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Looking for a delicious low-carb pizza recipe that doesn’t compromise on taste? This Air Fryer Mushroom Pizza recipe is a game-changer! Using portobello mushrooms as the base, this keto-friendly recipe transforms a classic favorite into a carb-free alternative.

With gooey melted cheese and savory marinara sauce, these mushroom pizzas are perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Easily, customize to include your favorite pizza toppings.

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Why You Should Make Air Fryer Mushroom Pizza

  1. Low-Carb Alternative: This air fryer recipe offers a low-carb twist on a classic pizza by using portobello mushrooms as the base. It’s a fantastic option for individuals looking to cut down on carbs, without sacrificing flavor.
  2. Quick and Easy: With simple preparation and utilizing the convenience of an air fryer, this delicious recipe comes together quickly. It’s perfect for busy weeknights when you want a satisfying meal, without spending hours in the kitchen.
  3. Customizable Toppings: The versatility of toppings allows for creativity and personalization. You can tailor the toppings to suit your taste preferences, making each mushroom pizza a unique creation.
  4. Delicious and Flavorful: Despite being low-carb, these mushroom pizzas pack a punch of flavor. The combination of melted cheese, savory marinara sauce and the earthy taste of portobello mushrooms creates a full of flavor pizza.
  5. Versatile: Whether served as a main course alongside a side salad or as appetizer, these mushroom pizzas are quite versatile.
  6. Air Fryer Convenience: Utilizing the air fryer not only reduces the cooking time, but also yields a satisfying texture to the mushrooms.
  7. Air Fryer vs. Oven-Baked: As a test, I prepared these Portobello Mushroom Pizzas in both the air fryer and oven. In my opinion, we preferred the air fryer method. The pizzas were quicker to prepare and the texture was much better using the air fryer.

Creative Mushroom Pizza Toppings

Get creative with additional toppings! Consider adding:

  • bell peppers
  • diced onions
  • cooked sausage crumbles
  • sliced olives
  • banana peppers

How to Make Mushroom Pizza in the Air Fryer

This quick and easy pizza recipe will definitely satisfy your cravings. Not only is this a great low-carb pizza recipe, but it’s also a great way to introduce air fryer cooking to your family:

  1. Begin by heating the marinara sauce with a tablespoon of olive oil and torn fresh basil leaves in a saucepan.
  2. Prep the portobello mushrooms by wiping them with a damp paper towel to remove any dirt. Remove the gills and stem using a spoon to create a well, while keeping most of the mushroom intact.
  3. Brush the remaining olive oil inside and on the bottom of the mushrooms.
  4. Season the insides with a pinch of kosher salt.
  5. Spoon the warmed marinara sauce into the mushrooms.
  6. Place the mushrooms in the air fryer and air fry at 380°F for 6 minutes (you may need to do this in batches depending on the air fryer’s size).
  7. Top the mushrooms with shredded mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.
  8. Return them to the air fryer for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Chiffonade the remaining basil leaves and garnish each mushroom pizza before serving.

Alternative Baking Method:

As an alternative to preparing these mushroom pizzas in the air fryer, you can use a conventional oven. Add all of the toppings to the mushrooms. Place on a pan fitted with a wire rack. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 25 minutes. Broil for the last minute or two, in order to brown the cheese.

How to Serve and Store Air Fryer Mushroom Pizza

Serving Suggestions: Pair these delectable mushroom pizzas with a side salad tossed in a light vinaigrette or with roasted vegetables, for a well-rounded meal. They also make an excellent appetizer for parties or game nights.

Storage and Reheating: To store leftovers, place the cooled mushroom pizzas in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, simply place them back in the air fryer or oven, until warmed through.

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Two portobello mushroom pizzas sitting on a small pan fitted with a rack. The pizzas are topped with cheese, pepperoni and fresh basil.

Low-Carb Air Fryer Mushroom Pizza


Description

Looking for a delicious low-carb pizza recipe that doesn’t compromise on taste? This Air Fryer Mushroom Pizza recipe is a game-changer! Using portobello mushrooms as the base, this keto-friendly recipe transforms a classic favorite into a carb-free alternative.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 6 portobello mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 jar marinara sauce (about 12 ounces)
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, divided
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, freshly shredded
  • 3 ounces mini pepperoni

Instructions

  1. Begin by heating the marinara sauce with a tablespoon of olive oil and torn fresh basil leaves in a saucepan.
  2. Prep the portobello mushrooms by wiping them with a damp paper towel to remove any dirt. Remove the gills and stem using a spoon to create a well, while keeping most of the mushroom intact.
  3. Brush the remaining olive oil inside and on the bottom of the mushrooms.
  4. Season the insides with a pinch of kosher salt.
  5. Spoon the warmed marinara sauce into the mushrooms.
  6. Place the mushrooms in the air fryer and air fry at 380°F for 6 minutes (you may need to do this in batches depending on the air fryer’s size).
  7. Top the mushrooms with shredded mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.
  8. Return them to the air fryer for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Chiffonade the remaining basil leaves and garnish each mushroom pizza before serving.
  10. ENJOY!

Notes

  • Choose fresh and firm portobello mushrooms for a sturdy base.
  • Use a damp paper towel to gently wipe the mushrooms, ensuring they are clean.
  • Although not necessary, infuse the jarred marinara sauce with fresh basil leaves and a touch of olive oil. 
  • Carefully carve out the gills and stem, creating a well for the sauce, while preserving most of the mushroom meat.
  • Prevent sogginess by brushing the inside and bottom of the mushrooms with olive oil before adding the sauce.
  • Depending on your air fryer’s size, cook the mushrooms in batches to ensure.
  • Air fry the mushrooms with the marinara sauce first, for the first 6 minutes then add the cheese and other toppings.  
  • Experiment with various toppings like different cheeses, vegetables, or herbs to personalize your mushroom pizzas.
  • Watch the cooking time closely during the final minutes to avoid over-melting the cheese.
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, bake in the oven. 
  • Serve the mushroom pizzas immediately after adding the final toppings for the best taste and texture.
  • Consider pairing with a side salad or roasted vegetables to create a balanced and satisfying meal.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.
  • Reheat leftovers using the air fryer or oven for a few minutes until warmed through.

 
 
 
 
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner, Pizza, Snack
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: American

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