April 9, 2021| By

Black Olive Pizza with Mushrooms

Prep Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Skip to recipe

Black Olive Pizza 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!

Cheesy Olive Pizza on a cutting board topped with arugula and burrata

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 Black Olive Pizza is beyond delicious! 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!

Cheesy Olive Pizza on a cutting board topped with arugula and burrata

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.

Cheesy Olive Pizza on a cutting board topped with arugula and burrata

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!

Cheesy Olive Pizza on a cutting board topped with arugula and burrata

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!

Close up photo of the pizza with focus on the olives

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!

Cheesy Olive Pizza on a cutting board topped with arugula and burrata

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!

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!

Cheesy Olive Pizza on a cutting board topped with arugula and burrata

Black Olive Pizza

Cheesy Black 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!
Serving: 10 servings
Prep Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 267kcal


Pizza Dough

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 
  • 2 tsps salt
  • 2 tbsps Olive oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsps active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp honey

White Sauce

  • 2 tbsps salted butter
  • 2 tbsps all-purpose flour
  • cup whole milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • ¼ cup Mozzarella
  • ¼ cup Parmesan
  • salt and pepper (as desired)

Pizza Toppings

  • 1 cup black olives (sliced)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella
  • 1-2 cups sliced mushrooms (as desired)
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme (Stems removed)
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1-2 balls Burrata


  • *If using store bought pizza dough, skip steps 2-4.
  • Add whole milk to a small bowl and warm in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add active dry yeast and honey and whisk together. Allow yeast to bloom and become bubbly for about 5-10 minutes.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add flour, salt, olive oil, and pour in milk/yeast mixture. Knead on low, increasing speed to medium as dough begins to form. If dough is not coming together or looks shaggy, add an additional tablespoon of milk. Knead until smooth, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add dough to a well oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Allow dough to rise in a warm area or in the oven with the light on for 2 hours.
  • Once dough has risen, roll out into a circle until dough is about ¼ inch thick. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 450 °F.
  • Begin making the sauce. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Add flour and whisk together. Whisk until a smooth paste begins to form then add milk and continue to whisk until sauce begins to thicken (this will happen quickly so be sure to whisk constantly and do not bring sauce to a boil).
  • Remove sauce from heat and add garlic, mozzarella, parmesan, and salt and pepper. Stir until cheese is fully incorporated.
  • Spread sauce thinly across the pizza dough, leaving 1-inch around the perimeter of the dough bare. Top with mozzarella, olives, fresh thyme and sliced mushrooms.
  • Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes, until cheese has melted and crust has become golden and browned.
  • Drizzle a tiny amount of olive oil the arugula and add to the top of the pizza. Garnish with additional olives, optional. Top with burrata.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 839mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 361IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian

Did you make this?

instagram icon

Tag us on the gram @britneybreaksbread to be featured in our stories!

Rate + Review

What do you think of this recipe?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

  1. 5 stars
    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!

  2. 5 stars
    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!

  3. 5 stars
    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!

  4. 5 stars
    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!!

  5. 5 stars
    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!

  6. 5 stars
    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!

  7. 5 stars
    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!

  8. 5 stars
    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.!

  9. 5 stars
    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.

Share To