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Article posted: 11/19/2012 4:10 PM

Cornbread Stuffing Mushrooms

8 large portobello mushroom caps

Salt and ground black pepper

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 small yellow onion, chopped

1 medium leek, green and white parts, sliced

1 medium carrot, grated

1 celery rib, finely diced

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary

2 cups diced cornbread

Vegetable broth, as needed

Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Arrange the mushrooms on a rimmed baking sheet, gill sides up. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then roast for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and leek and saute until tender, about 7 to 8 minutes. Add the carrot, celery, thyme and rosemary and cook until tender, about another 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and gently fold in the cornbread.

When the mushrooms are done, pour any liquid that has collected on the rimmed baking sheet into the cornbread mixture. If the mixture is dry, sprinkle in a bit of vegetable broth. Gently mix. Spoon the mixture into the mushroom caps and return to the oven. Bake 20 minutes, or until lightly browned on top.

Serves eight.

Nutrition values per serving: 180 calories, 6 g fat (2.5 g saturated), 27 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein, 25 mg cholesterol, 430 mg sodium.

Alison Ladman for The Associated Press

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