Thursday, June 2, 2011

Portabella Mushroom Pizza

Last weekend my mom and I picked up some ginormous mushrooms at Whole Foods (one of my favorite stores ever. I could spend days in there!) and we decided to use them for dinner last night!

I made mine a pizza - it was really good, despite the fact that you can't really replace crispy and doughy pizza crust. But it was a really big portion (love) and had all the flavors of pizza!

Ingredients:

  • 1 extremely large portabella mushroom (mine weighed 7 oz) 
  • 1/4-1/3c pizza sauce
  • 2 T parmesan cheese, divided
  • Italian spices (I used garlic powder and another spice mixture) ~1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c chopped steamed broccoli
  • 1/4 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese
First... wash your mushroom.


Then mix your pizza sauce, 1 tablespoon of the parmesan, and spices together. 


Chop your broccoli and stir it into the sauce. 


Place your mushroom on a pan lined with foil and spread the sauce over the top. 

if you want to know how big this mushroom is... that is an 8x8 in pan. 

Then add the cheddar and the remaining parmesan, and any toppings you want to add (I added two all natural chicken parmesan meatballs).  


Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes and enjoy! 




Next time I think that I might bake the mushroom for 10 minutes first to get some of the liquid baked out. It was a smidge too "juicy" for me and I think that some of my spices/flavors leaked out with the liquid during baking. 

Other than that I really enjoyed this new twist on pizza! I've never had mushrooms this big before and it was definitely fun to try something new. 

Have you ever tried a mushroom "burger" or pizza? Did you like it? 

1 comment:

  1. You posted this at just the right time! I've got a bunch of these in my fridge begging to be used. I think this is the night!!

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