Is Friday Pizza Night at your house? This Five Ingredient Friday Pizza loaded with marinated artichoke hearts, Portobello mushrooms, cheese and prosciutto is a five ingredient fabulous change of pace from the ordinary pepperoni pizza. It’s ready in minutes, so get that movie set to play! Your weekend is about to begin!
Mr. Saucy loves my cooking; he’d be the first to tell you that. But Mr. Saucy has a not-so-secret-anymore (since I tell the tale often) love of frozen pizza. This passion of his resulted from a real tragedy, though. Let me explain.
When we first started dating, Mr. Saucy was quite the cook. Really. On our first date, Mr. Saucy actually cooked dinner for me at his house. He drove across town to pick me up, drove back to his house where he had an enormous vase of flowers on the hearth and an orchid for me to take home; he also had a really wonderful meal for us. I was quite impressed.
As our relationship grew, we cooked for each other often. And he would ask me for my recipes, which he would actually cook! Once we got married however, Mr. Saucy, sadly, was stricken with chronic condition. No known cure. Cooking Amnesia. The only memory of cooking he retains is the ability to bake pizza. Frozen pizza. While I think this is a convenient “illness,” I think it’s pretty funny. *wink*
Any time I go away on a trip, or am away for the evening, or not feeling like cooking, Mr. Saucy will offer to cook, bless his heart. “I’ll cook tonight, girlfriend (he still calls me that even though we’ve been married almost twenty years now…isn’t that cute?), I’ll just pull out a frozen pizza!”
Not being a huge fan of the frozen pizza myself, I will acquiesce nonetheless. Cravings must be indulged, I know. But every once in a while, I want pizza. Not frozen pizza. So, I’ll make what we’ve lovingly termed “Prissy Pizza.”
I suppose this could be a “Prissy Pizza,” but I prefer to call it simple and delicious. And it really was! It got the Mr. Saucy Pizza Seal of Approval. And it’s only five ingredients! They are:
- Store-bought pizza dough
- Cheese (I used Gruyère, but any mild white cheese would work-think Fontina, Swiss or even Mozzarella)
- Marinated artichoke pieces
- Portobello mushroom slices
- Prosciutto cubetti
I could easily see this pizza done in small, bite-size pieces on a party buffet or as an appetizer for a dinner party. The combination of flavours was fantastic. I’ll be making this one again. I hope you’ll try it.
- Store-bought pizza dough (or make your own)
- 1½ cups grated Gruyère cheese (or any mild white cheese…Fontina would be great, Mozzarella, or Swiss)
- 6 ounces marinated artichoke pieces, drained of liquid, chopped
- ½ cup sliced Portobello mushrooms
- ¼ cup diced Prosciutto (I bought some cubetti from the deli)
- Preheat the oven to 425° F.
- Dust a work surface with cornmeal and roll out the pizza dough (mine was a 10″ round).
- Transfer to a baking sheet, or onto a piece of parchment paper if you’re going to bake the pizza on a stone.
- Place the dough in the oven and bake for about 8 minutes.
- Remove from the oven.
- Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the dough, add the artichoke pieces and mushrooms over the cheese.
- Sprinkle with salt and ground black pepper.
- Return the pizza to the oven and bake for about 10 minutes, until the edges are browned.
- Remove the pizza from the oven and sprinkle with the diced prosciutto.
- Serve hot.