Mushroom Pizza With Roasted Garlic and Mint

Roasted Mushroom, Cheese and Garlic Thin Crust Pizza

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Prep: 2 hrs
Cook: 60 mins
Total: 3 hrs
Servings: 2 to 4 servings
Yield: 1 pizza
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
583 Calories
31g Fat
58g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 583
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 1326mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 264mg 20%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 347mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The key to a fantastic mushroom pizza is cooking the mushrooms before putting them on the pizza. That's not a joke. You'll cook them down and get their best flavor. Then, you'll add it to your pie.

These mushrooms are combined with roasted garlic, fontina cheese, and a sprinkle of fresh mint for a unique and utterly delicious combination. You'll never look at a mushroom pizza the same way again!

A note about the cheese: for the full effect of fontina cheese, be sure to seek out real Italian fontina. If you like a milder cheese on your pizza, go ahead and use the milder versions.


  • 1 pound pizza dough, homemade or store-bought

  • 8 cloves garlic

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 

  • 1/2 pound mushrooms

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup grated fontina cheese

  • 6 leaves fresh mint, optional

  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shaved or grated

Steps to Make It

  1. Arrange a cooking rack on the bottom rung of an oven. If you have a pizza stone, put it on the rack. Preheat the oven to 500 F.

  2. Peel the garlic and put the cloves on a square of tin foil. Drizzle with a tablespoon of the olive oil, sprinkle on a few grindings of black pepper. Enclose in the foil and pop the packet in the oven (it doesn't need to be heated up all the way to put the garlic in) until the garlic is tender. It should take 20 to 30 minutes.

  3. While the garlic roasts, trim and chop the mushrooms. Most mushroom pizzas call for sliced mushrooms, and you can certainly do that here, too, but the chopped texture is surprisingly pleasing.

  4. Heat about 2 tablespoons of the remaining olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the mushrooms and the salt. Cook, frequently stirring, until the mushrooms release their liquid, the liquid cooks off, and the mushrooms start to brown. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  5. Grate the cheese and chop the mint (slice it into ribbons, if you like).

  6. When the oven's hot, stretch the dough, working with 1/2 at a time, as thin as you like. Put it on an oiled baking sheet or, if you're using a pizza stone, a floured pizza peel. Use half of the other ingredients on each pizza. Sprinkle with the fontina cheese. Scatter on the mushrooms. Arrange the garlic cloves evenly around the pizza. Sprinkle with the mint and then the Parmesan. Brush or drizzle on a bit more oil. Grate black pepper over the whole thing and bake until the cheese is melted and the crust is well browned. It should take 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Recipe Variation

  • Homemade Pizza Dough: To make homemade pizza dough, combine 2 teaspoons dry active yeast, 1 1/2 cups warm water, 3 1/2 cups flour, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 1/2 teaspoons fine sea salt in a standing mixer until all that becomes a dough. Cover and let rise until double in bulk, 60 to 90 minutes. Punch the dough down and let it rise again about 30 minutes. Divide into 2 parts, and each one will make a 12-inch thin-crust pizza.

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