Mushroom Paleo Pizza Recipe

This Paleo Pizza recipe is for one of those dishes that offers a wide range of individual interpretation. The ingredients and amounts listed here are just to get you started. Amounts will depend on how large your mushroom caps are and just how much you enjoy a particular ingredient. Choose your own array of favorite pizza toppings and have fun experimenting!

Portabella Mushroom Paleo Pizza

Serves 4


  • 4 large Portabella Mushroom caps
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup marinara sauce
  • ½ red or green bell pepper, chopped medium
  • ¼ medium white or yellow onion, chopped medium
  • 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded (optional)
  • 2 oz. pepperoni slices
  • Dried Italian herb blend
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash mushrooms. Remove stems and set aside. Place mushroom caps upside down on a pan and drizzle with olive oil and minced garlic. Salt lightly.
  3. Place mushrooms in oven for 10 minutes while preparing the filling.
  4. Chop the mushroom stems into medium pieces and combine with the marinara sauce, pepper and onion in a medium bowl.
  5. Remove mushrooms from oven and fill with marinara mixture.
  6. Top with pepperoni and cheese. Sprinkle several shakes of dried herb blend over the top of each pizza.
  7. Place in oven for 10 minutes, until the mixture is heated through and the cheese is melted and starting to brown.
  8. Remove from oven and serve immediately.
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6 Responses to Portabella Mushroom Paleo Pizza

  1. Jessica says:

    I didn’t think that cheese was paleo? and this has mozzarella?

    • Allison says:

      Hi Jessica,

      Indeed, most paleo enthusiasts will agree with you that cheese is not paleo. I personally consider it to be more in the acceptable occasional indulgence category of my diet which is why I sometimes include it in recipes as an optional ingredient. Here is an article from Mark Sisson that you may find interesting:


  2. Lenora says:

    want to try the recipe, but, maybe with salmi slices instead. Sounds wonderful!

  3. I tried this last night and if you are amenable to a cheesey treat this is it. I swear it was sooo much better than regular pizza. Amazing and I’m so glad you thought of it! Thanks for making my pizza night awesome.

  4. Jenn says:

    I follow a paleo lifestyle and when I make pizza or a dish that usually requires cheese I use Almond Cheddar style cheese by Lisanatti Brand. It does have casein in it but I tolerate it well on an occasional basis.

    • Allison says:

      Jenn, thanks for the suggestion. I’m sure a lot of my readers that are lactose free will appreciate hearing about the almond cheddar!

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