If you know me at all, you know I love pizza!! More specifically, I love making homemade pizza! It is only about 1/10 the price of buying one and it's also WAY better for you and don't even get me started on taste. Once you go homemade you can never go back!
This pizza is not as traditional as the typical red sauce version. This one has no sauce and uses only ricotta and parmesan cheese. Makes for a very yummy savory pizza : )
If you don't have a pizza peel or pizza stone, check them out here!
Ricotta Mushroom Pizza
What you'll need:
pizza dough, you can buy frozen, but of course I recommend making your own. Here is the recipe.
1 carton of baby bella or crimini mushrooms, sliced (you could use any mix of mushrooms you have available, portobella are great in this)
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/2 onion, sliced
a big handful of fresh parsley, chopped
3/4 cup ricotta cheese, homemade makes a difference : )
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
about 5 fresh basil leaves, sliced
What you'll do:
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
Make your pizza dough and set aside to rise.
In a medium frying pan on medium low, saute the mushrooms, onions and garlic in a little olive oil. Really you just want to make them soft, not cooked all the way. Add half of the parsley and remove from heat.
In a small bowl mix the ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, the rest of the parsley and a drizzle of olive oil. Mix well.
Work your pizza dough into the desired shape. Round for a pizza stone, pressed into an iron skillet for deep dish or pressed into a cookie sheet for sicilian style.
Lay the mushroom mix on the dough leaving room for the crust. Make sure to use a slotted spoon for this to leave out all the liquid. Then sprinkle the cheese mixture on top.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until crust is golden.
Top with the fresh basil and let rest for about 2 minutes before you cut in. This avoids all the toppings from sliding off when you cut.