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Portobello Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella

Although portobello mushrooms, arugula and fresh mozzarella may make you think of a contemporary, upscale pizza, the taste of this pie is reminiscent of an old-fashioned pizza parlor.



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1 12-inch (1-lb.) prepared pizza crust, such as Rustic Crust
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1 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. olive oil
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3 medium-size portobello mushrooms, chopped (about 2 cups)
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3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 Tbs.)
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1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
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1 cup prepared marinara sauce
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⅓ cup diced red onion
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8 oz. fresh mozzarella, drained, and cut into ¼-inch-thick slices
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⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
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2 cups arugula or baby spinach


1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat 12-inch round pizza pan or baking sheet with cooking spray, and set crust in pan.

2. Heat 1 Tbs. oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, and cook 5 minutes, or until browned and tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Cook 30 seconds, stirring often. Stir in vinegar, and remove from heat.

3. Brush crust with remaining 2 tsp. olive oil. Spread sauce on crust. Scatter mushroom mixture on top. Sprinkle with red onion. Arrange mozzarella slices over vegetables, and sprinkle with Parmesan.

4. Bake 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Scatter arugula on top. Cut into slices, and serve.

Nutrition Information: 

13 g
Total Fat: 
11 g
Saturated Fat: 
5 g
33 g
25 mg
478 mg
2 g
4 g
Serves 8

Comments on this Recipe

This pizza was so good and soooo easy to make! @ ed, you can use any marinara. I used organic basil and garlic flavored pasta sauce in a jar but you could make something too.

Here's another recipe that doesn't have anything about preparing the marinara sauce? I'm just getting into cooking so am I missing something here?

This pizza is wonderful and so easy to make! Loved it! I found a very good pizza marinara sauce in a jar at Trader Joes.