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Grilled Pizza Bella

Ingredients

  • 4 large Portobello mushrooms, cleaned and stems removed
  • 1/4 cup Italian blend shredded cheese
  • 1 8-ounce package frozen spinach and artichoke dip, thawed
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, stems removed
  • Salt and pepper to season

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

35 minutes

Serves:

4

A vegetarian and crust less pizza filled with tangy, creamy Chevre, prepared spinach and artichoke dip, seasoned with fresh thyme, all atop earthy Portobello mushrooms.

Why Try? Who knew you could make a pizza without pizza dough, let alone on the grill? Well you can, and it’s a delicious way to enjoy warm weather outside by the grill.

Foodie Byte: Goat cheese, also known as Chevre, is the perfect complement to the smoky and meaty essence of the Portobello mushrooms, but if you want, you can certainly substitute Mozzarella in place of the goat cheese.

Preparation

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat (about 400°F)
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook onion slices in one tablespoon oil on medium-high heat until well caramelized and very tender, about 20 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Brush mushroom caps with olive oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Grill stem-side down for about 5 minutes. Take off heat.
  4. Divide spinach artichoke dip equally among the four mushroom caps. Spread dip on grilled side of mushrooms. Top with caramelized onions, a couple slices of goat cheese, 2 tablespoons shredded cheese, and a sprinkle of thyme leaves.
  5. Put mushrooms back on grill and close lid so that the toppings heat and melt. Grill for about 10 minutes or until cheeses are melted and golden.

Nutritional Information

Calories 283, Carbohydrates 11g, Cholesterol 38mg, Fat 22g, Fat Calories 196, Fiber 3g, Protein 13g, Saturated Fat 9g, Sodium 396mg. Daily Values: Calcium 223.21mg 22%, Phos 174.38mg 17%, Copper 0.46mg 23%, Zinc 0.77mg 5%, Panto 1.2mg 12%, Biotin 2.02mcg 673%, Iodine 0.75mcg 1%, Magnesium 8.61mg 2%, Iron 0.95mg 5%, Vitamin B6 12%, Vitamin C 5%, Vitamin B12 2%, Vitamin D 3%, Vit E-a-Toco 3%, Vitamin A 27%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.