That’s A Wrap

by tinareale on March 13, 2013

You guys! I had such a good dinner the other night that I just have to share it with you.It tasted like something I would get at a restaurant. And it was so incredibly easy too!

portabella wrap 1

I’m just glad I happened to get pictures of it. I’m no food blogger (obviously), so I don’t tend to take pictures of a lot of my meals. When I cut into this baby, though, I had to do a little photo shoot. And by photo shoot I mean a small handful of snapshots because my patience for digging in couldn’t hold out any longer.

Portabella Wrap
Prep Time: 35 minutes (30 minutes marinate, 5 minutes prep)
Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 large portabella mushroom cap cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 small red bell pepper cut into large chunks
  • 1-2 tablespoons low fat balsamic vinaigrette (I used Trader Joes brand)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 slice Swiss cheese
  • 1 tablespoon pesto sauce (I used Trader Joes brand)
  • 1 whole wheat wrap (I used Ole High Fiber wraps)

Step by Step:
Place the chopped portabella mushroom and red bell pepper chunks into a small Ziploc bag. Pour in 1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Seal the bag and toss to coat the vegetables. Place in refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

When ready to prepare dinner, bring a small nonstick pan to high heat. Sautee the mushrooms and red bell peppers for approximately 5 minutes. Once softened, add the spinach and cover the pan. While the vegetables continue to cook, spread 1 tablespoon of pesto sauce on the whole wheat wrap. Place a slice of Swiss cheese onto the wrap. Once the spinach has wilted (usually after 2-3 minutes), pour the mushroom, bell pepper, and spinach mix over the cheese. Wrap up burrito style.

Return the pan to the heat. Place the wrapped tortilla seam side down onto the pan for one minute to brown the wrap. Repeat for one more minute on the other side. Plate and serve.

Of course, this isn’t really a recipe, but since you all have shown interest in the easy, quick meals I toss together I figured this one was worth sharing. And if your family will eat mushrooms (mine, sadly, will not) then you can easily double, triple, quadruple the recipe for a family meal.

Are you a mushroom fan? Last meal that surprised you with how GOOD it was?


1 Miz March 13, 2013 at 7:11 am

wellll no.
Im a misfit.
a rebel.
Ive never eaten one mushroom.

2 Linz @ Itz Linz March 13, 2013 at 7:31 am

i LOVE mushrooms!! especially portabellas!!

3 misszippy March 13, 2013 at 7:49 am

Love mushrooms–this sounds like a great recipe. Thanks for sharing!

4 lindsay March 13, 2013 at 7:57 am

i’m so making this, in a GF wrap of course. And extra cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese!

5 tinareale March 14, 2013 at 8:18 am

Yes, yes. Gotta have the cheesy goodness!

6 Lee March 13, 2013 at 8:07 am

It totally looks like something I would order in a restaurant. Minus the swiss cheese though, never been a fan. (Although I do like laughing cow, which is supposedly swiss, though who knows what laughing cow actually is!)

7 Cindy March 13, 2013 at 8:08 am

Thanks for sharing!!!! I will def try this

8 Rachael @ Happy Healthy Runner March 13, 2013 at 8:09 am

omg that looks delicious! i love portabella mushrooms, but i always forget to buy them when i’m at the store. definitely adding this to the grocery list this week!

9 Maureen March 13, 2013 at 8:32 am

I am a mushroom lover & will get them into any recipe I can! :)

10 Amanda @RunToTheFinish March 13, 2013 at 8:35 am

wohoo thanks to my new Daiya cheese I can make this sans dairy!!

11 Ang @ Nutty for Life March 13, 2013 at 8:52 am

I LOVE mushrooms. One of my favorite veggies. I’ve actually made a Bella burger really similar to that wrap before. They go so well with roasted red peppers!

12 Laura @ Mommy Run Fast March 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

Looks fantastic! I bet that little bit of pesto really adds a lot. We’re huge mushroom fans, too. Just had an egg-mushroom scramble for breakfast!

13 tinareale March 14, 2013 at 8:19 am

eggs + mushrooms is a regular love of mine!

14 Melanie @ Nutritious Eats March 13, 2013 at 9:58 am

LOVE portobellos and this looks fantastic! How can people not like veggies when they are prepared like THIS!?

15 Alayna @ Thyme Bombe March 13, 2013 at 9:59 am

I’m crazy about mushrooms! That looks like a really yummy and simple meal.

16 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries March 13, 2013 at 10:04 am

YUM! This looks so good and super easy…perfect. My husband loves mushrooms so I’m sure he’ll be a big fan too!

17 tinareale March 14, 2013 at 8:20 am

So jealous your husband loves mushrooms! Peter has come around to lots of things, but mushrooms are still NOT one of them.

18 Bethany @ Accidental Intentions March 13, 2013 at 10:41 am

I loooooove mushrooms. Haven’t bought any in a long time, but this might change things! This sounds like an absolutely fantastic wrap. Thanks for sharing!

19 Kim March 13, 2013 at 11:50 am

I love mushrooms! If I didn’t have to be somewhere else, I would run to the store right now to get the ingredients for that wrap. Can’t wait to try it – thanks for sharing!!!

20 Clare @ Fitting It All In March 13, 2013 at 12:03 pm

looks SO good tina! i’ve been craving pesto lately so I may have to pick up that TJs brand

21 Michelle @ Eat Move Balance March 13, 2013 at 12:10 pm

LOVE portabella mushrooms! Seriously–so good–and this wrap idea looks delicious.

22 [email protected] March 13, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I can not stand mushrooms at all. But I LOVE wraps!! And red pepper. and cheese! So maybe I’ll just substitute something else? :)

23 tinareale March 14, 2013 at 8:20 am

I bet zucchini would be good! Or Lindsay’s black bean meatballs….Mmmmm!

24 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats March 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Um yea I’d like to come over for dinner and you can make those, okay? Haha. I LOVE mushrooms, although I like them cooked but for some reason raw they bother me (like in salads). Now I need to go make some pesto…

25 Sharla March 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I LOVE mushrooms, but my husbad hates them. They’re the one veggie I can never hide and he picks them out every time I try!

26 Elaine March 18, 2013 at 9:53 am

This looks amazing!!

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