Sometimes, simple is best. And this Portabello Breakfast Sandwich recipe is exactly that. If you’re looking for a breakfast that’s superbly simple, still has a touch of gourmet, and a whole bunch of flavour, then this is exactly the recipe you’re looking for!

The ingredients listed below are enough for two gourmet portabello breakfast sandwiches.


  • 4 portabello mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed into a paste
  • 4 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 slices of your favourite bread, lightly toasted
  • 6 rashers streaky bacon
  • 2 XL free-range eggs
  • 100g sundried tomatoes
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • A handful of fresh rocket
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C and place mushrooms on a rack on top of a baking tray.
  2. Drizzle with the olive oil, balsamic and garlic. Season to taste.
  3. Roast for 10-15 minutes until tender.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before slicing.
  5. While the mushrooms are baking, fry two eggs until done to your liking. Season generously.
  6. Fry bacon until crispy.
  7. Mash the sundried tomatoes with a fork using a little of their vinaigrette to get to a spreadable consistency.
  8. To assemble the sandwiches, generously spread the slices of bread with sundried tomatoes on one side and mustard on the other.
  9. Top with the rocket, bacon, fried egg and sliced mushrooms.
  10. Add the remaining slices of bread and serve immediately.

Simple and delicious.

Looking for more deliciously simple breakfast recipes? Try our Mushroom Avocado Toast, Vegan Pancake, or Breakfast Taco recipes.

Portabello Breakfast Sandwich Notes

This Portabello Breakfast Sandwich recipe is courtesy of The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association. Check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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