Mellow Mushroom Pizza Dough Recipe

As a mushroom growing enthusiast, I’ve always been fascinated by the art of making the perfect pizza dough. And when it comes to creating a mouthwatering pizza crust, Mellow Mushroom’s pizza dough recipe is one of my all-time favorites. The secret behind Mellow Mushroom’s signature dough lies in the combination of quality ingredients and a touch of patience. Let me take you through the step-by-step process of crafting this delectable dough right in your own kitchen.


To start off, you’ll need the following ingredients for the Mellow Mushroom pizza dough:

  • 4 1/2 cups of unbleached flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 package of active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup of warm water
  • 1 3/4 cups of cold water
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil


To begin, dissolve the sugar in 1/4 cup of warm water and then sprinkle the yeast over the water. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until it’s frothy. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the yeast mixture, cold water, and olive oil. Stir the mixture until the dough starts to pull together.

Next, knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for about 10 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a well-oiled bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until it doubles in size. Once the dough has risen, punch it down and divide it into two equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball and let it rest for about 10 minutes.


After the dough has rested, it’s ready to be stretched and shaped into your desired pizza crust. Preheat your oven to the highest setting, and if you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven to preheat as well. This will help you achieve that perfect crispy crust. Add your favorite toppings, slide the pizza onto the preheated stone, and bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the crust is golden and the toppings are bubbly.


Creating the perfect pizza dough is an art in itself, and with Mellow Mushroom’s recipe, you can bring the magic of their famous crust right into your home kitchen. The combination of simple yet high-quality ingredients makes this dough a canvas for endless flavor possibilities. So, gather your favorite toppings, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to craft a pizza that’s truly a work of art!