Grilled Pizza Bella

grilled pizza bella

A vegetarian and crustless pizza filled with tangy, creamy Chevre, prepared spinach and artichoke dip, seasoned with fresh thyme, all atop earthy Portobello mushrooms.

Recipe By: Food Channel
  • Prep15 min |
  • Total50 min |
  • Serves4 servings

Ingredients

    • 4 large portobello mushrooms, cleaned and stems removed
    • 1 8 ounce package frozen spinach and artichoke dip, thawed
    • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 4 ounces goat cheese, sliced
    • 1/4 cup Italian blend shredded cheese
    • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, stems removed
    • Salt and pepper to season

Instructions

Preheat grill to medium high heat (about 400°F)

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook onion slices in one tablespoon oil on medium-high heat until well caramelized and very tender, about 20 minutes. Set aside.

Brush mushroom caps with olive oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Grill stem-side down for about 5 minutes. Take off heat.

Divide spinach artichoke dip equally among the four mushroom caps. Spread dip on grilled side of mushrooms. Top with caramelized onions, a couple slices of goat cheese, 2 tablespoons shredded cheese, and a sprinkle of thyme leaves. 

Put mushrooms back on grill and close lid so that the toppings heat and melt. Grill for about 10 minutes or until cheeses are melted and golden.

Why try? Who knew you could make a pizza without pizza dough, let alone on the grill? Well you can, and it’s a delicious way to enjoy warm weather outside by the grill.

Foodie Byte: Goat cheese, also known as Chevre, is the perfect complement to the smoky and meaty essence of the Portobello mushrooms, but if you want, you can certainly substitute mozzarella in place of the goat cheese.

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