Easy Gluten-Free Guilt-Free Pizza?

IMG_4824You’re craving your favorite pizza but know you can’t really afford the carbohydrates as you’re watching your weight and health!  Here’s a solution to both your quandaries and it’s easier than you realize.  Not only are these simple pizzas healthy, gluten-free and easy but they can be made in less time that it takes to order a pizza and have it delivered. You can vary this recipe using your favorite pizza toppings.

Portobello Mushroom Pizzas

4 large Portobello mushrooms
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 cup cherry tomatoes
¼ cup thyme
6-8 tablespoons of low sodium tomato paste
1 cup of Mozzarella cheese, grated
Fresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Rinse mushrooms and pat dry. Remove stems and insides of mushrooms. Brush all sides of mushrooms with a thin coat of olive oil.

Place in a lined baking sheet with cap side up and bake for 8-10 minutes depending on the thickness of the mushrooms. While mushrooms are baking, roast cherry tomatoes in a medium sized pan with remaining tablespoon of olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper to taste.

Remove mushrooms from oven, and invert cap side up. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of tomato paste in each one. Top with roasted tomatoes and ¼ cup grated cheese, and some fresh basil.

Bake for 15-30 minutes or until cheese is melted and mushrooms are tender. Remove from oven and enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving
Calories 180
Protein     11 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Total Fat 11 g
Fiber 3g
Sodium 220 mg