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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Roasted Mushroom and Cauliflower Pizza

I spent a week making pizza almost every night because a ball of dough makes a lot of personal pizzas. I took the opportunity to experiment with a bunch of different toppings based on whatever was in the kitchen. It was fun.

This particular pie was inspired by Pamela of My Man's Belly. She had posted a pizza recipe using roasted mushrooms. I'd never thought about roasting mushrooms, but the idea intrigued me. I was out of shallots so I couldn't make her exact recipe, but I did have roasted cauliflower which, if you've been reading for any amount of time you know, is the only way I'll eat it.

I know that roasted cauliflower on a pizza sounds odd. But add in some shredded mozzarella, spinach sauteed with garlic, a little adobo seasoning, and 10 minutes later there was a pizza waiting to be devoured.

I used crimini mushrooms, but just about any mushrooms should work. Pamela used a mix. Do whatever you like!

So simple, yet so delicious. Thanks to Pamela for her inspiration. Turns out that roasted mushrooms are really good in lots of dishes!

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Roasted Mushroom & Cauliflower Pizza
Roasted veggies on a pizza pie.
  • 1 package personal size pizza dough or 2 ounces of a dough ball
  • 1 pint crimini mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 cup roasted cauliflower florets
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups spinach, packed
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Adobo seasoning (or regular salt & pepper)
  • Cornmeal or flour for sprinkling
1. Follow the directions for resting the pizza dough.2. While the dough is resting, heat the oven to 400 degrees. Toss the mushrooms and cauliflower with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and seasoning. Line a baking sheet with foil and spread the mushrooms and cauliflower out evenly. Roast for 20 minutes. Mushrooms will turn a deep brown and the florets will look burntdon't worry, they're supposed to! (If using a pizza stone, put it on the lowest rack while the vegetables are roasting.)3. While the vegetables are roasting, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Sauté the minced garlic but don't let it burn, about 1 minute. Add the spinach and sauté for a few minutes, until it wilts slightly. Remove from heat.4. Remove the pizza stone (if using). Check the instructions on the pizza dough and adjust the temperature accordingly.5. Spread the dough out to the desired thickness. Sprinkle flour or cornmeal on a baking sheet or the pizza stone (if using) and place the dough on top.6. Sprinkle half the cheese all over the dough. Add the vegetables, then the remaining cheese.7. Put the pizza in the oven and bake until the cheese is bubbly and the dough is browned, about 10-15 minutes.8. Remove from oven, slice, and eat.
Prep time: 20 minutesCook time:  10-15 minutesTotal time: 30-35 minutesYield: 1 personal size pizza


Sailu said...

I chanced upon your blog today and am wondering how on earth I missed your lovely blog. I felt excited reading your 'about' page to learn that food like palak paneer, sukha aloo got you going in the kitchen. I am an Indian and a foodie at that, and it makes me happy that Indian cuisine is not only relished but even cooked by foodies like you.

I like the name of your blog and header design. Love your attitude girl. :)

Btw, am an Indian food blogger blogging atSailus Kitchen. Do hop by when free to check out some paneer and dal recipes. :)

Bookmarking your blog.

Paulette said...

@Sailu, thanks for the kind words and I'm glad you like the blog. Since you're Indian, you'll definitely enjoy a post I'm making next week about Indian pizza!