Rather than ordering pizza, try making one to order using one of those pre-baked pizza crusts. The results can be outstanding, especially if you use fresh and tasty toppings like caramelized onions, portobello mushrooms and goat cheese. If your kids don’t like these gourmet toppings, let them make theirs with mozzarella cheese instead. You might want to buy two crusts, one whole wheat and one refined. Have a taste test to see which your family enjoys more.
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Recipe: Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza
Rather than ordering pizza, try making one to order using one of those pre-baked pizza crusts. The results can be outstanding!
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, halved top to bottom and thinly sliced
- 6 oz. portobello mushroom caps, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup tomato sauce or red pasta sauce
- 2 whole wheat or white thin pre-baked pizza crusts, such as Boboli (10 oz. each)
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 2 – 4 oz. crumbled goat cheese or fresh or shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a large heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium heat, and add the onions. Sauté them for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they start to brown. Add the mushrooms and sauté for about 5 more minutes until the mushrooms begin to get dark and tender.
- Meanwhile, spread 1/2 cup tomato sauce on each pizza crust, nearly to the edges. Top each with basil and oregano, followed by the mushrooms, onions, and cheese. Bake the pizzas directly on the oven rack for 10 minutes. Allow them to cool for about 2 minutes before slicing them with a pizza cutter.
- Flavor Booster: Top the pizzas with a little fresh basil or oregano just before baking them, and serve them with crushed red pepper flakes at the table.