Cater to your umami cravings with this wholesome and hardy mushroom pizza. Layer olive oil, creamy cheeses, and fresh herbs onto any on-hand pre-made crust with a generous helping of mixed mushrooms. In just about one half-hour, then, pull a perfectly melty meal out of your oven. Enjoy this satisfying supper for two right off the cutting board with a crisp cider or fall-flavored brew.
Yield: dinner for 2, Prep time: 15 minutes, Cook time: 10 minutes
1 large pizza dough
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Rub the pizza dough with the olive oil, garlic, and salt and pepper.
Cover the pizza dough with the chopped mushrooms, leaving 1 inch around the edge for a crust.
Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.
Pinch little nuggets of goat cheese and place all over the pizza.
Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
Once the pizza is cooked and the cheese is melted, pull out of the oven and let rest 3 minutes. During this time, pull the leaves of thyme off of the sprigs and sprinkle over the pizza.
Slice and enjoy!
Tips + Tricks
Feel free to use a pre-made pizza dough. Or use this homemade one right here:
16 oz. water (2 cups)
1/8 oz. dry-active yeast
1/2 oz. kosher salt
2 lbs. bread flour
1/4 cup olive oil
Combine the yeast with warm water, NOT hot water.
When the yeast is dissolved, add the rest of the ingredients.
Using a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, mix together on low until the ingredients come together.
Once the dough has formed into a ball, turn to medium speed and mix together until the sides are all cleaned.
Place in a greased bowl, loosely covered with plastic wrap, and let proof 4-6 hours.
Tips + Tricks:
**This recipe easily could yield 4 pizzas.
**The yeast that is sold in packets are pre-portioned to 1/4 ounce, perfect amount for a doubled recipe. Remember, if you are not doubling the recipe you only need half of the amount in the packets.