Mushroom Pizza Caps

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    Here’s something I hate admitting but I know a lot of you are like me so you’ll understand ;)

    I love control. I hate when things spin out of control and you can’t do anything about it. It absolutely drives me crazy. I like being driver and I don’t like giving up that driver’s seat! Sometimes, though, you just gotta learn to sit back and let someone else do the driving. It’s probably one of the most frustrating things in world but when you have no choice, you just gotta sit back and hold on tight.

    Last night was a great test of this “letting go” thing and letting someone else do the driving. My blog was down for 5 hours! I’ve never had it down that long before. I’m on a dedicated server and most times, I can just reboot it myself and it’ll be all better, but when it comes to a database thing, there’s nothing I can do about it. Even more-so, when an entire data center is down, that is DEFINITELY not something I can control. So, I just sat back and kept my fingers crossed that my 999th refresh would somehow bring my site up in the browser.

    ANYWAY, you want to know what I DO have control over? What toppings to top these ‘shroom caps with!!

    Such a liberating feeling.

    So yeah. Before summer REALLY ends and you want to fire up the grill for one last hoorah, I’d make these! They’re fun if you have kids (or not, I mean, you can always do this with a bunch of cool adults too) and you can make this whole she-bang like a “mushroom bar” (haha, a ‘shroom bar if you will) and have all these toppings out in bowls and have everyone go nuts with toppings. Or you can be boring like Jason & I and just do the classic pepperoni & cheese. It’s not BORING, it’s CLASSIC, m’kay?

    Okay, so now I’m sending you off to play with toppings! Get creative, you ;)

    Mushroom Pizza Caps

    Mushroom pizza caps are a great way to enjoy all the flavors of pizza but with less calories!
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Cook Time: 10 mins
    Total Time: 15 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 5
    Calories: 143kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 5 large portobello mushroom caps
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • Pepperoni
    • Shredded mozzarella cheese
    • Marinara sauce
    • Basil


    • Heat up your grill or indoor grill.
    • Remove the inside ribbing of the mushroom caps with a spoon. Brush olive oil on both sides of the mushrooms & season with salt and pepper.
    • Grill the mushroom caps until they've shrunk and are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
    • Remove from grill and with a tablespoon, spoon marinara sauce on inside of the mushroom then top with desired toppings and put on grill again and heat up until cheese has melted.
    • Serve hot, top with basil before serving.


    You may use whatever toppings you desire. I just chose to use cheese and pepperoni. You can use diced bell peppers, onions, sausage, etc.
    Nutrition Facts
    Mushroom Pizza Caps
    Amount Per Serving (1 Pizza)
    Calories 143 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 12g18%
    Carbohydrates 2g1%
    Sugar 1g1%
    Protein 7g14%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 
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  • Laurie {Simply Scratch} says:

    Ohmygosh Julie! These sound amazing… beautiful shots too!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    aww sorry it was down for so long! I know how crazy you must have been going! Glad to see it’s back up now though!!

  • shelly (cookies and cups) says:

    I love love love Mushroom Cap Pizzas!

  • Maria says:

    We make these all of the time! My favorite!

  • Krysten says:

    Sorry to hear your site was down for so long. That is so frustrating! These do look amazing though–even for a mushroom hater : )

  • Lauren says:

    I’m ALL over this. Actually, I’m just craving pizza….

  • amy @ fearless homemaker says:

    these sound great! + i love that your blog is back up. =) i’m a crazy control freak, so i hear ya, big time!

  • Stephanie says:

    So glad your site is back up and running! And this looks like a great idea. Plus, it’s easy. Thanks!

  • sally @ sallysbaking addiction says:

    I’ve made these a few times before! They aren’t as pretty as yours though. I’ve made them in the oven, but never the grill!

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says:

    Can you make these when I come over to bring the wine and pry the news out of you?

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    Pizza Pizza! So this is healthy cause it’s carb free? Right? Pizza win!!

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts says:

    Mushrooms as a crust?! YES please! Mushrooms are my favorite thing on a pizza.

  • Dawn says:

    I can’t wait to try these with Canadian Bacon! Yum! Thanks for the recipe and super fun ideas!

  • Kathryn says:

    High five to another control freak!

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    Ugh, it’s hard for me to relinquish control sometimes, too, so I understand completely! Especially when I have controlled how I want things to go and it doesn’t happen that way–ugh. You don’t wanna know me then! Anyway, these pizza caps are cute and I LOVE using ‘shrooms instead of carbs to make it lighter.

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks says:

    A) I’m totes the way when it comes to being a control freak.

    B) I’m totes about to slide out of my chair just looking at these cappies.

    C) I’m totes done saying totes. Maybe.

    D) Totes. SLAMMED.

  • Angela @ AnotherBitePlease says:

    ugh…that would drive me crazy too! I haven’t made these in so long…great pictures.

  • Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes says:

    I lurve these. So simple, so tasty and so carb-free. Sooo beautiful photos as always!!!

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says:

    Dude, your photos are awesome! I need to go see you and get some lessons!

    As for the whole control thing, I am the same way! But I’m glad you’re blog is up and running! I think I would’ve died if and when that happens to me. And these mushroom pizza caps are a must-make!

  • Ashley says:

    My face wants to dive into 67 of these right now.

  • Cassie says:

    I love these. I could live on portobellos!

  • Nicole @ The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie says:

    These are so adorable! They would also be really cute for a party. But for some reason I don’t see it being an easy thing to eat while making casual conversation ;) I am pretty sure I would end up with sauce all over my face!

  • Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking says:

    Oh gurl! You have been on a pizza roll! Get it? I think a lot of us like to pretend we don’t have control issues but when something like that happens, you can’t fight it! I tried to unplu from all social media and blog biz last weekend and it was the hardest thing ever to just give up control for that long.

  • Alice Choi says:

    OK, OMG, these look AWESOME! I can’t tell you how much I love portobello mushroom caps and pizza! I love that you paired the two together, this is brilliant!

  • Jessie {Life As A Strawberry} says:

    What a great idea! I am totally going to try this. PS as a fellow control freak, I completely understand your pain.

  • Elizabeth @Food Ramblings says:

    Sorry the site was down for so long!!! Glad it’s back up and running!!

  • Tehan says:

    If I don’t have a grill…think the oven will work? They look great!

    • Julie says:

      Yeah, definitely. You just won’t have the char/grill marks but oven is perfectly fine :)

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

    Mmm, love these! I’m scared of those massive mushrooms (I know…) but I would get over my fear for these.

  • Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    These are so cute and make for a great, low-carb snack! I hate not being in control either!

  • JulieD says:

    I love mushrooms and this is so creative, Julie!!

  • Jenny @ BAKE says:

    what a brilliant idea for a lower calorie pizza to curb cravings!

  • Tracey says:

    Haha, I’m a total control freak so I can absolutely relate! Love your mushroom pizzas, these would be an amazing lunch and the possibilities for toppings are seriously endless!

  • Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake says:

    What a fantastic idea instead of using crust! Love these! And I’m a control freak too;) hate that your blog was down, that is so frustrating!

  • Carlas Confections says:

    Mmmm, these could not be cuter and look more yummy! I have totally been wanting to make mushroom pizzas! I need to do this soon man!

  • Sarah says:

    Do you think I could put these on my George Foreman grill and just not shut it and grill that way?

    • Julie says:

      Yes, that would work!

  • Sarah says:

    Great! Thanks so much. :) I keep having to ask questions about everything, sorry about that! I just got married and we moved from Alabama to Connecticut, and living in the South my family just never cooked things like this. We certainly never had a George Foreman! I’m changing my lifestyle, though, and trying to find other recipes to cook that are healthier but still delicious and where everything isn’t fried and the vegetables aren’t made with bacon grease! Your blog is awesome and is definitely helping me get there!

    • Julie says:

      Don’t be sorry to ask questions :) Congrats on the marriage!

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