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Portobello and Kale Pizza Bake
Portobello and Kale Pizza Bake

Portobello and Kale Pizza Bake

Recipe by: Willow Bird Baking, adapted from Savvy Mom
Yield: 4 servings

I was skeptical about this recipe. It seemed too simple to come out tasting much like anything other than a pile of kale, and I’m not a kale fan. I was pleasantly surprised, though! Not only is this pizza bake low-carb and vegetarian, it’s also comforting and delicious.

olive oil
salt and pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
4 portobello mushrooms, cleaned with stems and gills removed
1 bunch of kale, cut into thin ribbons after center stalks are removed
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 cups pizza sauce (I used Ragú pizza sauce)
1/2 cup white wine
8 ounces mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Make sure to have all ingredients prepped (cleaned, chopped, measured) before you begin.

Rub the mushrooms with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat a 10-inch, oven-safe skillet over medium heat with another couple of teaspoons of olive oil in it. Sear the mushrooms for about 2 minutes on each side before removing them to a plate (next time I’ll weight them down with a panini press, but I didn’t this time). Add another couple of teaspoons of olive oil to the skillet. Add the garlic and cook, moving it around constantly, for about 30 seconds before adding the white wine to stop the garlic from burning. Add the kale. Sauté the kale, moving it about and tossing it, for about 5 minutes or until it is wilted. Season it with more salt and pepper. Nestle the mushrooms and their juices back into the kale.

Sprinkle the oregano over top. Pour the pizza sauce over the mushrooms and kale. Top with mozzarella cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melty and bubbling. Serve with crusty bread.

4 Comments on Portobello and Kale Pizza Bake (low-carb, vegetarian, low-calorie)

  1. Sarah
    October 24, 2014 at 2:52 pm (9 years ago)

    I could not agree more about the kake chips. As soon as I opened the oven to take them out, I was disgusted. I still had hope though until I tasted one….. wah wah. This recipe looks fantastic though!

  2. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    October 24, 2014 at 3:10 pm (9 years ago)

    I’m the strange person who loves kale chips! But I like them made in a certain way, if that makes you feel better! Recipes like this are my comfort food!

  3. Kelly
    October 25, 2014 at 4:54 pm (9 years ago)

    Sounds like a tasty and healthy comfort food- just what I need during the week!

  4. Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox
    November 8, 2014 at 8:19 am (9 years ago)

    I loathe kale chips. I, too, wanted to like them and expected a satisfying replacement for my potato chip addiction. Epic fail. But this dish looks so hearty and satisfying I don’t think I would miss the chicken either. I would, however, slather a pound of butter on my baguette…..just because. BTW…it was such a pleasure meeting you this week!


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