Three-Cheese French Bread Pizza

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 loaf soft French or Italian bread, halved lengthwise

3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

1 cup shredded low-moisture mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese

Red pepper flakes, to taste

3 vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Directions

  1. Preheat the broiler. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are lightly browned, about 5 minutes; set aside.
  2. Combine 1/4 cup olive oil and the garlic in a small bowl. Put the bread cut-side up on a baking sheet and drizzle with the garlic oil; season with salt. Broil until lightly toasted, 2 to 3 minutes. Spoon the ricotta on the bread, then top with the mushrooms and mozzarella. Broil until browned and bubbling, 2 to 5 minutes; transfer to a cutting board.
  3. Cut the bread into pieces. Sprinkle with the parsley, parmesan and red pepper flakes. Drizzle the tomatoes with the vinegar and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Serve with the pizza.