Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Restaurant-style pizza

Tomorrow, I'm heading out of town with my girlfriends for a long weekend trip (bachelorette party to be exact). So, with all of the packing I need to do, a quick and easy dinner was a must. But, even when I'm super-busy, I try to come up with something interesting and healthy to eat.

So for tonight, I made a pizza that's modeled after one I ate once at Lolita:

Wild mushroom with arugula

Here's what you need:

1 pre-made pizza crust
1 package sliced wild mushrooms
1 cup Italian blend shredded cheese
3 cloves garlic, minced (lucky for me, I had some fresh garlic from my grandpa's garden)
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
A few leaves of arugula chopped (again - I had some fresh from his garden)

Saute the mushrooms, onion and garlic in olive oil until the mushrooms are cooked. Then, spread the mushroom mix on the pizza crust, lightly sprinkle with cheese. Follow the cooking instructions for the crust (for me it was 7-10 minutes), but a good rule is to take it out when the cheese is melted and slightly browning.

Finish it off by sprinkling the chopped arugula on top.

It was a perfect, light dinner that took me 20 minutes to make.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!


  1. Is there a brand you reccomend for premade pizza crusts? I think I remember ordering this one time with you.

  2. It's fabulous that you eat such variety as an adult. I guess all those times I told you how good things were (even though tou didn't want to try) has finally paid off. Your brother eats everything too. To bad you dad didn't catch on.