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Roasted Mushroom & Arugula Pesto Pizza

Roasted Mushroom & Arugula Pesto Pizza

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This fresh and earthy pizza, with quick-roasted mushrooms and an easy pesto sauce made with peppery arugula, pairs well with our Silver Oak wines

Makes two 10-inch pizzas / Total Time:

Directions

Make the pesto:

  1. Roughly chop the arugula by hand and place in a food processor with the olive oil, cheese, salt, and pepper.
  2. Process until smooth.

Roast the mushrooms:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Combine the mushrooms, oil, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Spread the mushrooms on a rimmed sheet pan and roast until they are tinged golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  3. Remove and cool to room temperature, then toss with the lemon juice and zest.

Assemble the pizza:

  1. Place a pizza stone on the second lowest oven rack and preheat the oven to 500°F for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Generously flour a pizza peel (or lay a sheet of parchment paper on a rimless sheet pan). Place a dough ball on the peel, then lightly flour the top, and flatten, spin, and stretch the dough.
  3. Spread half of the pesto over the dough, leaving a ½-inch border uncovered around the edge. Arrange half of the mushrooms over the pesto. Scatter half of the cheese evenly over the pizza.

Bake the pizza:

  1. Slide the pizza onto the preheated pizza stone. Bake for 5 minutes, then rotate the pizza 180 degrees and turn on the oven broiler. Continue to bake the pizza until the crust is crisp and golden brown and the cheese is melted, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Remove the pizza from the oven and immediately brush the crust with oil. Let the pizza stand for 2 to 3 minutes before cutting into wedges. Repeat with the remaining dough and ingredients.

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