Exciting, right? Little pizzas baked in portobello mushroom caps. I wasn’t sure if they’d turn out the first time around but man, were they delicious. I love it when that happens!
Portobello Mushroom Pizzas
Serves 1; Ready in 30 mins from prep to finish, and that includes making a homemade pizza sauce.
Preheat oven to 375F
Drizzle a baking sheet or pan with olive oil.
2 portobello mushrooms
1/2 cup pizza sauce (see below for a quick homemade version)
Toppings of choice (I used chopped spinach, sliced green olives, banana peppers and goat cheddar)
Remove the stems from mushrooms and gently scrape the gills out; place mushrooms into the pan. Spoon pizza sauce into each mushroom cap, followed by the toppings and a dash of Italian seasoning.
Bake for 20-22 minutes – the edges of the mushrooms should be soft and starting to wilt.
Homemade Pizza Sauce:
To save time, prepare in a blender or mini food processor.
1 398mL can tomato sauce
1 roasted garlic clove (or 1/4 tsp garlic powder)
2 tbsp diced red onion
6 kalamata olives
1/4 tsp paprika
dash of Italian seasoning
salt & pepper, to taste
I need to make an anchovy version of this ASAP. WHO ELSE LIKES ANCHOVIES?
I have a theory that people *think* they hate anchovies but only because they’ve never actually tried them. Kind of like sushi – everyone “hates” the idea of it, but it’s insanely delicious and
arguably definitely the best food on the planet.
I’m daydreaming about California poke from Foodland….
Have you ever tried poke? (It’s Hawaii’s version of a seafood salad; there’s all different varieties)
What about sushi? Love it? Or does the idea of raw fish make your tastebuds sad? (I used to get mad at one of my friends when she’d suggest going for sushi, then she’d order yam rolls. Ok, not actually mad, but I’d give her a hard time. Now I’m the one ordering yam rolls – I’ve changed my ways.)
Also, have you ever shopped at Foodland? BEST STORE EVER. Well, most of them, anyway… The Waimea (Big Island) and Princeville (Kauai) locations are awesome!