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Friday, July 12, 2013

Frugal Foodie Friday - Mushroom Pizza





From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Pizza, especially when made at home, is an easy and economical family meal. I wanted to feature this recipe for one of my Frugal Friday posts, because I know that many of you would enjoy it. It comes awfully close to being a designer pizza, and I apologize for that, but if you use chicken or vegetable stock instead of Madeira, you can keep costs under control and you'll find this pie is affordable, and well-within the budget set for a Frugal Friday meal.  I personally find the combination of caramelized onions and mushrooms irresistible, and while I use them in other dishes, this is the first time I've tried them in a pizza.  While it won't appeal to children, I think the adults in your family might grow to love this meatless pie. Here is how it's made.

Mushroom Pizza...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
Dough for 1 12-inch pizza crust
2 large onions, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided use
1 teaspoon fresh thyme
1 pound thinly sliced mushrooms
2 teaspoons minced garlic, minced
1/3 cup Madeira
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Salt
1 tablespoon butter
1-1/2 to 2 cups shredded provolone or mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese

Directions:
1) To caramelize onions: Place 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large frying pan. Heat until oil shimmers. Add onions and stir to distribute evenly. Cover pan and cook onions over medium-high heat until they wilt, about 10 minutes. Uncover pan and continue cooking until onions are a deep golden brown.
2) To cook mushrooms: Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to another frying pan and heat until oil shimmers. Add mushrooms and cook until browned. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant. Add Madeira and cook until pan is almost dry. Stir in butter and season mushrooms with salt and pepper. 3) Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  Spray 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray, then sprinkle with cornmeal.  Roll dough to a 12-inch circle, transfer to pan and brush top lightly with olive oil.
4) Sprinkle caramelized onions on surface of dough. Top with provolone cheese. Cover cheese with mushrooms and then cover mushrooms with Asiago cheese. 
5) Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until cheese has melted and bubbling. Remove from oven, slice and serve. Yield: 1 pie.







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16 comments :

Rambling Tart said...

I don't fancy mushrooms, Mary, but this pie still looks good to me. :-) I love the combination of garlic and Madeira. :-)

Ginny said...

I like it that this one is different and doesn't have tomato based sauce, because I cannot eat tomato seeds. It is SO hard finding a pizza I can eat.

Coleens Recipes said...

I love mushroom pizza and haven't made it in a long time, thanks for sharing your recipe.

manu said...

Pizza is always delicious!! My favoutite dish...
Have a lovely Friday

Alessandra said...

Yum, not frugal for me, this is a perfectly filling meal
:-)!
Have a great weekend Mary!

Ciao
Alessandra

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

mmmmm sounds perfect to me. Have a great weekend Diane

~~louise~~ said...

Dare I say I'm not a huge fan of pizza, however, like Ginny, I like that this pizza isn't tomato sauce based and, I LOVE mushrooms!

Thanks for sharing, Mary...

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche said...

This looks amazing, I love that you didn't bother with any tomato sauce - white pizzas are far tastier! :)

Kim G. said...

I love love a good vegetarian pizza! and mushrooms of all types is my favorite garnish! Yours looks lovely!

Jenn S said...

Oh, YUM! The pizza looks great.. and I just love mushroom pizza!!

Kimberly H said...

Oh Mary.. this looks divine!! I wouldnt mind making pizzas at home but I just never found a good quick pizza dough that didnt have to be made up an hour or two before hand.

Im gonna have to break down & make some dough anyways.. This is calling my name!!

Have a great day!

Cindy said...

I would have to call this, 'One Perfect Meal'! It looksso good. I love mushrooms and pizza. A match made in heaven!
Hope you are having a great summer Mary. I just spent the last week with our oldest granddaughter. She is 9 and perfect. We had a great week.

Sandi Graham said...

Yum!! I love mushroom pizza! I actually just posted a picture today of mine on the grill

tender b. said...

Ha, ha. Close to a "designer pizza". I love it.

Pam said...

Every time I make pizza dough, I always double it so I have some dough in the fridge. Makes it especially frugal!

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert said...

I never grow tired of pizza and this one looks delicious!

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