Mushroom, Mozzarella, and Cherry Tomato Pizza

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Mushroom, Mozzarella, and Cherry Tomato Pizza

  • Author: Courtesy of Katie Workman of The Mom 100. Recipe photos by Sarah Crowder
  • Yield: 4 to 6 1x
  • Category: Main, Vegetarian
  • Cuisine: Italian, Asian, Greek

Description

White button, cremini or a mix of wild mushrooms brings excitement to this pizza, making every bite a little bit different.  Add a layer of color with a blend of cherry tomatoes, while the smoked mozzarella echoes the earthiness of the sautéed mushrooms.

Recipe courtesy of Katie Workman of The Mom 100.


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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces sliced and cleaned mixed mushrooms
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 12 ounces pound pizza dough, at room temperature (see Note)
  • About 1 tablespoon cornmeal or all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup jarred pizza or tomato sauce
  • 1 cup shredded fresh mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup shredded smoked mozzarella
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

Instructions

  1. Place a baking sheet in the oven and preheat it to 450°F.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and sauté for about 8 minutes until they are tender and lightly browned around the edges. Turn onto a plate.
  3. Sprinkle the cornmeal or flour fairly generously on a flat cutting board or a pizza peel if you have one, and pat the dough into a circle about 8 inches in diameter. Let it sit for another 10 minutes, then stretch it a bit further, into a 10-inch circle.
  4. Top the pizza with the tomato sauce, leaving a narrow border around the edges. Sprinkle the two different mozzarellas evenly over the sauce. Sprinkle the sautéed mushrooms over and distribute the cherry tomatoes, cut side down. Sprinkle with the oregano and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Transfer the pizza to the hot baking sheet using the peel or cutting board using a swift motion to slide the pizza onto the sheet. Place the pan back into the oven and bake for about 12 to 15 minutes, until the dough is golden brown and cooked through, the tomatoes are slightly collapsed, and the cheese is melted.
  6. Remove the pizza from the oven and place on a serving board or a pizza peel. Let it sit for 2 minutes before cutting into pieces to serve.

Notes

You can use any store-bought pizza dough, which is available at many supermarkets, and also can be bought at a pizzeria. If you can find the super-convenient type that is rolled up in a tube on parchment paper in the dairy aisle, that saves you a bit of stretching and pulling, and that can be rolled out right on a baking sheet.

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