De Ma Cuisine



September 2011



Poor Man’s Roosevelt – Mushroom and Gruyère Flatbread

Written by , Posted in Baking, Cheese, Main Dishes, Pizza, Vegetables

Poor Man's Roosevelt

We have Pizza Fridays in our home. Even last Friday. Our oven broke, so I used the toaster and using a small baking dish did a stuffed mini pizza. So good! Pizza Fridays started when I was looking for the best pizza dough. I was going to make a different one each week and have a little competition. (Note: A few years later, I’m still searching for that perfect crust!)

A little over a month ago I thought it would be fun to try a flatbread pizza. The Roosevelt used to have an amazing Truffle Flatbread that I wanted to try to make at home. Oh man. Best idea ever! The first time we had it, we had to pause the movie so I could make a second one because it was so good! I wasn’t going to buy truffles (I mean, I want to, but a little pricy), so I used mushrooms, really thinly sliced. Just read the recipe, then try it, you won’t be sorry. Then try it with other toppings. It’s delightful! I can’t wait until tomorrow – Pizza Friday! Our oven is still broken. We’ll see what I come up with. But you, you can make this tonight, or have your own Pizza Friday!!

Happy Eating!

Poor Man’s Roosevelt
Recipe Type: Pizza
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 11 mins
Total time: 21 mins
Serves: 2
One word: Amazing.
  • Parmesan, grated
  • Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 1 t Olive oil
  • 5-10 mushrooms, thinly sliced (use more or less, depending on your preferences)
  • 1/2 t fresh oregano (opt.)
  • 1 t fresh rosemary (opt.)
  • salt (opt.)
  • 1 pizza dough
  1. Lightly flour pizza stone and roll out dough super thin (we’re talking 1/4″ or less, maybe even 1/8″).
  2. Bake at 475F for 6 minutes.
  3. Remove from oven and top with: olive oil, salt, cheese (reserving a bit), oregano, rosemary, mushrooms, cheese.
  4. Bake 5 minutes, or until it’s lightly browned and cheese is melted.
  5. Delicious with champagne!

***** (Our rating)



  1. cathy oberg
  2. cathy oberg

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