Are you a truffle lover? This truffle pizza features savory mushrooms and gooey cheese, finished off with a truffle oil that infuses the entire pie.
- 1 ball Best Pizza Dough (or Food Processor Dough or Thin Crust Dough)
- 6 baby bella mushrooms (aka cremini)
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 handful chives
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling
- 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- Semolina flour or cornmeal, for dusting the pizza peel
- Truffle oil, for drizzling (here’s the all natural truffle oil we use), or step it up with canned truffles and mushrooms*
- Chunky sea salt (optional), for garnish
- Make the pizza dough: Follow the Best Pizza Dough or Thin Crust Dough recipe to prepare the dough. (This takes about 15 minutes to make and 45 minutes to rest.)
- Place a pizza stone in the oven and preheat to 500°F. OR preheat your pizza oven (here’s the pizza oven we use).
- Prepare the toppings: Slice the mushrooms. Mince the garlic. Chop the chives; set aside a handful of chopped chives for the garnish.
- In a saute pan or skillet, heat the 1 tablespoon olive oil to medium high heat. Add the mushrooms, garlic, chives, and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender and golden brown.
- Bake the pizza: When the oven is ready, dust a pizza peel with cornmeal or semolina flour. (If you don’t have a pizza peel, you can use a rimless baking sheet or the back of a rimmed baking sheet. But a pizza peel is well worth the investment!) Stretch the dough into a circle; see How to Stretch Pizza Dough for instructions. Then gently place the dough onto the pizza peel.
- Brush a thin layer of olive oil onto the crust. Then top with the mozzarella cheese in an even layer, then the Parmesan cheese and the cooked mushrooms.
- Use the pizza peel to carefully transfer the pizza onto the preheated pizza stone. Bake the pizza until the cheese and crust are nicely browned, about 5 to 7 minutes in the oven (or 1 minute in a pizza oven).
- Top with the truffle oil to taste*, then top with the reserved chopped chives and a bit of kosher salt or chunky sea salt, crushed with your fingers as you add it. Slice into pieces and serve immediately.
*You’ll find that if you use an all natural truffle oil like the one we use, Urbani natural truffle oil, you’ll need to use more than you’d use with a synthetic oil since the flavor is more subtle. We used about 1 tablespoon of all natural oil, but you’d need less with a synthetic oil. If you’d like to step up the flavor with real mushrooms, you could also use this Urbani canned truffles and mushrooms, which adds an even stronger truffle flavor. Here’s a photo of what this looks like on our easy cheese pita pizza.
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Italian
Keywords: Truffle pizza