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Pizza Mushrooms

April 4, 2013





As promised in my last post, here is the recipe for pizza mushrooms!

Awhile ago I’d come across some Pin-spiration for pizza stuffed mushrooms that were pretty basic in their sauce-cheese-pepperoni combination. However the idea seemed like a pretty genius one, and only needed a bit of customization on my part. Of course I wanted to make my own pizza sauce, and for that I had a lightbulb moment in coming up with the idea to put some topping ingredients inside the sauce itself! So I created a basic tomato and tomato paste mixture but added some goodies like olives, thyme, and even anchovies! And as far as my favorite pizza topping, which is mushrooms, well that’s already covered in the base of the recipe! I also added carrots because Scott pretty much asks for carrots in everything I make. And we happened to have some wine in the fridge so, why not add that into the mix too? This sauce pretty much became a sort of “kitchen sink” pizza sauce, and it was definitely delish.

For the meaty filling I opted for sausage instead of pepperoni, just because I like it better, but also because it seemed better suited for stuffing into a mushroom cap. All in all, these cheesy guys make for a great party bite if you use smaller mushrooms; Or, if you bought jumbo “stuffing mushrooms” like I did, you may want to consider a knife and fork!

“Kitchen Sink” Pizza Sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 small carrots, diced
  • 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 or 2 anchovy filets, mashed into a paste with a fork
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • crushed red pepper flake, to taste (optional)
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic, onion, and carrots, and saute until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, wine, olives, anchovies and spices to the pot. Stir to combine.

Bring to a slow boil, then lower heat to a simmer. Add salt and crushed red pepper flake to taste. Cover and let simmer for 1 hour.

Stuffed Pizza Mushrooms

  • 1 lb Italian pork sausage, not in casings
  • 18-20 large white mushrooms, cleaned and de-stemmed
  • grated mozzarella cheese
  • fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • extra virgin olive oil

Drizzle a little olive oil into a skillet over medium heat and saute the sausage until its cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and arrange mushroom caps, stem-side up. Spoon a little sauce into each mushroom, then top with sausage and cheese. When all your mushrooms are filled, bake for about 25 minutes.

Turn on the broiler and put the mushrooms in for 2-3 minutes, just until the cheese browns on top. Remove from the oven and top with some chopped basil and a little thyme. Serve warm.


12 Comments leave one →
  1. April 4, 2013 6:18 pm

    wow, what fun! look like real pizza! great idea!

  2. April 4, 2013 6:32 pm

    Those look amazing!! Killer recipe!!

  3. April 4, 2013 6:53 pm

    Mmm. I’ll have to give these a try!

  4. April 4, 2013 7:34 pm

    Those look heavenly! If only I would’ve seen this a bit earlier because I made a pizza for dinner! Thank you for sharing! I look forward to making these!

  5. April 4, 2013 10:56 pm

    delicious. such a great idea!
    i LOVE the nail polish one!

    Come on over and enter my GIVEAWAY!

  6. April 7, 2013 5:39 pm

    So glad I stumbled upon this. This looks awesome! I’ve stuffed mushrooms with crabcakes before…but never anything like this. Can’t wait to try it and thanks for sharing!

  7. imaksimize permalink
    April 8, 2013 1:10 am

    Reblogged this on imaKSimize.

  8. April 15, 2013 8:47 am

    Thanks for sharing the stuffed mushrooms recipe. I’ve tried them before, but have no idea how to make them. I tend to use mushrooms in 4 out of 5 recipes so this one sounds divine to me – I’ll definitely be giving it a try.

  9. April 24, 2013 3:32 pm

    These look so yummy! I only made stuffed mushrooms once in my life, but this will probably be a good occasion to try again!

  10. July 11, 2013 4:07 pm

    Yum. what a concept! Never thought to do that…

  11. Jenn E. permalink
    July 13, 2013 11:17 am

    Oh, man. This recipe makes me wish my fiance would eat mushrooms. Sigh. Maybe one day…

  12. July 29, 2013 9:08 pm

    mmmmmm looks so good!

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