Ingredients

  • 2 Portobello Mushrooms Caps
  • ½ small onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) of passata
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) of chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tbs of tomato paste
  • pinch of oregano
  • pinch of Italian parsley
  • 50g of mozzarella
  • cooking oil spray
  • salt and black pepper
  • Toppings (these can be varied)
  • 1 smoked chicken sausage
  • 2 tbs of sliced black olives
  • chopped red onion

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180c/350f (gas mark 4)
  2. Remove stalks from mushrooms (don’t throw away these can be sauteed for another use), carefully remove gills with a spoon.
  3. Spray mushrooms with cooking oil spray and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment (you want the remove gill side facing down)
  4. Bake for 10 mins.
  5. While baking, fry the onion and garlic in a frying pan with some cooking oil spray over a medium high heat until softened, add the passata, stock, tomato paste, oregano and parsley and simmer to reduce down to a thicker pizza sauce.
  6. When the mushrooms have baked for 10 mins. Turn over on the baking sheet, add the pizza sauce, mozzarella and choice of toppings and place bake in the oven and back for an about 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted and is golden.
  7. Serve and enjoy!!

Introduction: Embark on a culinary journey with our exquisite Weight Watchers Portobello Mushroom Pizza, a delightful twist on the classic Italian favorite. In this inspired recipe, we reimagine the traditional pizza crust by utilizing large, robust Portobello mushrooms, creating a satisfying and nutrient-dense base that aligns seamlessly with health-conscious lifestyles. Uncover the artistry of flavor as you explore the depths of this innovative pizza creation, carefully crafted to meet the discerning tastes of those seeking a balance between culinary indulgence and mindful nutrition.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large Portobello mushrooms, stems removed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, arugula, or preferred vegetables

Instructions:

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, ensuring a perfect cooking surface for your Portobello Mushroom Pizza.
  2. Thoroughly clean the Portobello mushrooms by gently wiping them with a damp cloth or using a soft brush. Remove the stems and delicately scrape out the gills using a spoon, ensuring a clean and pristine interior.
  3. In a small bowl, create a flavorful infusion by mixing extra-virgin olive oil and finely minced garlic. Brush this aromatic blend onto the interior of each mushroom cap, infusing the base with a nuanced garlic essence that enhances the overall taste profile.
  4. Place the prepared mushrooms on the parchment-lined baking sheet, positioning them gill side up. Season each cap with a judicious amount of salt and pepper, adding a subtle touch of seasoning to elevate the flavors.
  5. Allow the mushrooms to bake in the preheated oven for approximately 10-12 minutes. This initial baking period facilitates the release of excess moisture, ensuring the mushrooms achieve the ideal texture for your pizza base.
  6. Meanwhile, warm the marinara sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat, creating a luscious foundation for your pizza.
  7. Retrieve the partially baked mushrooms from the oven and carefully blot any residual moisture with a paper towel, preserving the integrity of your pizza’s texture.
  8. Spoon a generous tablespoon of marinara sauce into each mushroom cap, distributing it evenly to create a harmonious balance of flavors.
  9. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella and freshly grated Parmesan over the marinara, ensuring an artful distribution of cheese that will melt into a gooey, golden masterpiece.
  10. Return the stuffed mushrooms to the oven, allowing them to bake for an additional 12-15 minutes. This final step ensures that the cheese achieves a perfect melt, forming a tantalizingly golden crust atop each Portobello.
  11. As the Portobello Mushroom Pizzas emerge from the oven, sprinkle them with dried oregano and basil, infusing the dish with a fragrant and herbaceous bouquet.
  12. Allow your culinary creation to cool for a few minutes, providing the perfect opportunity to adorn your pizza with optional toppings such as vibrant cherry tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, or crisp arugula, enhancing both visual appeal and flavor complexity.

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 Portobello Mushroom Pizza
  • Calories: 180
  • Total Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 12g

Weight Watchers (WW) SmartPoints: 5 per serving

Conclusion: Our Weight Watchers Portobello Mushroom Pizza is a culinary masterpiece that harmoniously merges the bold flavors of traditional pizza with the health-conscious choices you desire. Delight in every bite as the Portobello mushroom crust adds a unique earthy dimension to this guilt-free indulgence. With a perfect balance of textures and flavors, this recipe is a testament to the artistry of mindful cooking. Embrace the joy of savoring a healthier pizza experience without compromising on taste, and elevate your dining experience with this delectable, nutritious creation.

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Welcome! I’m Anosh the owner and founder of Low Carb Diet World. I created this website back in 2013 as a way to save keto-low carb recipes and share them with others.