Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Portabella Mushroom Crust Pizza (Low Carb Pizza)

 I was walking through the grocery store when I saw a package of portabella mushrooms.  I have not really worked with these huge mushrooms so I was excited to come with an idea to use them up.  Most of the time I have seen portabella mushrooms used as a vegetarian replacement for a burger with a bun... but I decided it would make a better pizza crust.  I made a meaty filling, topped it with cheese, some peppers and fresh basil.   These pizza were terrific and I loved that I could indulge on low carb pizza. 

2 portabella mushroom caps (see note)
meat filling (or pizza toppings of choice) (see recipe below for my meat filling)
grated mozzarella cheese as needed
sliced peppers
garnish with fresh basil leaves

Note:  Wipe portabella mushrooms with a damp cloth.  Clean out gills from the inside of the mushroom.  Use a spoon to do this.

Meaty Pizza Filling
1/2 lb Lean ground meat of choice well browned
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 tsp dried basil
12 tsp dried oregano
1 cup jarred pizza sauce or tomato pasta sauce
red chili flakes
salt and black pepper to taste


Pepper and salt the mushroom and apply a little canola or olive oil.  Broil mushrooms for 5-7 minutes.  Then fill with pizza topping.

Top with cheese and peppers.  Bake at 400 degrees until cheese melts. Garnish with basil leaves. Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

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  1. Oh,,,I love your creativity with this portabella mushrooms crust, low carb and looks mouthwatering, yum well done :)

  2. What a great idea! I love the pizza flavor without carbs!

  3. Yummy! Those sound absolutely delicious, thanks for sharing! Feel free to stop by my link party and share your Facebook Page :)

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  4. Yum Yum! You are speaking my language!

  5. Oooo I could go for a few of these for dinner tonight for sure! Forget the bun this looks comforting and perfect all on its own. :D

  6. Wow.. I love the idea dear.. Being a great fan of Portabella mushrooms, I am sure this is gonna excite me :)

  7. Now this is a low-carb pizza I can totally get on board with!

  8. It's a great big stuffed mushrooms! Delicious!!! Love the filling!

  9. Love this easy pizza dish. My kids are not so into mushrooms and they have been a bit difficult when I try to cook mushrooms (I LOOOVE mushrooms and want to eat them every single day!). I can totally swap mushroom with toast while I eat this mushroom pizza. :)

  10. I think I have to try this! I've heard about portabellas being use in so many different ways before but I'm not a big mushroom fan. Pizza, however. I love pizza so maybe this will convert me!

  11. That's really easy and quick and of course I am always looking for recipes like this. I don't think so I can get those mushrooms here. =/ (any idea?)

    1. If you have small button style mushrooms, you can make mini appetizer size ones. :)

  12. I really like this idea!!! I have 3 Portabella caps in the fridge. I was going to fill them with a crab mixture & broil them. I may change my mind....or buy more Portabellas. :>) Thanks!!!

  13. I was going to get some portabella mushrooms the other day and it was like $5 for two caps. My husband can eat like 4 at a time. I think it was for burgers. Eventually I will have to get over the costs but I couldn't believe it. Your pizzas look great. Perfect weekday meal!

  14. This is a really great idea for using portabella mushrooms. I really like it. Usually, I can get no more creative than making a grilled portabella on sourdough bread.

    Thanks for sharing.


  15. With all the baking projects I have on tap I really need something low carb. Thank you!

  16. I adore this recipe! Such a creative use of the Portabella. Thanks for sharing...



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