Grilled Portabella Veggie “Pizzas”

Grilled Portabella Pizzas

I call them pizza’s, you can call them stuffed mushrooms, but no matter what you call them – they are fabulous!

Less than 200 calories. In the WHOLE thing!

If I made the same pizza on a 100% whole wheat bagel, just the bagel is 250 calories. With no toppings. At all.

I won’t even discuss the difference in the carbs. Or the flavor difference. Oh the flavor -so much better than a dry bagel. SO MUCH BETTER! I didn’t even add pizza sauce, but you could if you wanted.

I topped my “pizza” with veggies and you can top yours with whatever you want. But to get this wonderful 185 calorie treat, let me show you how I did it.

Grilled Portabella Veggie “Pizzas”
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Serves: 2
  • 2 Large Portabella Mushroom Caps
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped (or minced)
  • 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil (you really don't need much)
  • 4 wedges of Laughing Cow - Light Garlic & Herb Cheese
  • 1 cup Red Peppers, Chopped
  • 1 cup Green Peppers, Chopped
  • ½ cup Onion, Chopped
  • 1 cup baby kale, chopped
  1. In a saucepan on your stove, heat the olive oil on low.
  2. Pop your portabella mushrooms in there and saute for 1-2 minutes. Flip them over and saute the other side for about 1-2 minutes, or just until they are slightly softened. Remove the mushrooms to a baking pan lined with tin foil.
  3. Add the garlic, onions, kale and both peppers to the oil
  4. Saute for a few minutes or until onions are translucent. Stir around frequently. I also added a dash of salt & pepper but it's definitely not needed... it was a dash, and I couldn't taste it. I'll leave it out next time.
  5. Remove from heat when done.
  6. Add two wedges of laughing cow light garlic and herb cheese to each Portabella cap. Kinda smoosh it down in there.
  7. Divide the veggies from the saucepan between the two portabella mushrooms.
  8. Broil the mushrooms for about 2-3 minutes (I did this in my toaster oven on the broil setting, if using a large oven, just pay attention to it and don't walk away so you don't burn anything).
  9. Remove, eat & enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 mushroom cap Calories: 185 Fat: 2g



I love it when I can find ways to cut calories, carbs and fat, just by switching something up. Reminds me of those “unwiches” at Jimmy John’s. I love lettuce wraps!

What little tips, tricks and substitutions do you make to cut the calories, carbs or fat?

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  1. says

    Ooh this is fabulous !! I have been GF for Lent and have missed eating pizza with my family on Pan pizza night. I will make next time. I love portabella mushrooms and with all that delish stuff on them they must be amazing !!! I am making this !!!!!! Pinning now !

    • says

      Impressed that you went GF for Lent! Wow. These are definitely a great substitute if you can’t have the actual pizza and I was so happy with the flavor. So delicious and the cheese (already being low cal) wasn’t bad adding two of them. I could have added more veggies but there wasn’t anymore room! hahaha
      Enjoy and thank you for the pin!

  2. Pam @ The Meltaways says

    OMG Nicole! These are perfect! I can’t wait to try these – what a gorgeous picture – I can totally taste them!

    • says

      You will love them, especially if you love Portabella’s (which I do!!) I’m trying to find low fat, low cal alternatives for lunch and while I love a good salad, I want a treat once in awhile too. This is SO much better than a “treat”. haha
      Thank you!

  3. says

    Nicole, I LOVE this! I need to cut down on my carbs big time – this way, I can still enjoy pizza but in a much healthier, tastier way. Such a great idea, especially with garlic ‘n herb Laughing Cow. Yum!

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