Gluten-Free, Delicious Mushroom Pizza

Originally from pizza capital, New York, Jenn Zerling, a fitness and nutrition expert, created this healthy alternative to carb-loaded pizza.

Photo by Jennie Palluzzi / Garlic, My Soul

It’s 7 p.m. and you’re getting home from work. It’s been a long day. You plop down in front of the TV. Ahhhhhh, you sigh, all is right with the world. The only thing missing? A big, cheesy pie of pizza to nosh on.

There comes a point when people experience the classic craving for pizza — a pressing desire for that heavenly balance of melted cheese, crunchy crust, soft, comforting carbs, the flavorful topping to put your tastebuds over the edge.

But if you’re on a low-carb or gluten free diet, you can’t consume the average pizza. To resolve this issue for diet-conscious pizza lovers everywhere, Jenn Zerling shared her go-to no-bread mushroom pizza recipe — and trust us, it is super delicious.

Originally from pizza capital, New York, Zerling, a fitness and nutrition expert as well as founder of, created this healthy alternative to carb-loaded pizza. Zerling tossed bread and crust out of the equation, and instead, used big naturally savory Portobello mushrooms. Loaded with universally-loved pizza staples such as parmesan cheese, marinara and nutritious veggies, this healthy mushroom pizza recipe is sure to hit the spot.

Delicious Healthy No-Bread Mushroom Pizza
Craving pizza? You can have it! Try this low-carb, healthy and nutritious mushroom pizza. Paleo-style pizza, low GI pizza and gluten free.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. Portobello mushrooms
  2. Organic asparagus
  3. Organic broccoli
  4. Parmesan cheese
  5. Marinara sauce (garlic flavored)
  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Take each portobello mushroom and carve out the center until the mushroom is hollowed out.
  3. Cut up the asparagus into small pieces.
  4. Break apart the broccoli.
  5. In each mushroom, fill up the inside with both the broccoli and asparagus pieces.
  6. Leave enough room to place some marinara sauce inside.
  7. Sprinkle some parm cheese on top.
  8. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes.
  9. Check to see that the contents are hot, not burnt.
  10. Serve hot and watch this dish bring a smile to people’s faces.
  1. Serve hot.
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*Featured image and slideshow images thanks to:  Jennie Palluzzi / Garlic, My Soul

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