Friday, October 21, 2016

CREMINI MUSHROOM & ONION PIZZA

If you love mushrooms, you will love this pizza with plenty of mushrooms and no tomato sauce. Did you know that mushrooms are a Super Food and are important in keeping the immune system strong?



1 recipe for pizza dough (divided into 3 balls)
1 T (15 ml) extra-light olive oil
1 large onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
2 cups (500 ml) cremini mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
4 to 6 oz (125 to 185 g) fresh mozzarella, torn into pieces
½ cup (125 ml) freshly grated Pecorino-Romano cheese
Pinch of red pepper flakes
4 leaves basil, torn

Preheat oven to 425 F (220 C) degrees with a pizza stone on top shelf.

Spread a ball of pizza dough into a circle of about 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm).
Place on a lightly oiled pizza pan.

In a skillet cook the onion over medium heat until caramelized, about 15 minutes. Stirring  often.
Remove to a bowl and set aside.
Add the mushrooms and cook over medium-high heat until golden brown. Stirring often.
Add the garlic and sauté another minute.

Spoon onions and then mushrooms onto pizza dough.
Add some mozzarella pieces and grated Romano cheese.
Add a pinch of red pepper flakes and bake pizza on bottom shelf of oven for 7 minutes.

Slide off of the pizza pan onto the pizza stone and bake another 10 to 12 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and crispy on the bottom and cheese is melted and lightly brown.

Serves 1 to 2


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