Mushroom Pizza Recipe with Garlic and Sage || For all my mushroom lovers, this easy mushroom pizza is for you. Loaded with flavor-packed sautéed garlicky mushrooms, finely chopped fresh sage, and cheesy pizza mozzarella rounds.
Guys, we’ve been eating so much pizza lately, specifically this mushroom pizza recipe with garlic and sage. It’s on repeat, and no one’s complaining.
Made with sautéed sliced cremini mushrooms, fresh sage, and pizza mozzarella rounds, this pizza is simple, satisfying, and absolute perfection at the end of the day—especially when paired with a generous glass of wine.
How to make this mushroom pizza recipe:
- In a large stove top pan (so the mushrooms are not crowded) add butter and freshly minced garlic. Add cremini mushrooms, sliced 1/8 of an inch thick, and cook (over medium-high heat) for 5-10 minutes, until they begin to brown and crisp. See the first picture below.
- Next, gently rub the rolled out pizza dough with a mixture of olive oil and chopped sage. Pic 2.
- Already time to load on the toppings—done however you please. My method? Spread 3/4 of the sautéed mushrooms over the pizza dough, top with pizza mozzarella rounds, and finally, spread the remaining sautéed mushrooms and those uncooked ones that we’ve set aside.
- Then into a 425-degree oven for 15 minutes until golden and bubbling.
For the pizza dough:
When making pizza dough, I almost always use this recipe from Ricardo, which makes two 9-inch large pizzas. What’s great about this recipe? It’s fast and easy. The recipe calls for quick rise yeast and needs only 30 minutes to rise (although I will let it rise for an hour or more if I have extra time). To speed up the rising, place the dough to rest in your oven (covered) and use the bread poof option (if available). Otherwise, tuck your dough into a microwave with a steaming mug of boiling water. This will create a nice warm environment for your pizza dough to rise.
There are so many pizza dough options out there, including pre-made refrigerated dough, so go with whatever makes sense for your life and time constraints.
For my fellow kitchen geeks, check out this 3-minute video from the New York Times to learn how to make pizza dough at home, by hand. I could watch pizza dough making videos all day…