Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Mexican Style Portobello Mushroom Pizza

2 WWPP Posted by 3 years ago 28 Comments

I’m LOVING Pinterest! I can just scroll all day long looking at food photo after food photo. I wish I had more time to peruse! (I’m RoniNoone there by the way?)

The other day I pinned a Portabello Mushroom pizza and was immediately inspired. It’s such a simple idea and so light. I had to try it for myself.

I used salsa and Mexican Cheese blend to spice things up a bit. Baby spinach upped the veggies a little and added some color.

Mexican Style Portobello Mushroom PizzaThe result was amazing. You have to eat it with a fork, but the mushroom stayed meaty and the cheese/salsa combination was delicious. Oh and how can you beat 90 calories a piece? You can’t! Not for this much flavor!

Here’s what I did…

  • 2 large Portobello caps
  • Handful of Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 4 tbsp salsa
  • 1 and 1/2 oz of Fancy Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend (42g)
  • Sprinkle of Dried Cilantro

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Clean the mushroom caps and remove the stems.

Lay the caps on lined cookie sheet or a casserole dish. A lot of water will come out of the mushrooms so be prepared.

Lay a few leaves of spinach on the caps.

Mexican Style Portobello Mushroom Pizza - step 1

Smear 2 tablespoons of salsa on each cap.

Mexican Style Portobello Mushroom Pizza - step 2

Top each cap with 1/2 the cheese (3/4 of an oz.)

Mexican Style Portobello Mushroom Pizza - step 3

Bake for 20 minutes.

Mexican Style Portobello Mushroom Pizza - step 4

Dig IN!

Mexican Style Portobello Mushroom Pizza - step 4

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
2 1 “pizza”
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
90 4g 2g old: 2 new: 2
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
3g 2g 7g 8g

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    Kelly Eaton

    January 30, 2012

    Ok I'm going back to the grocery tomorrow for mushrooms!! I am loving this recipe!! Used spaghetti squash instead of pasta tonight for the first time. It was awesome & I didn't miss the pasta one bit!! :-) Reply

    Ashley

    January 31, 2012

    I'm agreeing with the lady above I'm going to have to stop by the grocery today. What a wonderful and tasty idea!!!! Reply

    Matt @ FaveDiets

    January 31, 2012

    What a cool idea! A great way to easily enjoy the flavors of pizza. Reply

    Kelly Bolduc

    January 31, 2012

    Ph God what have you done?! I'm going to be glued to this site for DAYS! There is so much I have yet to see and I just made your Simply Roasted Cherry Tomatoes with Spinach and Angel Hair pasta bc its one of my favorite go to's in this house lol since the man hates tomatoes its all mine! ALL THE LEFTOVERS FOR MEEEE!!!! I've been playing around with soups that I have thickened and added pasta to for a spin on "pasta alfredo" Its REALLY fun and has alot of room to experiment with since you can use any canned or homemade soup really. Reply

    Renee

    February 1, 2012

    Gotta ask, is a serving one mushroom or does the two shrooms make one serving? Only asking for the WW info. TIA Reply

    roni

    February 1, 2012

    1 mushroom is 1 pizza and 1 servings as I've calculated it. I had a typo above. It's all fixed now. Reply

    Marie

    February 1, 2012

    What a great idea!! We make burgers using portabello mushrooms. Place a bed of spinach leaves on the bottom bun followed by portabello with roasted onions,red peppers on top and a smear of hummus on the "burger" bun. Very meaty without the meat and even the kids like it. Reply

    roni

    February 1, 2012

    OMG those are my favorites! Here's my version... http://greenlitebites.com/2011/01/10/cheddar-pepper-stuffed-portabello-burger/ Reply

    The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh

    February 2, 2012

    You know I'm not a big mushroom person but this looks awesome! I know the Mr would love it for sure! Reply

    Kassie

    February 2, 2012

    Roni, If I used a low-fat marinara could I make these Italian-style pizzas? I've really been on a fresh basil kick, and I bet these mushroom caps would be AWESOME with some fresh cut basil on top! :) MMmmmm! Can't wait to try them! My husband was just saying he was sort of in a mushroomy mood. Maybe a good Superbowl food! :) Reply

    wellness coach

    February 3, 2012

    This looks incredible!!! Any idea if one can make it sans an oven? Can they be steamed or something? We live in Thailand and sadly our house is without an oven. Reply

    roni

    February 4, 2012

    Kassie - Yup! and I think they would be AWESOME! I just didn't have any sauce. ;) Reply

    roni

    February 4, 2012

    No oven? You could probably get away with a skillet and a lid to steam them a bit. You may want to cook the mushroom with the salsa first for a bit and then add the cheese at the end. Let me know how you make out! Reply

    Megan

    February 7, 2012

    I bought portobello caps yesterday specifically for this recipe. It was awesome. I will definitely make this one again. Good meal for when I need something low in points. Good munchie type food too! Reply

    Kerri

    February 13, 2012

    I just made these and am eating them as I write this. They are so beautiful and YUMMY! The mushrooms have so much flavor and body, making a rich and satisfying meal. I have some baby bella's in the fridge and may try making little snack-sized pizzas tomorrow. :) Reply

    Kelly

    February 24, 2012

    Just made this for lunch well kinda I was out of salsa so i used tomato and italian seasoning and used fat free feta for the cheese same (points value) It was amazing but the hubs is getting me more salso 2morrow this will be a go to for me thank you!! Reply

    karen

    February 26, 2012

    I was just trying to figure out what to serve at a luncheon for my pals tomorrow...thank god for Pinterest and now this tasty treat!!! I'm going to the store!!!!! Thank you. Reply

    Kassie

    February 26, 2012

    Hey Roni, How big were these portobella caps before cooking? Our grocery store has two different sizes, and I want to make sure to get the right ones for trying. Thanks! :) Reply

    roni

    February 27, 2012

    They were medium-large but honestly, it doesn't matter. You canuse any size you like. There is no "right" one. :) Reply

    Beth

    February 27, 2012

    Just found your website and I'm loving the recipes you've created. Tried this mushroom tonight and my picky husband ate the whole thing! So easy and good! Thanks! Reply

    Susan

    March 9, 2012

    Hi Roni, I tried these two ways. The style you have and it was very tasty, but I think I could have used more cheese...I was trying to go light. I didn't get the salty flavor I was anticipating. I'm thinking user-error here. :) When I was finished I mused about doing this Italian style and built it the same way except subbing in marinara on the spinach, then adding 70% fat free turkey pepperoni, then adding 2% mozzarella and they were awesome. That extra bit of salt/kick from the pepperoni really his my "savory" button. Great idea using the mushrooms in this fashion!!! Reply

    Karen

    July 6, 2012

    Is one of the mushrooms 2 pts just incase I wanted them both... Reply

    roni

    July 12, 2012

    Yes. Nutritional info is above. You can double everything if you want to calculate for both. I thin it comes out to 3.5 old points or 5 new. Reply

    Carla

    September 27, 2012

    I need to amp my protein even more. Would this work if I added cooked ground turkey seasoned for tacos? Reply

    roni

    September 27, 2012

    Totally. It would be YUM! Reply

    Brandy

    January 12, 2013

    Do the mushrooms freeze well? And I wonder if I could make these ahead and freeze them all together? Need quick and easy ideas for healthy meals during the week. Reply

    roni

    January 13, 2013

    Brandy, I haven't done it but I don't see why you couldn't. Give it a try and let us know! Reply

    Sta

    February 25, 2013

    Totally trying this but adding a layer of fat free refried beans !! Reply