Petite Portobello Pizzas

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I’m always thinking of ways to eat pizza in an unconventional way. Today the base is a Portobello mushroom. Mushrooms have a dense, meaty texture that does well to replace meat in sandwiches as well as the crust in a pizza. It also holds the pizza toppings in a clean and convenient way. Enjoy!

Pizza made to glow:

Mushrooms: are low in carbohydrates and sodium, are an excellent source of cancer-fighting selenium, reduce blood pressure and risk of stroke, are a good source of B-vitamins, contain tryptophan, which is essential to create vitamin B-3 and helps control sleep pattern and mood swings, help to prevent breast cancer and contain a high amount of antioxidant L-ergothioneine, which is important in protecting from UV and radiation as well as contributing to the liver’s detoxification abilities.

Portobello Pizza

by Aylin @ GlowKitchen

Keywords: bake side pizza vegetarian portobello mozzarella tomato oregano pizza

Ingredients (2 pizzas)

  • 2 Portobello mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 4 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves

Instructions

Shred the mozzarella and slice the tomato slices.

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Clean the tops of the Portobello mushrooms with a wet washcloth. Remove the stem and place them top down in medium saucepan coated with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Season with salt. Cook until the mushrooms begin to soften. Top each with a slice of tomato and season with oregano.

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Place on a greased baking dish and top with mozzarella.

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Place in the oven for 8 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Broil for an extra minute on high to brown the cheese. Serve with a garnish of fresh basil.

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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

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  • http://hampiesandwiches.blogspot.com/ Eileen

    This sounds perfect for a quick lunch! (It would have to be lunch at my house, because someone else Really hates mushrooms…but I will stuff my face by myself, thank you very much. :) ) Let’s eat all the thick slices of gigantic beefsteak tomatoes while we can, right?

  • mushroomscanada

    The perfect Meatless Monday meal for today. Sounds delicious, thanks for sharing!!

    -Shannon