2 portobello mushroom caps
Salt and pepper, to taste
Pinch garlic powder
2 tablespoons spaghetti sauce
2 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded, 1/2 cup
1 ounce freshly grated parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup
Fresh parsley, chopped, optional
Very gently scrape the gills off the underside of the mushroom caps with a spoon and cut off the stems to make them level with the underside of the mushrooms. Brush the mushrooms with a damp cloth to clean them. Place the caps stem side up on a foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 400º 10 minutes. Turn the caps stem side down and bake another 5 minutes.
Place the mushrooms stem side up on the same baking sheet. Sprinkle them with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Spread each with 1 tablespoon of the spaghetti sauce. Divide the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses between the mushrooms. Bake at 400º about 5-7 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired. Serve as a meatless main dish or as a side dish.
Makes 2 servings
Do not freeze
Per Serving: 198 Calories; 12g Fat; 15g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 6g Net Carbs
This is based on a recipe by Giada De Laurentiis. She grilled her mushrooms and baked this more like a casserole with a lot more sauce. Since the sauce has so many carbs, I cut it back to just 1 tablespoon per mushroom and it was plenty. It's the cheese that's important here and there's plenty of it.
Not sure about an ingredient you see here or where to buy it? Click here for information on just about any ingredient in this recipe.