Ugly Mushroom Pizza

by Fresh and Frugal

Keeping it short and sweet today, folks. More savory than sweet, to be honest. Remember the Ugly Onion Pizza? This is along those same lines but is the result of some experimentation done a few days ago, and seeing as how I had the ingredients and no real time to think tonight, it seemed like a good dinner decision.

My friend Ben has a real sense for food, which is why I turned to him for dinner instructions (with a packed fridge) when he came over for dinner last week. We played with summer squash and ricotta and olive oil and all sorts of things, but what really stuck with me was the simplicity of his ideas. Ricotta and thinly sliced squash.  Olives. Mushrooms on ricotta on bread. You see now where I got this idea?

It just needed a little extra pizzaing-up, and that’s the mozzarella on top with a light sprinkle of good salt. Light! Sprinkle! Have I reiterated enough my distaste for a heavy salting? Anyway. Onwards and upwards!

Ugly Mushroom Pizza

10 crimini mushrooms

4 slices of bread

1/2 c ricotta

1/3 c shredded mozzarella

Drizzling of olive oil

Sprinkle of salt

Lay the slices of bread out on an ovensafe pan and preheat the oven to 350.

Spread the ricotta onto the bread as thickly or thinly as you’d like. Sprinkle the salt on top of this so it has something to hold on to.

Slice the mushrooms and lay them on top of the ricotta, then sprinkle (or douse, in my case) with the mozzarella.

Give a quick once-over drizzle of olive oil and pop into the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges of the cheese start turning a little golden. Serve.