Recipe: Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza

by Cate on March 17, 2011

DevouredMy brain is seriously fried today.  I don’t know if it was leprechaun naughtiness during the night, the tediousness of making a batch of double rainbow cupcakes or the sudden burst of sunshine we got today, but I’m feeling like this week has seriously kicked my hide and I’m crawling my way to Friday.  But then again, our days and weeks are so full, it always feels like that.

And that is precisely when UNrecipes like this one are the perfect thing for me, because today is not a day when I can wrap my head around following a recipe.  You know days like that, right?

This week, for a few of my lunches, I’ve been playing around with various whole wheat pita pizza toppings, each one simpler than the next but seriously upping the yummy ante each time.  For the past few weeks, I’ve had the combination of artichokes and roasted red peppers in my head and couldn’t shake it.  So earlier this week, that was the first pita pizza I made (and the picture I shared here), along with a bit of goat cheese.

So SatisfyingToday totally trumped that.  Like blew it to smithereens.  Caramelized onions.  Sauteed Baby Bellas.  Warm melted goat cheese.  And a little bit of Garlic and Herb Salt-Free Mrs. Dash (thanks to the folks at Mrs. Dash for the awesome care package!).  The pita crust was slightly crispy and toasted just so.  The sweetness of the onions comingling with the woodsiness of the mushrooms and the creaminess of the goat cheese… oh man, it was heaven on a plate.  I tried to pace myself, really, I did.  But I might have just inhaled the whole darn thing.  Thank God it was healthy.

It’s an UNrecipe, because there are no real measurements.  I just mixed and matched based on what I thought would work well together, and work well together it did.  I’ve included basic guidelines below, but go crazy and swap out what you like and don’t like and come up with your own flavor explosion… would love to hear YOUR favorite combinations!

Have an awesome weekend!

xoxo

Project 365
March 17, 2011, Photo #74 (and many bonus shots)

DOuble Rainbow CupcakeMade a batch of Double Rainbow Cupcakes for Madeline to take into school today to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Naughty LeprechaunWhen Madeline got to school this morning, it seems that there was a little bit of trouble brewing overnight.

Leprechaun Dust

Empty TrapEven though a trap had been set, the kids were unsuccessful in catching the leprechaun.

Mess COurtesy of LeprechaunHe made quite the mess before escaping.

Foiled Again

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Goat Cheese Pizza
Recipe courtesy of Cate O’Malley

Serves 1

One whole wheat pita
One onion, sliced
Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced (I used six)
Goat cheese
Salt-Free Garlic & Herb Mrs. Dash seasoning

Medium pan, heat olive oil and add sliced onions to pan.  Cook until nearly caramelized.  Add mushrooms and saute until done.  While onions and mushrooms are cooking, toast the pita.  Once the onions and mushrooms are done, add Mrs. Dash seasoning, to taste, and stir.  Add toppings to pita.  Sprinkle with goat cheese and toast again until cheese melts.  Devour.

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Joanne March 18, 2011 at 6:16 am

Pita pizzas are definitely GREAT ideas for quick easy healthy FUN lunches. Plus there are so many different topping options, I bet you’d be hard pressed to get bored of them!

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beth March 18, 2011 at 9:52 am

have you tried the whole wheat naan for these? super good. i also like the multigrain sandwich thins things (then you get 2 pizzas!!) and the flat-out wraps.

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Ramona March 18, 2011 at 11:05 am

You’re probably suffering for DST like I am. Been doing twice as much in the afternoons.

Those pesky Leprechauns….

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Tricia March 19, 2011 at 7:24 pm

I love the leprechaun madness. What a fun thing to do at school. I also think your cupcakes are fantastic.

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