Blue Cheese & Mushroom Pizza


This sheet-pan technique produces pizza that looks and tastes like it was made in a wood-fired oven. The trick is partially cooking the crust before topping it, then cranking up the broiler to get a golden brown and crispy crust.

Prep Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
10 slices


  • All-purpose flour for dusting

  • 1 pound whole-wheat pizza dough, at room temperature

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin oil, divided

  • 12 ounces mixed mushrooms, such as oyster, maitake and/or shiitake, sliced (about 8 cups)

  • ½ cup chopped spring onions or scallions

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh sage

  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced

  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese

  • ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted


  1. Position racks in upper and lower thirds of oven. Place a large cast-iron skillet on the top rack; preheat to 450 degrees F.

  2. Lightly dust a large rimmed baking sheet with flour. Stretch dough to fit the entire pan and brush with 1 tablespoon oil. Bake the dough on the lower rack until the bottom is slightly browned, about 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, carefully remove the skillet from the oven and add 1 tablespoon oil, mushrooms and onions (or scallions); stir to combine. Return to the top rack and roast until the mushrooms are slightly browned and tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  4. When both pans are out of the oven, set the broiler to high. Stir the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, sage, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and crushed red pepper in a small bowl. Spread the seasoned oil over the crust and top with the mushroom mixture and cheese. Place the pizza on the top rack and broil until the cheese starts to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle the pizza with pine nuts. Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes. Cut into 10 pieces and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

383 Calories
22g Fat
41g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size 2 slices
Calories 383
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 12g 25%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Vitamin A 263IU 5%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Folate 31mcg 8%
Sodium 516mg 22%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 1mg 5%
Magnesium 31mg 7%
Potassium 439mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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