Portobello Mushroom Pizza

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A quick, easy dinner idea that’s gluten-free too: Portobello Mushroom Pizza!

Pizza night is one of our family favorites. It’s fun, easy, and fast. Rarely do I hear complaints when pizza is on the menu, which is a welcome thing.

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Pizza doesn’t typically top the list of healthy foods, but there are a few simple tricks that you can employ to make pizza healthier. This kid-friendly meal isn’t going anywhere, so your strategy should be to simply make it better.

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First, cook at home. That simple step puts you way ahead of the pack. Being able to control your ingredients is a huge advantage in the healthy eating department. Second, substitute whole wheat crust for regular crust, like we did with our Breakfast Pizza. With all of those tasty toppings, your kids will never notice the difference. Even better, remake the crust altogether like we did with our Portobello Mushroom Pizza.

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These mini pizzas are perfect for personalizing. Let your kids add their favorite fixings. And have fun mixing it up.

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As for us parents, let’s ditch the guilt about serving pizza for dinner and enjoy digging in.

Portobello Mushroom Pizza

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 11 to 13 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients for Portbello Mushroom Pizza

4 large portobello mushrooms
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 cup torn kale pieces
Selection of veggies for garnishing

Directions for Portobello Mushroom Pizza

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove the stems and gills of the mushrooms, wash, and gently pat dry with paper towels. Let your kids paint the oil onto the mushroom caps. Sprinkle with kosher salt.

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2. Roast 6 to 7 minutes or until the mushrooms release their juices and begin to turn brown on the edges.

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3. Remove from the oven. Add the cheese, kale, and whichever additional veggies your kids would like to personalize their pizzas. Bake 5 to 6 minutes more or until the cheese is melted and the veggies are crispy.

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Portobello Mushroom Pizza
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 large portobello mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup torn kale pieces
  • Selection of veggies for garnishing
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove the stems and gills of the mushrooms, wash, and gently pat dry with paper towels. Let your kids paint the oil onto the mushroom caps. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
  2. Roast 6 to 7 minutes or until the mushrooms release their juices and begin to turn brown on the edges.
  3. Remove from the oven. Add the cheese, kale, and whichever additional veggies your kids would like to personalize their pizzas. Bake 5 to 6 minutes more or until the cheese is melted and the veggies are crispy. Serve immediately.

 

By | 2018-02-02T14:33:14+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Dinner|0 Comments

About the Author:

Heralded by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution as “A mom and genius game creator helping kids eat fresh food!”, Jennifer Tyler Lee is an award-winning cookbook author, game creator, and healthy eating advocate. Jennifer has garnered national TV, radio, and print coverage for her family cookbook, The 52 New Foods Challenge, and her nutrition game, Crunch a Color®: The Healthy Eating Game. Jennifer’s work has been spotlighted by Jessica Alba, Michael Pollan, Jamie Oliver, Laurie David, Rachael Ray, US Weekly, The 700 Club, and Oprah.com—among many others. Her fresh approach to cooking together as a family inspired a nationwide series of kids cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma, The 52 New Foods Junior Chef Series, along with an exclusive edition of her book. A former strategy consultant, she lives in the Bay Area with her family.

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