Author Notes: A grain and gluten-free solution to your pizza cravings! —Erica Lea | Buttered Side Up
Portobello mushrooms, cleaned, stems removed, and gills scraped out
tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
small clove garlic, minced,
cup pizza sauce
cups shredded cheddar cheese
cup chopped pepperoni (more to taste)
cup sliced black olives
tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
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.