Mushroom Prosciutto Pizza

Mushrooms are known fungi but did you know that they are also a healthy ingredient used in China for medicinal purposes? Reap the benefits of mushroom thru pizza and try this pizza recipe from My Recipes. 

8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
1 (10-ounce) Italian cheese-flavored thin pizza crust (such as Boboli)
2 ounces prosciutto, cut into thin strips
1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) shredded fontina cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 450°.
  2. Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add mushrooms and shallots to pan; sauté 7 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Add garlic and thyme; sauté 1 minute. Stir in vinegar; remove from heat.
  3. Place crust on the bottom rack of oven. Bake at 450° for 4 minutes.
  4. Place the crust on a baking sheet. Spread mushroom mixture evenly over crust; sprinkle evenly with prosciutto and fontina cheese. Bake at 450° for 6 minutes or until cheese melts.
  5. Tips: For a crisp crust, bake the pizza crust on the lowest rack for a few minutes before adding the toppings. Presliced button mushrooms can substitute for the creminis.
Posted by Diane Araga, on June 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM