Lighten-up pizza night and make portobello mushrooms “pizza crust” with these quick and healthy Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms.
Pizza stuffed mushrooms are one of 50 registered dietitian-approved recipes in the new Produce for Kids Healthy Family Classics cookbook. When I was given the opportunity to submit a recipe for the cookbook, I knew I had to share a pizza-themed recipe. You KNOW my family’s LOVE and loyalty for good pizza. And yes, we have pizza other than Friday night’s. To keep things lighter and to of course, keep my carb-loving toddlers on their toes, sometimes I serve up pizza in a portobello mushroom cap!
These pizza stuffed mushrooms, along with the other recipes in the Healthy Family Classics cookbook, are SO easy to make and customizable based on your family’s favorite pizza toppings– which of course is pepperoni and cheese here! But the good news is I get extra veggies in the boys [Ted included] buy swapping out pizza crust with the mushrooms. Now each recipe in the cookbook have a few more things in common… Lots of ingredients? Nope. Confusing directions? Nada. Healthy foods? You betcha. In fact, since I received my copy of the cookbook in the mail I’ve been making one to two new recipes a week!
When you go to order your copy, you should know for every book purchased, 100% of the proceeds will go back to help end child hunger in our nation through Feeding America’s children’s programs. So while you’re feeding your family nutritious and delicious meals, you are also helping fight hunger across the country.
- 4 portobello mushrooms, stem removed
- 1 cup marinara sauce, divided
- 12 slices pepperoni slices
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray.
- Evenly top mushrooms with marinara sauce, pepperoni [about 3 slices per mushroom], and mozzarella cheese.
- Bake until mushroom is tender and cheese has melted, about 10 minutes.
- Top with fresh basil. Serve immediately.
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I cannot thank Produce for Kids enough for the opportunity not only to provide a recipe to the Healthy Family Classics cookbook, but for allowing me to contribute advice, stories, and recipes as a contributor to their blog. I’d encourage you to check out the Produce for Kids website, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for healthy, family-friendly meals!