Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Portabella Mushroom "Pizzas"


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
oregano
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? 

14 comments:

  1. I LOVE THIS! I'm definitely inspired to whip this up some time in the future. I love mushrooms bad sadly my boyfriend doesn't.

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  2. I love mushrooms and Don does too. I think I could make these and he would like them.

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  3. That looks so yummy. I would of never of thought to do that.. Thanks for the great idea..

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  4. How creative! I bet those are delish!

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  5. These are so cute! And makes me really wish I liked mushrooms! Fabulous creation & idea

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  6. I love love LOVE portabella pizzas! Usually I have to go to Sam's Club to buy the big 'bellas however they havent even had them lately. I am hoping as the weather gets nicer someone will get the big guys in. I love to put the bella pizzas on the grill too!

    xo

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  7. i can't wait to make these! The husband is out of town next week, and these are DEFINITELY on the menu! xoxo

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  8. Hi Renee, OMG, I'm going to HAVE to try these sometime soon. Thanks SO much for such a great idea!!!!!!! LOVE mushrooms (of all kinds) and love pizza, so this is a winner. Have a great day!!

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  9. I love the smell of mushrooms, but not the texture. Although I've never had a portabella before and I hear they are "meaty?!" I will have to try this, and if I don't like it, just give it to my husband!

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  10. I really need to try these, I love mushrroms but hardly get to enjoy as no one else in the family does.

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  11. These look devine, and are right up my alley.. must try next week!

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  12. Oh my gosh, what a fantastic idea. I love the thought of a portabella as a pizza base! I'll be putting these on the list of things to make in the near future!

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  13. mmm! But then again, I am a huge fan of mushrooms!

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