Portobello mushroom pizza recipe by Michael Mosley

We all love a filthy 12 inch Domino’s now and again but at 200 calories per slice, it’ll take one hell of a workout to burn it off afterwards. Why not try swapping yours for this Portobello mushroom pizza recipe by Michael Mosley. A healthy take on an Italian favourite, that’s packed with antioxidants and vitamin D, quick and easy to make and tastes great…

Healthy pizza recipe

Serves 1
Calories per serving: 321
Prep time: 7 minutes
Cooking time: 6 minutes


2 large Portobello mushrooms, (approx. 170g or 6 oz) stems removed
1 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp mixed herbs
2 tbsp tomato paste
50 g mozzarella cheese, grated
3 cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced
Sea Salt
Black pepper


Wash and dry the Portobello mushrooms.

Pre-heat the oven to grill settings on high heat. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Combine the olive oil, garlic and half a teaspoon of the mixed herbs together in a small bowl. Brush the bottoms of each mushroom with the oil mixture and place each mushroom, oil side down, onto your baking tray.

Next, spoon the tomato paste into the mushrooms and sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese and cherry tomatoes.

Place the mushrooms on the baking tray and then transfer to the oven (middle shelf). Grill until the cheese has melted and is golden in colour (this should take about 6 minutes).

To serve, sprinkle the Portobello mushroom pizza with the remaining mixed herbs and season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Did you know…

Mushrooms are now qualified to join the ranks of other so-called superfoods, such as avocados and blueberries. Nutritionist Madeleine Shaw says:

“Mushrooms are easily overlooked in the fruit and veg rainbow we’re advised to eat. High in antioxidants, they’re commonly overlooked as a significant source of the sunshine vitamin D. As a key vitamin essential in supporting a normal immune system, vitamin D plays a vital role in keeping our bones healthy, as it works to regulate our intake of calcium, magnesium and phosphorous.

“As we face less hours in the sun this summer due to cancelled holidays and life in lock-down, we need to explore different ways of finding how to best get what our bodies need. A readily available and easily overlooked source are mushrooms, that can be bought specially enriched with vitamin D.”

Recipe supplied by Fast 800

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