Recipe: Portabella Mushroom Pizza
Ditch the bread and build a healthier portabella mushroom pizza.
Pizza is a favorite food for many Southerners. Unfortunately, it is often high in calories, sodium and fat. One slice of pizza crust (1/8 of a large pizza) has about 130 calories, and that’s without any toppings. One way to lower the calorie count in pizza is to make your own, and substitute a vegetable for the bread crust.
Portabella mushroom pizzas are a creative way to switch out a vegetable for pizza crust because they are low in calories and sodium, and they’re fat-free! Also, they bring a meaty taste to the recipe, and pair well with most items people love to load onto their pizzas (like cheese). One mushroom has just 20 calories. Get creative with toppings — add peppers, onions or spinach to this recipe, for example. This portabella mushroom pizza recipe is a delicious way to get more vegetables into your diet. Not only that, but you can apply your own tweaks to make a paleo or vegan portabella mushroom pizza!
- 3 large portabella mushrooms
- ½ cup low-sodium tomato sauce
- 3 ounces low-fat mozzarella cheese
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- Pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Remove stems and dirt from the mushrooms.
- In a baking dish, evenly stuff the insides of the mushrooms first with tomato sauce, then with mozzarella cheese, garlic, cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinegar.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Sprinkle with pepper, to taste.