Cheesy Mushroom Melt

Large mushrooms are a great option for those wanting to avoid meat but are still looking for something substantial. This cheesy, gooey recipe is low in carbs but the tasty gruyere cheese is high in filling, hunger suppressing protein. The mushrooms are packed with the added benefits of antioxidants and B vitamins. You can use it on any of the solutions, including the VLCD and LCD diet. Serve with green vegetables or a salad to keep carbs and calories in the overall meal low, a key factor of our ketosis recipes. This is a perfect, healthy, yet satisfying meal!

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1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tsp garlic, minced
1 large flat mushroom, stalk removed
50g (2oz) Gruyere cheese sliced or another cheese which melts well
1 tsp chopped parsley (or 1/2 tsp dried parsley if fresh not available)
Salt and pepper to season


No of servings: 1

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

This recipe is suitable for the following diets: Simple Solution (LCD), Total Solution (VLCD), Working Solution (LCD). 


1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees centigrade, gas mark 7.
2. Place the mushroom on a baking sheet stalk side up, season with salt and pepper
3. Mix the oil, garlic and parsley in a small bowl, brush the mushroom with the oil mixture
4. Bake in the oven for 5-10 minutes until tender (time will be dependent on the size of the mushroom)
5. Remove from oven and add cheese to the well of the mushroom, taking care to leave a small border so your cheese doesn't escape over the sides
6. Return to the oven and bake for a further 5 minutes

Nutritional Info

Energy kcal 218
Protein g 13.5
Total Carbohydrate g 2.2
Sugars g 1.0
Total fat g 17.6
Saturated fat g 8.2
Sodium mg 137
Fibre g 0.6