Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Portobello Pizzas

A portobello mushroom makes an amazing crust substitute for a pizza and it’s much lower in carbs and calories too!


2 large portabello mushrooms (about 4-5 inches in diameter), stems removed
½ cup turkey or chicken sausage (precooked variety, about 1 large link) that is sliced into rounds, then sliced in half (*use a gluten-free brand such as Trader Joes or Applegate Farms if you are on a gluten-free diet)
2 tablespoons diced white onion
1/3 cp chopped red bell pepper
1 garlic clove diced (about 1 teaspoon)
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped black olives
1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 cups torn fresh spinach
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons tomato sauce (optional)
4 tablespoons cheese (mozzarella, feta, goat, parmesan all work well)(*use a gluten-free brand such as Trader Joes if you are on a gluten-free diet)
salt and pepper (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse the mushrooms well, cut out the stems (without creating a hole in the bottom) pat dry and place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray, stem side up. And bake for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, add the teaspoon oil, sausage, onions, peppers, and garlic to a medium pan and sauté on medium heat for about 10 minutes until lightly browned/tender. Throw in the olives, spinach and sprinkle with the tablespoon water and heat for another 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, then set aside. Remove the mushrooms from the oven and drain/blot any excess moisture. Spread each with a tablespoon sauce (if desired) and top with the sausage/veggie mixture and fresh basil, dividing it between the two. Place the filled mushrooms back in the oven and bake for 10 -12 minutes. Sprinkle each with two tablespoons cheese and bake for another 2-3 minutes, until cheese is slightly melted. Add a dash of salt and pepper if you like and serve!

Make 2 servings

Serving size 1 mushroom Calories 210 Protein 18 g Carb 14 g Fiber 4g Sugars 4 g Fat 11g saturated fat 3g Sodium 580 mg


Smart Food and Fit July 28, 2010 at 2:59 PM  

This looks delicious. I have made something similar in the past but vegetarian. I'll have to try your recipe with the turkey sausage. Thanks for sharing such a healhty recipe.

Terry moorhead,  October 20, 2010 at 5:51 PM  

I wish I were eating this RIGHT now.

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