Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Portobello Mushroom Pizzas

These healthy portobello mushroom pizzas are simple and fun to prepare with your favorite toppings. Perfect for any time that pizza craving strikes!

I love pizza. It's probably my most craved food. But traditional pizza is loaded with processed carbs, gluten and dairy. All things I can't have. Sure you can buy or make your own gluten free pizza crust...cauliflower pizza crust is even a thing now. I hate to break it to you, but those options aren't very good for you either. 

So what's a girl to do? Insert Portobello Mushroom Pizzas:




Let's talk about portobello mushrooms for a minute, shall we? Not only are they delicious but they are nutrient power houses! Just a few deets:

~ May help lower cancer risk
~ Contains antioxidants and natural anti-inflammatories 
~ High in B vitamins 
~ Provide copper and selenium 
~ Low in carbs but still provides fiber

Now that's a pizza vessel I can feel good about eating! 

The Hubs and I whipped these up together on a Friday night after work. We added our favorite toppings, mixed up a simple salad and poured some wine while they cooked. Then we stuffed our faces while watching Hulu and didn't feel an ounce of guilt! Perfect date night at home!

Side note...does anyone have any Hulu recommendations?! We are new subscribers and so far are obsessed!

Back to these beauties...


Portobello Mushroom Pizzas

Ingredients

4 large portobello mushrooms, cleaned and stems removed
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup pizza sauce (preferably organic and low in sugar)
1 tsp dried oregano
Pepperoni, diced (preferably a clean brand - We like Gusto)
1 cup mozzarella cheese or almond milk cheese for dairy-free (We love Kite Hill)
2 tbsp fresh basil, for garnish
Red pepper flakes to taste, for garnish

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Rub each mushroom with olive oil on both sides and season with salt and pepper. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes. Flip the mushrooms over and bake for an additional 5 minutes. 
3. Remove from oven and add your favorite toppings. We added pizza sauce, pepperoni, dried oregano and Kite Hill cheese. 
4. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted and the pepperoni begins to crisp.
5. Broil for 3 minutes to get the tops nice and crispy.
6. Garnish with fresh basil and red pepper flakes.


So satisfying! I promise you won't miss traditional pizza one bit!

TELL ME:

What are your favorite pizza toppings? 

2 comments :

  1. hey chelsea...! your dish looks so delicious & sound so yummy. thanks for the sharing and keep shared your new recipe & ideas..

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    1. Hi Hina! Thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoy them!

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