Spinach and Mushroom Pizza Bites for #SundaySupper

Indulge with these Mushroom Pizza Bites at your next party. They have all the flavors of a mushroom and spinach pizza minus the carbs…so go ahead enjoy!

Spinach and Mushroom Pizza Bites Recipe

Pizza night comes around once week at our house…on Friday. It signals the end of the week and everyone looks forward to it. At this point: Pizza = Fun. It’s amazing how some associations can be so easily cemented. I love pizza too. But, I could do without all the carbs at the end of the day.

There are plenty of ways to make healthier versions of pizza, but this is by far my favorite. Serve it as an appetizer and I guarantee that you will eat a lot less traditional pizza. Since mushrooms are filling and low-cal, you can feel good eating as many as you want. 🙂

Mushroom Pizza Bites Step-by-Step

Follow these tips for the perfect pizza on a shroom.

Use a small measuring spoon to scoop out the inside of the mushroom.

Brush dirt off the mushrooms with a damp towel or scrub brush. For best results, do not put them under running water. Mushrooms absorb water very easily. Pop out the stem and scoop out the membranes in the middle. A small measuring spoon is the perfect size for small mushrooms.

Juices pooling in baked mushroom cap.

Use a pastry brush to lightly coat the outsides of the mushrooms with olive oil. Bake in a 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes.  The mushrooms should be tender, but still firm. Pour the juices that pools in the center of each mushroom out before filling it with pizza sauce and toppings.

Mushroom cap with pizza sauce.

Add your favorite sauce to the center of the mushroom. The amount will vary depending upon the size of the mushroom and how much you like sauce.

Chiffonaded spinach

Prep your toppings. My new obsession is chiffonading spinach. Stack 4 or 5 spinach leaves, roll them and then use cooking shears (or a knife) to cut the stack into thin strips.

Mushroom pizza bite with spinach and mozzarella

Place spinach strips on top of the sauce and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Other topping ideas for mushroom pizza bites: tomato (diced or a slice from a cherry sized one) onion, peppers, sliced or diced pepperoni, ham, pineapple…just about any topping works.

Mushroom Pizza Bites with Spinach and Mozzarella

Broil for just a few minutes and get ready to smile. You’re gonna like these mushroom pizza bites.

Spinach and Mushroom Pizza Bites
Mushroom Pizza Bites have all the flavors of a mushroom and spinach pizza minus the carbs...so go ahead enjoy!
  • 8 ounce package of mushrooms, white or baby bella
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce
  • 10-15 baby spinach leaves.
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Brush dirt from mushrooms with a damp cloth or brush.
  3. Pop out stems and scoop membranes out with a small spoon,
  4. Brush outsides of mushrooms with olive oil using a pastry brush.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Mushrooms should be tender, but still firm.
  6. Remove mushrooms from oven and change setting to broil.
  7. Stack about 5 spinach leaves, roll them and then cut into thin strips. Repeat with remaining spinach leaves.
  8. Spoon sauce into mushroom cavity. (The amount will vary based upon the size of the mushroom.)
  9. Top sauce with spinach leaves and then mozzarella cheese.
  10. Return mushrooms to oven and broil for about 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  11. Enjoy!
Use tomato-based sauce with no added sugar and low-fat cheese to keep recipe South Beach Phase 1 compliant.

Spinach and Mushroom Pizza Bites

The season for parties and tailgating is here and the Sunday Supper group has come up with a list of tantalizing trays for just such occasions.  Be sure to check out the savory bites and sweet treats below. Thanks to Constance at The Foodie Army Wife for hosting!

Savory Bites:

Sweet Treats:

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  1. I can see mushroom pizza fans running over to the table to grab a bunch of these off that tray. Looks great.

  2. Oh, wow! What a yummy twist on stuffed mushrooms. I could never resist that melty cheese! YUM!

  3. oh my goodness, I love this idea! I only recently started making mini “pizza” bites with vegetables and love it! can’t wait to try this! love!!

  4. Adore this, and all of your variation suggestions!

  5. I have been craving mushrooms so these are making me soooooo hungry!! They sound fabulous!

  6. Perfect mushroom poppers! Yum!

  7. These sound wonderful. I don’t eat bread and this is a good substitute for the pizza craving.

  8. Genius. Pure genius.

  9. I love stuffed mushrooms! A little mushroom pizza in every bite!

  10. I LOVE mushrooms when they’re baked… and stuffed pizza style? Heck yes!

  11. Pizza bites were some of my favorite snacks growing up. LOVE this cheesy spin on it–have a fantastic week!

  12. Cheese + Spinach + Mushrooms = Happiness =) And as you stated, Marjorie, no worries about the calories…You have created a tantalizing +++ tray!

  13. I’m not a huge mushroom fan, but this recipe makes me want to give them another shot. Thanks for sharing.

  14. How many carbs…looks so good.

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