portobello “pizza”

April 2nd, 2012

I don’t know if you guys consider this a full dinner, but at the very least, this is one of my absolute favorite snacks.  I can almost never resist a portobello anything on a restaurant menu — whether it’s a salad, burger, or a delicious combo like this!

Chad and I have spent a good deal of the last few weekends househunting (basically everytime we’re not working or committed to something else) and it’s a long, intense process that so far isn’t even close to finishing. 

Have any of you guys gone through it?  We had a few places we were considering, and they’ve inevitably sold before we could even decide whether to make an offer!  I guess it’s good news for the economy, but it’s a little stressful for us. 

Fingers crossed that we find something soon!  I’m really looking forward to living in one place for more than 3 years in a row — I haven’t since I was 17!

Portobello Mushroom “Pizza”

4 portobello mushroom caps
8 ounce can store-bought pizza sauce
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
8 ounces mozzarella cheese (pulled apart or thinly sliced)

Preheat oven to 350. Spray rimmed baking sheet with non-stick spray.  Clean mushroom caps with paper towel and remove stems. Spoon 1/4 cup tomato sauce into cap.  Layer parmesan cheese and then with mozzarella cheese. Bake in oven for 20 minutes.  Add two small basil leaves as a garnish.  Serve warm.

Tags: appetizers · main dishes

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sarah // Apr 2, 2012 at 11:02 am

    What a GREAT idea! As a vegetarian, I’m constantly looking for new ways to cook/ dress up portobello mushrooms – so if you have any other mushroom recipes feel free to send any suggestions my way! 🙂

    Pinning this! 🙂

  • 2 Anna @ The Guiltless Life // Apr 2, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I LOVE portobellos! I’m a veggie that relies on them as my kind of meat of my meat and potatoes. Unfortunately you can only get them in 2 packs and my roommate (ie my mom!) hates Portobellos, so I have a spare floating around in my fridge right now – um, hello? Portobello Pizza for lunch, I think! 🙂

  • 3 Katy // Apr 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    After this stressy post today… we might have a good lead on a house!  Fingers crossed!

  • 4 Robert Richards Recipes // Apr 5, 2012 at 11:52 am

    This is exactly the type of recipe I was looking for to make for my friends who will be visiting this weekend. So, thanks for the recipe and I’m anxious to make it!

  • 5 Angels and Divas Designs // May 22, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Wow your recipes are always something I love roasted asparagus, strawberry tart, grilled melon now this!
    You may also want to try portobello with olive oil balsamic vinegar S and P, fresh spinach or spinach presauted with a little shallot or garlic and feta, topped with fresh mozzarella more olive drizzled on top in a hot oven until the cheese starts to brown
    A fabulous appetizer or dinner with a fresh boston lettuce salad and french bread and a glass of wine.  Finish with strawberries dipped in chocolate Yum!

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