Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Lamb’s Quarters Pizza Pie

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Today there is a pie party going on in the world of food bloggers. How fun is that!  I was invited to the event via Facebook and decided I had to attend. It’s summer, and what’s summer without pie?  Now I know you are probably expecting some delicious summer berry pie but I decided to go against the grain. I saw no rule that the pie couldn’t be savory so I went for it – pizza pie.


Since we are participating in a CSA my house it overflowing with green vegetables.  Last week I was introduced to something new – Lamb’s Quarters. I had never heard of them, but after further research I found a lot of people love them.  Apparently they are most commonly thought of as a weed but are actually quite tasty.  If grown in an area with no pesticides and chemicals it can make a delicious side dish or, in my case, a pizza topping.

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Yield: 16 inch pizza

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 - 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 - 40 minutes


16 ounces Pizza dough – room temperature
Corn meal
Olive oil
1 medium yellow onion – sliced
8 ounces mushrooms – sliced
1 clove garlic – minced
2 cups mozzarella cheese
2 cups Lamb’s Quarters (use just the leaves)
Kosher salt
Fresh cracked pepper

Source: Nutmeg Nanny


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a large skillet over medium heat add a few drizzles of olive oil until hot. Add onions and sauté for a few minutes until they start to soften. Add mushrooms and sauté together until soft and caramelized. Add garlic at the end and sauté for a few minutes until fragrant. Set aside.

Let dough set out until room temperature. Put a little corn meal on sheet pan and spread dough out by hand. Drizzle dough with olive oil (this is your "sauce") and top with 1 1/2 cup cheese. Cover with Lamb's Quarters (this may look like a lot but it will cook down) and onion/mushroom mixture. Cover with remaining cheese, sprinkle with a little kosher salt, fresh cracked pepper and cook for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted and dough is cooked.

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26 Responses to “Caramelized Onion, Mushroom & Lamb’s Quarters Pizza Pie”

  1. #
    Maris(In Good Taste) — July 5, 2011 at 4:41 am

    That looks gorgeous! Cute to bring pizza pie to pie party! That will be a hit!

  2. #
    Blond Duck — July 5, 2011 at 7:31 am

    I’m glad you made this instead of berry pie!

  3. #
    Erica — July 5, 2011 at 7:35 am

    The crust looks cooked to perfection! And such interesting toppings- yum. How awesome is caramelized onion?? I’m much more of a pizza pie vs. a sweet pie gal

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    Raina — July 5, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Oh yum! This sounds wonderful. I have never heard of lamb’s quarters. When I read your title I thought it was pizza with lamb meat which I thought was unusual. I will have to keep an eye out for this; it sounds yummy:)

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    Jen_from_NJ — July 5, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I love the savory toppings on your pie!

  6. #
    foodanderings — July 5, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    wow looks like a great meal all on its own. Haven’t made pizza in ages, I think it’s about time. Looks great!!

  7. #
    Joanne — July 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Mmm this sounds like one tasty pizza! The perfect way to start off a pie day dinner!

  8. #
    Kathleen — July 5, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    This looks killer delish!

  9. #
    Jeanette — July 5, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I’ve never tried lamb’s quarters before, but hoping I’ll get some in my CSA box at some point – would love to try your pizza pie recipe!

  10. #
    Marla — July 6, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Now this is a pizza pie! Love that you used lamb on this pie :)

  11. #
    megan @ whatmegansmaking — July 6, 2011 at 8:30 am

    This sounds SO GOOD! Seriously, I want to eat it for breakfast. And lunch.

  12. #
    Emily @Cleanliness — July 6, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Get it giiirl

  13. #
    Barbara — July 6, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Oh well, I missed the pie party….again!
    But I love that your made a pizza PIE!! Clever girl! And what a great one, too!

  14. #
    shannon — July 6, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    totally swooning over this!! would love a slice right now :)

  15. #
    Lyndsey — July 6, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    It looks wonderful! I never heard of lamb’s quarters either…it’s such an odd name. You did it well though yum!

  16. #
    Kirsten — July 6, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Yum! All of these ingredients make me swoon, and on pizza to boot!

  17. #
    Kerstin — July 6, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Sold at caramelized onions, looks like the perfect pizza!

  18. #
    Suzanne — July 7, 2011 at 12:57 am

    This looks delicious Brandy, caramelized onions are simply delicious and the crust looks so good too.

  19. #
    Emily — July 7, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Wow, that looks like it came from a gourmet pizzeria!

  20. #
    claudia lamascolo — July 7, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Lamb? What a brilliant idea why didn’t I think of this one! nice job!

  21. #
    Chaya — July 7, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Brandy, I would like this more than a sweet pie, much more. You go, girl.

  22. #
    grace — July 8, 2011 at 3:48 am

    although i prefer my pies of the sweet variety, i’d walk 500 miles for some caramelized onions. impressive pizza, brandy!

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    Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious — July 9, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Mmmm, I love a good pizza and this looks amazing. You can never go wrong with caramelized onions, mushrooms, and oozing cheese. Will have to give this a try!

  24. #
    Winnie — July 10, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Absolutely LOVE this pie Brandy!

  25. #
    Cakelaw — July 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I love the look of this pizza pie – it is absolutely amore!

  26. #
    Sue — July 24, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I’m getting Lamb’s Quarters in my CSA tomorrow. I know what I’m making for dinner tomorrow night! The pizza looks yummy. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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