Pizza Mushrooms - Buttered Side Up

Pizza Mushrooms

Pizza Mushroom - Buttered Side Up
Not gonna lie: I love me a slice of Pizza Hut super supreme stuffed crust. What I DON'T love about it is the ingredients they use to make it. It contains soy, corn syrup, nitrites, preservatives, flavorings, and I'm sure MSG is hidden in there somewhere. YIKES!

What's a healthy, pizza-loving girl to do?! Make your own pizza, of course!

Pizza Mushroom - Buttered Side Up
Lately, as I've mentioned before, I've been trying to cut back on grains in my diet. But I was having a major pizza craving. I've tried coconut flour crusts as a grain-free option, which are OKAY, but I wanted to simplify the process a bit.

Mushrooms are a great crust substitute since they are already a yummy pizza topping. Plus, they make these pizzas completely flour-free!

Pizza Mushroom - Buttered Side Up
You can make these pizzas how I have this recipe written (this is a very classic pizza flavor), or you can substitute with your favorite toppings.

BTW - I used Applegate pepperoni and cut out the cute little circles with scissors. You could also just chop up pepperoni with a knife.

Also, the filling tends to spill out of the mushrooms if the sides of the mushrooms are broken at all. They still taste fine, it's just less pretty. Try to select mushrooms that have deep "cups" that are not broken.

Looking for more homemade pizza? Here are some recipes to try:

Pizza Mushrooms

Pizza Mushrooms

Recipe by Erica Kastner |45 mins | Serves 2


4 large Portobello mushrooms, cleaned, stems removed, and gills scraped out,
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil,
1 small clove garlic, minced,
1/3 cup pizza sauce (I used this brand),
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped pepperoni (more to taste)
1/4 cup sliced black olives
2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
3 tablespoons freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
fresh basil leaves, as garnish, optional


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 C).

Place the mushrooms, gill side up, on a rimmed baking sheet.  Mix together the olive oil and minced garlic. Spread the olive oil evenly in the "cup" of the mushrooms.

Layer the rest of the ingredients evenly in the mushroom cups: pizza sauce, cheddar cheese, pepperoni, olives, bell pepper, Parmesan cheese, and basil leaves.

Bake in preheated oven for 15-25 minutes, until cheese is nice and bubbly. Remove from oven, allow to cool a bit, and serve with a steak knife.

Recipe idea from Eating Bird Food.

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  1. I've heard a lot about gluten, but what is it really about? What is that "harmful" thing in it?

    1. For me, it's not's so much the gluten, it's the empty calories in white flour. I think it's fine occasionally, but when I'm really trying to step up my nutrition game, I tend to reduce my consumption of it. :)

  2. regardless of gluten intake swapping out pizza dough for mushrooms is a much healthier choice! and this looks delicious, healthy pizza is okay with me! YUM


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