Mushroom Pizza Bites
Fun stuffed pizza bites everyone can eat! Easy to prepare, too.
- 12-15 large mushrooms, cleaned and stems removed (Cremini, Button, or Portobello)
- 2 mini pepperoni links (sliced)
- ¼ Cup pizza sauce
- Cup mozzarella cheese
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Fresh Basil Leaf (chopped)
- 5 Roma Tomatoes
- 1/2 Cup of Water
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- tbsp white sugar
- 1 tbsp garlic salt
- 1.5 tsp white vinegar
The only appliances we need are a blender, a large pot with a lid, measuring cups/spoons, and a spoon or utensil to stir.
Place tomatoes, water, and olive oil in a blender or food processor; blend until smooth. Transfer tomato mixture to a large pot.
Stir sugar, garlic salt, and vinegar into tomato mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thickened, 1 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Pour tomato sauce into a clean blender or food processor no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until tomato sauce is very smooth.
Preheat oven to 450 F degrees.
Fill each mushroom with about 1 to 2 teaspoons of pizza sauce. Top each mushroom with 1 to 2 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese, then with 2 or 3 pepperoni slices.
Bake for about 15 to 18 minutes or until cheese melts and gets golden on top.
Season with freshly ground black pepper and garnish with basil.