Cheesy Olive Pizza with Mushrooms and Burrata is the perfect pizza recipe for my olive lovers! This pizza has a garlic white sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, olives, and arugula! It's so good, you'll wonder why you hadn't made this sooner!
I mean where do I even begin? Olives, mushrooms, cheesy garlic sauce topped with mozzarella - and a little thyme and arugula to top it off?! Oh, and don't forget about the burrata! If it sounds too good to be true, it's not. Why? Because I've included the recipe below 🙂 Seriously, this Cheesy Olive Pizza with Mushrooms and topped with Burrata - it's SO good. The pizza crust is homemade and is perfectly crisp and so easy to make. You truly can't go wrong with this one. It's officially time to head to the grocery store, grab the ingredients, and make this delicious pizza!
Start by making the pizza crust. If you're too excited about this recipe and want to use store bought pizza dough, I totally understand. However, it's SO worth it to make your own. It's healthier, far easier than you would expect, and honestly, it's a lot of fun.
Anywho, start by making the pizza crust. Simply combine the ingredients for the crust, knead into a ball and let the dough rise for about 2 hours. Roll the dough onto a piece of parchment paper and shape into a circle until the dough is about ¼ inch thick.
Once the dough is made, mix together the ingredients to make the white sauce in a small sauce pan. It's merely butter, flour, salt and pepper, garlic, and mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Cook on low until the sauce thickens and spread sauce on top of the pizza dough. You only need a thin layer so you may have a tiny bit of the white sauce leftover. (I dipped a piece of bread in the leftover sauce and it was amazing)
Top with shredded mozzarella cheese, sliced olives, fresh thyme, and sliced mushrooms. Bake in the oven at 450 °F for about 15-18 minutes, until the crust has browned and the cheese has melted. Mix a handful of arugula with a drizzle of olive oil and add to the top of the pizza. It's sheer perfection. For added measure, I sliced up more olives and added that to the top of the pizza with burrata as well!
This recipe consists of simple and whole ingredients. See below!
You'll only need a baking sheet OR a pizza stone, a small sauce pan, and lots of love to make this recipe 🙂 For the pizza dough, I used a stand mixer, however, you can absolutely knead this by hand!
Absolutely! However, there's nothing quite like homemade pizza crust! It's healthier and so easy to make! You literally add all of the ingredients to a stand mixer and knead into a ball! Let the dough rise and boom, you've got pizza dough!
Now of course, if you don't have time to make your own pizza dough, I totally understand. For store bought pizza dough, I would recommend Pillsbury canned classic Pizza Dough or Whole Food whole wheat pizza dough. For gluten free options, Udi's has great options!
Olives are actually a fruit! They're in the same family as peaches and mangoes which are all considered stone fruit! The olive's pits are called stones, the same with dates and peaches and even plums! So, the next time you eat olives - whether it be this pizza recipe or your favorite martini - know that you're getting a serving of fruit 🙂
The recipe and blog post for this Cheesy Olive Pizza with Mushrooms and Burrata was made in partnership with California Grown and California Ripe Olives! I received compensation in exchange for this work. My opinions on their olives are genuine. If I didn't love their amazing olives, I would certainly mention it! Thanks for your continued support!
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This pizza is delicious! That white sauce, oh my!!! I did make a couple of changes based on what I had on hand: I had some ricotta cheese that I needed to use up, so I substituted that for the burrata. I also used watercress for the arugula, figuring they both have a similar peppery bite. It totally worked! Love this pizza!
I'm so happy to hear that! Thanks so much for trying this recipe!
This white sauce has become my go to pizza sauce! My whole family loves it, especially my tomato-adverse 6-year-old! She used to pick the cheese off the pizza to eat but now with the white sauce she actually eats the whole pizza together, big win! It’s so easy to put together, and any leftovers have made a great quick pasta sauce too. Thanks so much for this amazing recipe!
I'm so incredibly happy to hear this! Thank so much for your feedback!!
I’m a sucker for olives so when I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it. All the ingredients complimented each other extremely well and I’ll definitely be making this again and again!
I'm so happy that you enjoyed this recipe!! Thanks so much for your feedback!
All the way from Italy and here to say that this pizza was superb! I love anything with burrata and olive. We enjoyed every slice!!
So I am not normally an olive fan but tried your recipe as-is and am so glad I did. This was a hit and the creamy burrata was just perfect!
I looove black olives on pizza so this recipe was right up my alley! My favorite part, though, was that ehite sauce! So creamy and flavorful! Thanks for an amazing pizza recipe!
I saw olives and I was sold!!! I love how fresh and delicious the flavors were! This was very easy to put together and making the dough was super easy too! I was intimidated at first, but this made it super simple!
Thank you for this recipe. The homemade pizza crust is definitely worth the little bit of extra effort and the flavor combination of the toppings is absolutely delicious.!
I'm so glad that you enjoyed the pizza crust/pizza! Thank you!
I'm usually a diehard black olives on pizza-hater but I made an exception because this recipe looks so good as is. I'm glad I did because the brininess from the olives really made it.
Thanks Marta! I'm so glad that you gave it a try, so delicious right?!