Happy Friday! Can I say that your comments on my retainer post made me smile. I am happy to know I am not alone!
Who is excited for the weekend? Perhaps
you are craving a nice slice of pizza with a cold icy beer on the side. Any takers?
Well, that is exactly what swanky boyfriend and I had last Saturday (still on vacation mode). I love pizza. And I do believe that you can make a healthy pizza in the comfort of your home. Piled with lots of veggies, it can be a very filling meal and take care of your pizza craving at the same time.
Sautéed Onion Mushroom Pizza (serves 4)
- 1 ½ tablespoons chopped garlic
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 roma tomatoes, sliced
- 1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1 large sweet onion, sliced (or 2 small)
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Your favorite pizza dough
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Allow pizza dough to rest at room temperature for about 20 minutes before rolling. While dough is resting, add olive oil into sauté pan followed by sliced onions.
Add garlic and balsamic vinegar and stir occasionally until onions are softened, about 10 minutes.
While the onions are cooking, get started on rolling out the dough. Sprinkle a bit of flour to prevent the dough from sticking. The boy used a wine bottle to roll the dough which works great if you don’t have a rolling pin.
Once dough is rolled, carefully transfer to baking dish.
Once the onions are starting to caramelize, add the sliced mushrooms and Italian seasoning. Sauté another 5-7 minutes, until mushrooms are softened.
Add onion mushroom mixture onto dough.
Top with sliced tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and another sprinkle of Italian seasoning.
Bake for 15 minutes or until crust is lightly browned.
Allow to cool for a couple minutes and you are ready to serve up a slice or two.
YUM!! Now, I can’t take any credit for this recipe. This was all the boy’s idea. Did I ever tell you that he went to culinary school? A boy that can cook meets a girl that loves to eat.
If you want to take this pizza a step further nutrition wise, you could use whole wheat crust (oh, and subtract the beer).
Although I normally do whole wheat dough, there has to be something said for regular pizza crust. Sooo chewy!
If you have never tried caramelized onions on your pizza, you definitely should! This pizza was incredible!
Other Swanky Scoop:
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What are your plans for the weekend? Favorite pizza toppings…Go!