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Mind-Blowing Mushroom Pizza.

Baby Bella & Cremini Mushroom Pizza With Creamy Herbed Goat Cheese & Crispy Pancetta.

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This pizza is made of some of my favorite things and the end result is so, so good. Instead of sauce, the base of the pizza is a creamy spread made of tangy goat cheese, subtly sweet mascarpone and flavorful herbs. The mushrooms add an earthy and rich flavor and the pancetta… well, bacon makes everything better. I can’t wait to make this again… mmmmm!

~1 pizza makes about 9 small pieces and serves about 6 as an appetizer or 3-4 as a main dish.

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz fresh pizza dough (I bought pre-made but you could also make your own)
  • 4 oz soft goat cheese (room temperature to soften)
  • 4 oz mascarpone cheese (room temperature to soften)
  • large handful fresh dill, chopped
  • large handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 oz diced pancetta, uncooked
  • 2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt/pepper to taste

Begin by cooking the mushrooms. Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large pan on medium heat and add in the mushrooms. Cook for about 15 minutes or so, stirring around often, until the mushrooms have softened and turned a brown color. Season with a dash of salt and pepper.

In a small pan, cook the pancetta on medium-high heat (do not add any oil) and cook for about 5 minutes until the pancetta is crispy. Once cooked, drain the pancetta on paper towel to remove the excess grease and set aside.

In a small bowl, mix the goat cheese, mascarpone, dill, parsley together with a dash of salt/pepper and stir well to combine.

Roll the pizza dough out to create your desired flat bread shape (I went for a rectangular shape) and put the dough on a greased, non-stick baking sheet or pizza pan.

Now the fun part – time to assemble the pizza! Start by spreading a generous coat of the goat cheese mixture on top of the dough and then layer on the mushrooms and pancetta. Finish with the Parmesan cheese over top and cook in a 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes, or until the crust is lightly browned and the top is melty.

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Kirby Pulikowski #

    whaaaaaat. printing and making for my 30th birthday party this saturday. wish you were here!

    Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2015 14:23:35 +0000 To: flirbo@msn.com

    October 7, 2015
    • foodbybetsy #

      Aww wish I could be there, I’d make it for you and put candles on top! Send me a pic and report back!

      October 7, 2015

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