Caramelized onions, sautéed butter mushrooms and the zip of blue cheese will delight pizza and cheese lovers looking for a delicious alternative. As it crumbles easily try Canadian Bleu Benedictin cheese in this recipe.
- Prep: 10 min - 15 min
- Cooking: 8 min - 10 min
- 1 12-inch (30 cm) preabaked pizza crust
- 1 1/4 cup (310 mL) Caramelized Onions
- 1 cup (250 mL) Buttered Sautéed Mushrooms
- 3 tbsp (45 mL) toasted and chopped walnuts
- 1 cup (250 mL) Canadian Blue Cheese crumbled
- Caramelized Onions
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
- 5 cups (1.25 L) onions halved horizontally and thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
- Butter Sautéed Mushrooms
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
- 3 cups (750 mL) sliced mushrooms
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried thyme
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 °F (220 °C). Place pizza crust on baking sheet or pizza pan. Spread Caramelized onions over crust. Top with Buttered Sautéed mushrooms, walnuts and blue cheese.
Bake in the centre of oven for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.
In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat; add onions, sugar and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until onions are very soft and caramelized. Set aside to cool.
Servings: 1 1/4 cups (310 mL)Cooking time: 30-35 minutesPreparation time: 4 minutes
Butter Sautéed Mushrooms:
In large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat; add mushrooms, garlic, thyme and salt. Cook stirring occasionally, for about 8 - 10 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and liquid is evaporated. Season with black pepper to taste. Set aside to cool.
Servings: 1 cup (250 mL)Cooking time: 7-11 minutesPreparation time: 3 minutes
Caramelized Onions: Make ahead and cool, cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
These Caramelized onions are a great way to heighten flavour to many dishes. Besides using on this pizza, serve as a side dish with roasted meats, added to mashed potatoes or use as a filling for omelets or quiche.
Cooking Tips: Vidalia or Spanish onions would work well in this recipe. If the onions are starting to brown too quickly, reduce heat to medium-low.
Butter Sautéed Mushrooms: Make ahead, cool, cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
To provide a unique flavour use a selection of mushrooms: shiitake, oyster and crimini. These varieties combine well with white button mushrooms and are wonderful as a steak or burger topping.
Cooking Tips: Save time on preparation by purchasing pre-sliced mushrooms and minced garlic in jars or frozen cubes. Use 1 tsp (5 mL) chopped fresh thyme in place of dried.
Turn this recipe into a main meal by tossing with cooked pasta and grated Canadian Parmesan cheese.
Nutritional informationPer serving
Top 5 Nutrients
|Calcium:||20 % / 220 mg|