Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Pizza
Created for the 15th Ready, Set Cook! contest. For something different, saute some sausage and/or baby spinach along with the mushrooms.
- Ready In:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or 1 tablespoon butter
- 16 ounces white button mushrooms, fresh sliced
- 2 tablespoons dry sherry
- 1⁄2 tablespoon thyme
- 4 heads roasted garlic, squeezed out of skins
- 1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese
- 1 (5 1/3 ounce) package goat cheese
- 10 ounces prepared pizza crust
- It is easiest to roast the garlic immediately before making this recipe. If you preroasted it, turn on your oven and preheat to 400°F.
- Heat the oil or butter in a large skillet. Add the mushrooms, sherry and thyme. Cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms change color and are softer, but not significantly shrunken. Remove from heat.
- In a bowl, combine the roasted garlic, cream cheese and goat cheese together (preferably when the garlic is still warm to melt everything together). Resist the temptation to use a food processor; mix by hand to maintain the chunks of roasted garlic. Spread mixture on top of the pizza crust.
- Evenly distribute the mushrooms on top of the garlic-cheese spread.
- Bake 15 minutes. Enjoy!
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What a great base for a pizza! We loved the goat cheese. With fat free cream cheese, this was super low fat. I ended up halving the ingredients, as I tried to match up my homemade dough with the prepared crust weight. After the fact I figured out that I shouldn't have halved things. The halved amount of cheese was actually lots for us though, but the amount of mushrooms would have been better as written. Actually, I think any other favorite toppings would also go well with the yummy garlic and cheese base of this pizza. I usually bake my homemade crust at 475 F for 12 minutes, so did that here. This original recipe is super!