Mad Mushroom Pizza

As a mushroom growing enthusiast, I’ve always been drawn to the idea of incorporating fresh, homegrown mushrooms into my favorite dishes. One of my all-time favorite recipes to make is the delicious and savory mad mushroom pizza. This mouthwatering pizza is a celebration of earthy, umami-rich flavors that come together to create a truly tantalizing experience for the taste buds.


  • 1 pre-made pizza dough
  • 1 cup of marinara sauce
  • 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup of assorted fresh mushrooms (such as cremini, shiitake, and oyster)
  • 1/2 cup of sliced red onions
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil for garnish

For the crust, I usually prefer to use a thin, crispy pizza dough, but feel free to use your favorite type of crust to suit your preference. I’ve found that the combination of different mushroom varieties adds depth and complexity to the pizza’s flavor profile, making each bite a delightful adventure for the senses.


  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C).
  2. Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface to your desired thickness.
  3. Spread the marinara sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a small border for the crust.
  4. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the sauce.
  5. In a skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat and sauté the sliced red onions and minced garlic until they become tender and aromatic.
  6. Add the assorted fresh mushrooms to the skillet and cook until they have softened and released their flavorful juices.
  7. Spread the sautéed mushroom and onion mixture evenly over the cheese on the pizza.
  8. Sprinkle red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper over the top of the pizza.
  9. Bake the pizza in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly and melted.
  10. Once out of the oven, garnish the mad mushroom pizza with fresh basil for a burst of fragrant herbiness.

Personal Touch

One of the most satisfying aspects of making a mad mushroom pizza is the opportunity to use freshly harvested mushrooms from my own growing efforts. There’s something incredibly rewarding about cultivating these fungi from start to finish and then savoring them as a central ingredient in a homemade meal. The earthy, meaty flavor of homegrown mushrooms brings an unparalleled depth to the pizza, and the satisfaction of knowing exactly where the ingredients come from adds an extra layer of enjoyment to the culinary experience.


The mad mushroom pizza is a true delight for mushroom lovers and pizza aficionados alike. With its rich, savory flavors and the opportunity to incorporate homegrown mushrooms, this pizza has become a staple in my kitchen. Whether you’re a fan of traditional pizza toppings or looking to explore new and exciting flavor combinations, I highly recommend trying your hand at making a mad mushroom pizza. It’s a deeply satisfying culinary journey that’s well worth the effort.