Mmmmm...pizza that isn't really pizza....but still tastes like one. You get three of these babies for 5 points+ ! Simple and easy....
Take three medium sized portabella mushrooms, scrape out the gills, cut down the stem if you need to and treat the shell just like a pizza crust.
I choose to go the traditional route...with mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce ( I used Ragu pizza quick) , pepperoni, a sprinkle of oregano and some fresh basil once the "pizzas" were done cooking. If you swap the pepperoni for a zero point foods such as onion and pepper, you can eat three of these for 4 point+!
Portabella Mushroom "Pizzas"
Servings - 1 Serving size -3 portabella "pizzas" Points Plus per svg - 5 points+
Calories - 189.6 Total Fat - 10.7g, Carb. - 12.3g, Protein - 12.4g, Fiber - 2.7g
3 medium sized portabella mushrooms ( 5 -6 oz total weight)
1/4 cup Ragu Pizza Quick Sauce, traditional flavor
1 oz. part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
5 -6 pepperoni slices ( about 10g), quartered
salt and pepper
fresh basil leaf, torn
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. Wipe mushroom with a damp paper towel. With a spoon, scoop out gills of the mushroom and cut the stems down as small as possible. Set the mushrooms, cap side down on the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
3. Divide the 1/4 cup of pizza sauce evenly among the three mushroom caps. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese evenly among the three mushrooms. Arrange the pepperoni quarters evenly among the mushrooms. Sprinkle with oregano.
4. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and mushroom is soft. Divide the basil leaf among the three "pizzas" and enjoy!
This is yet another recipe I made frequently during my early days with WW. I find it to be a very suitable substitution for pizza...but if you don't like mushrooms, you would probably not agree with me. Me...I LOVE mushrooms. One thing it does, is save a ton of points because it uses no "flour" crust and because of it, you can eat more than one tiny slice! If the weather EVER gets nice, you can also grill these outside. It gives them a whole different flavor...in a good way! How about you, are you a mushroom lover or a mushroom hater?