White Pizza: Caramelized onions, mushrooms, and roasted garlic

One night, I was feeling adventurous and decided to try making pizza crust.  Out of that batch, there was enough crust for two pizzas; one with a tomato base, and one white pizza.  The tomato-based pizza was pretty good, and has become a staple of my pizza repertoire.  But the white pizza was delicious, and after a pizza night, my sides are usually aching from having eaten too much of it.  So here’s the recipe!

This was the first time I’ve tried making my own pizza crusts from scratch, and while I always find it a bit frustrating, the results are usually pretty good. I’m going to experiment a bit more before I post a recipe, but you can pick up pizza shells at the grocery store (or of course Google a recipe for yourself).

White Pizza with Roasted Garlic
Serves 4
Definitely a home-made pizza that's worth the work!
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  1. 8 garlic cloves, peeled
  2. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  3. 2 onions, sliced into thin rings
  4. 2-3 tablespoons butter
  5. 5 white button mushrooms, sliced (or whatever kind of mushrooms you prefer)
  6. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  7. salt to taste pepper to taste
  8. extra olive oil
  9. pizza shell
  10. 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  1. Heat oven to 400F.
  2. Place garlic cloves and olive oil in a small, oven-safe dish and roast 20-30 minutes (until garlic is soft and brown).
  3. In a hot skillet, fry onions in butter on medium-low heat.
  4. When onions are beginning to brown, toss in mushrooms. Cover and cook 10 minutes.
  5. Turn off heat; toss in roasted garlic and any excess oil and stir mixture.
  6. Coat pizza shell in olive oil, paying special attention the to edges.
  7. Spread onion mixture evenly over pizza shell.
  8. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and thyme over mixture.
  9. Sprinkle cheese over mixture.
  10. Bake in over 15-20 minutes, until cheese is bubbling.
Candace Shaw