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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!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5 caps
Author: Julie Chiou
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  • 5 large portobello mushroom caps
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pepperoni
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Marinara sauce
  • Basil

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  • 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.

Recipe Notes

You may use whatever toppings you desire. I just chose to use cheese and pepperoni. You can use diced bell peppers, onions, sausage, etc.


Serving: 1 cap | Calories: 143 kcal | Carbohydrates: 2 g | Protein: 7 g | Fat: 12 g | Sugar: 1 g

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: quick and easy
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Friday 8th of March 2013

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!


Friday 8th of March 2013

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


Friday 8th of March 2013

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


Friday 8th of March 2013

Yes, that would work!

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Carlas Confections

Wednesday 12th of September 2012

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!

Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake

Monday 10th of September 2012

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!