Margherita Mushroom Pizza

The mushrooms make a tasty base for this twist on a traditional pizza.

Margherita Mushroom Pizza (Source)



4 large Portobello mushrooms, stems removed

Olive oil

8 tablespoons marinara sauce

½ cup cherry tomatoes

¼ cup fresh basil leaves

2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Salt and pepper to taste




  1. Wipe down the mushroom caps with a damp paper towel to remove any dirt.
  2. Gently scrape off the gills inside the mushrooms cap with a teaspoon.
  3. Brush the caps with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  4. Line a baking sheet with foil, arranging the mushrooms on it stem side up.
  5. Bake at 400F for 10 minutes until they release moisture and get juicy. Drain any excess moisture from the caps.
  6. Spoon 2 tablespoons of marinara sauce into each mushroom.
  7. Add some cherry tomatoes and basil leaves.
  8. Top each cap with mozzarella cheese.
  9. Broil at 425F for 5 minutes or until the cheese starts bubbling.
  10. Dish and garnish with freshly chopped basil.


Posted on August 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM