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Portabello Mushroom “Pizzas” {Money Matters}

Yesterday was beyond productive. Morning workouts are such a love-hate relationship, but I think I’m leaning more towards love than hate 🙂 My evening are just too precious…and short. So are my mornings, but I really can make things work in the morning…many mornings. Not all, but many. And on days like yesterday when I really don’t have time to workout in the evenings, mornings make workouts possible. So my rear is feeling much more so in gear…and I have another morning workout planned for tomorrow 🙂 I’m working out this afternoon, too. I have a plan and I’m sticking to it! 😀

Yesterday was also a successful dinner – 20 minutes from start to finish (including cook time!) and cost-effective, too. Oh, and did I mention healthy? Win-win-win!

I made these as I was finishing up my prep for class last night. Mr. Prevention didn’t make it home before I left to teach, so I called him to let him know there were 2 portabello mushroom pizzas in the fridge for him. I was thinking he would ignore them and pull off his usual Monday/Wednesday routine: frozen pizza. Much to my pleasant surprise, he gobbled up both pizzas! He really, really like them. Pizza Man loved’em. Got that? 😉 These are keepers.


Portabello Mushroom “Pizzas” slightly adapted from My Kitchen Adventures

4 portabello mushrooms
1 cup pizza sauce
2 oz part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 tomato, halved and thinly sliced
8 turkey pepperoni slices, halved
Italian seasoning, to taste


Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.

With a spoon, scoop out gills of the mushroom and cut the stems down as small as possible. Set the mushrooms, cap side down on the prepared baking dish.

Divide the pizza sauce evenly among the three mushroom caps. Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese evenly among the mushrooms. Top with pepperoni and tomato and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.

Bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and mushroom is soft. Yield: 2 servings (2 pizzas each).

Nutrition Information (per serving): 186 calories; 6 g. fat; 21 mg. cholesterol; 730 mg. sodium; 19 g. carbohydrate; 6 g. fiber; 14.5 g. protein

Result: Delicious! These definitely hit the “pizza spot”…even for Mr. Prevention. These would be a great low-calorie or low-carbohydrate option for pizza lovers. I added quite a bit of cheese from Renee’s recipe…and pizza sauce, too. I like lots of goodies on my ‘za! If you’re not buying into the portabellos…you can always use English muffins! Enjoy!

Price: The 4 portabellos cost $4.99 (not on sale). The pizza sauce was a generic brand, scored for $1.19. Shredded cheese I buy on sale for $0.21/oz, so 3 ounces came in at $0.63. Half a tomato ran ~$0.20 and 8 turkey pepperoni ~$0.24. Total cost: $7.25 — $3.63/serving.


I got some good news yesterday. I was chosen to speak at a Moderation Nation nutrition party sponsored by the American Dietetic Association. I sent this information to all my RD friends, and I hope some of them applied and got chosen as well! Anyone!? The opportunity sounds so unique and fun — going into a local home and working with a personal trainer to give nutrition/healthy living advice to the party host and their guests. My party is next Sunday – can’t wait! 😀

Today is another busy day…and weigh-in day. Grumble.

Question: What’s your favorite QUICK, healthy meal?

Be well,

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  1. April 19, 2011 / 6:44 am

    Those look really tasty and much more filling than if they had a bread base.

    • Nicole
      April 19, 2011 / 7:28 am

      Very filling, yes!

  2. April 19, 2011 / 7:02 am

    These look great! My husband loves mushrooms and pizza so I

  3. April 19, 2011 / 7:23 am

    I made Nick mini pizzas last night too!! They were on whole wheat tortillas though. To my pleasant surprise, like you said, he loved them! He did say they were too saucy though…and the sauce got all over his hands, ha! I wonder if he would eat them on portabella mushrooms?? I don’t know, but I know I would! I love mushrooms of any kind.

    Congrats on getting chosen to speak!! How exciting. I don’t think you ever sent me anything about this, but don’t worry, I’m not in the least offended. Perhaps you did and I missed it?? Anyway, have a great day!

    • Nicole
      April 19, 2011 / 7:28 am

      Yep! I sent it to you…I just re-forwarded it ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. April 19, 2011 / 7:50 am

    Congrats on being chosen to speak!!

    These little pizzas sound wonderful too – my husband is a pizza fanatic as well! I’ll have to try them! Have a great Tuesday!

  5. April 19, 2011 / 8:27 am

    Mornings are definitely when I am most productive. The later in the day I put something off, the more likely it is to not get done. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Nicole
      April 19, 2011 / 5:24 pm

      So, so true…I’m learning I’m the same way.

  6. April 19, 2011 / 8:31 am

    Glad your rear is more in gear, Nicole! LOL!!!

    I have made portabello mushroom pizzas before and they are usually a hit! Well, not with my mushroom hating family, but with others that I have served them to!

    Congrats on your speaking engagement! That sounds like fun! Good luck today ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nicole
      April 19, 2011 / 5:24 pm

      Thanks! Not looking so good for weigh-in, but we’ll see!

  7. April 19, 2011 / 9:01 am

    I made something similar the other week, and my boyfriend said it was one of his favorite recipes I’ve ever made. Of course he would pick the most simple thing ever, hah.

    • Nicole
      April 19, 2011 / 5:25 pm

      HA! I’ve thought the same thing! It’s almost as if the more effort I put into a meal, the less impressed he’ll be. Bummer ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. April 19, 2011 / 9:32 am

    Wow, simply amazing looking pizza..nice and healthy one!

    • Nicole
      April 19, 2011 / 5:25 pm


  9. April 19, 2011 / 10:10 am

    I have a new love relationship with portabello mushrooms – I made a pizza in them once but I think I made it too fancy. I think your recipe sounds much simpler and amazing.

    I may make these next week!

    • Nicole
      April 19, 2011 / 5:23 pm

      If you do, I hope you like’em ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. April 19, 2011 / 10:31 am

    What a clever spin on English muffin pizzas! I eat EM pizzas more than I care to admit ๐Ÿ˜‰ This would be a nice change of pace.

  11. April 19, 2011 / 10:47 am

    Congrats on being chosen as a speaker!! yay! and I am glad you and MR P liked the pizzas! Yup, super easy….great grilled too….um…if we EVER get grilling weather to stick around! haha

    • Nicole
      April 19, 2011 / 5:23 pm

      They were delish! They would be excellent on the grill, but uhh…where’s the grilling weather? BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  12. Liz
    April 19, 2011 / 11:25 am

    Congrats on being chosen to speak! Sounds like a cool opportunity!

    We always put mushrooms on pizza so I’m sure these will be a hit in our house.

    The morning workouts get easier – I promise! I almost always give myself off one morning each work week. It helps me feel like I’m not getting up super early everyday.

    • Nicole
      April 19, 2011 / 5:23 pm

      I hope you’re right! Morning workout #2 tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nicole
      April 19, 2011 / 5:22 pm

      Yep, husband-approved and husband-capable ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. April 19, 2011 / 2:03 pm

    Big congrats on your speaking engagement Nicole! Good luck at weigh in!!!!

    • Nicole
      April 19, 2011 / 5:22 pm

      Thanks, Roz ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. April 19, 2011 / 2:35 pm

    I am printing this recipe as we speak! This looks excellent!
    I am all for simple meals!
    My favorite go to are usually salads or something like a quesadilla..cheese, veggies, beans..perfect and easy combo.

    • Nicole
      April 19, 2011 / 5:22 pm

      I hope you like it! Can’t say it gets much easier than this ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. April 19, 2011 / 4:29 pm

    These look amazing. I’m glad I’m not the only one who leaves food for my guy only to be ignored for something frozen. I’m going to tweet this one, really looks good. Love your blog.

    • Nicole
      April 19, 2011 / 5:21 pm

      We just can’t compete with frozen food, can we? Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to perusing your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. April 19, 2011 / 10:09 pm

    Portobello mushroom as a pizza base? Interesting…very much like stuffed mushrooms!
    And good luck on the speech! You’ll be wonderful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Lacy Jane
    June 8, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    Would this be good with some spinach added on top, you think?

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