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Grilled Flatbreads with Mushrooms, Ricotta and Herbs

This easy grilled flatbread--topped with sauteed mushrooms, fresh herbs and ricotta cheese--is perfect for outdoor entertaining.

Slideshow: Delicious Flatbread Recipes

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  • Servings: makes two 12-inch flatbreads

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  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing and drizzling
  • 1/2 pound oyster and shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced (2 cups)
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Two 8-ounce balls of pizza dough, at room temperature
  • 1 cup fresh ricotta cheese (8 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped chervil
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped tarragon


  1. In a medium skillet, heat the 1/4 cup of olive oil. Add the mushrooms and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the shallot and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the wine and cook until evaporated, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan and lightly oil a rimless baking sheet. On the baking sheet, stretch each ball of pizza dough out to a 12-inch round; brush with extra-virgin olive oil. Carefully slide the dough rounds onto the grill and cook over moderately high heat, shifting the rounds to prevent scorching, until lightly browned on the bottom, about 2 minutes. Flip the rounds and spread 1/2 cup of the fresh ricotta cheese over each one. Scatter the sautéed mushrooms and herbs over the flatbreads and grill until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer the flatbreads to a work surface, drizzle lightly with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cut into wedges and serve right away.

Make Ahead

The cooked mushrooms can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Rewarm before using.

Suggested Pairing

Earthy Spanish Tempranillos go brilliantly with mushrooms, like the ones on these smoky flatbreads.

Contributed By Photo © Ken Kochey Published August 2012

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