Mushrooms are ideal for stuffing. I love these Classic Stuffed Mushrooms and these Air Fryer Stuffed Mushrooms. Now be ready to fall in love with Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms! They are an easy and delicious low carb way to satisfy those pizza cravings.
All the Pizza Flavours Minus the Crust
I love pizza. I always will. But all of the pizza flavours are in the toppings. So these delicious morsels taste like your favourite pepperoni pizza, without having to make the dough, wait for it to rise, and roll it out. And if the crust isn't as good as homemade, (and those store-bought pizza crusts just never are), I would rather leave it out, anyway.
Which Type of Mushrooms to Use
I used small Portobello mushrooms because I was making this for lunch. But you can also use button mushrooms to make these stuffed mushrooms into a delicious appetizer.
If I were making these as appetizers, I would go a little light on the pizza sauce. That way they'll be less messy and work better as finger food. This recipe, though, is a fork and knife meal.
The sauce bubbles over in the oven and the cheese gets oozy and golden. Perfection, if you ask me.
No Crust, Fewer Carbs
If you crave pizza, but you're trying to eat fewer carbs, this is the perfect pizza fix for you. ( Also try Pizza Bowls) And if you are on a gluten-free diet, these pizza stuffed mushrooms mean you don't have to forgo the wonderful-ness that is pizza.
Other Toppings for Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms
Although this is a basic pepperoni and cheese pizza topping, there's no need to limit your stuffed mushroom pizza toppings. Along with the pizza sauce and cheese, here are a few ideas:
- Hawaiian: Diced Ham & Pineapple tidbits
- Vegetarian: Chopped bell pepper, red onion, spinach, & olives
- Meat Lovers: Pepperoni, Salami, Italian sausage, diced ham
- BBQ Chicken: Leftover shredded chicken, and barbecue sauce in place of the pizza sauce
Just as with pizza, the sky's the limit for topping stuffed mushrooms.
And just for Fun
This is a seriously entertaining article from a New York Times recipe for stuffed mushrooms from 1996. Check it out for fun: Stuffed Mushrooms.
Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms
- 8 mushrooms medium portobello
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- 8 basil leaves halved
- 16 pepperoni slices thinly sliced
- 2 cup mozzarella cheese grated
- 2 tbs parsley chopped
- Preheat oven to 400° Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray lightly with cooking oil
- Remove stems from mushrooms, and reserve for another recipe
- Place mushrooms, evenly spaced on the prepared baking sheet with the stemmed sides up.
- Into each mushroom cavity, spoon 2-3 tablespoon of pizza sauce (enough to fill the cavity), then a basil leaf, then two pepperoni slices.
- Divide cheese evenly over each filled mushroom.
- Bake in center of oven about 15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and golden, and mushrooms are tender.
- Garnish with parsley and serve.
That cheese looks ah-mazing!! And I LOVE the tip about using button mushrooms to spin this into an appetizer. Would be awesome for upcoming superbowl parties, etc.
Sharon, yes! These make amazing little appies for game days, or any gathering. Enjoy!
Denise from Urbnspice
I am going to add your recipe for Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms to my appetizer 'to make' list. Everything about it appeals to me, Colleen. They look delicious! Thanks for sharing.
Hey Denise! I think you will love these, and they are indeed delicious. Enjoy!
Leanne | Crumb Top Baking
Pizza is a weekend staple in our house. And while we love take out, making homemade pizza is so fun. Pita pizzas are our go-to, but I'm definitely adding these pizza stuffed mushrooms to the list! My hubby would love these. Thanks for a great idea Colleen!
You are so welcome, Leanne! These are simple and delicious, and I think you, as well as your hubby will love them. Enjoy!
Pinned to try! A perfect game-day snack that I'm sure will be devoured.
Hi Elaine, I think a game day snack is a perfect excuse to make this and I guarantee they will be devoured!
Nicoletta De Angelis Nardelli
What a great and fun idea! We would sure love it, Loreto and I. All the goodness of the pizza and the deliciousness of mushroom in one mouthful.
Hi Nicoletta, I think you guys will love these! They are so simple, but taste amazing!
Mmm, what a delicious idea! Love the pizza flavours combined with mushrooms as they're always my favourite pizza topping!
Hi Jessica, these really are delicious, and I share your favourite pizza topping faves. 🙂
This is a brilliant idea. Eating pizza in a healthier way. With less of the carbs. Yum
Thanks, Chichi! It's delicious and you don't miss the crust at all!
Looks super flavourful and I bet each bite is just delicious!
Hi Joyce, Yes! Each bite is just delicious! I hope you get a chance to try them.
I love stuffed mushrooms! Such a great appetizer for any party or gathering. Love the idea of making it pizza style!
Hey Natalie, I, too love stuffed mushrooms and pizza style is super delish. I hope you love them too!
I love stuffed mushrooms such a wonderful satisfying meals, I love the pizza influence I must try that!
Hi Brian, I think you will love these, and I can't wait to hear how they turn out for you!
What a delicious idea. It look so rich an creamy, and perfect for my son who's gluten-free. 🙂 (I love that plate too!)
Valentina, these are a perfect pizza fix for a gluten free diet, so I hope your son (& you) love them!
Cristie | Little Big H
Anything pizza stuffed is going to be a winner as far as I'm concerned! hehe. Love it.
So with you on that Cristie!
Love this idea, all the flavours of pizza without all the nasty stuff!
I agree, Tilly. Pizza flavours are too good to forgo, now matter what diet you're doing, and I think these fit most of them.:-)
I am just loving the idea of pizza stuffed mushrooms. What a great alternative to pizza, and a fun little snack!
Hi Danielle, I just love these too, I keep making them! 🙂
I can really imagine how yummy these pizza stuffed mushrooms are. I love pizza and I love stuffed mushrooms so this idea sounds like heaven to me! It's interesting that here in Italy we don't call spicy salami/sausage 'pepperoni'! Peperoni with one 'p' is bell peppers and spicy salami is salsiccia piccante!
Hi Jacqueline. That is interesting about the pepperoni, and something I didn't know. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your salsiccia piccante pizza mushrooms! 🙂