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!
how do you make cheesy olive pizza with mushrooms and burrata?
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!
what ingredients do I need to make this cheesy olive pizza?
This recipe consists of simple and whole ingredients. See below!
- Most importantly - California Olives! Their flavor is smooth and nutty and pair SO well with this pizza!
- Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheeses - because cheese is life.
- Burrata - for that dreamy texture on top of the pizza.
- Fresh thyme - to add a bit of herby flavor.
- Pizza Crust - store bought or homemade (I included the homemade pizza dough ingredients in the recipe below)
- Garlic - because what's a recipe without garlic?!
- Mushrooms - you only need a handful. Mushrooms go really well with the olives and arugula.
- Arugula - for the topping and to seal the deal!
what about cookware?
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!
can i use store bought pizza crust?
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!
did you know...
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 🙂
more recipes I've been loving!
- Roasted Red Pepper and Sausage Pizza
- Sun-dried Tomato and Pesto Galette
- Black and White Pizza
- Pizza Grilled Cheese
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!