Last week a friend shared a photo of her dinner and it reminded me of a dish I used to love, portabella pizzas. I’d buy the large belles, stuff one with a little pizza sauce, top with oodles of shredded cheese and bake until bubbly. Good stuff!
And then I remembered that I used to eat stuffed mushrooms a lot. Stuffed with all sorts of goodies, most of them not exactly healthy. Which means the past few days I’ve been eating lots of stuffed mushrooms again, trying to make them a little better for my belly. How do we forget dishes we like so much? Do you do this, fall in love with a dish, eat the heck out of it and then drop it from the menu for months, maybe years? I love it when I rediscover a dish from my past. The challenge of remodeling it really lights me up!
Here’s my favorite basic way to create pizza with mushrooms. For this recipe, I’ve used the mini portabellas, which are often labeled stuffing mushrooms. I buy them 6 to a pack at Trader Joe’s. Grab a couple packs and a bit of produce and you’ll have a quick dinner or a great starter for a heartier meal.