Serve a mouth-watering pizza with simple sides for an easy meal that's ready in just 20 minutes.
8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
1 (10-ounce) Italian cheese-flavored thin pizza crust (such as Boboli)
2 ounces prosciutto, cut into thin strips
1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) shredded fontina cheese
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°.
Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add mushrooms and shallots to pan; sauté 7 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Add garlic and thyme; sauté 1 minute. Stir in vinegar; remove from heat.
Place crust on the bottom rack of oven. Bake at 450° for 4 minutes.
Place the crust on a baking sheet. Spread mushroom mixture evenly over crust; sprinkle evenly with prosciutto and fontina cheese. Bake at 450° for 6 minutes or until cheese melts.
Tips: For a crisp crust, bake the pizza crust on the lowest rack for a few minutes before adding the toppings. Presliced button mushrooms can substitute for the creminis.
This was very good and different. I generally make a veggie pizza with goat cheese - but this was a nice change. I was amazed that it only needed 1/3 c cheese - but it was more than enough. I used a crust from the book Homemade Pantry which used white, whole wheat and rye flour. I did not have sherry vineagr so I used a little sherry along with white wine vineager. It was very good .
I thought this was pretty good but I would make some changes next time. I think the idea previously mentioned about using olive oil on the crust is a good one. I rolled out and prebaked a sprouted flour pizza crust which I think is pretty healthy! I noticed someone used the whole package (3 oz) of prosciutto but next time I would use half the package. I'm not a meat person but rather a veggie person, so I would increase the amount of mushrooms. More cheese is always good. The best part is the fresh rosemary which I would make sure is in every bite. Thanks.
OK, so this is supposed to be "Healthy", right? How does store-bought, chemical-laden stale pizza crust and Cooking Spray (which is 100% chemicals) qualify as healthy? And FOUR servings from a Boboli-size crust with 1/3 cup cheese for a main-course dinner? Who are you kidding?
If you make your own crust and use olive oil instead of chemicals, it actually might be pretty good - but try again on the recipe - this one simply doesn't work for me. Someone should go to Italy and really learn how to make pizza before you guys do anymore pizza recipes... Wanna send me???
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