Published Thursday, March 07, 2013

Little Slice of Heaven: Mushrooms can make the meal

From Special Reports

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In honor of National Nutrition month, the Mushroom Council has put together recipes for healthy, delicious and satisfying meals with mushrooms.

Keep up with the Mushroom Council online. Visit www.mushroominfo.com for the latest news, recipes and blogs; or tune into the “Mushroom Channel” on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

This simple recipe for a mushroom pizza is the perfect answer for breakfast on any morning. It’s quick, filling, and tastes delicious. Better yet, it’s fancy enough for a weekend brunch, or easy enough to toss together on those busy school mornings. If you’re looking for a fun twist on traditional breakfasts, try this recipe and prepare to gain a new favorite:

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I Heart Mushrooms Breakfast Pizza

Recipe Courtesy of Brooke from Cheeky Kitchen

Makes: 2 pizzas

Ingredients:

1 tube refrigerated pizza dough

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1/2 cup smoked mozzarella, swiss, or gouda cheese, grated

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3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise

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1 tablespoon red onion, diced

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2 eggs

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1/4 cup sliced mushrooms

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2 tablespoons bacon bits

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1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley or thyme

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Unroll pizza dough and cut into two large heart shapes with a sharp knife. Discard remaining dough (or simple slice the dough into four pieces and double the pizza ingredients in this recipe to make four personal-sized pizzas). Roll the edges of the pizza up to make a crust.

In a small bowl, stir together cheese, mayonnaise, and red onion. Spread the cheese mixture around the edges of each pizza, leaving an opening in the center of each heart. Crack an egg into the center space where there is no cheese. Sprinkle mushrooms and bacon bits around the edges of the pizza. Bake in preheated oven for 11-14 minutes, just until the whites of the eggs are cooked, but the yolks are still runny.

Remove from oven. Cool slightly. Sprinkle fresh parsley on top to garnish. Serve and enjoy.

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