Vegan Cheesy Portabella Mushrooms make delicious vegan bites for a cooked vegan dinner or a healthy snack! Portabella mushroom pizzas are actually very filling, so you’ll leave the table full and satisfied too.
While this recipe makes for two servings of two mushrooms each, you can always buy extra portabella mushrooms from your produce aisle at your local grocery store to make it a family meal. Just remember a serving is two large portabella mushrooms and you’re good to go!
What I Love About Portabella Mushroom Pizzas
- They are filling, keeping you full and satisfied for hours.
- They are really easy to put together! Just slap a few ingredients together to make a cheesy pizza.
- It’s all vegan, all the time.
- Mushrooms have important vitamins and minerals (please see below)
- They make for a fun pizza and movie night!
Mushrooms – Mushrooms, as you know, are part of the fungus family. I also like to think they are part of the fairy realm too, as they have a magical element about them. Mushrooms are fat-free, vegan, gluten-free, low in calories, low in carbs, low in sodium, and naturally take on the flavor of whatever they are cooked with. They are plum-full of micro-nutrients and fiber! Mushrooms are a superfood with multiple uses!
Tomato Sauces – In general, tomato sauces contain a ton of lycopene. Lycopene prevents heart disease, making your sauce super heart-healthy! It also treats that HPV thing or human papillomavirus naturally. Another great thing about tomato sauce is that the vitamins in it actually increase nutrients, unlike some of its raw counterparts. Sweet! Tomato sauces also commonly have Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin E, and more! Of course, the fresher the better.
I do plan on making a red sauce soon that can be used for the pizzas. When I do, I will update this post. In the meantime, feel free to buy organic pasta sauce from the store. The organic tastes ten times better than the regular brands. How so? It has a very fresh taste, minus all of the processed ingredients. I like Thrive Market Organic Tomato Basil Sauce. Give it a try!
Vegan Cheesy Portabella Mushroom Pizzas
Looking for something fresh for pizza night? Perfect! Then you are going to love this mostly raw vegan idea for a pizza.
Vegan Cheesy Portabella Mushroom Pizzas use fresh ingredients and even some pre-made vegan ingredients too. Ingredients like pre-made organic tomato sauce and vegan cheese. You’re going to see how a few key ingredients make all the difference in the world!
- 4 large portabella mushrooms (Be sure they are the large ones.)
- 2 cups tomato sauce (It can be homemade or store bought of your choice. Again, I recommend organic tomato sauce.)
- 2 tbsp Daiya deliciously dairy free pepper jack style shreds (Vegan Cheese Shredded)
- 2 dash onion powder
- 2 dash garlic powder
- 1 sprinkle sea salt
- 1 sprinkle black pepper
- 1 dash basil (Rub together with fingers to unlock the flavor.)
- 1 dash cayenne pepper
- 2-4 tbsp earth balance butter (It’s vegan. Get the kind with olive oil.)
- Take portabella mushrooms and wash thoroughly under cold running water. Then dry lightly with a dry towel. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Set dry mushrooms on a cookie sheet that has been lightly covered (using a paper towel) with olive oil.
- Use a cooking brush to add a little olive oil to the outside of mushrooms. When the oven is preheated, then add mushroom cookie sheet to the oven. Check every ten minutes or so. When the juices start squeezing out and the mushrooms begin to dry and lay flat, that’s when they are ready for phase two.
- For the filling, add a pat of butter to the inside of each cooked mushroom.
- Secondly, add tomato sauce to the middle of each individual portabella mushroom. Spead evenly with a spoon.
- Add your spices next. Sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, black pepper, basil, and cayenne pepper. Leave seasonings on top as they will soak and blend into mushroom as they cook.
- Last but not least, add your cheese! To make it cheesy, don’t be afraid to add shreds liberally.
- Now that you’ve got your pizzas decorated, place cookie sheet back into the oven for about ten minutes, letting the cheese melt and spices blend.
- Take out of the oven and let cool down for five minutes then enjoy the cheesy goodness!
Stay tuned for my famous tomato sauce on the blog soon! It’s organic and made with fresh ingredients that taste as if they had just been hand-picked from the garden.