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Fast & Easy Dinner: Mushroom & Zucchini Pizza

Fast & Easy Dinner: Mushroom & Zucchini Pizza

Pizza how do I love thee! While many people turn to sandwiches or pasta for their favorite quick fix meal, I turn to my beloved pizza. Trader Joe's makes an excellent pizza dough that keeps for a few weeks in the freezer or fridge. Tonight's version is a classic veggie with sautéed mushrooms and zucchini. If you want pizza, but still feel like grilling, before topping the pie, grill the veggies instead of sauteeing them in a frying pan. Serve with a nice green salad or sliced, salted tomatoes. Pair it with a Rosé and you've got yourself a delicious almost weekend meal. Sound great? Get the recipe now, just

Mushroom, Zucchini, and Swiss-Cheese Pizza
From Food & Wine magazine
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2 pounds store-bought or homemade pizza dough
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into thin slices
1 pound mushrooms, sliced thin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 pound Swiss cheese, grated (about 2 cups)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan

  1. Heat the oven to 425°.
  2. Oil two 12-inch pizza pans or large baking sheets. Press the dough into a 12-inch round, or 9-by-13-inch rectangle, on each prepared pan. Bake until the dough begins to brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderately high heat. Add the zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, until almost tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl.
  4. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in the same pan. Add the mushrooms, salt, pepper, and thyme and cook, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are golden, about 5 minutes.
  5. Return the zucchini to the pan, add the wine, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and all the wine has evaporated, about 5 minutes more.
  6. Spread the vegetable mixture on the partially baked pizza crusts. Sprinkle each with Swiss cheese and Parmesan and bake until the cheese melts, about 10 minutes.

Serves 4.

Join The Conversation
RockinHeartJD RockinHeartJD 9 years
this sounds awesome!! anyone have a good homemade pizza dough recipe? one that is heart healthy as well?
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
mellafe, that sounds really good!
mellafe mellafe 9 years
You know, I've had this without the dough. My gran replaces the dough with the zucchini, and then adds stuff on top: tomatoes, mushrooms, cheese and more cheese. It's delicious.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
sounds good minus the mushrooms
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i usually just make pizza dough on my own - it only takes a few minutes (10?) and tastes a lot better than store bought!!! it is way cheaper, too. i only like red peppers, onions and garlicky pizza sauce on my pizza - no cheese for me. :)
atusa atusa 9 years
I use the Trader Joe's Whole Wheat Dough all the time and its the BEST!!! Usually I top with mushrooms and caramelized onions. Will give this recipe a try.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
I've never made homemade pizza before! I'd love to give it a try.
andrea426 andrea426 9 years
omg...this looks good! im starving
misslarue misslarue 9 years
I really like their Two Buck Chuck Cabernet too!Pretty decent for a cheap wine.
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
I wish we had a Trader Joe's here. I keep hearing great things about it on this board as well as others. Hopefully one will come here soon!
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
I actually just bought the TJ herb dough yesterday for the very first time and made a pizza. It was pretty good. Can't beat the price!
misslarue misslarue 9 years
Thanks radarkitty! Looks like I need to make a visit to Trader Joes!
radarkitty radarkitty 9 years
misslarue...they do! :)
misslarue misslarue 9 years
I wonder if they make a whole wheat dough?
ALSW ALSW 9 years
Not for me. But if I eliminate the mushrooms and the Swiss, it sounds good! I'll just have to play with it...
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
That sounds great! I've never made homemade pizza before, so I might try this.
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