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Portobello Pizzas


  • 6 large portobello mushroom tops, stems removed and gills scraped

  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), for liberal drizzling plus 1 tablespoon

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 pound Italian sweet sausage

  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup cream

  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, shredded or torn

  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmigiano


Pre-heat broiler. Dress the mushroom caps with liberal drizzle of EVOO and season with salt and pepper. Broil the portobello mushrooms 5 minutes on each side until tender. While caps are broiling heat 1 tablespoon EVOO in a skillet over medium high heat, add sausage and brown and crumble the meat, then add tomatoes to skillet and cook another few minutes until they burst. Add cream to skillet and reduce 2-3 minutes more. Remove the sausage from heat and fold in basil. Fill mushroom caps and top with cheese, place under broiler to brown 2-3 minutes then quarter caps and serve.