Arugula and Goat Cheese Portobello Pizzas

Healthy, vegetarian portobello pizzas with homemade pizza sauce, arugula, goat cheese, and mushrooms. At just under 120 calories each, these mini pizzas are a nutrient packed veggie dish that you can feel good about! Gluten-free.

Remember that quick and easy pizza sauce I posted over the weekend? Well, here’s your chance to put it to good use! During my 28 Day Transformation program back in August I realized that so many participants were using their weekly treat meal to have pizza. I joked about it in a couple follow-up emails and ultimately decided that I needed to add a healthy pizza recipe to the plan so that participants could have pizza without taking up their treat for the week. So here’s the recipe I came up with. It’s on plan and perfect for lunch or dinner when paired with a serving of protein.

Healthy Goat Cheese and Arugula Portobello Pizzas on baking sheet.

These babies are easy! Simply whip up a batch of pizza sauce (here’s a super easy blender pizza sauce recipe, but you can also use store-bought), prep your veggies, add your toppings, and bake.

For this version I used the biggest portobello caps I could find at Whole Foods. I cut the stems out and scrapped out the gills to make more room for toppings. I did end up saving the stems that weren’t too woody to use for the topping.

Healthy Goat Cheese and Arugula Portobello Pizzas on baking sheet.

Toppings = arugula, onion, cherry tomatoes, mushroom pieces and goat cheese! If you’re not a huge goat cheese person, you can use mozzarella or any other type of cheese you’d like.

At just under 120 calories each, these mini pizzas are a nutrient packed veggie dish that you can feel good about adding to any meal. To make a meal out of these, I would have two paired with a salad or have one with a serving of protein.

Healthy Goat Cheese and Arugula Portobello Pizza served on a white plate with side of fresh arugula.

The raw pizzas look much prettier, but trust me the cooked version is delicious. I topped each with a sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan, a drizzle of balsamic and devoured them. Well, not all four… I shared some with friends. 🙂

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If you make these arugula and goat cheese portobello pizzas, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

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Arugula and Goat Cheese Portobello Pizzas


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Description

Healthy, vegetarian portobello pizzas with homemade pizza sauce, arugula, goat cheese, and mushrooms. At just under 120 calories each, these mini pizzas are a nutrient packed veggie dish that you can feel good about! Gluten-free.


Ingredients

  • 4 large whole portobello mushroom caps, wiped clean
  • 1 cup no-cook pizza sauce (or healthy store-bought pizza sauce)
  • 2 cups baby arugula leaves
  • ¼ cup goat cheese crumbles (or mozzarella cheese)
  • ¼ cup portobello stems, sliced
  • ¼ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • fresh basil leaves
  • freshly grated parmesan, for topping
  • balsamic vinegar (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Cut stem off each portobello mushroom cap and remove the gills using a spoon. Save the stems that aren’t woody and discard the gills.
  3. Lie the caps stem side up on a baking sheet.
  4. Fill the center of each mushroom with a quarter of the arugula, ¼ cup of the pizza sauce and 1 tablespoon of goat cheese. Then place 1 tablespoon onion, 1 tablespoon of portobello stems, a quarter of the sliced cherry tomatoes and couple fresh basil leaves on top of each.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven, sprinkle on a little freshly grated Parmesan cheese, top with fresh basil, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve.
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 pizza
  • Calories: 119
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 8g
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    13 comments
    1. Sarah
      October 1, 2019 AT 11:06 am

      Probably one of my favorites on here! I seriously have these once a week. Love your recipes!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 1, 2019 AT 4:07 pm

        Thanks for sharing, Sarah. That makes me so happy to hear! And thank you for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It means the world to me. <3

    2. Roberta
      January 31, 2016 AT 11:03 pm

      These look great! I am sharing this on pinterest.

    3. Arman @ thebigmansworld
      September 26, 2014 AT 7:31 pm

      Brittany, I love this twist for a pizza- The only downside is how hard it is to find portobello mushrooms here. Pinning regardless- I’ll hunt them down!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 27, 2014 AT 3:39 pm

        Oh boo! I hope you can find some. 🙂

    4. Sara Gail
      September 26, 2014 AT 2:52 pm

      These look delicious! I’ve made zucchini “pizzas” before but I am going to have to try them on portobello next time because I love mushrooms

    5. Nicole M
      September 25, 2014 AT 6:29 am

      I’m not a fan of mushrooms, but I do love arugula and pizza. Can’t wait to try this recipe out! Thanks for sharing 🙂
      -Nicole
      http://www.lungesandlace.com

    6. allison
      September 23, 2014 AT 11:51 pm

      i used spinach instead of arugula because that’s what i had on hand and they were DELICIOUS! my husband says it’s his new favorite dinner and has requested i make them again this week! thanks for the recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 24, 2014 AT 8:39 am

        This made my day, Allison. So happy that your husband liked them so much!

    7. Andrew
      September 22, 2014 AT 10:43 pm

      These look outstanding!

    8. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment
      September 22, 2014 AT 3:44 pm

      Pizza is a big treat food for me too! I like the cauliflower recipe versison as an alternative. These look great too!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 22, 2014 AT 4:14 pm

        Yes, cauliflower pizza is delicious.

    9. Kelly Runs for Food
      September 22, 2014 AT 11:23 am

      These look amazing! I’ve made portobello pizza before, but I like this version a lot better. Pizza is definitely my “treat” food too.

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