Hungry Mac ‘Bella Stack Burger

When you’re craving a juicy double-stacked burger but want to keep your meal meatless (and figure-friendly!) this is just the burger for you! A sweet, tangy sauce made with Thousand Island dressing compliments the mushroom’s savory taste but keeps the calories low. This recipe comes to us from Lisa of Hungry Girl.

Serves 1.

For the sauce:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp. fat-free Thousand Island dressing
  • 1 tsp. finely minced onion or 1/2 tsp. dried minced onion
  • 1/8 tsp. granulated white sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. white wine vinegar


To complete the sandwich:

  • 2 Portobello mushroom caps
  • 1 1/2 small light hamburger buns (1 top and 2 bottoms)
  • 1/4 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 slice fat-free American cheese
  • 1 tbsp. diced onion
  • 3 hamburger dill pickle chips

In a small bowl, thoroughly mix sauce ingredients.

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Place mushroom caps in the skillet, rounded sides down. Cover and cook until soft, about 4 minutes per side.

Spread one bottom bun with half of the sauce. Top with 2 tbsp. lettuce. Top with cheese and 1 mushroom cap, and sprinkle with 1/2 tbsp. diced onion.

Spread remaining half of the sauce on the other bun bottom, and place it on the sandwich, sauce side up. Top with pickle chips and remaining 2 tbsp. lettuce. Top with the remaining mushroom cap and remaining 1/2 tbsp. onion.

Add the bun top, and open wide!

HG Alternative: Feel free to use 1 bun as opposed to 1 1/2 — just spread the 2nd half of the sauce on top of the 1st cooked mushroom (instead of the middle bun piece).

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Nutrition Information

Hungry Mac ‘Bella Stack Burger

Servings per Recipe: 1

Amount per Serving

Calories:  234

Calories from Fat:  18

Total Fat:  2

Saturated Fat:  



Carbohydrates:  45g

Dietary Fiber:  9.5g

Protein:  14.5g

Sugars:  12g

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