I invented this recipe today. Inspiration? The white pizza I made a while back (see: Stuffed Crust Mushroom and Feta Pizza). Since I decided to bring this to a Superbowl party, I just had to hope my experiment would be alright. Considering it was devoured by 6 people in under 10 minutes, I'd say it was a more than alright. In fact, I was told to "go home and make another one." I'd call that a success.
Cheesy Mushroom and Feta Pie
- 1 prepared pie crust
- 6 oz. mozzarella cheese (I used 3/4 of an 8 oz block, sliced very thin)
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. butter
- 1 standard container of white button mushrooms
- 3 oz. of feta cheese (approx 1/2 of a 6 oz. container)
- garlic powder, salt, and pepper
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Saute the mushrooms in 1 Tbsp. butter. If they get too watery in the pan, drain them and then add the second Tbsp. of butter. Saute until they cook down, adding salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Don't be stingy with the garlic.
Set aside the mushrooms and slice the mozzarella cheese very thin. You could also shred the cheese. I just didn't b/c I didn't feel like it. It's that simple. No good reason.
Take 1/2 Tbsp of butter and spread it around the bottom of the crust. This is pretty optional, I just did this because it seemed like a good idea. Whatever.
Put down a layer of mozzarella cheese. Put the mushrooms on top and sprinkle feta over them. Add a second layer of mozzarella cheese and more feta.
Bake for approximately 50-60 mins and until cheese is bubbly. I actually covered the pie with tin foil after about 45 minutes and let it cook an extra 15 so that the cheese didn't burn but the pie crust was fully cooked.
P.S. As you can see, this is me pretty much winging it. There's probably some trick to cooking mushrooms so they don't get all watery in the pan. Still, I ended up with a delicious product so you can follow my haphazard directions or feel free to improve upon them! :)