spicy chorizo & mushroom pizza

In appetizers, baking, culinary experiments, dinner, easy weeknight meals, leftovers, lunch, snacks, tapas on 11.17.11 at 10:19 pm

it doesn’t take much to convince me to add a little spicy chorizo to a dish. chorizo is one of those fool-proof ingredients that will perk up most any meal… breakfast, lunch or dinner. (believe me, i’ve tried!) though i have yet to see chorizo make an appearance in a dessert!

the spicy chorizo made this pizza really sing. easypeasy dinner and the leftover cold pizza was perfect for lunch the next day. no complaints here. :)

– preheat oven to 400F

prep the dough:
– sprinkle some whole-wheat flour on a clean surface before rolling out the fresh pizza dough (i bought some fresh from the bakery.)
– using a rolling pin, flatten out the dough into a thin, round pie
– sprinkle some more flour on the dough pie, flip over before applying the rolling pin again
– place the prepped dough pie on a pizza stone (at room temperature) or a lightly-greased, round baking pan

prep the toppings:
– 5-6 slices of spicy chorizo (thinly sliced rounds)
– 3-4 crimini mushrooms (sliced)
– 1 sprig of green onions (rooted stems removed, rough chop into sliced rounds)
– fresh mozzarella (grated)

prep the pie:
– spread 2 tbsp plain, low-fat greek yogurt evenly on pizza dough
– lightly drizzle hot sauce
– season w/ ground black peppercorns
– add spicy chorizo, then green onions & mushrooms
– sprinkle mozzarella (grated) evenly over toppings
– season w/ ground black peppercorns

bake the pie:
– bake flatbread at 400F for 20min, or until crust is golden brown
– remove from oven & allow to cool on rack before slicing

food styling:
– serve w/ organic mixed greens on the side
– pairs nicely w/ your fave cabernet sauvignon

  1. Yum! Perfect recipe for a Friday night!


  2. Normally I’m a veggie pizza guy, but for this I’m making an exception! Looks great.


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