Snacks

Giant Puffball Mini Pizzas

giant puffball mini pizzas

Giant puffball mini pizzas are light, delicate alternative mini pizzas with a crust of giant puffball slices, a traditional tomato sauce and topping of your choice. Giant puffball mini pizzas are super easy to make, and they can be eaten as a delicious snack for any occasion.

For this recipe, you can use either the homemade tomato sauce described in this recipe or you can buy a jar of tomato sauce from a store.

Autumn means time to forage for giant puffballs. They are large, round, white mushrooms that typically can be found in open fields. Giant puffball are super funny, decorative mushrooms with a mild taste. It is important to check the inside of the giant puffball – they have to be solid, firm and white, which indicates that they are fresh and good to eat.

You can read more about foraging in this article:

Introduction to Foraging: Foraging Benefits, Equipment, Guidelines, Resources, History and How to Get Started Foraging

slices of giant puffball

Giant puffball mini pizzas

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Snack
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 1 giant puffball, fresh
  • Olive oil

Tomato sauce

  • 1 (400 grams) canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon oregano, dried
  • A small handful of basil leaves

Topping

  • 1 bag shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Topping of your choice (ham, pepperoni, chicken, truffle, vegetables)

Instructions

Tomato sauce

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  • Set aside.

Crust

  • Preheat oven to 250 C / 480 F
  • Clean the giant puffball and cut away any bad parts. Cut the puffball into slices of about 1 cm (0.4 inches). The giant puffball should be solid and white when cut through.
  • Over high heat, add olive oil to a large frying pan and place one or two slices of giant puffball (depending on the size) and fry until golden-brown on both sides. Add more olive oil if necessary.

Make the mini pizzas

  • Place the fried slices of giant puffball onto a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Spread out a thin layer of tomato sauce on top of each slice, add shredded cheese and topping of your choice.
  • Bake the mini pizzas in the oven until the cheese has melted (approximately 5-10 minutes). Serve immediately.
Keyword Giant puffball
giant puffball mini pizzas

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