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Mushroom Pizza with Caramelized Onions and
Girl's Night is every Monday. The five of
us get together and everyone brings a dish -- the more interesting
the better. This was my contribution to last Monday's gathering and it was a HUGE hit. I've written
what I did below, but don't be afraid to experiment and use your own ideas. If you live in an area where you can
get interesting fresh mushrooms, substitute them for the portabellas. The pizza paddle works great for this and
adds to the presentation.
Pizza crust for one medium pizza. (I used a
precooked store bought pizza crust, but you could also use
homemade pizza dough)
1 large red onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T. butter
1 T. olive oil
5 medium portabella mushrooms, or 3 large - sliced into chunks
1 cup pizza sauce -- use good quality store bought, or try Michael's sauce.
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 t. red pepper flakes
1 t. dried basil
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a heavy skillet, melt butter and add olive
oil. Heat. Add onions and garlic. Sauté over medium heat
onions are caramelized -- just starting to turn brown. Remove from skillet to a separate dish.
Return skillet to stove and sauté mushrooms until tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Put crust on lightly floured cookie sheet or a pizza board.
Spread pizza sauce on pizza dough. Spread
mushrooms on top of that. Add onions, cheeses, pepper
flakes and basil.
Slide pizza onto oven rack.
If your pizza dough is precooked, bake pizza for
20 minutes or until cheese starts to bubble. If your
pizza dough is uncooked bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Use the pizza board to easily remove the pizza
from the oven. Let stand for 10 minutes. Cut and enjoy!