Too salty! Cut the 1 tsp in half, perhaps. Also, the mushroom/zucchini combo was just enough for 1 lb of pizza dough (1 pizza.)
Mushroom, Zucchini, and Swiss-Cheese Pizza
- 2 pounds store-bought or homemade pizza dough
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into thin slices
- 1 pound mushrooms, sliced thin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/2 pound Swiss cheese, grated (about 2 cups)
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
- 1. Heat the oven to 425°. Oil two 12-inch pizza pans or large baking sheets. Press the dough into a 12-inch round, or 9-by-13-inch rectangle, on each prepared pan. Bake until the dough begins to brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
- 2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderately high heat. Add the zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, until almost tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in the same pan. Add the mushrooms, salt, pepper, and thyme and cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are golden, about 5 minutes.
- 3. Return the zucchini to the pan, add the wine, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and all the wine has evaporated, about 5 minutes more.
- 4. Spread the vegetable mixture on the partially baked pizza crusts. Sprinkle each with Swiss cheese and Parmesan and bake until the cheese melts, about 10 minutes.
- Wine Recommendation: Nebbiolo is the grape of great Italian wines such as Barolo and Barbaresco. You can enjoy its complex mushroom, spice, rose-petal, and strawberry flavors in a much less expensive Nebbiolo delle Langhe or Nebbiolo d'Alba.
- Notes: If you prefer to use store-bought pizza shells, such as Boboli, simply start this recipe with Step 2. Spread the topping directly onto the shells in Step 4, no prebaking required.
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