Cheesy Mushroom French Bread Pizzas with Spicy Fig Sauce

Cheesy Mushroom French Bread Pizzas

with Spicy Fig Sauce

40 MIN
$17.99 4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

We're putting a gourmet spin on classic French Bread pizza by topping our toasty baguettes with a creamy béchamel-mozzarella mixture, sautéed mushrooms and onion, and a drizzle of fig sauce mixed with Calabrian chile paste for a spicy-sweet finish.
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    320 Cals (est.)
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ingredients
Cheesy Mushroom French Bread Pizzas with Spicy Fig Sauce
Title
  • 2 Small Baguettes
  • 4 oz Mushrooms
  • 1 Red Or Yellow Onion
  • 4 oz Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 bunch Chives
  • ⅓ cup Béchamel Sauce
  • 1½ tsps Calabrian Chile Paste
  • 1 Tbsp Fig Spread
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instructions
Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the baguettes. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Thinly slice the mushrooms. In a bowl, combine the béchamel and mozzarella (tearing into small pieces before adding). Season with salt and pepper.

Toast the baguettes
2 Toast the baguettes

Line a sheet pan with foil. Place the halved baguettes on the foil, cut side up. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toast in the oven 4 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven.

Cook the vegetables
3 Cook the vegetables

Meanwhile, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the sliced mushrooms in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned and softened. Turn off the heat.

Assemble & bake the pizzas
4 Assemble & bake the pizzas

Evenly top the toasted baguettes with the béchamel-cheese mixture, cooked vegetables, and a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until the baguettes are crispy and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven. Let stand at least 2 minutes before serving.

Finish & serve your dish
5 Finish & serve your dish

Meanwhile, thinly slice the chives. In a bowl, combine the fig spread and as much of the chile paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Serve the baked pizzas drizzled with the spicy fig sauce. Garnish with the sliced chives. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven, then preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Halve the baguettes. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Thinly slice the mushrooms. In a bowl, combine the béchamel and mozzarella (tearing into small pieces before adding). Season with salt and pepper.

2 Toast the baguettes

Line a sheet pan with foil. Place the halved baguettes on the foil, cut side up. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toast in the oven 4 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned around the edges. Leaving the oven on, remove from the oven.

Toast the baguettes
Cook the vegetables
3 Cook the vegetables

Meanwhile, in a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the sliced mushrooms in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned and softened. Turn off the heat.

4 Assemble & bake the pizzas

Evenly top the toasted baguettes with the béchamel-cheese mixture, cooked vegetables, and a drizzle of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Bake 12 to 14 minutes, or until the baguettes are crispy and the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven. Let stand at least 2 minutes before serving.

Assemble & bake the pizzas
Finish & serve your dish
5 Finish & serve your dish

Meanwhile, thinly slice the chives. In a bowl, combine the fig spread and as much of the chile paste as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Serve the baked pizzas drizzled with the spicy fig sauce. Garnish with the sliced chives. Enjoy!

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