Perfect Pizza-bella

The Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien shares her recipe for Perfect Pizza-bella.


  • 1 stick light string cheese
  • 1 portobello mushroom, stem removed and reserved
  • 2 tablespoons canned crushed tomatoes
  • Seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Break string cheese stick into thirds and place in a blender or food processor; blend at high speed until shredded. (Or pull into shreds and roughly chop.)
  3. Place mushroom cap on the sheet, rounded side down. Bake until slightly tender, about 8 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, finely chop mushroom stem. In a small bowl, stir into crushed tomatoes.
  5. Remove sheet, but leave oven on. Blot away excess moisture from mushroom cap.
  6. Evenly top mushroom cap with crushed tomato mixture, and season with spices. Sprinkle with cheese and, if you like, additional spices.
  7. Bake until mushroom is tender, tomatoes are hot, and cheese has melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

Makes one serving.

Nutritional Information:
100 calories, 3g fat, 263mg sodium, 8.5g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 10.5g protein