Friday, April 19

Wild Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Flatbread

Now that I've shown you the recipe for easy pizza dough, I need to show you what I made with it. Since it doesn't have any tomato sauce, I'm calling this dish a flatbread (some may call it a white pizza), but all you need to know is that it's one of the best things I've eaten in months. Gooey mozzarella and nutty gruyere cheese melt together with sweet caramelized onions, savory wild mushrooms, and fresh thyme. The crust gets nice and crispy while the toppings bake and melt together in cheesy umami goodness. I like to serve it with a peppery arugula salad for a quick and satisfying dinner that will make you feel like you're at the coolest pizzeria in town.

Related Recipes:
- Easy Homemade Pizza Dough
- Whole Wheat Corn & Shishito Pepper Pizza
- Prosciutto, Mushroom, & Fennel Pizza

Wild Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Flatbread:
  • Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a small skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Add in 1 thinly sliced onion and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until soft and golden brown.
  • Transfer the onions to a bowl and place the skillet back on the stove over high heat.
  • Add in another tbsp. oil and 2 c. sliced wild mushrooms* and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until softened.**
  • Roll out pizza dough until 1/4" thick and place on a floured baking sheet.
  • Evenly sprinkle dough with 1/2 c. grated Gruyere cheese and 3/4 c. grated mozzarella cheese.
  • Evenly sprinkle the onions and mushrooms over the pizza and season with salt.
  • Sprinkle 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves over the top and drizzle entire pizza with a little olive oil.
  • Cook in a 450F oven for 15 minutes, or until crust is golden and crispy and cheese is melted.
  • Let cool slightly, then slice and serve.

Serves two-three
*I used a mix of shiitakes, chanterelles, hedgehog, and oyster mushrooms. You can use whatever you can get your hands on.
**Both mushrooms and onions can be prepared in advance.