We all love pizza. But, sometimes, we want that beautiful pizza taste without the carbs. So here’s a delicious Mushroom Pizza recipe – using the actual mushroom as the “pizza base”.

Recipe serves 4.

Ingredients

For the “base”:

  • 4 very large brown mushrooms (deep enough to hold the  filling), wiped clean
  • 150g Fior Di Latte mozzarella

Homemade tomato sauce:

  • A generous glug of olive oil
  • 2 crushed cloves of garlic
  • 1 fresh chilli, chopped
  • 410g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 – 2 tsp sugar (or Banting substitute)
  • Salt and black pepper for seasoning

Topping suggestions:

  • Baby tomatoes
  • Fried bacon
  • Fried chorizo
  • Ham
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Pitted olives
  • Capers
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Fresh basil leaves

Method

  1. Fry the garlic and chilli in the olive oil until soft.
  2. Add the tomatoes and sugar.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and simmer uncovered for about  15 minutes, stirring often, until the tomato sauce has reduced and thickened.
  4. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celcius.
  5. Place the mushrooms cap-side down on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  6. Spoon the tomato sauce inside the mushroom caps and spread the sauce to cover the cap.
  7. Tear the mozzarella into small pieces and dot the tomato sauce with 2/3 of the cheese.
  8. Top the mushrooms with your preferred topping ingredients and dot with the remaining cheese.
  9. Place in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes until the mushrooms are cooked through and the cheese melted.
  10. Set the oven to grill and grill the mushrooms for a few extra minutes until the cheese bubbles to a golden brown.
  11. Serve immediately.

Simply, right? Hope you enjoy this mushroom pizza recipe!

Recipe courtesy of The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association, with credit given to heinstirred.com. I Love Foodies also creates original recipes. Keen to check some of these out? We just completed a series of Ciao Gusto recipes, Sous Chef recipes, and, last year, we partnered with Buy Whole Foods Online for healthy and delicious treats! Check out our full Recipes Archive.