Is it pizza? Flatbread? You decide!

Folks, if you ever decide you like me enough to send me something or do something to make me happy, just feed me pizza. I don’t care what kind it is, I gets DOWN with pizza in any way, shape, or form.

Had some random things laying around in my fridge and a craving for pizza, but nothing too heavy. So I put together this dressed up flatbread which I am now calling a pizza. As an added bonus, I made a flavored olive oil that adds an extra punch when you’re cooking, or stands alone on it’s own for dipping.

No real measurements here since it depends on what kind of bread you’re using as your base, how big it is, etc. But you’ll get the gist of it 🙂

You will need:

  • Flatbread, pizza dough, or whatever you want to choose as your base
  • Mushrooms
  • Goat cheese
  • Red onion
  • Fresh thyme
  • Arugula
  • Garlic
  • Kalamata olives
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

First, heat your oven to 400 degrees. To get your oil going, heat up a generous amount of oil in a skillet and add thinly sliced garlic and fresh thyme (whole sprigs are fine). Keep the heat on super low and just let the garlic and thyme steep in the oil for as long as you can. Of course if you don’t feel like spending time on this just use regular olive oil.

In the meantime, thinly slice the red onion and cut the mushrooms into regular slices. Saute them together with just a little fresh thyme, salt, and pepper for about 10 minutes. The mushrooms should be just cooked – this will continue cooking in the oven so you don’t want to do overcook them!

Brush your flatbread with oil, and crumble goat cheese on top. Add your mushrooms and onions, and throw some sliced kalamata olives on there. Put this in your oven until the dough is cooked and the cheese has gotten nice and soft. If you’re using a pre-made flatbread like I am this will just be 10 minutes, but if you’re using raw pizza dough you’ll need to cook that for at least 20 minutes.

Top with fresh arugula, and use a spoon to drizzle some olive oil on top. Boom!


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