Mushroom Pizza Recipe – The Cookie Rookie®


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When I’m not in the mood for meat but still want something with substance, this mushroom pizza is the ideal meal. There’s no need for delivery when I can have fresh, hot pizza on the table in just 30 minutes. This pizza is piled high with umami mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, and a delicious garlic-basil oil that takes it to another level!

A mushroom pizza cut into slices.A mushroom pizza cut into slices.

I love pizza, and I love mushrooms, so why not combine the two? I’m giving classic pizza a flavorful upgrade with meaty mushrooms and fresh basil.

What’s in This Mushroom Pizza Recipe?

  • Garlic: Crushed garlic adds an earthy flavor that pairs so well with mushrooms.
  • Basil: Adds a fresh and herbal flavor that balances out this pizza.
  • Pizza Dough: Use your favorite store-bought dough, or make your own homemade pizza dough.
  • Sauce: Use your favorite store-bought sauce, or make your own homemade marinara sauce.
  • Cheese: I love a blend of grated Parmesan or gruyere cheese and classic mozzarella.
  • Mushrooms: Any kind of mushrooms work well on this pizza, including button, cremini, portobello, morels, chanterelles, truffles, or maitakes.
A pizza with mushrooms and herbs on top of a piece of brown paper.A pizza with mushrooms and herbs on top of a piece of brown paper.

Tips for Success

  • There’s no need to cook the mushrooms before adding them to your pizza. However, if you like the taste of cooked mushrooms better, try my air fryer mushrooms.
  • To keep your pizza from getting soggy, make sure to pat your mushrooms dry and slice them thinly before adding them. Also make sure not to add too much sauce, as that could weigh the dough down and lead to a soggy pizza.
  • When I’m feeling something a little different, I like to turn this mushroom pizza recipe into a white pizza by swapping the marinara sauce for Alfredo sauce!

How to Store and Reheat

Store leftover mushroom pizza slices in an airtight container, resealable bag, or wrapped tightly in aluminum foil. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat slices in a 350°F oven for 5-7 minutes or in a covered dry skillet with 1 teaspoon of water until warmed through.

Freeze pizza slices in a single layer on a lined baking sheet until solid, about 1-2 hours. Transfer to an airtight container or resealable bag to store for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

A pizza with mushrooms and herbs on a wooden cutting board.A pizza with mushrooms and herbs on a wooden cutting board.

Serving Suggestions

I love mushroom pizza paired with garlic knots or a classic Caesar salad. It’s like having the pizza shop right at home!