Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pizza Night #5: Portobello Pizza

Tonight we used Southern Living's Portobello Pizza Recipe; all I can say is YUM!


2 3 (we like a lot of substance) large portobello mushroom caps, sliced
1/2 large onion, sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Vegetable cooking spray
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
1 (10-ounce) refrigerated pizza crust dough
2 tablespoons basil pesto
2 tablespoons plain nonfat yogurt
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
6 fresh mozzarella cheese slices (6 ounces)
5 plum tomatoes, chopped 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese


Sauté first 4 ingredients in a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add balsamic vinegar; cook 2 minutes or until liquid is evaporated. Set aside.
Sprinkle cornmeal over baking pan; spread out pizza dough. Bake on bottom oven rack at 425° for 5 minutes.
Stir together pesto and yogurt. Spread over pizza crust, leaving a 1-inch border. Sprinkle with mushroom mixture and fresh basil. Top with mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake at 425° on bottom oven rack for 18 minutes or until edges are golden brown and cheese is melted.

The minor problem we had with this recipe was when it was done baking, there was a LOT of liquid pooled on top of the pizza. So much so, that I actually used paper towel to soak some of it up. I think it came from the tomatoes. I used plum tomatoes and next time, I will try to remove a lot of the seeds and juicy part. Other than that.... FANTASTIC! I REALLY liked using the cornmeal on the bottom of the pizza; it reminds me of the pizza from our favorite pizza place (that just so happened to go under, boo).

Pizza (and movie) Night #5 -- ... Super Success!Movie: Jungle Book

I would LOVE to hear your favorite pizza recipes!
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  1. This looks great! Following you from the Sunday blog hop! I Hope you visit my Cajun blog and return the follow!
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  3. This looks delicious! I will have to remember this (but minus the mushrooms on my hubby's half!) and give it a try soon! I'm so intrigued by the yogurt!!

  4. Sounds so yummy!! My hubby would want to add meat! I like just veggies sometimes so this is great!

  5. wow! This looks really yummy! I am definitely going to have to try this out! I found your blog through a link party and I am now officially your newest follower! I would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  6. It looks good. You might be right about the tomatoes. New public follower here from Say Hi Sunday. Nice blog. I would appreciate you following back I would also appreciate if you would like me in facebook and in twitter @DeniseLillaRose. I always follow back. Just leave me a note so I know you stopped by.

  7. Yum this looks awesome! I love mushrooms so I'll definitely have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  8. That looks so good! I love trying all sorts of pizza toppings - my favorites are usually strange to most people though! Bacon and avocado are great, and goat cheese with apples is another one of my favorites!

    Thanks for stopping by the Sundae Hop! I'm your newest follower!

  9. This looks really yummy! Thanks so much for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday party!

  10. Mmmm, yum! Sounds awesome to me!
    Thanks for linking this up :D

  11. Hmm.. This looks so yummy! Thank you so much for linking this up with {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!

  12. Good golly, does that look scrumptious. :-)


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