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”
- 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
- 1/2 cup Onion Chopped
- 1 cup baby kale chopped
In a saucepan on your stove, heat the olive oil on low.
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.
Add the garlic, onions, kale and both peppers to the oil
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.
Remove from heat when done.
Add two wedges of laughing cow light garlic and herb cheese to each Portabella cap. Kinda smoosh it down in there.
Divide the veggies from the saucepan between the two portabella mushrooms.
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).
Remove, eat & enjoy!
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?