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Mushroom Pizza with Garlic Sauce

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Behold, our Mushroom Pizza with Garlic Sauce, otherwise known as the perfect fall-inspired pizza. And oh, is it special! Meaty mushrooms, two varieties of cheese, and a creamy, garlic sauce smothered on top of a doughy crust. Earthy and savory flavors come together for a garlic and mushroom lover’s feast!

A slice of mushroom pizza next to a garden salad.

Pizza night is anything but dull with this mushroom pizza with garlic sauce! It’s a simple recipe that boasts major flavor.

Strips of roasted red peppers, olives, and spinach play delicious supporting roles to the main attraction: heaps of mushrooms and that decadent garlic sauce.

You can use your choice of dough- either homemade or store-bought- depending on how quickly you want to pull off dinner. If you do opt for homemade, check out our Sourdough Pizza Dough recipe or our Whole Grain Einkorn Pizza Dough. Both offer a soft yet sturdy and delicious base for any type of pizza!

And the quickest way to get this pizza on the table is by having our White Garlic Sauce on-hand already. It’s an easy recipe and a versatile sauce. We simply can’t get enough of it.

For an extra punch of garlic love, whip up a batch of garlic butter sauce to dip your pizza crust in. It’s better than Pappa Murphy’s!

ingredients for mushroom pizza

Ready to make one? The ingredient list for this mushroom pizza with garlic sauce is pretty simple. Here are the items you’ll need:

  • olive oil
  • mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced
  • pizza dough (store-bought or homemade)
  • homemade White Garlic Sauce
  • packed fresh spinach leaves
  • Italian seasoning
  • pitted Kalamata olives, sliced
  • bottled roasted red peppers, sliced
  • shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • grated Parmesan cheese
Ingredients needed for mushroom pizza with white garlic sauce.

our mushroom pizza recipe

Once you have all of the ingredients handy, this mushroom pizza only requires 10 minutes to assemble! The oven does the rest, and this loaded pizza will be on the table in under 30 minutes.

Here’s the quick rundown of the recipe (but make sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to check out all of the details and ingredient amounts):

  1. Sauté the mushrooms: Preheat the oven to 450°F. Pour the olive oil into a skillet set over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté for 5-6 minutes until browned. Transfer them to a plate to cool.
  2. Roll out the dough: Dust your pizza peel with flour or cornmeal. Flatten the disc of pizza dough and roll the dough out into a 14-inch round.
  3. Assemble the mushroom pizza: Spread the white garlic sauce on the pizza dough and sprinkle on the Italian seasoning. Arrange the cooled mushroom slices, spinach leaves, olives, and red pepper slices on top. Cover with the Mozzarella and grated Parmesan cheeses.
  4. Bake the pizza: Transfer the pizza from the pizza peel to a pizza stone and place the pizza in the preheated oven. Bake the mushroom pizza for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven, slice, and serve.
Photo collage showing how to make mushroom pizza with garlic sauce.

What is a pizza peel substitute?

A pizza peel is a helpful tool that allows you to easily transfer the pizza onto the oven rack or pizza stone. While it’s the more traditional way of making pizza, it’s not completely necessary.

If you do not have a pizza peel (or a pizza stone), you can use a baking sheet instead! Flip over the baking sheet and place the pizza on the backside of the tray. It eliminates the need to transfer the pizza from the peel to a pizza stone.

A freshly baked mushroom pizza sliced on a pizza peel.

What to serve with mushroom pizza

If you’re looking for more than a one-course meal, make it a pizza and salad night or go with a hearty bowl of soup on the side!

A few tasty dishes we know you’ll love pairing with this mushroom pizza:

Frequently asked questions:

Do you cook mushrooms before you put them on pizza?

It is best to cook the mushrooms first. Pre cooking the mushrooms will release the moisture and concentrate their flavor. Since the pizza cooks so fast, the mushrooms will not have enough time to completely cook if you place them on the pizza raw.

Your mushroom pizza will have more mushroom flavor if you pre-cook them.

What’s the best way to reheat pizza?

To get the crust nice and crisp:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F and place a baking sheet or pizza stone in the oven.
  2. When the baking sheet or baking stone is hot, slide the pizza right on the hot surface. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes until hot.

Helpful Tools

If you’re serious about your pizza making and you don’t have these items handy, below is a list of some helpful tools for this mushroom pizza recipe.

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A mushroom pizza fresh out of the oven.

Our mushroom pizza with garlic sauce is a fantastic, elevated pizza recipe you’ll enjoy! Topped with the best ingredients and a garlic sauce that’s worth smothering on everything, this is one meal to savor.

Pizza night can’t come soon enough!

SOME OTHER RECIPES WE ARE SURE YOU WILL LOVE:

  • Sourdough crackers with Parmesan cheese are crisp and buttery, and seasoned with Italian herbs for the best pizzeria-inspired flavor! Snack on them plain or pair them with a creamy dip for a delicious and wholesome gourmet cracker.
  • Chicken-Mushroom pizza with Einkorn crust is another one for our fellow mushroom fans! And we’re not quite sure what’s the best part about this recipe – the tender shredded chicken, meaty mushrooms, or the flavor in the whole wheat Einkorn crust.
  • This Heirloom Tomato Ricotta Tart is as delicious as it is beautiful! The tender pastry crust is filled with a cheesy, herb-infused ricotta blend. Basil pesto and thick slices of heirloom tomato give this tart gourmet flavor.

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A freshly baked mushroom pizza sliced on a pizza peel.

Mushroom Pizza with Garlic Sauce

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This mushroom pizza is slathered with a white garlic sauce and topped with two kinds of cheese. It is a garlic and mushroom lovers feast.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 16 ounces mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced
  • Pizza dough (store-bought or homemade )
  • 1-1/2 cups of homemade White Garlic Sauce
  • 1 cup (packed) fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup pitted Kalamata olives, sliced
  • 4 ounces bottled roasted red peppers, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Add the olive oil to a skillet set over medium heat, add the mushrooms and sauté for 5-6 minutes until browned.  Remove from the heat and transfer to a plate to cool.
  3. Dust your pizza peel with flour or cornmeal.  Flatten the disk of pizza dough and roll the dough into a 14-inch round. 
  4. Spread the white garlic sauce on the rolled pizza dough and sprinkle with the Italian seasoning. Add the cooled mushroom slices, spinach leaves, and olives.  Arrange the red pepper slices on top.
  5. Cover the filling with the Mozzarella cheese and sprinkle the grated Parmesan over the top.
  6. Transfer from the pizza peel to a pizza stone and place into the oven.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, remove from the oven, slice, and serve immediately.

Notes

The backside of a baking sheet makes an excellent substitute for a pizza peel.  The baking sheet with the pizza can go directly into the oven and eliminates the need to transfer the pizza from the peel to a pizza stone.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 683mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 18g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third-party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Rahul @samosastreet

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

What a great idea for a tasty pizza Friday night. The pictures are so appetizing that it makes me want to devour it.

Dahn Boquist

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

Thanks Rahul

angiesrecipes

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

Looks so yummy! I have to try that creamy garlic sauce.

Dahn Boquist

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

thanks Angie

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