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CARAMELIZED ONION, MUSHROOM AND GOAT CHEESE PIZZA

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Rather than ordering a pizza, try making one to order using one of those pre-baked pizza crusts -- they're quite good, especially if you use fresh and tasty toppings. If your kids don't like these gourmet toppings, make theirs with shredded mozzarella cheese instead. Serve it with sliced cucumbers with dressing.
Ingredients
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Yellow onion 1 Small, halved top to bottom and thinly sliced
  Portobello mushroom caps 6 Ounce, coarsely chopped
  Tomato pasta sauce/Red pasta sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Whole wheat pizza crusts/White thin pre-baked pizza crusts 20 Ounce (Such As Boboli, Two 10 Ounce Each)
  Dried basil 1 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Crumbled goat cheese/Fresh/shredded mozzarella cheese 4 Ounce, crumbled
Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a large heavy skillet, heat the oil over medium heat, and add the onions. Sauté them for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they start to brown. Add the mushrooms and sauté for about 5 more minutes until the mushrooms begin to get dark and tender.
Meanwhile, spread 1/2 cup tomato sauce on each pizza crust, nearly to the edges. Top each with basil and oregano, followed by the mushrooms, onions, and cheese. Bake the pizzas directly on the oven rack for 10 minutes (and prepare the cucumbers, if you are serving them). Allow them to cool for about 2 minutes before slicing them with a pizza cutter.

Scramble Flavor Booster: Top the pizzas with a little fresh basil or oregano just before baking them, and serve them with crushed red pepper flakes at the table.

Tip: At this time of year when we all seem to be cooking and entertaining a lot, eliminate extra dishwashing by making guests' wine glasses identifiable. You can use wine charms or just tie different colored ribbons around the stems of the glasses. If the kids are using disposable cups, have them write their names on their cups with permanent marker so they can keep track of them.

SERVE WITH CUCUMBERS, PEELED AND SLICED, WITH DRESSING
Dip 1 - 2 peeled and sliced cucumbers in dressing of your choice, such Annie's Naturals Goddess, ranch, or Italian dressing.

Nutritional Information per serving (% based upon daily values)
Calories: 261; Total Fat: 8g, 12%; Saturated Fat: 4g, 17%; Cholesterol: 5mg, 2%; Sodium: 445mg, 18%; Total Carbohydrate: 29g, 13%; Dietary Fiber: 2g, 9%; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 10g

Nutritional Information per serving with sidedish (% based upon daily values) (1/2 cup cucumber and 2 tsp. dressing)
Calories: 327; Total Fat: 13g, 19%; Saturated Fat: 4g, 19%; Cholesterol: 5mg, 2%; Sodium: 555mg, 22%; Total Carbohydrate: 35g, 15%; Dietary Fiber: 3g, 12%; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 11g

This recipe was excepted from the book SOS! The Six O'Clock Scramble to the Rescue: Earth-Friendly, Kid-Pleasing Dinners for Busy Families. To see where you can purchase the book, visit www.thescramble.com or www.amazon.com.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Italian
Dish: 
Pizza
Ingredient: 
Mushroom
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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