Friday, April 1, 2011

Food Fun Friday - Pizza

ok, I'll bet you are saying... what????? you can't have pizza dough on South Beach/Atkins...
no you can't... but these little babies were really good and filling (along with a side of steamed broccoli or asparagus).  They were relatively easy too! 
They cured the pizza cravings we were having.
The secret:  Portobello mushrooms! 

Portobello Mushroom 'Pizza'
1 portobello mushroom (about 3oz) stem removed, wiped clean with a damp paper towel
1 TBL EVOO
1 large clove garlic, sliced
1 TBL no added sugar tomato sauce
2 TBL shredded mozzarella cheese
Heat oven 425 and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. 
In a small saute pan, heat olive oil until fragrant and shimmering, add garlic, lower heat and cook, stirring until golden, being careful not to burn. 
Place mushroom on lined baking sheet and brush both sides with olive oil.  Bake 30 minutes, or until fork tender, turning after 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and raise heat to broil.
Top concave side of mushroom with tomato sauce, cheese and garlic.  Place under broiler for 1 minute or until cheese melts and bubbles.
Worth the effort. no April fools here!

1 Wonderful People Who Commented:

Sue said...

Perfect idea. I am craving pizza and trying to do without carbs. Portobello mushrooms, here I come!

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