Portabello Pizza And Sauce For One ~ Healthy Low Carb Substitute For Pizza

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"If your trying to watch the weight and the carbs you take in, this is a really great tasting substitute for pizza. If you use the mini mushrooms, these make great appetizers that are low in calories and carbs, and healthy for you. You can add in green peppers, or roasted red peppers, red onions, and Kalamata olives to name a few, if you want to change it up, and it will just add to the vegetable serving. This is a serving for 1 person, but it only let me choose 2, so it is actually only 1 serving. You can easily make multiple servings by doubling or tripling the recipe. I haven't tried this yet, but plan to: Chopped tomatoes, feta cheese, and fresh basil for a little Mediterranean flair!********* Two large or 6 small mushrooms provide 1 1/2 vegetable servings, 1/2 protein serving, 1/2 fat serving, 2 dairy servings"

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (678.6 g)
  • Calories 1135.4
  • Total Fat - 75.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 127.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1988.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 70.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.7 g
  • Sugars - 32.3 g
  • Protein - 53.2 g
  • Calcium - 638.4 mg
  • Iron - 8.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 2

Clean mushrooms by brushing any dirt off with a towel, and pull out the stem and scrape off the gills with a spoon.

Step 3

Place on baking pan, and bake for 7 minutes.

Step 4

While mushrooms are baking, grate Mozzarella. Mix the egg white in. (Usually low-fat cheese has trouble melting, so using the egg helps the cheese melt while adding some protein).

Step 5

Remove mushrooms from the oven, and turn the broiler to high.

Step 6

Layer first the pizza sauce, then cheese mixture, then olives and any other veggies you may want to add on, and top with pepperoni slices, then cheese.

Step 7

Return pan to oven and broil on high for 3 minutes, or until cheese melts and starts to brown.

Step 8

Healthy Pizza Sauce:

Step 9

Chop tomato into small pieces, and put in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute on high.

Step 10

Put tomatoes into a blender, then add Italian seasoning, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and salt to taste. Blend on high until smooth.

Step 11

Pour sauce back into the bowl, and microwave for 1 additional minute on high.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Didn't make these as healthy as you did, Linda, but I sure enjoyed them! Thanks for the great idea. I didn't use the egg white because I didn't use lowfat cheese. But that is a very interesting technique that I've never heard of before...

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(23 Sep 2012)