Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bacon, Mushroom and Onion Pizza



One of the things I love about my family is that they are just as food loving as I am. My mom especially. We have had countless conversations about food, and have even gone as far as to call each other, just to talk about what we just made. I love it!

A few months ago when we were on family vacation, we asked each other, if we had to eat one thing, everyday, for the rest of our lives, what would it be? There were answers from Fettuccine Alfredo, to salmon, to avocado sandwich (huh?). When it got to me, after thinking about it sometime, I had to answer honestly and say pizza. I just loooove pizza, and I have not once in my life gotten sick of it. And how could you not? There are so many ways to make it, that it pleases just about everyone. I love it for it's variety: thin crust, thick crust, cheesy, or light, meat laden, or veggie, red sauce, white sauce, pesto, no sauce. I love pizza!

So naturally when I saw this recipe in Cooking Light, I had to make it. The bacon of course is what makes this pie so smoky and wonderful, but don't underestimate the power of those beefy mushrooms and caramelized onions. I couldn't stop eating this thing, good thing it's a Cooking Light recipe!

Bacon, Mushroom and Onion Pizza
By Cooking Light October 2009

Ingredients

1 11oz can refrigerated french bread (I used pizza dough)
2 teaspoons yellow cornmeal
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups vertically sliced onions
1 8oz package cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cups shredded white cheddar
6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup chopped parsley

Directions

1. Find lengthwise seam in dough. Beginning at seam, gently unroll dough into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Stretch dough into a 12-inch circle on a lightly floured surface; transfer to a round pizza pan or large baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal.

2. Preheat oven to 425.

3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan, swirl to coat. Add onion; saute 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place chopped onions in a bowl. Add cremini mushrooms to the pan; saute 8 minutes, or until liquid is evaporated. Add mushrooms to onion mixture; toss. Spread onion mixture evenly over prepared dough, leaving a 1/4 inch border. Sprinkle evenly with cheese and bacon. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, or until crust is lightly browned. Sprinkle with parsley. Cut into 12 wedges.

Serves 6: a serving size is two wedges

Per Serving: 316cal, 14.9g fat, 15.6g prot, 31.1g carb, o.9g fiber

Points per Serving: 7

I you had to eat the same food everyday for the rest of your life...what would it be?

33 comments:

Lynn said...

Oooh, Teresa, I'll bet the caramelized onions are just outstanding in this. I never thought to use that as a pizza topping, but I'll bet it is out of this world :) Thanks for the idea.

A Year on the Grill said...

My wife and I play this game a lot... ribs and chicken wings (I am a cheat, 2 items) from Barley's Brewpup just down the street wins for me. The pizza looks terrific, and just 7 points, not too bad

Ingrid said...

My children would it eat just like that but I say hold the onions. :)

Salad! I didn't even need to think about it.
~ingrid

Stacey said...

That pizza looks SO good!! I'm going to have to try it out. And if I had to eat one thing every day for the rest of my life ... it would be steak. I could eat it forever and ever and never get sick of it. Yum!

Mary said...

Teresa your pizza is so yummy!

Kim said...

I love caramelized onions- yum!! One thing for the rest of my life?? Probably either pasta or chocolate, isn't that terrible? I would need a new wardrobe ;D

Rebekah said...

I could eat this all by myself!! You have my 3 favorite things on it, bacon, mushrooms and onions! LOVE it!!!!

Alissa said...

That looks crazy delicious! I can't wait to try this! Hmmmm what would I eat for the rest of my life? Such a hard question!!! Claira says donuts...greaaaat:P Ben says Ribs, Dylan says chicken nuggets & I say egg rolls with sweet and sour sauce...I'm such a greaseball! YUM! What would Glenn eat?

girlichef said...

That looks fabulous!! I want some :D And I could NOT answer that question at knife point, I don't think!

Cheryl said...

That sounds yummy as sin, but not so sinful! My husband is a pizza addict, I however could do without it, LOL!

HoneyB said...

I saw this and was thinking I should make it. It is really appealing!! I could probably eat pizza everyday!

The Blonde Duck said...

Peanut butter meatballs chicken fried steak waffles pancakes fried ckn mac and cheese fluffy dinner rolls brisket potato salad baked beans and ribs.....

Yes that counts as one food. There are no commas.

teresa said...

blonde duck: lol!! i liked that answer!

liss: glenn says brownies, but he's also being a grump tonight. i think back when i first asked he was the one that said fettucini

Chow and Chatter said...

yummy pizza oh yeah pizza rocks as it can come in so many different ways

Alissa said...

LOL! Tell that grump to go eat some brownies and fettuccine...it'll make him feel less grumpy;)hahaha!

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

This sounds really delicious for a Cooking Light recipe. And it uses white cheddar - how delicious! Love the toppings too.

Donna-FFW said...

So nice you and your mom can speak of food that way!!

This sounds like a most tasty pizza. Love the combo of the bacon, mushrooms and onions, yep!

Barbara Bakes said...

Cooking Light and pizza sound like a perfect combination!

Kathleen said...

Oh Baby! I'm in! I wish I was at your house for pizza dinner!!!

the ungourmet said...

Yum! I have to say pizza would be right at the top of my list! :P

Debbie said...

Oh that looks so good. Please pass some here!

Erica said...

oh goodness...this is a tough question. Maybe oatmeal? If I was allowed to make it both sweet and savory :) I would want something that could go both ways.

Food for thought on stuffing:

http://www.fakefoodfree.com/2009/11/pear-toasted-walnut-blue-cheese.html

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2009/11/18/easy-whole-wheat-stuffing/

Pam said...

I love this pizza - bookmarked.

I could eat Mexican food every day for the rest of my life.

biz319 said...

I am with you!! Pizza is a front runner for sure, then taco fiesta comes in close second!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMMM,....what a grand pizza8 I so love your 3 yummie flavours!!

A real delight, Teresa!

Cucinista said...

I wish I could call you for delivery...

Deborah said...

My family is the same way - we talk a lot about food! In fact, most of our get togethers are all about the food! This pizza looks great - I'd be happy eating pizza the rest of my life!

burpandslurp said...

Oatmeal! I know, I know, but I seriously cannot live without oatmeal :-)

You're so lucky to have foodie family! my family could care less about food! It's no fun!

Katy ~ said...

Yummm, this pizza sounds very good; has ingredients we luuuuvvv! Good idea about the refrigerated french bread; I'm going to try that because there are times when I just don't have time to do a real raised dough, grins.

One food for the rest of my life? gosh,I don't know. Chicken, probably. Or bread. Or potatoes. Or.....

Joanne said...

I love homemade but not take-out pizza. It would definitely be one of the foods that I could eat every day for the rest of my life, mainly because there is just so much variety you would never get bored. I love this topping combo you have here!

Talking about food is so much fun. My roommate from college and I do it all the time. It's only a bad idea on an empty stomach!

王菲Fay said...

it looks delicious!I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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Elizabeth said...

Droool! I love everything about this pizza!

jor said...

yummy! I LOVE PIZZA!