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NJBC Eats: Portabella Mushroom Pizzas

By Karen Kelly, R.D. | September 24, 2021


Lately, I’ve been eating grilled portabella mushroom pizzas on repeat. This is one of my favorite low-carb meals. Perfect for a weeknight dinner, it’s fast and requires minimal ingredients. For healthy, protein-packed toppings I like grilled chicken, turkey pepperoni or crumbled sausage. I recommend getting the family involved and customizing your toppings together. For added veggies and fiber, I serve mine with a side of green salad.

Portabella Mushroom Pizzas

Serves 2 (1 serving = 2 mushroom caps)
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 20 min
  • 2-3 tsp extra virgin olive oil (you can also use avocado oil or any other neutral oil)
  • 4 large portabella mushroom caps, cleaned (you can also make mini pizzas with the smaller portabella mushrooms)
  • Sea Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 Tbsp. of no-sugar added tomato sauce (I like Rao’s Tomato Basil Sauce) 
  • ¾ cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Toppings (grilled chicken, turkey pepperoni, crumbled sausage, etc) 
  1. Lightly brush the portabella mushroom caps with extra virgin olive oil
  2. Season with salt and pepper
  3. Place the mushrooms on a hot grill over medium heat
  4. Grill the mushrooms for 10-15 minutes
  5. Once the mushrooms are done cooking, spoon some tomato sauce on top and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and healthy toppings of your choice
  6. Close the lid of the grill and cook until the cheese is nice and melted. Serve and enjoy!
Karen Kelly, RD, is a registered dietitian at New Jersey Bariatric Center, a medical & surgical weight loss center with offices in Springfield, Somerville, Hoboken, East Brunswick, Sparta and Totowa, New Jersey. She provides pre-operative and post-operative nutritional counseling to New Jersey Bariatric Center’s Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, LAP-BAND (gastric band) and revision patients, in addition to dietary counseling for patients in our Medical Weight Loss program.
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