March 7, 2012

Pesto Mushroom-Lover Pizza

The mushrooms, pesto, and feta/mozzarella makes for a tasty combination. I also love to add tomatoes and top it with fresh basil when I have it. Of course the pizza dough and pesto can be homemade if you prefer, but using prepared is a great time-saver when that pizza craving hits.

7 oz. pesto (try homemade!)
20 oz. sliced crimini mushrooms
1/2 onion, sliced
Prepared wheat pizza dough (I used Trader Joe's)
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Feta cheese
Flour for sprinkling

Let dough sit on floured surface for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, saute mushrooms and onion with salt, over medium heat for 10-15 minutes.
Preheat oven to 475.
Note: we use a cast iron pizza pan and prepare it with a sprinkle of cornmeal.
Roll out dough and place on pan. Add layer of pesto.
Add mushroom/onion mixture, squeezing out moisture with a slotted spoon.
Top with mozzarella, then feta.
Bake for about 15 minutes, adjusting time as needed based on your oven.

If the season is right, fresh basil is wonderful to add right before serving. Play around with different cheeses and mushrooms to find the taste you love!

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1 comment:

  1. This looks yummy and easy! I'm pinning it to add to my grocery list!