for these smokey, succulent grilled mushrooms is inspired by pizza toppings. These stuffed mushrooms can be served vegetarian and vegan depending on which cheese you use. Cook on the BBQ or in the oven. #stuffedmushrooms #grilledmushrooms #pizzamushrooms #pizza #BBQ #Grilling #vegetarian #mushrooms #stuffedvegetables

Try this on bean burger on the grill next!

Smoky Red Pepper & Cheese Bean Burgers stacked in a burger bun with salad pesto and slice of melted vegan cheddar

Smoky Red Pepper & Cheese Bean Burgers

These juicy, smoky bean burgers are easy to make and great served stacked high in buns with salad and some vegan cheddar melted over them. Toss them on the BBQ or a grill pan to cook.

More recipes

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Disclosure: I created this recipe for the M&S Lifestyle pages. I was not expected to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.


  1. These were outstanding. Nice and cheesy and big on flavor. Making them again soon.

    1. I am so glad you tried them Mike and that you loved them as mush as we did.

  2. What a delicious vegetarian option. I am a huge fan of portobella mushrooms and this is the best way to enjoy a pizza. And in no time at all :)

    1. Great as a vegan option too. And yes it is super quick and so tasty.

  3. These do look delicious! They’re perfect for a meatless Monday dinner!

    1. Oh yes they are tasty and perfect for Meatless Monday.

  4. I love stuffed mushrooms! Great recipe!

  5. Pizza stuffed mushrooms sound absolutely incredible! I will be making this for sure.

    1. Oh good, I hope you enjoy them as much as we did.

  6. These are so fun! I love the mushroom "crust" - brilliant!

  7. I love vegetarian recipes like this - taking advantage of fresh produce to make a satisfying dish.

    1. Oh yes, that is what I love to do and these got top marks.

  8. We loved stuffed mushrooms. Google for when you are wanting something lower in carbs.

    1. Haha did spell check take over there? I take it you meant great and not google?

  9. These are so cute. Love the idea of combining the amazing flavours of pizza, but on a mushroom. ext time I get some mushrooms this large in my veg bag I'm giving it a go!

  10. What a lovely idea Jacqueline! If there's pizza in the name, then I don't need any more convincing :)! I used to make something similar but with beef tomatoes, mushrooms seem like an excellent alternative! Shiitake mushrooms could work well too.

    Looking forward to trying this soon!


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